Joe Satriani’s G4 Experience

Joe Satriani’s G4 Experience is a unique guitar retreat, open to guitarists of all ages and levels and provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to hang out with and learn from Joe and his band, plus G4 friends.

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 one's self in the joys of music and our lovely surroundings!

Glen Cove Mansion
Glen Cove Long Island, New York

Situated on 55 secluded acres on Long Island’s historic Gold Coast, 30 minutes from New York City. The spacious Georgian-style, circa 1910 mansion features stunning vistas of the Long Island Sound.

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Setting & Accommodations

The property features beautiful guestrooms & suites situated in contemporary guest wings extending from the the Mansion. We’ll share our meals in the Garden Room Restaurant which has magnificent views of the property and spend time together after hours in the game filled upstairs party spot – Pub 1910. If you find yourself needing a break from the noise there are several sprawling outdoor areas overlooking the mansion’s gardens.

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AREA ATTRACTIONS

Arial_WEBGlen Cove has something for everyone. Amazing beaches, a scenic golf course, and lovely, tree-filled parks provide a summer vacation paradise that’s just a quick train ride from New York City. If recreational boating is your thing you can take advantage of the areas full-service marinas, a city yacht club, and a fully renovated launch ramp offering easy access to North Shore waterways.

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Featured Guests

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Bryan Beller

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Marco Minneman

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Andy Aledort

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Doug Doppler

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Stig Mathisen

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Steve Jenkins

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Kenny Grohowski

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Schedule

We’ve really taken your suggestions to heart.  Everybody loved the Q&A session, so that’s back and better than ever. For the classes, you can expect a variety of master classes perfect for all levels. Even though something might be focused on super advanced material, everybody is invited to any class.  You’ll have an opportunity to pick which master classes you’d like to attend and the cool thing is, after each master class, there will be a wrap-up class going over the main concept, so if you miss the class, you can check that out. This seems to really help and enhance the experience. We’re going over such a large amount of musical material every day, but we’re making sure you have the opportunity to check out all of the performers and teachers. You won’t miss out on any instructor, style, or opportunity.

-Joe

*schedule subject to change*

Monday August 08

  • 2:30PM     Check-In

  • 5:30PM     Orientation

    including Welcome Reception and Photo Ops with Joe and the G4 Team

  • 7:30PM     Dinner

  • 8:30PM     Joe Satriani Band Show

  • 10:00PM     Camper Jamming

    in 6 rooms with jam room leaders Stig Mathisen, Doug Doppler, Andy Aledort, Steve Jenkins, and Frederico Miranda

Tuesday August 09

  • 8:00AM     Breakfast

  • 10:00AM     Breakout Sessions

    • Mike Keneally (Stretching the mind and fingers: Melodic/chordal exercises and examples, difficulty level Reasonably Easy)
    • Andy Aledort (Song Dissection: “Ice Nine,” “Rasberry Delta-V,” and “Cool #9,” will be dissected and Andy will teach everyone the many different ways to navigate through these tunes for soloing and rhythm guitar all across the fretboard)
    • Alex Skolnick (Music Theory & Music Truth: Unlocking the mysteries of music theory while maintaining musical expression)
  • 11:30AM     Joe Satriani Master Class

    “Watch me play up close, observe and learn, and ask questions! This class will have an “open” approach based on what you see and hear me play. No question is out-of-bounds, too complex, or too simple to be addressed.”

  • 1:00PM     Lunch

  • 2:00PM    Jam with the Band

    Teddy, Kenny, and Steve will be jamming with campers from 2:00-7:00PM.

  • 2:30PM     Joe Satriani and Steve Vai Clinic

    “Writing instrumentals or songs with vocals, How does it change the approach to your guitar playing? Steve Vai and I will talk and demonstrate from experience how we make the distinction work for us.”

  • 4:00PM     Eric Johnson Clinic

    Eric will begin each workshop demonstrating personal playing techniques and equipment set up and settings then start the questions from the attendees. He will then take the workshop in the direction of the subjects that YOU want to know about or discuss, this included bringing some of you on stage to attempt certain techniques while Eric comments or instructs on how to improve. In one session he will explore deep into chord construction and in another lead techniques. also he will be there to answer everything you want to know about his muting techniques and of course the myriad of guitar set up, equipment, pedal and wiring issues and set ups!

  • 5:30PM     Breakout Sessions

    • Stig Mathisen (Mastering Legato Technique: including essential technical principles and exercises for legato technique, plus demonstration and analysis of the solos from “Flying in a Blue Dream” and “Memories”)
    • Doug Doppler (Doug will use Joe Satriani’s backing tracks to work with campers on playing specific songs from Joe’s repertoire. Feel, tone, pitch, vibrato, whammy, time, technique etc.)
    • Alex Skolnick (Music Theory & Music Truth)
  • 7:00PM     Dinner

  • 8:30PM     Steve Vai Show

    with Special Guests!

  • 10:00PM     Camper Jamming

Wednesday August 10

  • 8:00AM     Breakfast

  • 10:00AM     Steve Vai Clinic

    followed by Photo Op

  • 11:30AM     Breakout Sessions

    • Joe Satriani (Applying modes to your guitar and modern music composition. Real-world application of scales and modes made easy to learn and apply. Let’s bridge the gap between ear training and fretboard memorization.)
    • Alex Skolnick (Diversity is a Virtue: On becoming fluent in more than one style)
  • 1:00PM     Lunch

    and Eric Johnson and Alex Skolnick Signing and Merch Session

  • 2:00PM    Jam with the Band

    Teddy, Kenny, and Steve will be jamming with campers from 2:00-7:00PM.

  • 2:30PM     Breakout Sessions

    • Joe Satriani (Watch me play up close, observe and learn, and ask questions! This class will have an “open” approach based on what you see and hear me play. No question is out-of-bounds, too complex, or too simple to be addressed.)
    • Andy Aledort (Song Dissection)
  • 4:00PM     Breakout Sessions

    • Eric Johnson (Eric Johnson Session)
    • Alex Skolnick (Diversity is a Virtue)
    • Mike Keneally (Stretching the Mind and Fingers: Difficulty Level Solidly Challenging)
  • 5:30PM     Breakout Sessions

    • Stig Mathisen (Complete Fretboard Mastery: Understanding the thought process required to be a master of the instrument and develop complete freedom as an improviser. Demonstration on how to utilize these approaches when playing over complex chord changes such as “Not of This Earth”, etc.)
    • Doug Doppler (Joe Backing Tracks Session)
    • Mike Manning (Maintaining your JS Signature baby)
  • 7:00PM     Dinner

  • 8:30PM     Eric Johnson Show

  • 10:00PM     Camper Jamming

Thursday August 11

  • 8:00AM     Breakfast

  • 10:00AM     Breakout Sessions

    • Mike Keneally (Stretching the Mind and Fingers: Difficulty Level Punishingly Hard)
    • Andy Aledort (Song Dissection)
    • Alex Skolnick (The Art of Self-Teaching: Maintaining momentum in between workshops and lessons & overcoming mental hurdles common among artists)
  • 11:30AM     Breakout Sessions

    • Joe Satriani (Live Performance: insights, techniques, tricks and tips to achieving a successful live performance. “Forty-six years of experience playing live on stage has given me unique insights into to making every show fun for both you and your audience.”)
    • Stephen/Bryan (Bass and Rhythm Section Work)
  • 1:00PM     Lunch

    and Joe Satriani Band Signing and Merch Session

  • 2:00PM     Jam with the Band

    Teddy, Kenny, and Steve will be jamming with campers from 2:00-7:00PM.

  • 2:30PM     Breakout Sessions

    • Doug Doppler (Joe Backing Tracks Session)
    • Andy Aledort (Song Dissection)
  • 4:00PM     Breakout Sessions

    • Eric Johnson (Eric Johnson Session)
    • Doug Doppler (Joe Backing Tracks Session)
  • 5:30PM     Breakout Sessions

    • Stig Mathisen (Essential Compositional Principles of Joe Satriani: analysis of typical chord progressions and harmonic solutions favored by Joe, songs to be discussed include “Surfing with the Alien”, “Ice 9”, “Satch Boogie”, etc)
    • Doug Doppler (Joe Backing Tracks Session)
  • 7:00PM     Dinner

  • 8:30PM     Alex Skolnick Show

  • 9:00PM     Mike Keneally Show

  • 9:30PM     Guests Finale Show

  • 10:00PM     Camper Jamming

Friday August 12

  • 8:00AM     Breakfast

  • 11:30AM     Check Out

Sunday June 28

  • 3:00pm – 5:00pm

    Registration & Check-In

  • 5:00pm – 5:45pm

    G4 Welcome Q&A

  • 5:45pm – 6:30pm

    Camper Photos with G4 and Instructors

  • 6:30pm – 7:00pm

    Happy Hour in the Garden

  • 7:00pm – 8:30pm

    Dinner

  • 9:00pm – 10:30pm

    Joe Satriani and Band Welcome Concert

  • 10:30pm – 12:00am

    Camper Jamming

Monday June 29

  • 8:00am – 10:00am

    Breakfast

  • 10:00am – 11:15am

    Breakout Sessions- Choose from
    Scales and Soloing Concepts with Tosin, Major Modes and Related Scales with Andy, or Taking the Mystery Out of the Neck (Beginners) with Bruce.

  • 11:30am – 12:45pm

    Breakout Sessions- Choose from
    Scales and Soloing Concepts with Tosin or the Aristocrats Ensemble Class, Song Dissection with a focus on Group Improvisation.

  • 12:45pm – 2:00pm

    Lunch

  • 1:00pm – 2:00pm

    Merch Sales and Signing Session with the Aristocrats

  • 2:00pm – 3:15pm

    Breakout Sessions- Choose the Joe Satriani Master Class: Discussing Live & In-Studio Performance, Starting a Song – Theory & Technique Ideas to Start a Song with Javier, or Coordination for the Modern Drummer with Matt.

  • 3:15pm – 4:30pm

    Breakout Sessions- Choose the Joe Satriani Master Class: Discussing Live & In-Studio Performance, the Animals As Leaders Ensemble Class, or the Drums Workshop with Marko.

  • 4:45pm – 6:15pm

    Breakout Sessions- Choose from Grooving with a Drummer with Stu and Bryan, Playing the Right Notes – Focusing on Note Choice and Improvisation with Guthrie, 5 New Guitar Exercises Created for G4 with Mike, or Working Through Joe’s Masterclass with Doug.

  • 6:30pm – 7:30pm

    Breakout Sessions- Choose to work with Guthrie on Playing the Right Notes – Focusing on Note Choice and Improvisation, with Mike on the Pigtronix Workshop, or with Stig on a TBA Class Topic.

  • 7:45pm – 9:00pm

    Dinner

  • 9:00pm – 10:30pm

    Animals as Leaders Concert

  • 10:30pm – 12:00am

    Camper Jamming

Tuesday June 30

  • 8:00am – 10:00am

    Breakfast

  • 10:00am – 11:15am

    Breakout Sessions- Choose from Playing the Notes Right – Focusing on Tone, Articulation, Bending, and Sliding with Guthrie and Extended Range Chords Construction with Tosin.

  • 11:30am – 12:45pm

    Breakout Sessions- Choose Playing the Notes Right – Focusing on Tone, Articulation, Bending, and Sliding with Guthrie, or the Ensemble Class with Animals As Leaders.

  • 12:45pm – 2:00pm

    Lunch

  • 2:00pm – 3:15pm

    Breakout Sessions- Choose from the
    Joe Satriani Master Class: Advanced Techniques, Extended Range Chords Construction with Tosin, the Tone Workshop – Building the Chain of Sound with Stu & Bryan, or a Drums Workshop with Marco.

  • 3:15pm – 4:30pm

    Breakout Sessions- Choose the Joe Satriani Master Class: Advanced Techniques or Finger Picking – Exercises to Strengthen Finger Style Picking with the Javier.

  • 4:45pm – 6:15pm

    Breakout Sessions: Choose Working Through Joe’s Masterclass with Doug or Song Dissection with a focus on Stylistic Versatility with the Aristocrats.

  • 6:30pm-7:30pm

    Breakout Sessions- Choose Learning As You Compose Analyzing Key Guitar Phrases with Mike, Practice Methods, Time Management, and Efficiency with Matt, Triads and How They Function (intermediate) with Bruce, Minor Modes and Related Scales with Andy, or a TBA Class Topic with Stig.

  • 7:45pm – 9:00pm

    Dinner

  • 9:00pm – 10:30pm

    Aristocrats Concert

  • 10:30pm – 12:00am

    Camper Jamming

Wednesday July 01

  • 8:00am – 10:00am

    Breakfast

  • 10:00am – 11:15am

    Breakout Sessions- Choose to work with Tosin on Thumping and Tapping, with Mike on Guitar/Keyboard As One Instrument and Q&A, with Andy on Lick Vocabulary & Phrasing, or with Bruce on Advanced Triads and Blending with Basic Scales (Intermediate to Advanced).

  • 11:30am – 12:45pm

    Breakout Sessions- Choose from Thumping and Tapping with Tosin, Technical Concerns – How to Approach Various Technical Aspects of Playing the Guitar with Guthrie, or Chop Madness – Taking Licks to the Next Level with Matt.

  • 12:45pm – 2:00pm

    Lunch

  • 2:00pm- 3:15pm

    Breakout Sessions- Choose Joe Satriani’s Master Class: Music Theory & Using Composition to Advance Your Overall Muscianship or the Aristocrats Ensemble Session.

  • 3:15pm – 4:30pm

    Breakout Sessions- Choose the
    Joe Satriani Master Class: Music Theory & Using Composition to Advance Your Overall Muscianship, the Animals As Leaders Ensemble Session, or Stu & Bryan’s Modern Bass Techniques – Beyond the Normal.

  • 4:30pm – 4:45pm

    Group Photo

  • 4:45pm – 6:15pm

    Joe Satriani Merch Sales and Signing Session with Joe, Mike, and Instructors

  • 6:30pm – 7:30pm

    Breakout Sessions- Choose Javier’s Chord Making – An Approach to Understanding & Building Chords, Guthries’s Technical Concerns – How to Approach Various Technical Aspects of Playing the Guitar, Doug’s Working Through Joe’s Masterclass, or a TBA Session with Marco.

  • 7:45pm – 9:00pm

    Dinner

  • 9:00pm – 10:30pm

    G4 Concert

  • 10:30pm – 12:00am

    Camper Jamming

Thursday July 02

  • 8:00am – 10:00am

    Breakfast

  • 10:00am – 12:00pm

    Check Out

Monday August 11

  • 3:00 PM

    Registration & Check-in

  • 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

    Welcome Reception& Q&A

  • 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

    Dinner

  • 8:30 PM – 10:00 PM

    Welcome Performance

  • 10:00 PM

    Camper Jamming

Tuesday August 12

  • 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

    Breakfast

  • 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM

    Breakout Sessions & Discovery Rooms with the guys.

  • 11:30 AM – 1:15 PM

    Paul Gilbert Master Class: The Secrets of Successful Jamming (Tent)

  • 1:30 PM – 2:45 PM

    Lunch

  • 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

    Joe Satriani Master Class (tent)

  • 5:15 PM – 6:30 PM

    Breakout Sessions & Discovery Rooms

  • 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

    Dinner

  • 8:30 PM

    Performance with Mike Keneally and Friends!

  • 10:00 PM

    Camper Jamming

Wednesday August 13

  • 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

    Breakfast

  • 10:00AM – 11:15 AM

    Breakout Sessions & Discovery Rooms

  • 11:30 AM – 1:15 PM

    Paul Gilbert Master Class: Massive Jam with Paul Part I (Tent)

  • 1:30 PM – 2:45 PM

    Lunch

  • 3:00 PM

    Joe Satriani Master Class (Tent)

  • 5:15 PM – 6:30 PM

    Breakout Sessions & Discovery Rooms

  • 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

    Dinner

  • 8:30 PM

    Performance with Andy Timmons and Friends!

  • 10:00 PM

    Camper Jamming

Thursday August 14

  • 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

    Breakfast

  • 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM

    Breakout Sessions & Discovery Rooms

  • 11:30 AM -1:15 PM

    Paul Gilbert Master Class: Massive Jam with Paul Part II (Tent)

  • 1:30 PM – 2:45 PM

    Lunch

  • 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM

    Joe Satriani Master Class (Tent)

  • 5:15 PM – 6:30 PM

    Breakout Sessions & Discovery Rooms

  • 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

    Dinner

  • 8:30 PM

    Finale Performance with Joe Satriani and Friends!

  • 10:00 PM

    Camper Jamming

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Glen Cove Mansion

Address
200 Dosoris Ln
Glen Cove, NY 11542

Website
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Pricing and Registration

Room Types and Pricing

  • Commuter Package
    999.00

    Our Commuter Package gets you in to all workshops, concerts, and activities and includes all of your meals. This package does not include lodging. You are welcome to spend the night wherever you choose. Parking is available at Glen Cove Mansion, for those who choose to drive.

    New Registrations Only. You cannot downgrade from a room you have already purchased.

  • Shared Room with Two Beds
    1,899.00

    Standard Room with two beds and a roommate. You may either name your own 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.

    Please note, pricing is per person and all registrants must stay at the Glen Cove Mansion.

  • Single with One Bed
    3,399.00

    A standard room with one King bed.

    Please note, pricing is per person and all registrants must stay at the Glen Cove Mansion.

  • Couples Room
    3,599.00

    A standard room with a King bed meant to be shared by a couple.

    Please note, pricing is for the room and two registrants, and all registrants must stay at the Glen Cove Mansion.

What's Included

  • Accommodations
  • 3 amazing meals a day
  • FULLY LOADED JAM ROOMS!!
  • All workshops, activities and entertainment for 4 days and nights
  • Incredible welcome kit from D’Addario! (for those who registered by July 4th)
  • Parking
  • Wi-Fi

What's Not Included

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

Complimentary Gear!!

If you registered by January 31, 2016 you’ll receive your complimentary Planet Waves Cable Kit and Pigtronix Philosopher’s Tone Pedal when you arrive at camp!

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 July 1, 2016.
    • Any registrations received after July 1, 2016 must be paid in full at the time of registration.
  • Cancellations
    • All payments and deposits are final and non-refundable.

For complete details please see our Registration and Payment Policy

D’Addario Merch!!

Everyone gets a bag stuffed to the top with items from our friends at D’Addario!

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Special Thanks to the Musicians Institute

For more information on the Musicians Institute College of Contemporary Music check out their website at http://mi.edu/.

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