The G4 Experience is a music camp of 4 days & night with musical legends, organized by Joe Satriani and his friends. The first G4 Experience was on August 11 to August 15 2014 starring Joe Satriani, Paul Gilbert, Andy Timmons and Mike Keneally. 4 entire days of teaching, performing and offering the campers a chance to jam with those legends, the perfect opportunity to improve and refine his playing.

There will be a second G4 experience 2015, from June 28 to July 2 in Cambira Pines Lodge, California, starring Joe Satriani, Guthrie Govan, Mike Keneally and Tosin Abasi !

Bryan Beller and Marco Minnemann from The Aristocrats will also be a part of the event, the same for Javier Reyes and drummer Matt Garstka from Animal As Leaders. Some special guests like the guitarists Andy Aledort, Doug Doppler, Bruce Bouillet, and the bassist Stu Hamm will be at the 2015 camp too.

A very important point will be the group sessions that are planned every day with The Artistocrats and Animals As Leaders to explore the group experience, synergy, and the improvisation in a band, like your are a whole part of those bands! The two drummers Marco Minnemann and Matt Garstka will be there for drum clinics, as well as Stu Hamm and Bryan Beller who will do some bass instruction.
Like last year, they will be performing every night in intimate gigs in front of the G4 campers.

Get your ticket at www.g4experience.com !

I’m confident each and every G4 camper will come away inspired and armed with more useful musical knowledge than they could have attained in any other way. The camp makes learning fun and creates an atmosphere of camaraderie that can’t be matched anywhere else.

Joe Satriani.

Every aspect of this event promises to be a lot of fun, but I must say I’m particularly looking forward to the fact that the whole Aristocrats trio will be there: this means that we’ll be able to move beyond a strictly guitar-centric focus and devote some time to the way band members work together when writing, rehearsing or touring. That stuff is hugely important but all too often gets overlooked.

Guthrie Govan.

G4 Experience 2015 w/ Joe Satriani, Animals as Leaders, The Aristocrats, Mike Keneally & More!

Joe Satriani, Tosin Abasi, Guthrie Govan – G4 Experience Video Roundtable


The G4 Experience is a unique occasion to spend some time with rock personalities. I’ve participated in August 2014 and I really appreciated the organisation and the atmosphere. In the morning, the campers has the choice between Andy’s, Bruce’s, Doug’s and Mike’s sessions. Then we all met to under the white tent to for Paul’s jam session. After noon, Joe did his 2-hours long masterclass where he played and commented on the style and content of his songs, answering our questions that were about technique or about his own experience. In the evening we had a private show of an artist, first of all it was Paul, then Mike, Andy and finally Joe. The awesome thing is that we were living with them : Andy, Mike and Paul were sleeping at lodge with all the participants, we had meals and we were joking with them. They were very open and came to ear us playing in our jam sessions after the night shows for encourage, congratulate, giving some advices, and even playing with us on last night. It truely was an occasion to live wonderful moments and have a lot of pleasure with people who share tthe passion you have in common.”

Paul Tabaric (France)