Before heading to France, here’s a video collage from Germany. Selected clips from my Workshop and Masterclass tour in May. Focus here is on playing of the tunes.
The evenings were combos of workshops and masterclasses. First we spend two hours focusing on guitar playing, especially phrasing / improvising. Then one hour focusing more on entertainment, Mika playing Mr. Fastfinger tunes with the screens.
In this video I used clips from all three different locations. Agora Music School in Bad Kreuznach and Idar-Oberstein, Sebastian Naaas musikschole in Leihlinge.
I used sound from Idar-Oberstein and Bad Kreuznach. At Idar-Oberstein I actually captured the line out from the amp (with my zoom recorder) I was able to mix that together with the camera audio. Some of the clips has audio just from the camera. I did my best to make them as enjoyable as possible. I also mixed some of the original backingtracks there for more full sound.
0:00 Alchemist (Neon Alchemist)
0:41 Practice Heart (Stringweaver)
1:21 Awaki-Waki (Stringweaver)
1:34 Beach Turtles (In Motion)
3:01 Be Wind My Friend (Spirit Rising)
3:33 Great Blue Waves
Humble thank you to Ralf Gottlieb for the amazing work and making all this happen. Humble thank you Sebastian Naas for the hospitality and opportunity.
Special thanks Alan Jay Reed and his whole family. Hughes & Kettner for deliverin me the amp of my dreams. Ruokangas Guitars for the perfectly green guitars!
Mega thank you to everyone who came to the workshops and masterclasses!!! Film footage by Ralf Gottlieb and Borna Matosic (thanks Borna!)
Next stop in Guitare en scene, Saint Julien en genevois, France in 19th of July.
Soon coming up is also Mika’s brand new and super exciting Jam Track Central package!!!