LIVE Masterclass VII: Being Kurt Rosenwinkel

by Kurt Rosenwinkel


A 3-hour long live-streamed masterclass with Kurt Rosenwinkel.

Available Dates:
January 13th, 2023 at 2 pm CET
January 13th, 2023 at 7 pm CET
January 14th, 2023 at 2 pm CET
January 14th, 2023 at 7 pm CET
January 15th, 2023 at 2 pm CET
January 15th, 2023 at 7 pm CET


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Additional information

Date and time

January 13th 2pm CET, January 13th 7pm CET, January 14th 2pm CET, January 14th 7pm CET, January 15th 2pm CEST, January 15th 7pm CEST

Product Description

Join Kurt for MC7 – “Being Kurt Rosenwinkel”, where we will take a tour through Kurt’s musical evolution from his first exposure to music to now, 52 years later. This never before seen musical autobiography will dive deep into his practice, sharing his most influential exercises throughout the years and explain how his experiences in life led him to develop the skills he has today. We will explore some key songs and give context to the life experiences that inspired them. We will experience his unique and thoughtful perspective, taken directly from his extensive personal and musical journals from that time period and expand upon his creative evolution through his philosophical and practical musical writings.

Included in this class will be a hand written book filled to the brim with exercises as well as musical studies, songs, practice tracks, and excerpts from his personal journal entries. This musical autobiography will be the first experience of its kind ever to be released. From the graphics to the content you can be sure that there will be surprises at every turn and information that you won’t find anywhere else. A guaranteed revelation for any would be artist…

Find out what its like to BE Kurt Rosenwinkel. Sign up now… See you all there!

  • First 50 people to sign up will be invited to a VIP virtual hang / concert hosted live on zoom
  • Exclusive content including practice tracks, exercises, journal entries, chord diagrams, and more
  • 25 people will be chosen at random and each can send Kurt a song and receive his personal feedback
  • Exclusive, only 30 people per class, a smaller class means more Q&A interaction
  • Each participant in the live class will be entered into a raffle (there will be 3 prizes)

1. A private lesson with Kurt

2. “The Heartcore bundle” One Heartcore rerelease double LP as well as a Heartcore T-Shirt and a digital download code for the newest album release.

3. “The S’Jazz Bundle” a do you pretend to play modern s’jazz T’shirt as well  as a digital download to an exclusive unreleased song

The format is a 2-hour zoom presentation + 1-hour Q&A by Kurt Rosenwinkel and other related materials such as play-alongs (WAV/MP3), handwritten booklet containing guitar arrangements, voicings and exercises (PDF).

After the purchase, you will receive a PDF guide with hyperlinks to a zoom session and a dropbox folder with all related materials. The materials will be put into the folder after the class.


For any questions, please CONTACT US.

Feedback from participants of the masterclass:

“Thank YOU!! Both classes have been life-changing”
“Fantastic transmission of knowledge and passion. Thank you!”
“Still soaking it in as I will be for many years. I am sure.”

Syllabus: The very short version on what we will be covering

  1. Ametricity – Ametric and Polymetric concepts (1989)
  2. Society and its Malcontents – Experience and perspectives (1989)
  3. Artistic Thoughts –  (1989)
  4. For Seminars – Exercises for technique, harmony and Improv (1989)
  5. McDonalds – More than a restaurant (1989)
  6. Gear of the year (1990)
  7. Let the river of thought flow –  (1990)
  8. Intellect and feeling in playing (1990)
  9. Concepts of beauty – Defining truths in your own impressions (1990)
  10. Ambiguity – Importance of Ambiguity in playing (1990)
  11. Melodic Minor – doo doo da da, doo doo da da (1990)
  12. I must proclaim myself a person of the beach (1990)
  13. Stravinsky on music (1990)
  14. Practice session (1991)
  15. Inner Pulse – The groove of every moment (1991)
  16. Tuning and mental focus – 4 exercises in listening and tuning the mind and discussions on different kinds of musical focus (1991)
  17. Joseph Campbell – Initiation rights of spiritualisation of the adult (1991)
  18. Anima Animus – A poem (1991)
  19. Subconscious “Dumb” Complex (1991)
  20. New York is Now (1991)
  21. Is the musician an Artist? (1991)
  22. Ominous feeling (1991)
  23. Intuition – The center of all things, Tunes to learn, different types of rhythm, the function of the guitar in different contexts, a list of albums to listen to (1991)
  24. You can fulfil your dreams – a motivational speech (1992)
  25. Stormy seas (1992)
  26. Act 2 of my post school life – Where to move (1992)
  27. Rhythm and Syncopation Experiment (1992)
  28. Basic approaches to studying music (1992)
  29. Piano note patterns on the guitar – (1992)
  30. Herman Hess on Faith – (1992)
  31. Gertrud Stein on Picasso (1992)
  32. Advice from Rainer Maria Rilke (1992)
  33. Henry Miller – 2 5 1 Substitutions (1993)
  34. Picasso on Ideas (1993)
  35. Books (1993)
  36. Orient into the world of non fact (1993)
  37. All languages say the same thing (1993)
  38. Going to Barcelona (1993)
  39. Practice session (1999)
  40. Heart Knowledge (1999)
  41. Elements of self reflection (1999)
  42. How to fry an egg – Writing music is like cooking (1999)
  43. My Aesthetic Quest (1999)
  44. First plan of The Next Step (1999)
  45. Einstein on Artists and scientists (1999)
  46. Spooky Magic – The spirits need only a medium (1999)
  47. Does art have a moral purpose? (1999)
  48. Games in the rain (1999)
  49. Some days in October (1999)
  50. Under it all – There is your true heart (1999)
  51. Practice session (2000)
  52. Accepting form and creation – (2000)
  53. Now is the time to retire old habits (2000)
  54. The next step original docs (2000)
  55. More Heartcore Esoteric (2002)
  56. New York City VS Zurich (2004)
  57. Standard song list (2004)
  58. Quotes from Paul Bley – Duke, Wayne, Kurt (2005)
  59. Gear of the year (2005)
  60. Gear of the year (2012)
  61. Language junkyard (2012)
  62. Star of Jupiter dream (2012)


Check also:
KR Masterclass vol. I – Remasterclassed
KR Masterclass vol. II – Strategies for Composition
KR Maserclass vol. III – Guitar Technique and Improvisation
KR Masterclass vol. IV – Guitarmony
KR Masterclass vol. V – Standards
KR Masterclass vol. VI – Guitar Technique and Improvisation Part 2