Ive been playing the guitar for close to 8 years noow, i started the instrument in the summer of 2004, and ive been going strong and passionately ever since. I was mainly influenced to pick up the guitar,after becoming a fan of hard rock, and old school rock like Black sabbath, Judas preist, Iron maiden, and bands alike.
What was the first concert you ever went to?
my first live show was local, in the moncton park. The most memorable part of that show was the variety of musical styles that were touring together in the region. I knew that the styles played were very different by each of the bands, but they all seemed to enjoy eachothers stage presence, and kept a sort of bond with eachother, even though it had been obvious that their musical interests were different, their love for what they wrote was the same for all of the musicians there. That realization proved to me that making music with my bros, and doing it well is something i want to pursue for the rest of my life.
Who was your biggest musical influence growing up?
my biggest influences when i started would have to be guitarists ; Jimi hedrix , Carlos santana, as well as Kirk Hammet . Even Though At the time i was heavily into the metal and hard rock scene, i was greatly inspired by the sheer talent in the writing of Jimi, his ability to spit out a solo anywheres, on a track or live Usually they sounded musically correct, but sometimes you could pick out a note, or a position, that in your mind didnt sound correct , and it wasnt, but i never thought anything of it. I played it off as a part of the song, and nothing more. It wasnt till a few more years down the road , My guitar technique started to mold itself, as i continually played. learning the nmost difficult songs i could possibly do, jamming with the metronomre for hours a day.. and my friend had introduced me to a funk/blues player named Victor Wooten. By this time i was gathering information wherever i could. I never had a teacher, soo i substituted this for reading articles on guitar, watching guitar workshops, and seeing demonstrations. I figured id watch a victor wooten groove workshop, and i could try and apply the same principles to guitar (instead of bass, which the workshop was for). Victor explained a few different concept of soloing, and improvising. and then i remembered the works of Jimi, and his ways of soloing how even after throwing in an improper note, he somehow seemed to fix it, as he kept playing . this only drove me more to try and gain the confidence to break the mental barriers, that actually inhibit your ability to let your fingers do what your feeling, and to go with the music.
Are you in a band? Have you been in bands?
I am currently working with a few bros, to get some music running. its just gunna be some br00tal ass shiat \m/ , tis all im gunna say. shows for sure after a demo is released (Y)
You're stuck on a desert island and only get to bring one album with you. What do you pick?