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Career Guitarist Consortium

Career Guitarist Consortium How do you make it as a Career Guitarist in the millenniums eclectic music scene? Think it takes luck? Learn the facts and dispel the myths by attending our workshops.

We conduct educational clinics instructed by two of Los Angeles' finest and most diverse professional guitarists: Michael Ripoll and David Stark, who have both been A-List studio and touring Musicians in the music industry and have decades of combined experience. They will demonstrate the techniques and tone behind musical styles ranging from Funk/R&B, Pop, Rock, Jazz, Country, Latin, and more on

We conduct educational clinics instructed by two of Los Angeles' finest and most diverse professional guitarists: Michael Ripoll and David Stark, who have both been A-List studio and touring Musicians in the music industry and have decades of combined experience. They will demonstrate the techniques and tone behind musical styles ranging from Funk/R&B, Pop, Rock, Jazz, Country, Latin, and more on

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12/02/2020
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Hi my name’s Nomad, creator of The Career Musician podcast and former music director for Kenny Babyface Edmonds for the past 10 years. I don’t need to state how hard 2020 has been for all of us. This weekend, I’m teaching a FREE webinar for musicians focused on how to stay PRODUCTIVE during a PANDEMIC!

This FREE webinar will cover building a diverse catalog, interpreting a brief, writing/producing cues (not demos), the importance of metadata, cue spreadsheet protocol, and registration. Plus, I will walk you through a step by step process of how I create a cue for TV from beginning to end.

There are only 2 chances to catch the FREE webinar —

Saturday, Dec 5th at 12PM PST / 3PM EST
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Ep. 15 - The Ultimate Guitar Ninja
06/11/2018
Ep. 15 - The Ultimate Guitar Ninja

Ep. 15 - The Ultimate Guitar Ninja

Jason Land Guitar Ninja founder and developer of one of the most stream-lined methods of guitar teaching I've witnessed sat down with me for almost an hour long conversation that covers his tried and true principles & methods, daily practices, philosophies of life in general and much more! Talking p...

The Career Musician Podcast Ep.13 - Know Where You're Going - Cecil Guyton
05/15/2018
The Career Musician Podcast Ep.13 - Know Where You're Going - Cecil Guyton

The Career Musician Podcast Ep.13 - Know Where You're Going - Cecil Guyton

Cecil Guyton is one of Chi-towns finest in the entertainment biz...from the Chitlin Cicuit to the Big Stage with everyone from Canonball Aderly to Lionel Richie and byeond, this verteran production savant knows exactly where he came from and exactly where he's going! Talking Points:

The Career Musician Podcast Ep. 11 - "Behind The Scenes with Babyface Cast & Crew"
04/30/2018
The Career Musician Podcast Ep. 11 - "Behind The Scenes with Babyface Cast & Crew"

The Career Musician Podcast Ep. 11 - "Behind The Scenes with Babyface Cast & Crew"

MESSAGE: In the face of adversity within the Music Industry we must persevere and remain consistent on a daily basis iin order to breakthrough the threshold of our Careers! TALKING POINTS: Supply and Demand Outbidding Integrity - there's enough to go around Technology changes the way we consume musi...

The Career Musician Podcast Episode 7 - Changing The World with Tommy Sims
02/21/2018
The Career Musician Podcast Episode 7 - Changing The World with Tommy Sims

The Career Musician Podcast Episode 7 - Changing The World with Tommy Sims

Talking points: Production Songwriting Arranging Musical influences Gospel Funk RnB Soul Secular & Christian music Analog vs. Digital technology Programming with MIDI Marketing / Social Media Promotional Ideas Facebook Instagram as marketing tools Shifting Musical lanes Booking Gigs 7 City Fan Culti...

The Career Musician Podcast Episode 6 - Grammy Award Winning Pianist/Composer Ruslan Sirota
02/06/2018
The Career Musician Podcast Episode 6 - Grammy Award Winning Pianist/Composer Ruslan Sirota

The Career Musician Podcast Episode 6 - Grammy Award Winning Pianist/Composer Ruslan Sirota

Talking Points: Soviet Union - Ukraine (Owning a keyboard was illegal) Cassette overdubs Music improvisation Writing songs Music anarchists Classical training Practicing Israel Yamaha School of Music Jazz studies Harmonic freedom and density Scholarship to Berklee Gary Burton helped subsidize colleg...

The Career Musician Podcast Episode 4 - Legendary Tour Manager Bernie Boyle
09/07/2017
The Career Musician Podcast Episode 4 - Legendary Tour Manager Bernie Boyle

The Career Musician Podcast Episode 4 - Legendary Tour Manager Bernie Boyle

What do The Beatles, Michael Jackson, and Paul McCartney have in common? They all called upon legendary tour manager Bernie Boyle to get their tours on the road! Check out the Career Musician Podcast featuring Bernie and his illustriously entertaining anecdotes! Discussion points include: The very b...

Learn what it takes to be a #CareerGuitarist from Industry Professional and Artist NOMAD of @NomadsPlace http://ow.ly/WU...
01/11/2016
The Career Guitarist e-book vol. 1

Learn what it takes to be a #CareerGuitarist from Industry Professional and Artist NOMAD of @NomadsPlace http://ow.ly/WUOoH

The first of many volumes in which NOMAD teaches the necessary skills of what it takes to become a successful CAREER GUITARIST in today's music ind...

NOMADSPLACE Podcast ep2 - Healthy Road Life.mp3
01/08/2016
NOMADSPLACE Podcast ep2 - Healthy Road Life.mp3

NOMADSPLACE Podcast ep2 - Healthy Road Life.mp3

While on tour with Toni Braxton and Kenny 'Babyface' Edmonds in South Africa, NOMAD spoke with event security and close protection bodyguards Tyronne Mattner and Gareth Katzew about how to maintain a healthy lifestyle on the go. They're collective insight reveals that although one might face many ob…

Nothing like a lil acoustic pop practicing to start the weekend! #ProfessorNomad #JamPlay #NomadsPlace #GuitarLesson htt...
03/06/2015
Acoustic Pop Series Intro

Nothing like a lil acoustic pop practicing to start the weekend! #ProfessorNomad #JamPlay #NomadsPlace #GuitarLesson http://ow.ly/K1TKS

NOMAD'S introduction to his Acosutic Pop Lesson Series on JAMPLAY.COM

02/25/2015

#AskNOMAD @ManuelMoreira Great question about choosing valves, which deserves a short novel of a reply! This will help get you started. Break it down into 3 steps:
1- Determine if you need to replace the pre-amp tubes or the power-amp tubes or both.
2- Do some research for the tone you most desire for each type of tube.
3- To do the install you must be sure to consult the instruction manuel or an online tutorial. Here are some useful websites: http://www.thegearpage.net www.gearslutz.com http://www.thetubestore.com/ https://www.tubedepot.com/
Hope that helps. Don’t Sweat It - Fret It! ~ @MichaelNOMADRipoll http://ow.ly/JBlNT

02/25/2015

#AskNOMAD @PeterPanayotov The beauty of sample libraries is they are royalty free! Once you pay for it, you now own it! Thank you for purchasing the Studio Guitars Pack that I did with Big Fish Audio. I am actually working on Volume Two now, so be on the look out for that at @BigFishAudio later this year!

02/24/2015

#ASKNOMAD is where I answer your questions. Get tips, tricks, advice and so much more! Just #ASKNOMAD! @NomadsPlace http://ow.ly/JBjJP

Nomad's guitar sample packs on sale now...50% OFF!!!
03/18/2014

Nomad's guitar sample packs on sale now...50% OFF!!!

Lookin fwd to demoing the new MDP stomp boxes @BOSSLoop @NAMM#Excited #NAMM2014 #BOSSUS #Guitareffects http://ow.ly/i/4m...
01/22/2014

Lookin fwd to demoing the new MDP stomp boxes @BOSSLoop @NAMM
#Excited #NAMM2014 #BOSSUS #Guitareffects http://ow.ly/i/4mcph

08/10/2012

Check out: iLikeNomad.com for real-life guitar tips & behind the scenes footage. I did a vid demo of the Line 6 Variax
@Line6

Blast from the past: Me and Constantine from American Idol '05 tour....wow, that seems like eons ago!P.S. I'm playing my...
05/18/2012

Blast from the past: Me and Constantine from American Idol '05 tour....wow, that seems like eons ago!
P.S. I'm playing my custom Tele assembled from Warmoth parts with Duncan pickups....I love that guitar! And I got it at a pawn shop for $250 back in 1999!

05/18/2012

OK SO THE DATE HAS BEEN PUT ON HOLD!!! WE WILL KEEP YOU POSTED OF THE OFFICIAL DEBUT CGC CLINIC SO PLEASE STAY TUNED!!!

The only string company in the world that matters...D'ADDARIO!!!!
05/11/2012

The only string company in the world that matters...D'ADDARIO!!!!

05/05/2012

Check out Steve Vai playing the blues in the movie Crossroads...

Very Inspiring!

05/05/2012

T.O.D.

The 12 bar blues is a foundation for so many styles of music, with endless alterations.

You should become a master at being able to play over these changes at the drop of a hat without repeating yourself.

Use the entire fretboard. You can play scales, arpeggios, pentatonics... endless ideas!

You could spend a lifetime on just blues.. Try developing your own "voice" over these universal changes and try to break away from using the same old shapes and move around the entire neck.

A legendary guitarist with the utmost technical training once told me he starts out his practice routine with a run down of playing the 12 bar blues solo.
He wouldn't stop until he felt he had played something new.... then moved on.

This advice stuck with me from that day and has helped me become the guitar player I strove to be.

David Stark, CGC.

I always say Kenny wrote the 90's. It's an honor to play along side of him.
05/04/2012

I always say Kenny wrote the 90's. It's an honor to play along side of him.

05/02/2012

T.O.D. - When practicing scales, always use a metronome and start slow! 72bpm is a great place to start with 8th notes then eventually 16th notes when you're ready. At which point you can gradually increase the bpm by 2 clicks at a time until you can't keep up. This should be a gradual progression over the course of an hour or so....remember, in order to play fast, you must practice slow!

Tickets now available!
04/27/2012
The Career Guitarist Consortium

Tickets now available!

The C.G.C.'s David Stark & Michael Ripoll are two of LA's premier session/touring guitarists who desire to help cultivate aspiring Career Guitarists globally!

04/27/2012

Practice Tip

Many stringed instruments including the guitar are unique in the fact that the same note, in the same register can be played in multiple areas of the fretboard. The high E string, 1st string open on the guitar, can be played on 3 different areas of the fretboard for example..
However, they all sound slightly different due to the construction of the instrument and strings.
Point being, when learning a riff by ear, not from a video, try to define what area of the fretboard it was played on first......use just your ears...then "see"
if you were right.

Timeline photos
04/25/2012

Timeline photos

04/25/2012

Practice playing guitar standing and even walking around, as you won't be sitting down playing a show for a mass audience or at an audition for a gig you'd like to get..

Dave with Rick James
04/25/2012

Dave with Rick James

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