Seymour Duncan Musician Scholarships

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Part of what we believe in is supporting musicians and those who have a deep desire to learn and constantly develop as a musician. That’s why we have teamed up to offer several scholarships at Musicians Institute. If you think spending each and every day in Hollywood at a college full of musicians and studying things like music theory, sweep picking, harmony and a whole bunch of music styles sounds like fun, then this might be right for you. Not to mention you’ll get to spend lots of time with famous artists who will answer your questions and show you their technique.

The following scholarships are available:




You can read about one of our past recipients here.  Make sure to apply by August 29th, 2014 and good luck!


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Written on June 16, 2014, by Kat King

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  • Kat King • 5 years ago

    I went to MI from 99-00. It was fun but also grueling. Students should be realistic about being motivated enough to play guitar 6-10 hours a day or more for 11 weeks on, 2 weeks off, for a year and a half (and those 2 weeks will probably be spent reviewing what you didn’t have time to digest during the previous 11 weeks). Burn out is a serious concern.

    Older players will have to unlearn bad habits, but they will also be able to handle the load more easily than young players. Younger players have the benefit of not having picked up bad habits, but they can easily be overwhelmed and intimidated by the semi professionals already there. Expect to see players of all levels in the same room taking the same classes. Be supportive of others and they will support you.

    But in the end it’s like learning to read. Once you know the lay of the land (especially with music theory), everything will fall into place. Even if you don’t have time to study and master something, you can always come back to it later, since it will make sense to you conceptually if not be automatically under your fingers.

    Work on learning songs and improvisation. I made the mistake of trying to become a shred machine while ignoring everything else. I became a professional at exercises but my playing suffered.

    Don’t try to learn everything–you won’t be able to. Focus on passing, improve in what interests you, and make note of what you’d like to master but don’t have time to. Take boxes of three ring binders home after graduation. That’s when the real work begins.

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