What musician's clinics have you attended & name something you learned from 'em!!

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  1. Lucidology

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    in truth, there were so many in my case .. I'll let you go first... :)

    I do remember Holdsworth getting annoyed, even irritated, with those who were asking where and when he used the 'melodic minor' scale...
     
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    Only been to one. I learned that Jennifer Batten is badass.
     
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    Tony MacAlpine, Vinnie Moore and Reb Beach come to mind. All very inspiring and great to watch up close and personal!
     
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    I have never even heard of one of these in my area. Sounds fun though.
     
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    Kiko Lourieo @ Long & Mcquade. I don't remember the lessons as much as remembering how well he delivers, his presence over the stage, and he was plugged into a 100w Marshall, and really could hear how crisp his playing is upclose. He plays for Megadeth currently, but with his catalogue, he deserves so much more musical appreciation.
     
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    Tommy Tedesco. How to play a lute - tune it like a guitar The man was brilliant!! This 35 years ago when I saw him.
     
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    Steve Morse. Master of the guitar volume control pot. First time seeing a pro play up close. He would crank it up for his lick and then crank it right back down to 0. I've noticed other top players doing the same since, but Steve was the first. Awfully nice guy too..
     
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    Clint Strong, a jazz guy who was playing for Merle Haggard at the time. He'd studied with Joe Settlemyers, Bob Wills' last guitar player with the Texas Playboys. I learned about chord substitution for the first time. 1980s

    Johnny Hiland NGW - nicest guy you will ever meet and could play just about anything. Stayed after and signed autographs and talked until everyone was done.

    Jimmy Herring NGW - chops for days and an incredibly humble and nice guy. Brought Otiel wit'im.

    Pat Martino NGW - learned about how he converts almost everything to minor for lines.

    Sco NGW - learned he uses everything but the kitchen sink in his approach.

    Pat Metheny NGW - learned he's the badest man on the planet. I've never seen anyone come close. Maybe Benson
     
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    Have a fusion Brazilian groove based CD by Kiko ...
    & there is no doubt he is a magnificently talented guitarist... Didn't know he is known as a primarily heavyweight rocker ... !!
     
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    Him and his former band, Angra, seem to be very revered in Brazil. I knew of them, but didn't know of their footprint there.
     
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    How is Clint Strong doing?
    Still playing? I know he went through a lot of rough time thru the years.

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    I attended a Wynton Marsalis clinic in 88 or 89 and someone asked him about the beef between him and Miles Davis. Wynton said that Miles had challenged him to a fist fight. Wynton laughed and said that he didn't want to beat up an old man.
     
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    Good question.

    I heard he was in prison for drugs a few years back then popped back up in the DFW area. Last I heard he was giving lessons and playing some around there. I haven't run across his name in a couple of years.
     
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    I attended a Frank Gambale clinic as a part of a music course I was studying.
    What I learned was that I wanted to never listen to shredding or sweep picking ever again.
     
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  15. Gig Young

    Gig Young It's not about the clown Silver Supporting Member

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    Haha!
    Yes can be a bit too busy for sure.
     
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    The local shops have hosted clinics by Andy Timmons (Mesa), Larry Mitchell (PRS), Chuck Yamek (Gibson), MAB (Dean) and Greg Koch. Koch was demonstrating the Fender VG Strat and Supersonic amp, and among other things he demonstrated how easy it is to adjust a Fender truss rod. I also learned there were a lot of great tones in that amp.
     
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    I've never had the pleasure of attending a guitar clinic thanks to my own forgetfulness. I've missed a few notable ones in my area over the years, namely Rik Emmett, Doyle Dykes, Jennifer Batten, Steve Piticco, Ian Thornley, Greg Koch, Pete Thorn...:bkw
     
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    I learned a little Hawaiian Slack Key guitar while on vacation in Kauai a couple of years ago.

    I noticed when we were checking in to the hotel that there were a lot of people walking around with guitar and (especially) ukulele cases. I asked the clerk what was going on and he told me it was a week long Hawaiian music clinic and as a guest I could sit in on the classes if I wanted.
     
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    When I was at Leeds College of Music in the early 1970's, the UK Musicians Union used to hold educational 'Rock Workshops' around the country featuring bands of well known players or session musicians and I attended one where the band was Soft Machine, featuring Holdsworth. The format was, the band played a set and there was then an interval where there was an opportunity to ask questions. In the closing few bars of the piece they played before the interval, Holdsworth played an impressive cadenza which left my jaw on the floor and I gingerly approached him to enquire what scale he was using. Instead of getting an insight into the complexity of his harmonic knowledge, he looked at me with an air of indifference and said - " I haven't got a clue mate" !!!
     
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    Drummer Steve Ferrone. Went with my bassist. Learned a ton about groove from the man!
     
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