Once in a while you come across someone who is genuinely inspirational. That special individual who carries a heavy burden as if it were weightless. Jason Becker is such a person.
For those of you who have never heard of him, Becker was, at one time, a phenomenal guitar player. As a teenager he played with Marty Friedman in the duo Cacophony. When he was 20 years old, he was chosen to replace Steve Vai in David Lee Roth’s band. An album followed, a tour planned. Jason Becker was on his way to becoming a legendary shredder.
New live album of the benefit festival for Jason Becker. Pledge for the live disc! Proceeds will go to Jason Becker!
On November 13, 2011, a 6-hour guitar festival was held to honor Jason Becker, the incredible guitarist known for his extraordinary work with Cacophony, David Lee Roth and Marty Friedman, among others. Out of deep respect for Jason and love of his work, each guitarist featured at this tribute show waived their usual performance fees, playing that day simply to honor one of their contemporaries and source of great influence.
DC Music School is proud to be working on the definitive instructional video on the guitar style of Shrapnel recording artist legend Jason Becker, featuring guitarist Max Dible.
Production begins in Fall of 2012 with an expected release in 2013.
About guitarist Max Dible, and Jason Becker’s endorsement of this project.
Max Dible is a long time common friend of Denis Chang and Jason Becker. He has devoted the last 10 years to transcribing Jason’s music, working closely alongside Jason. With access to the mastertapes of Jason’s recordings and Jason’s personal knowledge, Max has been able to decipher all of Jason’s recordings in excruciating detail! Did you guys know about the delay pedal effect used in the Altitudes intro (the shimmering effect that is barely audible at the very beginning) or the Mabel’s Fatal Fable outro? That dissonant melody at the end of Mabel’s Fatal Fable, did you know that it was the “Leave To Beaver” theme played backwards, harmonized in minor seconds? Well Max has it all figured out!
Visit the DC Music School website to get more information and learn how you can help!
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If Jason's story touches you, please use the link above for PayPal and donate to "The Jason Becker Special Needs Trust"
or send a donation directly to:
P.O. Box 70513, Point Richmond, CA 94807
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