Academy

In addition to our extensive workshop programme, we are excited to present the GUITAR SUMMIT ACADEMY! Through this, small groups have the chance to get to grips with a variety of themes in greater depth. These masterclasses deal with topics related to playing technique, song writing, recording and marketing, and will take place in separate areas of the Mannheim Rosengarten. Please note that there is a strict limit on the number of tickets available for each masterclass.

Also, please be aware that the Guitar Summit ticket is not included in the tickets for these masterclasses, and must therefore be purchased separately.

Rabea Massaad
Fredrik Åkesson
Stu Hamm
Pete Thorn
Lasse Lammert
Petteri Sariola
Carl Carlton
Peter Finger
Udo Pipper (sold out)
Max Frankl
Billy Sheehan (sold out)
Thomas Blug (sold out)
Paul Gilbert (sold out)
Marcus Deml (sold out)
Henrik Freischlader (sold out)

Rabea Massaad

With over 24 million views and more than 235,000 subscribers on his channel, Rabea Massaad is one of the most successful guitarists in the YouTube universe. Besides working with Rob Chapman in Dorje, he is also known for his progressive metal project Toska.

In this masterclass Rabea will demonstrate his approach to playing and show how to adjust the equipment optimally to your own playing needs. You are invited to join the open exchange and can ask Rabea whatever you want.

Date: Saturday, 28.09.2019
Duration: 2 hours; 18:00 – 20:00
Language: English
Participants: maximum 25 participants
Bring your own guitar: yes
Bring your own amp: no
Price: 69.00 €


Fredrik Åkesson

Opeth is rightly regarded as one of the most outstanding Prog-Metal bands ever. We are happy that we could win the lead guitarist of the band Fredrik Åkesson for an exclusive masterclass at the Guitar Summit 2019. The Synergy artist will give you a look behind the scenes of the Prog-Metal giants. He has been an integral part of Opeth since 2007 and will give you an introduction to his songwriting, playing techniques and his personal approach to improvisation and solo playing. A must for every Metal fan!

 

 

 

Date: Saturday, 28.09.2019
Duration: 2 hours; 10:30 – 12:30
Language: English
Participants: maximum 25 participants
Bring your own guitar: yes
Bring your own amp: no
Price: 69.00 €


Stu Hamm

After graduating from Boston’s renowned Berklee College of Music in 1978, Stu quickly began to present his spectacular technique both in solo performances as well as with various bands, covering a genre-busting amalgam of rock, jazz, fusion, classical, and country. His innovative work did’t go unnoticed, and before long, he became a sideman for Joe Satriani and Steve Vai, and he received Guitar Player magazine’s award for best jazz bassist twice in a row and best rock bassist three times in a row. He’s the only musician to receive both awards in the same year.

Based in San Francisco, Stu has released several successful method books and videos over the last two decades. Serving as the director of Hollywood’s Musician’s Institute’s bass program and teaching clinics around the world, Stu is renowned as an educator, and he his considered as one of the most influential bassists of the last 50 years.

Participants in American bassist Stu Hamm’s master class will learn about his unorthodox approach to playing the instrument, which combines non-traditional techniques, including polyphonic playing, two-handed tapping, slapping and popping, chords, and harmonies, into an organic whole.

Date: Saturday, 28.09.2019
Duration: 2 hours; 13:00 – 15:00
Language: English
Participants: maximum 25 participants
Bring your own bass: yes
Bring your own amp: no
Price: 69.00 €


Pete Thorn: Life as a professional musician

If you’re looking for reviews on guitar equipment on the Internet, you’ll inevitably come across Pete Thorn’s YouTube channel. In addition, the Canadian is also active as a sideman, songwriter and Internet radio presenter and can be heard as a studio musician on countless albums of various superstars.

In his master class Pete deals with the topic: Life as a professional musician.

 

 

 

Contents will be:

– How to land and ace auditions
– How to approach learning material
– Background Vocals: Is it important to be able to sing?
– Using social media to „build your brand“ and further your carrer

This is a masterclass geared towards everyone from novices that see themselves going pro someday, to gigging pros that want to expand their career and income opportunities.

Date: Saturday, 28.09.2019
Duration: 2 hours; 14:00 – 16:00
Language: English
Participants: maximum 25 participants
Bring your own guitar: no
Bring your own amp: no
Price: 69.00 €


Lasse Lammert: From the first sound to the final recording in your homestudio

Lasse Lammert is a producer and sound engineer from Lübeck. After studying at McNallySmith College of Music, he opened his own LSD studios in 2007, where he has recorded and produced international bands since then. He does not only work in his own studios, but is active worldwide, for example he has already produced bands in studios in the USA, Australia and even India and Thailand.

Lasse leads a masterclass, demonstrating how you can move from having several basic sounds to a final recording, showing you how the right selection and configuration of mics and equipment is key, as well as the right use of effects. Giving away his extensive tips & tricks the session will push your inspiration and teach you how to give your future home recordings a professional sound. A must for anyone who wants to take their productions to the next level.

Date: Saturday, 28.09.2019
Duration: 2 hours; 9:30 – 11:30
Language: German
Participants: maximum 25 participants
Bring your own guitar: no
Bring your own amp: no
Price: 69.00 €

Petteri Sariola

Petteri Sariola is a fingerstyle virtuoso and a singer-songwriter, who’s known for his fierce live performances, beautiful songwriting and percussive approach on the acoustic guitar. He picked up the six string at the age of 7, but after countless non-functional bands he ended up developing a style of his own, covering all the sounds of a full band on a steel-string acoustic while singing his heart out. No loops, no backing tracks. Sariola has released four solo albums, played almost a thousand shows touring solo around Europe, USA and Japan, and reached millions of viewers on YouTube.

If you can’t believe your ears, you can take the opportunity to attend the Guitar Summit 2019 and learn personally from Petteri in his Masterclass.

Date: Saturday, 28.09.2019
Duration: 2 hours; 11:30 – 13:30
Language: English
Participants: maximum 25 participants
Bring your own acoustic guitar: yes
Bring your own amp: no
Price: 69.00 €


Carl Carlton

Carl Carlton

Guitarist, songwriter, producer, musical director … hardly any musical situation that Carl Carlton has not already handled with success. And the list of those he has worked with ranges from Udo Lindenberg, Peter Maffay, Herman Brood, Vitesse, Manfred Mann’s Earthband to Robert Palmer, Keb Mo and Eric Burdon and Mother’s Finest and can be continued at will.

Carl goes on tour again in October with his own band The Songdogs, whose core, besides Carl Carlton, includes guitarist Moses Mo and bassist Wyzard from the funk rock pioneers Mother’s Finest.

We are happy that he is taking a short break from the rehearsals for this tour to give a masterclass at the Guitar Summit! Topics will be production, songwriting and open tunings.

Date: Saturday, 28.09.2019
Duration: 2 hours; 16:30 – 18:30
Language: German
Participants: maximum 25 participants
Bring your own guitar: yes
Bring your own amp: no

Price: 69.00 €

Peter Finger

Peter Finger
Foto: Pollert

In his masterclass Peter Finger – acoustic guitarist, guitar builder and publisher of the magazine ‘Akustik Gitarre’ – will give detailed insights into his playing.

With his music Peter achieves the perfect harmony of virtuosity, musicality and composition. The attentive listener will always come across the sound of Debussy, Ravel or Stravinsky – or may find himself in rock or the wide world of jazz.

Date: Saturday, 28.09.2019
Duration: 2 hours; 17:00 – 19:00
Language: German
Participants: maximum 15 participants
Bring your own acoustic guitar: yes
Bring your own amp: no

Price: 69.00 €


Udo Pipper – Setup Your Guitar

Vintage expert and Gitarre & Bass author Udo Pipper shows in his limited masterclass how to find the perfect setup for your favorite guitar. He shows how to create the optimal potential out of every guitar and presents ways and tools for it. Because in almost every instrument there are qualities slumbering, which unfortunately often remain hidden.

 

 

 

 

Date: Sunday, 29.09.2019
Duration: 2 hours; 10:30 – 12:30
Language: German
Participants: maximum 25 participants
Bring your own guitar: no
Bring your own amp: no

Price: 69.00 €


Max Frankl

Foto: M. Sasseville

In Max Frankl’s masterclass we deal with the important basics that every jazz guitarist must know: How to develop a technique with which you can improvise fluently and with good sound; how to find the chords out of the jungle of 1000 chords with which you can really score in a band; why ear training is immensely important and how to practice it effectively; what you can learn from the style of guitarists like Kurt Rosenwinkel, Julian Lage or Wolfgang Muthspiel, as well as of course the questions of the participants.

Date: Sunday, 29.09.2019
Duration: 2 hours; 12:30 – 14:30
Language: German
Participants: maximum 25 participants
Bring your own guitar: yes
Bring your own amp: no

Price: 69.00 €


Billy Sheehan

This rock bass player has earned his place in music history several times: Billy Sheehan has played with Talas, David Lee Roth, Mr. Big, G3, Winery Dogs and Sons Of Apollo and supported guitar colleagues like Steve Vai, Paul Gilbert, Joe Satriani, Richie Kotzen and Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal – much more can hardly be achieved as a musician!
Look forward to Billy Sheehan’s exclusive masterclass at the Guitar Summit 2019!

 

 

 

Date: Saturday, 28.09.2019
Duration: 2 hours; 15:30 – 17:30
Language: English
Participants: maximum 20 participants
Bring your own bass: yes
Bring your own amp: no

Price: 119.00 €

Thomas Blug – Academy of Tone

In addition to his career as a guitarist, composer and producer, Thomas Blug has also made a name for himself with one of the most successful German guitar teaching DVDs.

Combined with his experience as a sound designer and studio and tour guitarist, he would like to share the experiences and insights of a professional guitar player with you.

 

 

 

Content of his masterclass:

  • Groove & Rhythm
  • Chords and extensions
  • Scales: Pentatonic, Pentatonic “plus X”, Diatonic Modes
  • Improvisation techniques: modes, melody, phrasing, chords
  • Practical tips for: Blues, Rock, Pop, Classics

Date: Sunday, 29.09.2019
Duration: 4 hours; 13:00 – 17:30 (with a 30 min. break)
Language: German
Participants: maximum 25 participants
Bring your own guitar: yes
Bring your own amp: no

Price: 69.00 €


Paul Gilbert

Paul Gilbert has been among the top ten of the world’s most famous guitarists for decades. And for good reasons, as he has already recorded a considerable back catalogue in his life – from Speed Metal with Racer X to screwdriver attacks and cuddly ballads with Mr. Big to his various solo releases, which have been highly praised by critics. We are very excited to welcome Paul to the Guitar Summit 2019!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date: Friday, 27.09.2019
Duration: 2 hours; 13:00 – 15:00
Language: English
Participants: maximum 25 participants
Bring your own guitar: yes
Bring your own amp: no

Price: 119.00 €


Marcus Deml – Bluesrock and Beyond

German blues authority Marcus Deml thrilled participants at his Guitar Summit workshop last year, offering sophisticated techniques, a refreshing approach to playing, and enlightening insights into the career and everyday life of a professional musician. As a headliner at the Electric Party, he set the Mozart Hall ablaze with a true fireworks display of blues-rock playing.

The tickets for his 2018 masterclass sold out almost right away, and what a masterclass it was! Through lively exchanges and interaction with participants, Marcus shared countless invaluable tips and tricks from his road-worn experience.

To those that missed out on this incredible opportunity, we are now very happy to announce that Marcus Deml is offering a Guitar Summit masterclass again this year!

In this four hour course, Marcus will help participants to uncover their creative potential, explaining a variety of concepts useful for both amateur musicians and professionals alike. On top of that, the masterclass will work on bridging musical styles from blues and rock to fusion.

Additional Date

Date: Sunday, 29.09.2019
Duration: 4 hours; 15:00 – 19:30 (with a 30 min. break)
Language: German
Participants: maximum 25 participants
Bring your own guitar: yes
Bring your own amp: no

Price: 69.00 €

 

Date: Saturday, 28.09.2019
Duration: 4 hours; 12:00 – 16:30 (with a 30 min. break)


Henrik Freischlader

Foto: Timo Wilke

If somebody asked you to think of a German guitarist who plays at the level of the world’s biggest blues-rock stars, you’d certainly think of Henrik Freischlader. The Wuppertal native is considered one of the biggest talents creating blues in the world today, so we’re extremely excited to be welcoming Henrik to this year’s Guitar Summit!

Freischlader is known for brilliantly combining virtuoso guitar playing with his sonorous, raw voice. An autodidact, he was inspired by legendary guitarists such as Gary Moore, BB King, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Rory Gallagher, which can be seen in the intuitive and playful way he works across every facet of blues, rock, funk and soul. More impressive still is that he understands both how to inspire long-time blues fans and convert young audiences to the genre.

He began playing guitar and drums at a very young age, and also plays bass and a diverse range of other instruments. He enjoyed his first successes as a guitarist and singer with various blues bands, including Lash and Bluescream.

Those who wish to be swept up by Henrik’s passionate playing and, what’s more, learn from the master himself, now have the unique opportunity of taking part in his Guitar Summit 2019 masterclass!

Date: Sunday, 29.09.2019
Duration: 2 hours; 10:00 – 12:00
Language: German
Participants: maximum 15 participants
Bring your own guitar: yes
Bring your own amp: no

Price: 69.00 €