The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance was proud to present guitar legend Greg Howe for a masterclass on Thursday, 10th March at their London facility.
During his career he has played on Michael Jackson’s ‘History’ tour throughout Europe and Asia, joined pop star Enrique Iglesias on a tour of Europe and was the lead guitarist on two separate tours of the states for NSYNC, one of which was stadium shows exclusively. In 2003 Greg also performed on a promotional tour with Justin Timberlake, although ultimately ended up having to leave in order to complete work on his 2003 release “Extraction”, the critically acclaimed all-star funk fusion extravaganza featuring electric bass virtuoso Victor Wooten (of the flecktones) and the legendary drummer Dennis Chambers.
In 2008 Greg released his latest album entitled “Sound Proof”, which has been reviewed as one of Howe’s best albums ever. In February 2009 Greg teamed up once more with Justin Timberlake to perform at the 51st Grammy’s Award Show and his self-entitled album “Greg Howe” was recently named #10 in the top ten shred albums of all times by Guitar World Magazine.
Greg shared his techniques, his experience and his thoughts on being a guitar player and an artist in the modern music world at this; his only London date on his European clinic tour.
Institute student Vladimir Ivan commented; “I liked that he gave a realistic and honest answer to the famous question; ‘How can I become a better guitar player?’ His answer (paraphrasing): ‘You have to love what you play and feel positive about it, that’s what you’re going to get good at”.
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