Ancient Future Times: Spring Shows and Skype Studies Sale
Spring 2016 Issue:
Ancient Future at Willits Community Theatre April 3
•Featuring World Guitar Pioneer Matthew Montfort and Tabla Virtuoso Vishal Nagar
Ancient Future at Occidental Center for the Arts April 9
•Featuring World Guitar Pioneer Matthew Montfort, Tabla Virtuoso Vishal Nagar, and Pianist/Santurist Mariah Parker
Mariah Parker's Indo Latin Jazz Ensemble at Throckmorton Theatre April 30
•Featuring Mariah Parker (Piano, Santur), Paul McCandless (Woodwinds), Matthew Montfort (Guitar), Ian Dogole (Global Percussion), Brian Rice (Latin Percussion), Kash Killion (Bass, Cello), and Special Guest Michaelle Goerlitz (Latin Percussion)
Online Private Music Lessons Via Skype
•Study in the Comfort of Home with Ancient Future Leader Matthew Montfort
Debut Mendocino Performance with Montfort's New Scalloped Fretboard Guitar
Featuring World Guitar Pioneer Matthew Montfort and Tabla Virtuoso Vishal Nagar
Sunday April 3, 2016, 7 PM
Willits Community Theatre
37 West Van Lane
Willits, CA 95490
Tix: $15. Available in person at Mazahar at 38 S. Main St., online at brownpapertickets.com, by phone at 800-838-3006, and at the door the night of the show if seats are still available. Doors Open at 6:30 PM.
Info: Call 707-459-0895 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Poster (138k pdf).
Matthew Montfort's New Custom Martin Scalloped Fretboard Guitar
Photos of scalloped fretboard guitar by Alan Perlman
Scalloped fretboard guitar pioneer Matthew Montfort's new custom guitar is the result of a collaboration between Montfort, the Artist Relations Department of C.F. Martin & Co., and San Francisco luthier Alan Perlman. It features an extra upper bout sound hole and a very large sound hole to add volume, a cutaway with extra frets for extended playing range, and a short scale yet wide neck for greater string bending capability.
Recommended Recording Featuring Matthew Montfort and Vishal Nagar
Yearning for the Wind by Ancient Future (Ancient-Future.Com AF-90352). Sale $10. Buy 1 Now. "Matthew is joined by Vishal Nagar on tabla, and they clearly show (sonically) the joy than can be achieved by well-placed and strictly focused music. The tabla percussion makes it far more than 'just another raga'." — Dick Metcalf, ZZAJ PRODUCTIONS
Debut Sonoma Performance with Montfort's New Scalloped Fretboard Guitar
Photo of Mariah Parker, Matthew Montfort, and Vishal Nagar by Devki.
Featuring Matthew Montfort (Guitars), Vishal Nagar (Tabla), and Mariah Parker (Santur)
Saturday, April 9, 2016, 8 PM
Occidental Center for the Arts
3850 Doris Murphy Ct. (Bohemian Hwy. at Graton Rd.)
Occidental CA 95465
Tix: $22 advance/$25 door. Reserve tickets early at brownpapertickets.com.
Info: Call 707-874-9392 or email email@example.com.
Poster (138k pdf).
Recommended Recording Featuring Matthew Montfort, Vishal Nagar, and Mariah Parker
The Archive of Future Ancient Recordings by Ancient Future (Ancient-Future.Com AF-2030). Fan funded. $15 up. Support Now. Ancient Future's fan funded recording project has 10 tracks and over an hour of music in it so far, with four more tracks to be added next month, and supporters of the archive can purchase a limited edition CD of all of these tracks, appropriately titled A.F.A.R. So Far.
Pre-Release Concert for Live Recording Project
Featuring Mariah Parker (Piano, Santur), Paul McCandless (Woodwinds), Matthew Montfort (Guitar), Ian Dogole (Global Percussion), Brian Rice (Latin Percussion), Kash Killion (Bass, Cello), and Special Guest Michaelle Goerlitz (Latin Percussion)
Saturday, April 30, 2016, 8:00 PM
142 Throckmorton Avenue
Mill Valley, California
Tix: $20 in advance, $25 at the door, $35 reserved seating at tickets.throckmortontheatre.org.
Mariah Parker's Indo Latin Jazz Ensemble performs 'Milo's Moment.'
Watch on YouTube.
Recommended Recording Featuring Mariah Parker's Indo Latin Jazz Ensemble
Sangria by Mariah Parker (Ancient-Future.Com AF 2017). Sale $10. Buy 1 Now. "Parker and friends blend the rhythmic syncopations of Latin jazz music with the entrancing, asymmetrical meters of East Indian rhythms resulting in first-class world music." — LATIN BEAT MAGAZINE
Study in the Comfort of Home with Ancient Future Leader Matthew Montfort
Matthew Montfort is now offering all styles and levels of guitar instruction as well as lessons on any of the subjects on the Ancient-Future.Com world music education web site via Skype and other web conferencing services. Instruction is tailored to the individual needs of the student.
Montfort wrote the book Ancient Traditions – Future Possibilities: Rhythmic Training Through the Traditions of Africa, Bali, and India, which has been used by many musicians to improve their rhythm skills on their instrument of choice. For all instruments and voice, instruction and coaching is also available on improvisation, solo development, rhythm training, reading Western notation, reading Indian notation, composition, music theory, record production, and world music forms such as Balinese gamelan, West African polyrhythms, Indian raga and tala, Arabic maqam, and Latin rhythms.
Guitar lessons are available in any style ranging from folk, jazz, blues, rock, and classical, to world music forms including flamenco, Indian, Arabic, and African music. Instruction including instrumental technique is also available for bass, fretless bass, mandolin, ukulele, sitar, charango and other unusual plucked instruments.
Music lessons make an excellent gift, and introductory sale rates on individual Skype lessons are being offered for a limited time. For further information, visit www.matthewmontfort.com or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Skype Lesson Sale
45 Minute Lesson. Sale $48. Buy 1 Now. 60 Minute Lesson. Sale $60. Buy 1 Now. Lesson prices include email or phone consultation prior to first Skype session, custom .pdf of lesson plan with written music if desired in Western notation, guitar tablature, drum tablature, Indian sargam, or other appropriate system, related audio or video files if needed, private Skype session, and follow up consultation if needed.
Recommended Training Manual
Ancient Traditions – Future Possibilities: Rhythmic Training Through the Traditions of Africa, Bali and India by Matthew Montfort (Ancient Future Music, 1985. ISBN 0-937879-00-2). Sale $52.95. Buy 1 Now. A must-have for all students of world music.