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Pedja Simovic

Location: Nis, Serbia
Date of Birth: July 7, 1983
Been playing guitar since: 1995

I picked up guitar when I was 12 years old and was taught by my dad how to play basic chords and songs from rock & roll era from 60s and 70s. I learned that very quickly and six months later took private lessons from a bass instructor in my town to expand my knowledge further.

I have graduated from London Guitar Institute and Berklee College of Music, and also taught at Berklee college of music for 2 years. Currently I am living in Serbia doing solo guitar performances, teaching privately, helping organizers with music festivals, and recording video lessons for my students in Boston as well as (from 13th of September 2008) working for GMC.

Musical influences
I have had many influences during different stages in my music development. There is so many different artists that I would want to name here that one page would not be enough to fit them.

I will try to narrow it down to some of my first influences like Slash and Santana then Satriani, Eric Johnson, Greg Howe to the modern musicians that I listen to now days like Scott Henderson, Michael Brecker and John Coltrane.

I also love listening to other instrumentalist and I feel every guitarist can gain a lot by learning from other instrumentalists.

At GMC
I feel great helping people in general but having opportunity to be part of something big makes me even happier. GMC is great place to interact with thousands of students and help them in best way possible. Forums are incredible, collaborations are amazing and Instructors at GMC are one of a kind.

It is great pleasure for me to be part of GMC team and I hope to bring a lot in the future to the whole GMC community.

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Music by Pedja Simovic

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Name Level Type Technique Category
4 Part Harmony Drop 2 Voicings - Part 4 3 of 10 Chords Chords Jazz
4 Part Harmony Drop 2 Voicings - Part 3 3 of 10 Chords Chords Jazz
4 Part Harmony Drop 2 Voicings - Part 2 4 of 10 Chords Fingerpicking Jazz
4 Part Harmony Drop 2 Voicings - Part 1 3 of 10 Chords Fingerpicking Jazz
Open Triads In A Song Context 3 of 10 Chords Fingerpicking Jazz
Open Triads in G Major Scale Series - Part 3 3 of 10 Chords Fingerpicking Jazz
Open Triads in G Major Scale Series - Part 2 3 of 10 Chords Chords Jazz
Open Triads In G Major Scale Series - Part 1 3 of 10 Chords Chords Jazz
Triads in Major Scale Series - Part 3 3 of 10 Chords Chords Jazz
Triads In a Song Context 3 of 10 Chords Chords Pop Rock
Triads in Major Scale Series - Part 1 3 of 10 Chords Chords Jazz
Triads in Major Scale Series - Part 2 3 of 10 Chords Chords Jazz
Interval Series - Octave 4 of 10 Etude Double Stops Jazz
Play Rest Collaboration Solo 3 of 10 Solo Phrasing Jazz Fusion
Interval Series - Diatonic 7ths 3 of 10 Etude Fingerpicking Jazz
Interval Series - Diatonic 6ths 3 of 10 Etude Fingerpicking Pop Rock
Straight vs Syncopated Collaboration Solo 4 of 10 Solo Phrasing Jazz Fusion
Interval Series - Diatonic 5ths 3 of 10 Etude Picking (more than one type) Pop Rock
Interval Series - Tritone with Dom7 Chords 2 of 10 Etude Double Stops Jazz
Time Feel Collaboration Solo 5 of 10 Solo Picking (more than one type) Rock Ballad
Interval Series - Riffing with 4ths 5 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Picking (more than one type) Hard Rock
Arpeggio/Chord Tone Collaboration Solo 4 of 10 Solo Phrasing Jazz
Jazz licks II-V-I in D major 4 of 10 Solo Picking (more than one type) Jazz
Sequence Collaboration Solo 3 of 10 Solo Bending Rock - Other
Interval Series - Soloing with Diatonic 3rds 3 of 10 Solo Double Stops Pop Rock
Fusion Collaboration Solo 6 of 10 Solo Phrasing Jazz Fusion
Interval Series - Soloing with Unison and Diatonic 2nds 5 of 10 Solo Phrasing Pop Rock
Jingle Bells - Christmas Chord Melody in C 5 of 10 Christmas Fingerpicking Traditional
Motive Development Solo in Bb Major 5 of 10 Solo Phrasing Jazz Fusion
Arpeggio Study in Bb Major Scale 5 of 10 Etude Alternate Picking Jazz
Chord Melody in C Minor 3 of 10 Chords Fingerpicking Jazz Fusion
Theory and Harmony in A Minor 4 of 10 Theory
Alternate Etude at 160bpm 6 of 10 Etude Alternate Picking Shred - Picking
Jazz Rock Fusion Solo in A Minor 6 of 10 Solo Picking (more than one type) Jazz Fusion
Chord Tone Solo in A Minor 5 of 10 Solo Phrasing Jazz Fusion
One String Solo in Amin 3 of 10 Solo Alternate Picking Jazz Fusion
Wes Montgomery Style Jazz 5 of 10 Solo Double Stops Jazz
Rock/Blues Solo in Eb Minor 5 of 10 Solo Phrasing Rock - Other