Hello, and welcome to my domain of guitar!
Where to begin...I started playing guitar when I was 13 years old. The first year or so was very rocky. I had guitar lessons from a guy whom my grandmother had worked with, and took those for about a year. I had to quit and for the next 3 or 4 years through high school, I learned from many books including the Troy Stetina series.
But it wasn't until I attended MATC to study music when I finally opened my eyes to guitar and embraced all types of music. When I was there, I really honed my chops and soaked in so much knowledge about theory, composition, arranging, sight reading, and performing.
I play many styles of music, but specialize in hard rock and heavy metal. But within my playing, I use many techniques used in traditional jazz, classical, and blues.
My main goal with this site is to help transform you into not just guitar players, but into real musicians. To where your music will be able to take you anywhere your dreams and hearts desire. So a few things we might be going over outside of the guitar medium are: sight reading, ear training, voice leading, transcribing, etc.
My main influences as guitar players are: Joe Satriani, John Petrucci, Marco Sfogli, Steve Peplin, Yngwie Malmsteen, Kirk Hammett, Devin Townsend, Steve Vai, Marty Friedman, Jason Becker, Reb Beach, Dave Pritchard.