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Billy Cobham Art of the Rhythm Section Retreat

Article by Sean Mitchell // April 18 2016
Billy Cobham Art of the Rhythm Section Retreat

Drumming legend Billy Cobham will be presenting a unique opportunity for musicians at his Art of the Rhythm Section Retreat at the Mesa Arts Center in Mesa, Arizona from August 1-6. 

This is an immersive five-day learning experience for advanced students, semi-pro and professional bassists, drummers, guitarists and keyboard players across all genres and styles. Participants will have the rare opportunity to master the Art of the Rhythm Section in real time, led by drumming virtuoso Billy Cobham, along with Dean Brown (guitar), Gerry Etkins (keyboards) and Ric Fierabracci (bass). 
The Art of the Rhythm Section will help you get your band face on and help you to work better as a team with your fellow musicians in the Rhythm Section.” says Cobham

Participants will experience:

• Five days of master classes with Billy Cobham, Dean Brown, Gerry Etkins and Ric Fierabracci, featuring lectures, discussions, video analysis, and playing exercises, including four interactive classes per day.

• Nightly jam sessions for all interns as active or passive participants.

• Special Saturday night performance featuring two chosen Rhythm Sections that will open the show for a concert with Billy and the Spectrum 40 Band.

For more information visit www.mesaartscenter.com/billycobhamretreat.

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Sean Mitchell

Sean Mitchell has been an active participant in the drumming industry for over 20 years. He has studied under Crash Test Dummies drummer Mitch Dorge and Drumming's Global Ambassador Dom Famularo. Sean is also a songwriter and regularly performs with his wife (and singer) Jill Mitchell. Sean proudly endorses Aquarian Drumheads.



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