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Musical Heroes of the Last Evening of the Java Performance Tuning Course

18 September 2011 Comments off

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We were five students of Kirk Pepperdine’s Java Performance Tuning Course, which took place in September 2011 near Chania, Crete.

We were amazed to find out that we were actually three guitarist, one harmonica player and a supporter. We had spontaneous fun on the area of the living room reserved for musical instruments. I was reminded of the fact, that I had not pick up my own musical instrument for awful long time. We found welcome relief and enjoyment, and it was good to have Maxi, the talented kid, to share our fun.


Kirk Pepperdine

Attendees find the course to be a relearning of everything they thought they knew about performance tuning

Roland Brandqvist (playing Maxi Kabutz electric guitar and singing brilliantly the Police’s Roxanne. Roland has band experience ;-o )
Mario (acoustic guitar; a good guitarist also on electric)
Henri Tremblay (harmonica and singing – the Quebecois can rock the blues specially good)
Maxi Kabutz (playing his Roland electronic drum kit; this lad is only 13 years old and he is good)
Simone Barbieri (lending his support as groupie. AS Roma  😉
Me – Peter Pilgrim (playing acoustic – I am so rusty out of the saddle)

This recording took place on the last day of the course, Thursday 15th, we all stayed at the Kabutz family household and enjoyed a fabulous barbecue. We found out that we are all musicians of some type!

PS: Special shout-out and thank you to Simone Barbieri for taking my humble iPhone 3GS and making the video recording!

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