Register by May 1 and receive a pair of EX-29 Headphones from Direct Sound when you arrive at camp!

*For new registrations booked from April 1 – May 1

Participants of all ages, levels, interests, and tastes welcome!

The G4 Experience is an event for players and music-lovers of all ages, levels, interests, and taste! Whether you are a master player, a beginner, or just an enthusiastic fan, our four day programs offer activities and workshops for you. Our environments are non-competitive and are strictly about immersing oneself in the joys of music and our lovely surroundings!

Activities Include:

  • Daily workshops with Joe
  • Recording with John Cuniberti
  • Nightly concerts with Joe, his band, and very special guests!
  • Performing songs from SWTA with Joe’s band on the big stage!
  • Guitar maintenance sessions with Joe’s personal guitar tech!
  • Workshops from our all-star instructors
  • Jamming every night
  • …and so much more!

 

We are very excited about our very first, one of a kind, guitar camp mash up!

This summer, both Joe Satriani and Tommy Emmanuel (tommyemmanuelguitarcampusa.com) will be leading their guitar retreats at the same place, at the same time!

Here’s how it will run- During the mornings and days, both events will be entirely separate. Tommy and his incredible team of instructors will be leading their workshops exclusively for the people who have signed up for Tommy’s camp. At the same time, in separate facilities, Joe and his once in a lifetime team will be leading their workshops for those signed up for G4.

But at night, it will get interesting! That is when we will open up the concerts and jamming so anyone can go to any activity they’d like. Each night will feature distinct concerts by the instructors from both camps, plus camper jamming, singing around the bonfire, and open mic concerts. And on the last night, we will feature a once in a lifetime concert for everyone with Joe and Tommy together!

Joe Satriani’s G4 Experience 2017

The G4 Experience is an event for players and music-lovers of all ages, levels, interests, and taste! Whether you are a master player, a beginner, or just an enthusiastic fan, our four day programs offer activities and workshops for you. Our environments are non-competitive and are strictly about immersing oneself in the joys of music and our lovely surroundings!

Activities Include:

  • Daily workshops with Joe
  • Recording with John Cuniberti
  • Nightly concerts with Joe, his band, and very special guests!
  • Performing songs from SWTA with Joe’s band on the big stage!
  • Guitar maintenance sessions with Joe’s personal guitar tech!
  • Workshops from our all-star instructors
  • Jamming every night
  • …and so much more!

 

We are very excited about our very first, one of a kind, guitar camp mash up!

This summer, both Joe Satriani and Tommy Emmanuel (tommyemmanuelguitarcampusa.com) will be leading their guitar retreats at the same place, at the same time!

Here’s how it will run- During the mornings and days, both events will be entirely separate. Tommy and his incredible team of instructors will be leading their workshops exclusively for the people who have signed up for Tommy’s camp. At the same time, in separate facilities, Joe and his once in a lifetime team will be leading their workshops for those signed up for G4.

But at night, it will get interesting! That is when we will open up the concerts and jamming so anyone can go to any activity they’d like. Each night will feature distinct concerts by the instructors from both camps, plus camper jamming, singing around the bonfire, and open mic concerts. And on the last night, we will feature a once in a lifetime concert for everyone with Joe and Tommy together!

An Invitation from Joe Satriani

“Each year, the G4 Experience evolves. It’s like a rock ‘n’ roll show, so you hit the ground running, adapt, and improve every hour it’s going. That’s what makes it fun! For 2017, things are evolving yet again. 2017 is the actually the 30th anniversary of my album Surfing with the Alien—if you can’t believe it’s been this long, imagine how I feel! That ignited something of a creative firestorm when we began thinking about the G4 Experience, and we decided to focus the camp on Surfing with the Alien.

From July 24-28 at the Asilomar Center in gorgeous Carmel, CA, I’ll be hosting JOE SATRIANI’S G4 EXPERIENCE 2017: SURFING WITH THE ALIEN 30th ANNIVERSARY.

“From July 24-28 at the Asilomar Center in gorgeous Carmel, CA, I’ll be hosting Joe Satriani’s G4 Experience 2017: Surfing with the Alien 30th Anniversary.

“When I look back on the album, it’s a celebratory record of the rock ‘n’ roll I love—from Chuck Berry to Jimi Hendrix. It’s very inclusive and broad in styles. That inclusivity is a signature of G4. Now, we want to give you the ultimate window into this record. No matter where I go, fans always bring up Surfing with the Alien. I love talking about it and sharing these stories. The goal is to satiate every curiosity you may have on your mind!

“At the same time, it will be everything campers love about the G4 Experience. After breakfast, classes will start in the morning. It’s your opportunity to ask any and all questions about the album! We’ll have dinner, and then I’ll be performing in front of a very small audience. Afterwards, you can spend the rest of the night jamming until you’re too tired to play anymore, of course. The interaction between campers and musicians is a cornerstone of the event. That’s such a key element, which I really cherish. You’re going to get that bond.

“As with every G4 Experience, 2017 will be all-encompassing. The memory is something people can take with them and treasure. That’s the spiritual side of what we do. I’m committed to making sure we answer all of your questions about everything from scales and chords to guitar strings and pickups, but it’s also about enjoying these four days together. You get the chance to learn in a party atmosphere, hang in a beautiful location, make great friends, and leave a better player than when you arrived.

“Can’t wait to see you and go Surfing with the Alien again…”

Sincerely,
Joe Satriani

Asilomar Conference Grounds

Carmel is one of the most beautiful Northern California cities. The town is truly a jewel. I moved to the state from New York in the late seventies, and I’ve always been very enthralled with the Northern California coast. There’s a magical quality to it. I don’t even know how to explain it! When we do the G4 Experience, we hope to draw upon some kind of energy from the location. I think everyone will feel that. Also, we’re only two hours from where we recorded Surfing with the Alien in San Francisco.

 

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 Setting & Accommodations

Asilomar offers charming, rustic accommodations perfect for anyone dedicated to rest and reflection. In keeping with this tradition, guest rooms are free of modern-day distractions such as telephones and televisions. You can thank us later for the extra focus!  All lodging rooms have private baths, and many buildings feature common living rooms appointed with fireplaces and inviting overstuffed chairs. We look forward to watching you inspire each other in your downtime.

Area Attractions

Kayaking, sky diving, deep sea fishing and whale watching are just a hint of wonderful experiences available on the Monterey Peninsula. This spot is the epitome of relaxation brought on by inspiring nature – which means it’s a perfect place to get those creative juices flowing.

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Area Activities

  • Asilomar Walking Tours
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Biking
  • Bird Watching
  • Hiking & Walking Trails
  • Shooting Pool
  • Sunbathing
  • Swimming
  • Surfing

*Visit www.visitasilomar.com for more information!

[Surfing with the Alien] put Satriani on the map. Beautifully played and well-paced, it manages to capture all the icy fire of fusion jazz without losing any of the visceral power of rock & roll…

-The Rolling Stone Album Guide

Schedule

Each day and night will be jam-packed with clinics, demonstrations, Q&A’s, jam sessions, and performances. We keep the action going! There’s nothing quite like a G4 Experience, and we leave no stone unturned at all, when it comes to guitar playing, teaching, and exploring. That’s a big part of this, and it always will be.

Monday July 24

  • 3:00PM

    Arrival and Joe Satriani’s G4 Experience Check-In

  • 3:00PM

    Hotel Check-in (Rooms may be available earlier)

  • 5:30PM

    Joe Satriani welcoming remarks and Q&A

  • 6:30PM

    Break

  • 7:00PM

    Dinner

  • 8:45PM

    Opening Night Concert – Joe Satriani and Band

  • 9:00PM

    Camper Jamming including: Doug Doppler jam and workshops; Stig Mathisen jam and workshop; jam with Craig Martini and Jeff Bowders, Stewart Jean and Maurice Verloop; jam with Federico Miranda and Chris Cisneros

Tuesday July 25

  • 7:30AM

    Breakfast

  • 9:30AM

    Breakout Sessions

    • Group 1 – Paul Gilbert Clinic – Daily Boogie: How a Metal Guy Learned to Expand Beyond the “Crazy Train” Notes
    • Group 2 – Warren DeMartini Master Class
  • 11:15AM

    Joe Satriani Master Class

  • 1:00PM

    Lunch

  • 2:15PM

    Breakout Sessions

    • Group 1 – Doug Doppler class – Shred For The Rest Of Us. Level: Beginner to intermediate. Focus: Core techniques and how to apply them
    • Group 2 – Andy McKee Master Class
  • 3:30PM

    Breakout Sessions

    • Group 1 – Warren DeMartini Master Class
    • Group 2 – Stig Mathisen Class – Chords and Chord Construction. Level: Intermediate to advanced. Focus: A class on how to understand the construction of everything from the simplest to the most advanced and beautiful chords
  • 4:30PM

    Joe Satriani and Paul Glibert Master Class

  • 6:00PM

    Breakout Sessions

    • Group 1 – Warren DeMartini Master Class
    • Group 2 – Dave Wolf & Phil Collen Tech Session
  • 7:00PM

    Dinner

  • 8:15PM

    Andy Mckee Solo Performance (the Chapel)

  • 9:00PM

    Paul Gilbert & Friends Concert (Merrill Hall)

  • 9:00PM

    Camper Jamming including: Doug Doppler jam and workshops; Stig Mathisen jam and workshop; jam with Craig Martini and Jeff Bowders, Stewart Jean and Maurice Verloop; jam with Federico Miranda and Chris Cisneros

Wednesday July 26

  • 7:30AM

    Breakfast

  • 9:30AM

    Breakout Sessions

    • Group 1 – Paul Gilbert Clinic – Daily Boogie: How a Metal Guy Learned to Expand Beyond the “Crazy Train” Notes
    • Group 2 – Warren DeMartini Master Class
  • 11:15AM

    Joe Satriani Master Class

  • 1:00PM

    Lunch

  • 2:15PM

    Group Photo and Photo Op with all the instructors

  • 3:30PM

    Signing Session with Joe, Phil, Paul, and Warren!

  • 5:00PM

    Breakout Sessions

    • Group 1 – Phil Collen Master Class
    • Group 2 – Warren DeMartini Master Class
  • 6:00PM

    Breakout Sessions

    • Group 1 – Roland Presentation with Allan Rosen from Bananas at Large
    • Group 2 – Paul Gilbert – Jam With Paul!!
  • 7:00PM

    Dinner

  • 8:45PM

    Warren DiMartini Band Concert with special guests

  • 9:15PM

    Phil Collen Band Concert

  • 9:00PM

    Camper Jamming including: Doug Doppler jam and workshops; Stig Mathisen jam and workshop; jam with Craig Martini and Jeff Bowders, Stewart Jean and Maurice Verloop; jam with Federico Miranda and Chris Cisneros

Thursday July 27

  • 7:30AM

    Breakfast

  • 9:30AM

    Breakout Sessions

    • Group 1 – Phill Collen Master Class
    • Group 2 – Jam with Joe’s Band – Stu Hamm, Jonathan Mover, and Doug Doppler
  • 11:15AM

    Joe Satriani Master Class

  • 1:00PM

    Lunch

  • 2:15PM

    Breakout Sessions

    • Group 1 – Phil Collen Master Class
    • Group 2 – Doug Doppler class Modes and Pitch Axis. Level: Advanced. Focus: Developing your ability to apply modes in a musical way
    • Group 3 –  Stig Mathisen class – Improvise Like a Pro. Level: Beginner. Focus: In this seminar we will break down all the essential elements regarding improvisation, musical vocabulary and solo building, and show you how to become a great improviser!
  • 3:30PM

    Breakout Sessions

    • Group 1 – Andy McKee Master Class – TBD
    • Group 2 – Doug Doppler class – Note Names and Scale Degree Numbers. Level: Advanced. Focus: If you want to TRANSFORM the way you look at the guitar this class is for you!
    • Group 3 – Stig Mathisen class – Time Keeping and Time Feel Is Everything. Level: All levels. Focus: In this seminar we will try to shed some of mysteries of “time” and how you can improve your time and time feel.
  • 5:00PM

    Joe Satriani Final Wrap-up and Master Class – TBD

  • 6:00PM

    Mike Manning Gary Brawer, and Allan Rosen Tech Clinic

  • 7:00PM

    Dinner

  • 8:30PM

    Joe Satriani and Tommy Emanuel Concert (both camps)

  • 9:00PM

    Camper Jamming including: Doug Doppler jam and workshops; Stig Mathisen jam and workshop; jam with Craig Martini and Jeff Bowders, Stewart Jean and Maurice Verloop; jam with Federico Miranda and Chris Cisneros

Friday July 28

  • 7:30AM

    Breakfast

  • 11:00AM

    Check Out

A more detailed schedule will be released in June, 2017.

Schedule subject to change.

Surfers

To dig into Surfing with the Alien’s every nook and cranny, I’m inviting some very special guests who have figured prominently in my history and journey. For the first time since 1995, Stu Hamm and Jonathan Mover will be my live band during the camp! It’s such a cool reunion. They were my live band on the tours behind Surfing with the Alien when I started my career as an instrumentalist playing live. The three of us have such an interesting bond. I can’t wait to rekindle it. In addition, we’re going to have some other very special guests who are not only incredible musicians but longtime friends! My Surfing with the Alien partner-in-crime producer John Cuniberti will also be joining. He’s going to sit down with me in front of our campers and go over everything that’s on their minds about the record.

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Stu Hamm

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Mike Manning

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Jonathan Mover

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Stig Mathisen

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Doug Doppler

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Andy McKee

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Gary Brawer

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Alan Rosen

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Jeff Bowders

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Craig Martini

Surfing With the Alien played like an animated movie of the mind’s eye, driven by Satriani’s evocative soundtrack, and held in check only by each listener’s wildest imagination…

-Ultimate Classic Rock

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Carmel, CA 93950

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Pricing and Registration

Room Types and Pricing

  • Commuter Package
    1,099.00

    Commuter Package gets you into all workshops, concerts, and activities. This package does not include lodging or meals. Food will be available on a la carte basis from the resort. Pricing is per person. If you need accommodations in Carmel, CA you can click here for hotel deals.

  • Shared Room with Two Beds
    2,099.00

    Standard Room with two beds and a roommate. You may either name a fellow registrant as your roommate or one will be assigned by Dreamcatcher Events. Roommate matches are based on age and gender. If signing up with a roommate in mind, please enter their name in the “Roommate” field as you continue registration. Roommate must also register for the G4 Experience. Pricing is per person.

  • Single with One Bed
    3,199.00

    Standard room with one King bed. Pricing is per person.
    Ocean View Upgrade available upon Checkout

  • Bring Your Loved One
    3,699.00

    If you would like to have your loved join you at Asilomar but not participate in workshops, we recommend this price point. You both share the accommodations, dine together with the group for all meals at Asilomar, and attend all evening concerts together. During the days, while one of you is participating in workshops and living out your guitar virtuoso dreams, your loved one can enjoy the wonderful accommodations and interesting things to do in the Carmel area.  Pricing is for one participant and one non-participant. Includes one D’Addario Welcome Kit. Your choice of one King Bed or two Queen Beds.
    Ocean View Upgrade available upon Checkout

  • Couples Room
    3,999.00

    A standard room with a King bed meant to be shared by a couple BOTH PARTICIPATING IN ALL ACTIVITIES.
    Ocean View Upgrade available upon Checkout

What's Included

  • Accommodations
  • 3 amazing meals a day
  • All workshops, activities and entertainment for 4 days and nights
  • 5 fully loaded jam rooms
  • Incredible welcome kit from D’Addario
  • Parking
  • Wi-Fi

What's Not Included

  • Transportation
  • Alcohol and snacks
  • Sighteseeing excursions in the area
  • Personal musical gear – please bring your own instruments

Pricing and Registration Policy

  • Registration & Payments
    • All rates are per-person, unless stated otherwise.
    • All prices subject to change. Prior sales excluded. Dreamcatcher Events reserves the right to change any price, package or offering at any time without prior notice.
    • All rates are subject to 8.9% surcharge, which includes all local, state, and occupancy taxes.
  • Installment Payment Plans
    • Upon registration, a non-refundable deposit of 50% of the total purchase amount is charged to your credit card.
    • 100% of the remaining balance due on installment sales is automatically charged to the credit card on file on June 1, 2017.
    • Any registrations received after June 1, 2017 must be paid in full at the time of registration.
  • Minor Policy
    • 16 and 17 year olds are permitted with consent forms. Participants under 16 are permitted if accompanied by legal guardian/chaperone and a consent form.
  • Cancellations
    • All payments and deposits are final and non-refundable.

For complete details please see our Registration and Payment Policy