Boston and Berklee 1994

Hace casi ya 20 años que me pase un verano magico en Boston, 5 semanas de musica total en Berklee. La cabeza casi se me revienta de toda la informacion. Lo mas chulo era la videoteca, hemeroteca o como se llame. 1994. Si querias ver video y escuchar musica eran vhs (que aun no tenian dvd's ellos) y cd's. Y partituras, muchas partituras para estudiar.
El programa era un intensivo de guitarra de 5 semanas pero incluia clases de coro, solfeo y ademas te ponian a tocar en varios grupos. Aqui en estas fotos estoy tocando un concierto pequeño con el grupo de jazz. Tambien participe en un grupo de Blues que cerro el curso tocando en el auditorio grande de la escuela. Fue un momento muy apero que tengo guardado en Santo Domingo en un Vhs. Ojala no se haya dañado con la humedad. A ver si un dia me siento a recuperar todas esas imagenes de antiguos conciertos. Mientras tanto, a crear nuevos recuerdos.

It's been almost 20 years since I spent an incredible summer at Boston's Berklee College of Music taking a five week guitar course. It included playing in various bands ( pictured is a small concert with the jazz group). With the blues band we got to play on the last day of the program in the big auditorium. We played "Wonderful Tonight" ( Clapton) ,  "I Never Loved a Man" made famous by Aretha Franklin but mainly because the girl that sang in the group loved The Commitments. We also played an original track from one of the singers in the band.
It was a really nice summer, 4th of July was incredible, caught John Williams and his Boston Pops by the Charles River, I believe.  My family and me staying on Beacon Hill right across from the State House. It was incredible being in that area of the city and walking to Berklee every day, crossing Copley Square and just enjoying my stay.

The most incredible part was taking in all the music at Berklee, 24/7. The library with all the cds, and videos, sheet music... just a great learning environment.
I went back to Santo Domingo with an open mind and new ideas on how to approach my music.
It was a good summer!

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