Rock On 2013 is on!
All ages welcome (even college kids) and encouraged to sign up!
July 15 -26, 2013 at Berkshire Community College, Pittsfield, MA
Students, alums, and future music industry professionals, it’s that time of year again! Rock On! Summer Workshops this season will be from July 15th to July 26th- two weeks of remarkable music education and experience in being in a performing rock band!
Sign up for Rock On! Summer camp NOW with ALL of your friends and be sure to catch some awesome masters in action!
Blues guitarists Andrew Cohen, Tyler Fairbank, and Arthur Holmes will join singer/songwriter and slide guitar specialist Robin O’herin for technique classes and workshops on The Blues: The Roots of Rock and Roll.
Andrew Cohen will spend the entire two weeks at Rock On and is looking forward to forming a blues band with students, and says he’ll throw a little jug band in there too!
Drummers Chris Mattoon and Jerry Giguere will explore the rhythms of the world with Dr. Eddie Ade Knowles of RPI. Listen to Dr. Knowles interview with Alan Chartock and Joe Donahue on WAMC Radio @ http://www.hass.rpi.edu/pl/
Drummer Brandon Lewis, a Rock On alum and a graduate of the Collective in NYC, will teach Beat Making Workshops with singer/ percussionist Carmen Estevez and saxophonist/music producer Troy Simms of the Brooklyn Gypsies.
Brandon will demonstrate the use of Ableton Live, loop-based software music sequencer and digital audio workstation for OS X and Windows. Live is designed to be an instrument for live performances as well as a tool for composing, recording, arranging, mixing and mastering. It is also used for beatmixing of tracks by DJs, as it offers a suite of controls for beatmatching, crossfading, and other effects used by turntablists, and was one of the first music applications to automatically beat match songs.
The Brooklyn Gypsies bring a blend of jazz fusion, afro latin, flamenco, reggae, dance electro, and blues to their work. Check it Out!