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In this tutorial we will be taking an in depth look at the style of one of the finest emerging guitarists of our generation, Marco Sfogli.
Born in 1980, Marco started playing music at 4 years of age. He got his first electric guitar at the age of 9 and started playing along his heroes like Van Halen and Europe, just to name a few. In 1992 he switched to drums which helped him a lot in rhythmic knowledge. He switched back to guitar at 16 and never looked back. He has worked as a session player in Italy for a lot of artists and was part of one of the top World Music bands ever, “Nuova Compagnia di Canto Popolare”, touring extensively with them around the world. Nowadays he is the guitar player of Dream Theater’s vocalist James LaBrie, for which he recorded guitar tracks on his latest solo album entitled “Elements of Persuasion”. Since then he had the luck to record and/or appear on records with such names as Simon Phillips, Greg Bissonette, Matt Bissonette, Alex Argento, Matt Guillory, John Macaluso, Vitalij Kuprij, Randy Coven and many more. February 2008 saw the release of Marco's debut solo album entitled 'There's hope', which confirms his status as musician and guitarist extraordinaire.
In this tutorial we will be taking a look at the solo section of one of the tracks from his debut album entitled 'Andromeda'. Before we dive head first into it, take a moment to watch Marco's performance of this section from the track:
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