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post Apr 9 2008, 06:16 AM
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i'm a junior in highschool and starting to think about which colleges i want to attend after i graduate. since all i want to do is play guitar i been looking at the Musicians Institute in california where they have GIT or the guitar insitute of technology. it seems like a really good place for guitar players and any other musician as well. some notable alumni are Paul Gilbert, Frank Gambale, and many other famous musicians. its supposed to be the best contemporary music school in america and offers classes in just about every aspect of guitar playing from jazz to shred. it offers real music degrees and transeferrable credits plus its in the middle of hollywood one of the best places in the world for music. it almost seems to good to be true so thats why i'm asking here if anyone has heard of MI and might have any extra information that can help decide if its worth checking out. it sounds like an awsome place but i dont want to go putting all my eggs in one basket. if anyone can help me out i'd really appreciate it. here is the schools main site if you havent heard of it before: www.mi.edu
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post Apr 9 2008, 09:53 AM
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Looks great. If I lived in the US, I would definetly apply there! Anyone know if there's something like that in Scandinavia? tongue.gif

By the way, what do people do after finishing that school? I can't really make a picture of what people do after they graduate there. Some may get a good band to play in. But in my head, there's not many options for most people..


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post Apr 9 2008, 10:31 AM
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GIT is legendary. I've heard nothing but praise about that school.

There's more you can do with a music-degree than just play in a band.. I would reckon it's easier getting a job as studio-musician, composer (movies, advertisements, videogames, tvshows etc), high paying teacher positions, etc. when you have a MI diploma.


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QUOTE (Canis @ Apr 9 2008, 12:53 PM) *
Looks great. If I lived in the US, I would definetly apply there! Anyone know if there's something like that in Scandinavia? tongue.gif

By the way, what do people do after finishing that school? I can't really make a picture of what people do after they graduate there. Some may get a good band to play in. But in my head, there's not many options for most people..



i am agree ith Trond if you are a musician doenst mean only band .music is abig field
so you have to open all these doors to start in the right way .
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post Apr 9 2008, 05:24 PM
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school is always a good thing...I mean nothing bad could come of it...you can only learn stuff..so your field of knowlage will be much wider....


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post Apr 9 2008, 05:46 PM
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Only problem with music schools is that unless you get a scholership it's ussually VERY pricey..

On another note, I also want to attend GIT, allthough I used to think it was in tokyo? or maybe it's in both places? anyways, I probably won't apply because I'm afraid that though I will really enjoy the studies in the end I won't be able to do anything with what Iv'e learnt... music is a really tough buisness.


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post Apr 9 2008, 05:50 PM
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I've been recently in L.A. well GIT is no longer the famous School, that most of our guitar-heroes have done...but is always a Mind-changing experience, that surely will help you in your music career...but I've to warn you do not expect that you will find a good job, the next day after you graduate! I'll suggest you some more formative 3 or four year-college, maybe the USC, they have a Degree called "Studio/Jazz" if I remember well.

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The acceptance test is probably also pretty hard... unsure.gif
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QUOTE (Iluha @ Apr 9 2008, 06:46 PM) *
Only problem with music schools is that unless you get a scholership it's ussually VERY pricey..

you are wright there Iluha....


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post Apr 9 2008, 06:04 PM
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QUOTE (Nighthawk @ Apr 9 2008, 06:52 PM) *
The acceptance test is probably also pretty hard... unsure.gif


Not really if you...work Hard biggrin.gif


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post Apr 9 2008, 06:14 PM
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I tried to get into a simliar school here in denmark, twice failed the acceptance test sad.gif - its a free course, however they only want you if you play jazz all the time. snobs. lol


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QUOTE (Alex87 @ Apr 9 2008, 07:14 PM) *
I tried to get into a simliar school here in denmark, twice failed the acceptance test sad.gif - its a free course, however they only want you if you play jazz all the time. snobs. lol


I think that jazz school can prepare you better to the profession of the musician, even if you are not really into it...most of the great session player had a jazz background...and mainly because, I attend a Jazz class too biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif


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QUOTE (somecrazyguy09 @ Apr 9 2008, 07:16 AM) *
i'm a junior in highschool and starting to think about which colleges i want to attend after i graduate. since all i want to do is play guitar i been looking at the Musicians Institute in california where they have GIT or the guitar insitute of technology. it seems like a really good place for guitar players and any other musician as well. some notable alumni are Paul Gilbert, Frank Gambale, and many other famous musicians. its supposed to be the best contemporary music school in america and offers classes in just about every aspect of guitar playing from jazz to shred. it offers real music degrees and transeferrable credits plus its in the middle of hollywood one of the best places in the world for music. it almost seems to good to be true so thats why i'm asking here if anyone has heard of MI and might have any extra information that can help decide if its worth checking out. it sounds like an awsome place but i dont want to go putting all my eggs in one basket. if anyone can help me out i'd really appreciate it. here is the schools main site if you havent heard of it before: www.mi.edu



Go to Check it during open days biggrin.gif


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QUOTE (Joe Kataldo @ Apr 9 2008, 07:53 PM) *
...and mainly because, I attend a Jazz class too biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif
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I can't resist to say that biggrin.gif ;D


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Really I cant think of anywhere id rather more go ! - someone book me a flight ! biggrin.gif biggrin.gif biggrin.gif


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Wow, looks great.

Chad Smith and John Frusciante from Red Hot Chili Peppers also went there. smile.gif
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My advice is to check out all the sites and talks on the internet about all the guitar schools and their surroundings. It is very important to know what you want before signing in so you can better choose what you need in that school and VERY important to choose the right musical surrounding. If you're in a city that limits you to progress in a career - leave. It is better to go to the bigger city and study there, lots of players and jobs, big market. You can work during studies, and succeed.


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That school looks great smile.gif


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i've actualy heard its not that pricey of a school to go to for one thing but its still not cheap i'm sure. and another reason i want to go here is because although most four year universities offer some jazz classes i dont just want to learn just jazz and at GIT they have classes for everything...including jazz. Also most universitites wont even let you apply unless you have many years of formal training and i'm self taught so i would'nt even get close to getting accepted to one of the colleges where i live. i'm actually going to attend they're summer program so in june i'me gonna fly down there and pretty much get to be a student there for a week getting all that the school has to offer. once i'm done there i'll let yall know how it is.
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