Saturday, July 16, 2016

Happy Birthday Guitar Sensei JOE SATRIANI

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Happy 60th birthday Guitar Sensei JOE SATRIANI.

Background information
Birth name: Joseph Satriani
Born: July 15, 1956 (age 60), Westbury, New York, US
Genres: Instrumental rock, hard rock, blues rock
Occupation(s): Musician, songwriter, composer, producer, guitar teacher
Instruments: Guitar
Years active: 1970–present
Labels: Epic, Relativity
Associated acts: Alice Cooper, Mick Jagger, Deep Purple, Steve Vai, G3, Sammy Hagar, Chickenfoot, The Greg Kihn Band, Crowded House, Eric Johnson, Paul Gilbert

Before Satriani became a successful solo music career, early in his career, Satriani worked as a guitar instructor. Among all of his famous former students are Steve Vai, Kirk Hammett, Larry LaLonde, Rick Hunolt, Andy Timmons, Charlie Hunter, Kevin Cadogan, and Alex Skolnick;  

Satriani was influenced by blues-rock guitar icons such as Jimi Hendrix, Brian May, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page, Ritchie Blackmore and Jeff Beck, as well as jazz fusion guitarist Allan Holdsworth.

He is considered a highly technical guitarist, and has been referred to as a top guitar virtuoso. Mastered many performance techniques on electric guitar, including legato, two-handed tapping and arpeggio tapping, volume swells, harmonics and extreme whammy bar effects. During fast passages, Satriani favors a legato technique (achieved primarily through hammer-ons and pull-offs) that yields smooth and flowing runs. He is also adept at other speed-related techniques such as rapid alternate picking and sweep picking. 

He is a 15-time Grammy Award nominee and has sold over 10 million albums, making him the biggest-selling instrumental rock guitarist of all time

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