2.8 GB | MP4 | 720x480 | 330 min
An Interactive Video Master Class from Pat Martino Pat Martino's music, mastery of the fretboard, and enlightening improvisational concepts have inspired musicians since the early 60's when he first took to the bandstand as a teenager. Fifty-plus years later Pat is considered one of the most influential guitarists walking the planet today.
"The guitar is quite a phenomenon, one that goes far beyond what it initially appears to represent. When we study something that generates ingenuity, it creates a condition that not only reveals more to us about ourselves, but in that process causes important changes in our viewpoints.
That's what these studies are about. They're designed to provide a greater insight regarding specific traits of the instrument itself, but at the same time joining with similarities found in many other things. In this way continuously producing what's needed to expand our perspectives. That's 'The Nature of Guitar.'" - Pat Martino
"Jazz is the continual pulsation of the now." - Pat Martino
Guitar Player Magazine sums Pat's musicality up very accurately; "Martino's awe-inspiring technique, endlessly inventive lyricism, and driving feel - thanks to a wicked picking hand that can deliver endless streams of notes with a stunningly beautiful and powerful attack - have made him one of jazz guitar's most dynamic, singular exponents."
"True music, like all true art, is an experience to be shared, not judged, for praise cannot make it better, as blame cannot make it worse." - Pat Martino Many of us here at TrueFire have been privileged to attend his fascinating and enlightening workshops and seminars over the years. We've read and re-read practically every interview and article related to the way he sees and feels music. These are very deep waters but those brief workshops and relatively short articles just don't seem to dive deep enough to achieve a true understanding of Pat's iconoclastic teachings.
As educators, we yearned to immerse ourselves in his presence and teachings and then document that exploration for other students of music and guitar. Fortunately, Pat was willing to undergo the process with us.
We spent hundreds of hours with Pat in Philadelphia and in our Florida studios and hundreds more in post-production piecing together what we can only describe as an amazing, life-changing stream of consciousness.
The Nature of Guitar documents that experience with 84 multi-angle videos (5 hours and 27 minutes worth), graphic animations, tab, standard notation, Guitar Pro files, and 100+ pages of bonus PDF supplementary material from Pat.
The Nature of Guitar is not about learning Pat's licks (although there are plenty to pull from); it's not about learning Pat's tunes (although he does perform a couple of them); and it's certainly not a traditional learning experience. You too will need to immerse yourself in The Nature of Guitar to truly understand and absorb the seminal teachings contained within its architecture.
"The guitar is of no great importance to me. The people it brings to me are what matter. They are what I'm extremely grateful for, because they are alive. The guitar is just an apparatus." - Pat Martino
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