Music Festivals – While On The Road

Are You a Fan of Music Festivals?


If so, I have something for you.  Keep reading to learn more.

Fretmentor's Festival Locator Feature

In Southeast Florida, each summer there is a popular waterfront music festival that attracts people from all over the country and overseas as well.  From its inception, the local residents told their friends about it and before you know it, it has grown in popularity.  Yet, there are so many music festivals around the world, that some go unnoticed by many outside the area. So the thought of a mobile iPhone & iPad App that allows travelers (as well as those at home) to view music festivals throughout the country and the world became intriguing.

Fretmentor's IPhone & IPad App

My partner, Bootzer.com, a musician & mobile App developer, and I have spent months developing such an App.  Today, it has 900 music festivals from not only the United States but every continent in the world.  More will be added with our intention of ensuring that this will be the most comprehensive Music Festival Locator available to the public.

The App has many features about the Fretmentor instructional website.  Included are wonderful ways of learning about fretted instruments, music history, music theory, and more.  You can now read Fretmentor’s Blog on the road and search Fretmentor ‘s photo galleries. Soon more enhancements will be added, including lessons on how to play these instruments.  Yet, we are especially proud to release the Fretmentor Festival Locator that both music students and non-music students who love music will all benefit from.

What is the Fretmentor Festival Locator?

Fertmentor's Festival Locator Dial

Currently the Locator has 900 music festivals with links to the various websites where information on these festivals are located. With the supplied Dial, you can search for festivals by genre (Blues, Jazz, Rock, Bluegrass, Country, Folk and Others).  You can also narrow your search by month.  Imagine driving across the country in June and having the music festival map and information right at your fingertips. Search the particular month and genre and find the music festivals that you are interested in.

How Do I Get The App?

The Mobile Phone App for the iPhone and iPad is available from the App Store  You can go to the App Store (see the link at www.fretmentor.com)  and install it in seconds.  Best of all, the App is free.  All you need is an iPhone or iPad.

Will There Be Updates?

Absolutely.  We will be adding more features including  video and audio lessons on how to play your fretted instrument.  Feel free to email  us (see www. fretmentor.com or www.bootzer.com)  or provide us with your comments to this blog and let us know what you think.  Those interested in highlighting their festival or performers  interested in promoting their band in more detail, should contact us as well, to see how this App can help with their marketing efforts.

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About fretmentor

Born in Detroit, Michigan, David F. Jakubiak has been involved in music since the age of 7, beginning as a clarinet player and then at 9 turning his attention to stringed instruments. He earned trophies in group talent competitions while a student at the University of Michigan. The instructor earned a BA degree in Organizational Psychology from the University of Michigan and a Masters in Public Administration at the University of Kansas. At college, he also studied classical music and music history. His passion is teaching music and in performing as a musician. In addition to on-stage performances, David has played in various venues from outdoor festivals to small nightclubs. He plays, performs and teaches various styles of music, including rock, pop, blues, jazz, classical, country and bluegrass styles. He performs and teaches acoustic and electric guitar, five-string banjo, and mandolin. His styles range from Scruggs, melodic, Reno and old-time style on banjo, to finger-style and flat-picking technique on guitar, to various styles of mandolin. For over 45 years, Mr. Jakubiak has taught all age groups, taking a personal interest in each student to ensure that they receive the attention and lesson plans that meet their needs and interests. His lessons and instructional materials place a strong emphasis on the practical use or music theory to ensure that the student understands the instrument and learns how to improvise to develop their own style. Mr Jakubiak teaches group and studio classes, webcam lessons over the internet, and individual private lessons to students of various ages. He has compiled and produced six instructional books on CD. David has written for Banjo Newsletter, a monthly publication for the banjo enthusiast and is in the process of writing an article for the Fretboard Journal. He is the founder of www.fretmentor.com. To contact David Jakubiak, please feel free to e-mail him at david AT fretmentor.com (substitute the @ sign for the word AT)
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