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In my experience, clinics or masterclass or workshop, are very different depending on the musicians. Usually they are very funny, in between "demonstration" you can ask questions, hear very funny stories (I remember Gregg Bissonette doing an imitation of Joe Satriani on the phone, calling him to go on tour) and all in all is a great experience.Johnny Jam wrote:Is a "masterclass" the same like a workshop?
Does anybody know the topics and how it's planned?
At some point, especially with guitar players, there is ALWAYS somebody asking the impossible question or the most hated one "which scale you prefer" or things like that, and you usually see everybody shaking their heads just like they are all thinking "oh my, here we go again..." and usually the musician laughs as well.
Paul Gilbert at the end used to call people on stage to jam with him, and you can really see them freaking out and Paul having fun as well.
I have seen Steve before in these situations, he's very talkative and ready to answer to all the questions you may have, depending on the time left of course (usually the venue decide it).
My personal suggestion is: be there if you can!
Ant711UK wrote:Funny how everyone's gone for the 2.30 show.
I guess London traffic is known to be crap wherever you come from and nobody wants to risk missing the early show.
Or maybe everyone’s just lazy! That’s why I chose the 2.30 show – If I went to the 12.30 one that would involve me getting up before midday, which is something I like to avoid if at all possible!
Also, I wouldn't bother driving to London - Much easier to get the train! (Or the tube if you're already in London.)