We are very pleased to announce the Pat Metheny concert at the Pantages Theatre in Minneapolis on October 12 at 7:30 pm. Metheny will be playing alongside Antonio Sanchez, Linda Oh and Simcock.
This event is special because Metheny is one of the greatest guitarists in the world. Obviously creating a list of greatest guitarists is very difficult, but Metheny brings together several characteristics that make him musically unique. His arrangements are complex yet inspiring.
Metheny’s predominant style is jazz. Because his harmony and melody are so refined, some prior musical knowledge or jazz background is necessary to appreciate his music. But you don’t have to go too far. Acquiring some basic knowledge is enough to start realizing the beauty of jazz. You can start by studying music theory online and then listening to a few songs.
The importance of musical knowledge in this case allows you to understand melodic intentions, phrasing structure, the way Metheny explores triads and tetrads in bold patterns. One of Metheny’s originalities lies in his transition from trumpet to guitar early in his childhood. Because he started on the trumpet, a few bebop jazz licks formed his identity as a guitarist, so much so that his first album (Bright Size Life) influenced hundreds of guitarists. The jazz guitar, which was already characterized by improvisation in live shows, has gained new spices and nuances thanks to the newest icon.
Metheny is the winner of 20 Grammy Awards in 12 different categories. His career is amazing because he has not only contributed with records, he has taught and collaborated directly in the education of many students, being the youngest professor to teach at the renowned Berklee College of Music, at the age of 19. Thanks to his profound knowledge of music theory, Metheny reads and writes extensively, composes in different styles, and was one of the pioneers of modern electronic music. His passion and dedication for music makes Pat play more than 100 concerts a year.
Check the video below where Metheny in 1989 explores sounds on the guitar that later motivated MIDI technology:
Book your agenda and enjoy this living legend of jazz here in Minneapolis.
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