FM Registrar/Guitarist/Author to Present Lead Guitar Demonstration at Gloversville Library

December 9, 2013 — Guitarist, author and Fulton-Montgomery Community College Registrar Scott Collins will be performing at the Gloversville Library Carnegie Room, 58 East Fulton Street, on Saturday, December 14th at noon to mark the release of his latest book, “Fretboard Visualization Series: The Pentatonic Minor Scale”. The demonstration of lead guitar strategies will utilize material from his book and will feature a unique approach to guitar playing called sonic visualization, which allows players to actually see melodies on the guitar before playing them. The clinic is free and open to the public.

Collins earned a Bachelor’s of Music degree in Music Composition from Berklee College of Music and a Master of Fine Arts degree in Multi-Focus Guitar Performance from California Institute of the Arts. His playing on fretted and fretless instruments draws from a wide range of western and non-western music and he specializes in real-time composition and silent film accompaniment. He is a featured performer on video games such as Sony Playstation’s God of War 2 and RedLynx’s Trials Evolution, and his live performances include work with John “Drumbo” French of Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band, composer and performer Wadada Leo Smith and Grammy award winner Mike Reagan. Collins has also toured internationally and has performed the world premiere of composer Glenn Branca’s “Hallucination City,” the U.S. premier of composer Tim Brady’s “Twenty Quarter Inch Jacks” and co-composed and performed the score for the Los Angeles based About Productions stage adaptation of Norman Klein’s “Bleeding Through.”

Collins is the author of “The GuitArchitect’s Guide To:” series of guitar instruction books and has also released several music business titles for the Kindle platform including, An Indie Musician Wake Up Call and Selling It Versus Selling Out. In addition to his online posts on GuitArchitecture.org and guitagrip.com, Collins has a regular interview series on Guitar-Muse.com, has had articles posted on Guitar Salon International, Live4Guitar and was featured in the 2010 Holiday issue of Guitar Player Magazine.

Collins is expected to be a presenter at the Buck Moon Arts Festival scheduled for July 11-13 on FM’s campus this coming summer.

For more information, contact Collins at scott.collins@fmcc.edu.

(The Pentatonic Minor Scale is currently available in both print and PDF e-book editions. More information about the book (and links to sample lesson material) is available at http://guitarchitecture.org/books.)

 

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