With a whirlwind of instrumental styles fusing classical, rock, blues, jazz, world music, progressive, as well as the quintessential California musical genre surf music, the California Guitar Trio's stunning virtuosity and sly sense of humor have earned them an enthusiastic following and wide notoriety, with significant crossover in the progressive, acoustic and classical music scenes.
Born in Porto Alegre, South of Brazil, I was exposed to a strong mixed culture of music from Brazil, Argentina and Uruguay. I started to play guitar in my childhood, at the age 13 and under influence by Mark Knopfler, David Gilmour, Jimmy Page and Stevie Ray Vaughan. I took private lessons and few years later I started to teach in some music schools in Porto Alegre and by doing that I got involved in projects like guitar clinics, master classes and I also become a session player. Besides that, I was also studying music and I graduated in Music Performance and later on in Guitar & Technology, Music Pedagogy. I am also an orchestrator certified by Berklee USA.
This Master Class edition by guitarist, journalist and former director of the guitar program at Musician's Institute, Jude Gold, covers: mechanics of slapping and popping * slapped and popped riffs * chords and double stops * fret-hand muting * subdivisions * pulse attacks * funky phrases * harmonics * node spanking * rhythmic groupings * full-contact chord progressions. The book includes access to video lessons for every chapter and example online, as well as examples in standard notation and tablature.