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***YAMAHA & LEE RITENOUR w/Berklee College of Music host GLOBAL INSTRUMENT COMPETITION in Guitar, Piano/Keyboards, Bass or Drums

Lee Ritenour’s 3rd Annual 6 String Theory Global Music Competition is now accepting entries in Guitar, Piano, Bass or Drums! Winning musicians of the Rhythm Section will record a track on Lee Ritenour’s 2012 Concord Records album starring a ‘who’s who’ of greats such as: Dave Grusin, Nathan East, Will Kennedy, Dave Weckl, George Duke, John Beasley, Sonny Emory, Larry Goldings, Stanley Clarke, Melvin Davis and more.  Guitar & Rhythm player winners will also win Berklee College of Music Scholarships, Yamaha instruments & endorsements, Crown of the Continent & National Guitar Workshop scholarships for guitar finalists + various other prizes. The 4 winners will have a shot at a Concord Records deal plus professional mentoring. Submit 2 YouTube videos online for your chance to win! For registration, info & prize details: www.sixstringtheory.com till 5/1/12

Sponsors of the competition:  Yamaha; Crown of the Continent Guitar Workshop;  National Guitar Workshop;  Berklee College of Music;  Concord Records; Monster; Premier Guitar; D’Addario String Company; Jazziz Magazine; Music Connection

Lee Ritenour discussing competition:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9fuQmk6wm1Y&context=C4226eaaADvjVQa1PpcFMDALo5Fd2HPSIsuFLptrUCVZePl6AAVVQ=

*** PAST WINNERS & FINALISTS’ UPDATES

*Shon Boublil was the 2010 6 String Theory Guitar Grand Prize winner. Shon played a track on Lee Ritneour’s 2010 album “6 String Theory.”  Shon won a 4 year scholarship to Berklee College of Music and is in his 2nd year.

*David Brown Murray was the 2011 6 String Theory Guitar Grand Prize winner. David won a Yamaha endorsement; the feature player at the 2012 National Guitar Workshop; professional mentoring from Lee Ritenour; a week vacation for 4 at Flathead Lake Lodge in MT ($8,000 value) as well as the publicity & promotion from his winning performance at Crown of the Continents Guitar Workshop & Festival 2011.

*This is the first year of the Rhythm Section competition in piano, bass & drums so we’ll have updates on their success next year!

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Instrumentalist Call out! Play guitar, drums, bass or piano? Register by May 1, 2012 for your chance to win!

***3rd ANNUAL GLOBAL INSTRUMENT COMPETITION!! Call out for Guitar, Piano/Keyboards, Bass or Drum Applicants!Lee Ritenour’s 3rd Annual 6 String Theory Global Music Competition is now accepting entries in Guitar, Piano, Bass or Drums! Winning musicians of the Rhythm Section will record a track on Lee Ritenour’s 2012 Concord Records album starring a ‘who’s who’ of greats such as: Dave Grusin, Nathan East, Will Kennedy, Dave Weckl, George Duke, John Beasley, Sonny Emory, Larry Goldings, George Duke, Stanley Clarke and more.  Guitar & Rhythm player winners will also win Berklee College of Music Scholarships, Yamaha instruments & endorsements, Crown of the Continent & National Guitar Workshop scholarships for guitar finalists + various other prizes. The 4 winners will have a shot at a Concord Records deal plus professional mentoring. Submit 2 YouTube videos online for your chance to win! For registration, info & prize details: www.sixstringtheory.com until May 1, 2012

Sponsors of the competition:  Yamaha; Crown of the Continent Guitar Workshop;  National Guitar Workshop;  Berklee College of Music;  Concord Records; Monster; Premier Guitar; D’Addario String Company; Jazziz Magazine; Music Connection

*** PAST WINNERS & FINALISTS’ UPDATES

*Shon Boublil was the 2010 6 String Theory Guitar Grand Prize winner. Shon played a track on Lee Ritneour’s 2010 album “6 String Theory.”  Shon won a 4 year scholarship to Berklee College of Music and is in his 2nd year.

*David Brown Murray was the 2011 6 String Theory Guitar Grand Prize winner. David won a Yamaha endorsement; the feature player at the 2012 National Guitar Workshop; professional mentoring from Lee Ritenour; a week vacation for 4 at Flathead Lake Lodge in MT ($8,000 value) as well as the publicity & promotion from his winning performance at Crown of the Continents Guitar Workshop & Festival 2011.

*This is the first year of the Rhythm Section competition in piano, bass & drums so we’ll have updates on their success next year!

3rd ANNUAL GLOBAL INSTRUMENT COMPETITION BEGINS!! (Guitar, Piano/Keyboards, Bass or Drums)

Lee Ritenour’s 3rd Annual Six String Theory Global Music Competition is now accepting entries in Guitar, Piano, Bass or Drums! Winning musicians in piano, bass & drums will record a track on Lee Ritenour’s 2012 Concord Records album starring a ‘who’s who’ of greats such as: Dave Grusin, Nathan East, Will Kennedy, Dave Weckl, George Duke, John Beasley, Sonny Emory, Larry Goldings, Stanley Clarke and more.   Prize packages include:  Berklee College of Music Scholarships, Yamaha instruments & endorsements, Monster prizes, professional mentoring and a shot at a Concord Records. Guitar finalists will also win Crown of the Continent & National Guitar Workshop scholarships, featured musician performance at workshops, vacation package for 2 to Montana (8,000 value) + various D’Addario prizes. Special $2,500 cash prize for classical guitar finalist. All 6 guitar finalists also will receive a $500 prize.

Applicants are required to submit 2 YouTube videos at: www.sixstringtheory.com by May 1, 2012 for their chance at amazing prize packages and priceless opportunities in the music biz!

Sponsors of the competition: Yamaha; Crown of the Continent Guitar Workshop; National Guitar Workshop; Berklee College of Music; Concord Records; Monster; Premier Guitar; D’Addario String Company; Jazziz Magazine; Music Connection

Lee Ritenour is recording his Concord Records album tentatively titled “Rhythm Sessions” to be released later this year. The album will star a ‘who’s who’ of rhythm players such as Dave Grusin, Nathan East, Will Kennedy, Dave Weckl, George Duke, John Beasley, Sonny Emory, Larry Goldings, Stanley Clarke and more. Plus, the 3 winning rhythm players from the 2012 competition get to record a track on the album, which is a compelling human interest tie in.

The previous 2 winners update:

*Shon Boublil was the 2010 6 String Theory Guitar Grand Prize winner. Shon won a full-ride, 4 year scholarship to Berklee College of Music and is currently in his 2nd year. Shon also recorded a track on Lee Ritneour’s 2010 album “6 String Theory” starring a list of guitar luminaries. Shon is also opening for Lee in a Ontario, Canada performance this year.

*David Brown Murray was the 2011 6 String Theory Guitar Grand Prize winner and won Yamaha instruments/endorsement; the feature player at the 2012 National Guitar Workshop; professional mentoring from Lee Ritenour; a week vacation for 4 at Flathead Lake Lodge in MT ($8,000 value) as well as the publicity & promotion from his winning performance at Crown of the Continents Guitar Workshop & Festival 2011. The global music competition is open in 4 instrument categories: Piano/Keyboards, Guitar, Bass & Drums. The prize package value is over $600,000 and includes Yamaha instruments, Berklee College of Music Scholarships, professional mentoring, Crown of the Continent & National Guitar Workshop scholarships for guitar finalists, professional recording on Lee’s 2012 Concord Records release for the winning rhythm section and a shot a Concord Records label deal for all and various other prizes from Monster and D’Addario. We also have a special $2,500 cash prize for the classical guitar finalist. Legendary musicians such as Dave Grusin, Nathan East, Harvey Mason, John Patitucucci, Will Kennedy, Patrice Rushen and many more will be the judges for the competition. Applicants are required to submit 2 YouTube videos at www.sixstringtheory.com by May 1, 2012 (see info below).

2012 Contest is LIVE: Press release

Back by popular demand, Lee Ritenour launches the 3rd Annual Yamaha 6 String Theory Guitar Competition on Jan. 21, 2012, in partnership with Yamaha, Berklee College of Music, Crown of the Continent Guitar Foundation and the National Guitar Workshop. 2012 marks the expansion of the competition to include the Inaugural Lee Ritenour & Dave Grusin Rhythm Section Competition. Oscar® award winning and 2012 Grammy® nominated, Dave Grusin, is head of the Advisory Board for the Rhythm Section competition. Adding 3 new instruments to the competition: Piano, Bass and Drums, the contest grows to reach thousands of aspiring and upcoming new musicians from around the world. The contest kicks off January 21, 2012 and ends May 1, 2012.

The competition is the inspiration of  legendary Grammy® award winning guitarist/composer and producer, Lee Ritenour, who debuted the International competition in 2010 with the release of his all-star guitar CD, 6 String Theory.  The CD has been named Guitar International’s “Best Album of the Year,” Jazziz’ “Publisher’s Album of the Year” – and culminated in Ritenour recently receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award from Guitar Player Magazine.  The CD features 20 world-class guitarists including George Benson, BB King, Slash, Vince Gill, Robert Cray, and the winner of the 2010 competition Shon Boublil. Lee Ritenour’s 2012 album, tentatively titled “Rhythm Sessions” will feature a ‘who’s who’ of all-star rhythm players, as well as a track with the winners of the 2012 rhythm section competition.

The contest continued to flourish in 2011 garnering hundreds of applicants from over 45 countries and giving 36 semi-finalists the opportunity to compete and study at the world-renowned National Guitar Workshop. The 6 finalists attended the esteemed Crown of the Continents Guitar Workshop and Festival where the Final Competition took place. Our 2011 winner, David Browne Murray, is a talented acoustic guitarist from Ireland. With the success of the previous two competitions, it was a natural progression to expand the contest to include piano, bass and drums as well as guitar.

Guitar Entries will be accepted in the genres of Rock, Blues, Jazz/Fusion, Acoustic, Classical/Flamenco or Country.Rhythm Section Entries will be accepted in the genres of Jazz, Fusion, Rock, Blues or Contemporary. Competitors are required to send an online video submission at www.sixstringtheory.com

Prizes for the Guitar Competition include Berklee College of Music Scholarship, professional recording and mentoring opportunities, a weeklong stay at the four-star Flathead Lake Lodge in Bigfork, MT for a party of two ($8,000 value), a potential Concord Records recording contract, 36 National Guitar Workshop scholarships, 6 Crown of the Continent Scholarships, Cash, Yamaha Guitars & endorsements as well as other prizes from Monster, D’Addario Strings, and others. There is a special cash prize of $2,500 awarded to the Classical Guitar Finalist (courtesy of sponsor James Stroud), as well as $500 cash prize to each of the 6 Guitar Finalists. Rhythm Section prizes include Berklee College of Music Scholarships, Yamaha instruments; professional mentoring; an opportunity to record on Lee Ritenour’s forthcoming album with Concord Music Group scheduled for release May 2012; an opportunity to perform at the esteemed Crown of the Continent Guitar Workshop and Festival in Montana Aug. 26-Sept. 2, 2012 and other prizes from Monster.  Total value of 4 prize packages over $600,000.

To register and for complete contest rules, regulations and prizes visit www.sixstringtheory.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Sharleen Bazeghi

Main #: 424.261.2284

6stringtheory@gmail.com

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