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The daily schedule for Paul Gilbert's Great Guitar Escape has been announced. Full details are listed below and can be found at:

The second annual Paul Gilbert's Great Guitar Escape—featuring acclaimed guitarist Paul Gilbert (Mr. Big, Racer X)—will take place July 8-12 at Full Moon Resort in Big Indian, NY. Guitar players of all ages, levels and styles are invited to join Paul Gilbert and other guest guitar instructors for this unique music camp. After a full day of activities, evenings will culminate with intimate, once-in-a-lifetime jam sessions.

The daily schedule is as follows (subject to change):

Monday, July 8

3:00 PMSign In
4:30-5:15 PMMeet and Greet with Instructors
5:30-6:30 PMPaul GilbertIntroduction Seminar
6:45-8:00 PMDinner
8:30 PMConcert with Paul Gilbert Band

Tuesday, July 9

8:00-10:00 AMBreakfast
10:15-11:15 AMScotty JohnsonMorning Music Theory
11:30 AM-12:45 PMMimi FoxCreative Jazz Improvisation
1:00-2:00 PMLunch
2:15-3:30 PMPaul Gilbert — Jam with Paul…All students play! (or just sit back and listen)
3:45-5:00 PMTony SpinnerBlues and Slide Authenticity
Adam FularaElements of Music as a Tool for Style Creation
(True virtuosity vs. speed)
5:15-6:30 PMAndy TimmonsRock Phrasing Workshop
6:45-8:00 PMDinner
8:30 PMConcert/Jam with Paul Gilbert and all instructors

Wednesday, July 10

8:00-10:00 AMBreakfast
10:15-11:15 AMScotty JohnsonMorning Music Theory II
11:30 AM-12:45 PMAndy TimmonsRock Phrasing Workshop II
1:00-2:00 PMLunch
2:15-3:30 PMPaul GilbertScales and Arpeggios for Rock Guitar
3:45-5:00 PMMimi FoxGreat Jazz/Blues Licks
Scotty JohnsonHow to Turn Rock Into Fusion
(bring your guitar!)
5:15-6:30 PMTony SpinnerBlues and Slide Authenticity II
Adam FularaExtraordinary Tapping in the Context of Style
(Plus how to learn & memorize new music quickly)
6:45-8:00 PMDinner
8:30 PMConcert/Jam with Paul Gilbert and all instructors

Thursday, July 11

8:00-10:00 AMBreakfast
10:15-11:15 AMAdam FularaCounterpoint Improvisation Ideas for Tapping, Fast Shred Soloing
(Single lines built on counterpoint, J.S. Bach's violin method. Fingerstyle and classical guitar.)
11:30 AM-12:45 PMScotty JohnsonGoing "Outside" with Rhythmic Intention
(bring your guitar!)
Tony SpinnerSinging and Playing Live
1:00-2:00 PMLunch
2:15-3:30 PMAndy TimmonsRock Phrasing Workshop IIII
3:45-5:00 PMMimi FoxFlying Solo, The Art of Solo Guitar Playing
5:15-6:30 PMPaul GilbertSongs, the Best Guitar Teacher for Rock
6:45-8:00 PMDinner
8:30 PMConcert/Jam with Paul Gilbert and all instructors

Friday, July 12

8:00-10:00 AMBreakfast and Check Out
10:00-11:00 AMPaul Gilbert — Final GGE Jam with Paul…All students play!

Paul Gilbert Paul Gilbert
(photo by Michael Bloom)

From platinum album sales and #1 chart success as a founding member of Mr. Big, to frightening the guitar community with new levels of ferocious picking technique with shred-pioneers Racer X, to exploring punk, pop, classical, blues, jazz, and progressive instrumental styles in his solo career, Paul Gilbert has held a top spot in the world of rock guitar technique for decades. He also has the rare ability to break down his techniques and ideas to be understood by guitarists at any level. Paul currently records and tours extensively as a solo artist and clinician, as well as teaching at his Artistworks Online Rock Guitar School.

Featured guest guitar instructors at Paul Gilbert's Great Guitar Escape include: Ibanez guitar signature artist Andy Timmons (Danger Danger, Simon Phillips, Paul Stanley of KISS, Olivia Newton-John, Paula Abdul), internationally renowned jazz guitarist/composer Mimi Fox (Stevie Wonder, Charlie Byrd, Diana Krall, Branford Marsalis, Joey DeFrancesco), Associate Professor at Berklee College of Music in Boston Scotty Johnson (Paul Gilbert, Robben Ford's Fords and Friends, The Ford Blues Band, The Blindside Blues Band), acclaimed rock/blues/slide guitarist Tony Spinner, and Adam Fulara who specializes in two-handed contrapuntal tapping.

Guest guitar instructor Andy Timmons says, "I'm so pleased to be a part of this year's Great Guitar Escape! Any opportunity to be around lots of great players is always inspiring, and I truly love teaching and helping players get to the 'next level.' Plus, I'm hopeful that some of Paul's extraordinary abilities will rub off on me!"

Paul Gilbert's Great Guitar Escape packages are on sale now at and start at just $1200, including lodging, access to all workshops, seminars, gourmet meals, performances, and camp activities. Full Moon Resort features an eclectic array of comfortable, rustic country-inn accommodations as well as luxury and primitive camping. The grounds offer one hundred acres of meadows, forests and streams providing a natural backdrop for an unforgettable, enriching experience. Guests can enjoy the spring-fed swimming pool, on-site access to the Esopus Creek, and explore the splendors of the Catskills on the nearby network of hiking trails. For those who prefer in-room Wi-Fi, air conditioning, television, and daily housekeeping service, Slide Mountain Forest House and The Alpine Inn—located approximately a mile and a half from Full Moon Resort—are available as an all-inclusive camp package.

For full details about Paul Gilbert's Great Guitar Escape 2013, visit:

2012 Great Guitar Escape group photo 2012 Great Guitar Escape group photo
(photo by Michael Bloom)