Eclectic Electric Guitar Trio DVD

“The Firelight Concert” DVD on Muse-Eek (MSK 301)

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Alex Skolnick, Jane Getter, Bruce Arnold

A Guitar Trifecta

It wasn’t always a trio. In fact, it started out with Bruce and Jane getting together and working on duets (which yielded the CD “Secret Code” MSK 146). They found that they had an affinity that kept them getting together and rehearsing and with the addition of a bass player, they started playing at the Bar Next Door, an intimate jazz hang in Manhattan’s West Village.

Ms. Getter had tenured with the Saturday Night Live band, but it was working with the Hammond B-3 player Jack McDuff that jump-started her journey off the straight-ahead jazz path. “I realized that a big part of what I love about playing music was connecting with people, through groove,” she says. And although Arnold’s journey had led him through some of the most intellectually circuitous musical terrain (he has pioneered the use of 12-tone and pitch class set theory as applied to improvisation), his roots still went back to blues and rock.

Here comes the twist: then Jane had the idea of a guitar trio, rather than 2 guitars and a bass. Her suggestion was to contact Alex Skolnick, to see if he would be interested. Skolnick may be best known as the guitarist from the Speed Metal band Testament, but he is also known as the guy who took a few years off to seriously study jazz. He now fronts his own jazz trio, and works on a diverse number of projects –all while still touring internationally with Testament. And he was definitely interested in playing with Bruce and Jane.

It might seem like an unlikely combination, but the only real surprise is how well it all worked. The musical teamwork was there. After one session at the Bar Next Door, Bruce decided to videotape the next gig. “The Firelight Concert” is the DVD of that gig. Low lights, tiny room and all. It was one of those great New York nights, where you can walk into a low profile place and catch the best players around, just doing an intimate fun night for a couple of friends. We think we caught that.

And we promise you won’t miss the bass.

The tracks:

  • “Once” (Arnold)
  • “Chennai It Blues” (Getter)
  • “Berkeley Rhythm” (Arnold)
  • “Secret Code” (Getter)
  • “Skol Blues” (Skolnick)
  • “Before Noon” (Getter)
  • “Dakota Gumbo” (Arnold)
  • “Heard Instinct” (Arnold)

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Muse-Eek Publishing Company is a publishing house with a broad focus on music education. Muse-Eek also publishes fine art and poetry books, and has its own record label, Muse-Eek Records. Our online presence, specializes in the publication of music workbooks, video courses and sound and video recordings that teach the foundation of good musicianship through groundbreaking and innovative methods along with traditional methods that have been taught for centuries. These historic methods date back through centuries of great musicians and educators. To see these interesting relationship please see Bruce Arnold's Music Education Genealogy Chart which tells you a lot about the where many of his educational ideas took root and some of the educational pillars that are evident throughout the books you find on this website. The Muse-Eek Records catalogue contains a diverse selection of music much of it by Bruce Arnold in collaboration with some of today's best players in classical, jazz, rock and avant-garde music. These are available in CD, DVD and mp3 formats. We believe in a working relationship with our music education customers; they are free to interact with the author after purchasing a book to help them through any material they don’t understand or which they need further clarification. We also have a member's area which contains a wealth of free information to help a student understand music at a deeper level and access additional files for our books. Many of our books offer cutting edge ideas regarding ear training, guitar technique, rhythm and time. These methods have a proven track record. Our main author Bruce Arnold has taught at some of the most prestigious music schools in the world, including Princeton, Dartmouth, Berklee College of Music, New England Conservatory, The New School and NYU. Along with Mr. Arnold's publications on the website he has also written books and appeared in educational DVDs for MelBay and Truefire. Over the years Mr Arnold has used his experiences with his students to develop a program that can elevate a musician's ability to world class caliber. If you have questions about any of our books or recordings please send us an email. Along with general questions about either our record label or our publishing company we also welcome questions to help a student choose the proper materials to reach their goals. We have over 300 products to help you learn any style of music and to develop your musicianship to its peak. We also make recommendations for practice schedules for students who use our methods to get the most out of their study time. This, along with personal interaction with Bruce through email, nurtures the student's ability through a closely monitored situation, ensuring there is no wasted time or misunderstanding.