In this session guitar sight reading masterclass, legendary session musician Tim May shows you why he's been in demand for over 30 years. Tim discusses the fundamentals and importance of being a reading guitarist. He also shares tips about reading and working in the real world, studio gigs, playing with a conductor, professionalism, flexibility, sound, musicality and more. Fun Fact: Tim played the guitar solo on Johnny B. Goode in "Back to the Future"...Marty McFly! He has also played stringed instruments on about a million other films :)
Topics Covered: Sight reading, counting, dynamic markings, “the roadmap”, keeping the music visible, being musical while reading, keeping your volume under control, playing other stringed instruments, reading the “english on the page”, creating parts, keeping your place, thinning out difficult passages, knowing your role, playing with a conductor, defining the offset, professionalism, gear, versatility, listening, Etc.
Tim May is a studio guitarist that has recorded and/or performed with Celine Dion, Barbara Streisand, Frank Sinatra, The Pointer Sisters, Ray Charles, Toni Braxton, John Williams, Michael Feinstein, Jerry Lee Lewis, Arturo Sandoval, Les McCann, Debbie Harry, David Foster, Herb Albert, Whitney Houston, George Benson, Johnny Mathis, Eddie Rabbitt, Randy Crawford, Tom Jones, Donna Summer,Amy Grant, Carol Bayer Sager, Leon Redbone, Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, Janet Jackson, Quincy Jones, the Carpenters, Stan Getz, Lalo Shiffrin, Lionel Richie, Cher, Linda Ronstadt, Smokey Robinson, The Temptations, Louie Bellson, Gladys Knight and many more.
He has also done many film and television recordings including: Back to the Future, Austin Powers, Forrest Gump, Melrose Place, The Simpsons, Family Guy, Beverly Hills 90210, King of the Hill, Dawson’s Creek and more.