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Announcing the return of DWEEZILLA Music Boot Camp at Full Moon Resort July 24-28, 2017! Join Dweezil and his band for an all new DWEEZILLA format that puts the focus on playing in an ensemble. It's your turn to play! #Zappa! #LearnandDestroy

 
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JULY 2017 - THE RETURN OF DWEEZILLA

In July 2017, Dweezil Zappa and his band will host the fifth Dweezilla Music Boot Camp in the Catskill Forest Preserve in Big Indian, New York. It's no fantasy camp where you learn how to play Frank Zappa's, however, you will will learn different styles of music and how to be a better musician. Dweezilla includes private concerts, lessons and daily interactions with the band and crew alike.

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MUSIC IS THE BEST!

People from all ages and skill levels attend Dweezilla Music Boot Camp. All workshops are optional and open to everyone.

DWEEZILLA IS FOR EVERYONE

"I love teaching everyone, but my favorites are the real beginners." One of Dweezilla's most important factors is getting Frank's music to a younger generation. In past camps, participants have ranged from 14-70... it's all about connecting to the music.


DAILY SCHEDULE ANNOUNCED!

Monday July 24th

  • 3:00 - 4:30 Camper Check In at the Valley View House

  • 4:45 - 5:30 Meet the staff and fellow students! Introductions, descriptions of classes, distribution of schedules and materials, recommendations, advice, camp essentials and site orientation.

  • 5:30 - 6:30 DWEEZILLA Welcoming Event: Enjoy a beverage and mingle with Dweezil and his band on the Front Lawn. This year it’s all about student interaction on stage with the band so let’s all get to know each other!

  • 6:30 - 9:30 Gourmet Dinner!

  • 9:45 - 12:00AM Inaugural Jam Night!

Tuesday July 25th - Day One

  • 7:30 - 9:30 AM Buffet Breakfast

  • 10:00 - 12:00PM “I’m With The Band” Group Class. Demonstrations and Discussions with Dweezil and his band. Introduction to materials to be learned for Day Three student performance! (Learn some of Dweezil’s favorite songs written by his father)

  • 12:30 - 1:30PM Buffet Lunch

  • 2:00 - 4:00PM “Pick Me, I’m Clean!” Form Student Groups, choose songs and Match with instructors from Dweezil’s band.

  • 5:00 - 6:00PM “Let It Sink In” Practice or Relax in your free time. Take a private one on one or group lesson with an instructor!

  • 6:30 - 8:00PM Gourmet Dinner

  • 8:30 - 9:30PM “Ask Me Anything” Q&A, Ask Dweezil questions after dinner

  • 9:45 - 12AM “Play Time!” in the Road House. Jam with fellow students and members of Dweezil’s Band.

Wednesday July 26th - Day Two

  • 7:30 - 9:30 AM St Alfonzo’s Pancake Breakfast (Lemon Ricotta Pancakes, Traditional Buttermilk)

  • 10:00 - 12:00PM “I’m With The Band” Group Class 2. Student interaction with the band. Hands on playing experience with discussions and demonstrations of the importance of dynamics and how to build intensity. Discussions of phrasing and solo strategies. Revision of song material to be learned.

  • 12:30 - 1:30PM Buffet Lunch

  • 2:00 - 3:15PM “Song Work For Yuda!” Student Satellite Groups work with instructors at designated camp locations.

  • 3:30 - 6:00PM “Put The Eyebrows On It” Dweezil Zappa and guest instructor Andy Aledort discuss and demonstrate aspects of traditional blues influences within the music of Frank Zappa and how he twisted them. Learn examples of how to employ these “twists” in your own playing and music.

  • ALTERNATE 5:00 - 6:00PM “Let It Sink In” Practice or Relax in your free time. Take a private one on one or group lesson with an instructor!

  • 6:30 - 8:00PM Gourmet Dinner

  • 8:30 - 9:30PM “Shut Up And Play The Blues!” An Old School Blues Jam in the Road House with Dweezil Zappa, Andy Aledort, members of Dweezil’s band and YOU! (selected students will sit in)

  • 9:45 - 12AM Play Time! In the Road House. Jam with fellow students and members of Dweezil’s Band.

Thursday July 27th - Day Three

  • 7:30 - 9:30 AM The Breakfast Never Stops (except when it does because of class)

  • 10:00 - 12:00PM “I’m With The Band” Group Class 3. Student interaction with the band. More revision of song material to be learned for the Day Three performance.

  • 12:30 - 1:30PM Buffet Lunch

  • 2:00 - 3:45PM “Song Work For Yuda!” Student Satellite Groups work with

    instructors at designated camp locations in preparation for DAY THREE performance.

  • 4:00 - 6:00PM “Ain’t Got A Thuzz If It Ain’t Got That FUZZ” Dweezil Zappa and guest James Santiago discuss and demonstrate their favorite analog FUZZ pedals. They will explain the different aspects that give them their unique sonic signature. This will be a discussion as well as a hands on opportunity for you to try different FUZZ pedals!

  • ALTERNATE 5:00 - 6:00PM “Let It Sink In” Practice or Relax in your free time. Take a private one on one or group lesson with an instructor!

  • 6:30 - 8:30PM “Dinner En Regalia” in the tent. Celebrate the final night of DWEEZILLA. Guitar Giveaway and other prizes!

  • 9:00 - 11:30PM “ DWEEZILLA Live At Full Moon” A concert featuring all of the students from DWEEZILLA. Includes students performing the songs they have learned during the week with Dweezil and his band.

  • 11:45 - 12:30AM “Night Cap” A farewell treat, hot chocolate and marshmallow roast (SMORES) and send off for students, staff and instructors.

Friday July 28th - Check Out

8:00 - 10:00 AM Farewell Breakfast

 

*SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE