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Tapping technique on the guitar -- using the fingers of both hands on the strings -- is now common practice amongst players of all styles and instruments. Two of the most celebrated, and boundary-pushing, touch guitarists will be leading these intensive workshops. This is an opportunity not to be missed.


Music and the Tapping Technique #4
Trey Gunn and Markus Reuter

For all tapping instruments and all level of players

September 30 - October 5, 2014  --  Seattle, WA, USA

We will be presenting a variety of work in tapping mechanics, ear training, fret board knowledge, improvisation, alternate approaches of the touch techniques and other challenges that will help to focus your own musical vision. For this course we will be be doing special work looking into the essence of Melody.

A special addition to the course will be a daily class with Bruce Bookman Sensei of the Tenzan Aikido dojo ( He will be giving a basic introduction to aikido practice, especially focused to connect with our work as musicians. Trey has been working with Bookman Sensei for the last eight years.

Cost: $650.

This is not a residential course, though we will help coordinate participates in order reduce hotel and food costs.

Limited number of spaces. Register now with a deposit of $150.
A $75 discount applies if you pay in full before August 15, 2014.

For more information and registration send an email to:


About Trey and Markus:

In addition to his eleven solo recordings, touch-guitarist Trey Gunn has worked with King Crimson, David Sylvian, Vernon Reid, Brian Eno, TOOL, Azam Ali, and Puscifer. Based in Seattle, he runs a media label and coaches musicians in the creative process.

Markus Reuter is a professional player, contemporary classical composer, and psychologist who's researched and studied the touch/tapping technique for 20 years. The result of this work is "The Family", a systematic and practical approach to the touch technique. He's worked with Centrozoon, TUNER, Stick Men, The Crimson ProjeKCt, and with The Colorado Chamber Orchestra among many others.