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    Thu, 05 Jul 2012 13:58:06

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    • Joe Satriani - LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 30:  Bassist Bryan Beller performs with  Joe Satriani at The Pearl concert theater at the Palms Casino Resort as Satriani tours in support of the album 'Unstoppable Momentum' on August 30, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
    • Joe Satriani - LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 30:  Guitarist Steve Morse performs as he opens for Joe Satriani at The Pearl concert theater at the Palms Casino Resort on August 30, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
    • Joe Satriani - LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 30:  Bassist Bryan Beller (L) and guitarist/keyboardist Mike Keneally perform with Joe Satriani at The Pearl concert theater at the Palms Casino Resort as Satriani tours in support of the album 'Unstoppable Momentum' on August 30, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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    Guitar Center, the world's largest musical instrument retailer, continues its ongoing support of and commitment to aspiring artists with the launch of their new competition program "Master Satriani." Developed by Guitar Center in partnership with Ibanez and D'addario to inspire guitarists to reach their full potential, the program offers musicians nationwide the chance to take a master class with Multi-Grammy Nominated guitarist Joe Satriani.

    A master class with Joe Sat? Come on! That's a guitarist's goldmine.

    The contest will offer 10 emerging artists the unprecedented opportunity to learn from the guitar virtuoso and go home with a prize package that includes gear from Ibanez and D'Aaddario. Ten different Satriani tracks from his legendary career will be provided for entrants to submit as their chance to impress the master – "His songs, your chops." Satriani will handpick the top ten entrants, who will then be flown out to Los Angeles to train with the renowned guitarist himself.

    How to Enter: Now hrough Aug. 28, unsigned artists across the United States are invited to record one of the ten official Satriani backing tracks provided and submit their audition at guitarcenter.com/satriani.

    "Master Satriani" Grand Prize Winners Will Receive:
    • VIP Trip to Los Angeles to attend a private master class with Joe Satriani
    • An Ibanez JS20S Joe Satriani Signature Electric Guitar
    • A D'Addario Grand Accessory Prize Package

    "I firmly believe that the best way to hone your skills is to learn from fellow musicians," says Joe Satriani. "I'm excited to see what new talent comes through in these auditions and honored to partner with Guitar Center, Ibanez and D'addario on such a unique venture to give back to the guitar community."
    Any guitarists out there planning to enter?

    —Maggie Pannacione
    07.05.12



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