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Cosmin Lupu

Location: Bucharest, Romania
Date of Birth: 12th July 1984
Been playing guitar since: 1998

I am a guitar and music addict, and I’ve been dealing with music in one way or another, since I was 7-8 years old and I was singing in my bathtub. I discovered the guitar in 1998, and started treating it with proper respect in 2004. I am almost completely self taught, and part of my actual knowledge is based on what I’ve “stolen” from other guitarists around me through the years.

I had my first band experience in 2001 and since then, I’ve been constantly learning what teamwork really means and the other things (boy, aren’t they a nasty bunch) which come along with playing in a band.

Right now, I am playing in two bands, both of them having similar characteristics: mean, low tuned, catchy (hopefuly enough), sensitive and full of atittude – the only difference consists in complexity. I also play in a project in which several guitarists and a philharmonic orchestra perform famous classical pieces of music, along with renditions of famous rock tunes.

I love low tuned guitars, especially baritones - I am currently using PRS Mike Mushok baritone and a PRS Paul Allender for the band work, and an Ibanez JEM 777SK for solo/ personal stuff. I keep listening to huge ammounts of diverse music, because I believe that music doesn’t divide itself into styles actually. In the end, it’s all about making us feel something, or not – we’re the only ones making the endless classifications.

My idea consists of being a part in the flow of knowledge: receive information and pass it onwards, in a better form if possible. As the saying goes: ‘You live, you learn’. Combine your imagination, soul, hands and willpower, and you might become the next wonder out there!

Playing and Influences
Sevendust, Killswitch Engage, Alter Bridge, Nickelback, Karnivool, Dead Letter Circus, Andy Timmons, Steve Lukather, Guthrie Govan, Steve Vai, Jerry Donahue, Clint Lowery, Antonio Vivaldi, W.A. Mozart, and the list could go on... and on... and on :)

At GMC
I am looking forward to bringing my contribution to a community where music is the universal language, and having the possibility to interact with so many great people who are here for the same purpose: serving our lady, Music :)

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Name Level Type Technique Category
TesseracT Style 5 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm - various Metal - Progressive
Slap/Pop Dreamy Acoustic Workshop 5 of 10 Acoustic Slapping Pop Rock
Limp Bizkit Style 4 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm - various Metal - alternative
Modern Metal Guitar Layers 3 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm - various Metal - Modern
Pirate Metal 4 of 10 Solo Alternate Picking Metal - power
Disturbed Style Riffing 3 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm - various Metal - alternative
System of a Down Style 5 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Picking (more than one type) Metal - alternative
Sevendust Style 4 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm - various Metal - alternative
Southern Metal 4 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm - various Rock - southern
Post Hardcore Riffing & Melodies 4 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm - various Metal - alternative
Filter Style 2 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Downpicking Metal - alternative
Nickelback Style 4 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm - various Metal - alternative
Days Of Confusion: Meta 4 of 10 Full Song Rhythm - various Metal - alternative
Deftones Style 4 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm - various Metal - alternative
Dancehall Metal Riffing 4 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm - various Metal - Modern
Violins & Hybrid Picking 4 of 10 Acoustic Hybrid picking Pop Rock
Modes Of The Rising Sun 3 of 10 Theory Phrasing Rock - Ballad
Intervals Etude 4 of 10 Etude Alternate Picking Rock - Fusion
The Voice Of Your Guitar 2 4 of 10 Solo Phrasing Rock - Ballad
Djent/Dubstep Groove 4 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm - various Metal - Modern
Fairy's Dance 4 of 10 Acoustic Picking (more than one type) Traditional
Flamenco Metal Riffing 4 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm - various Metal - Modern
Killswitch Engage Style 5 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm - various Metal - metalcore
Dead Letter Circus Style 3 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm - various Rock - Alternative
John Mayer Style Ballad 3 of 10 Solo Phrasing Pop Rock
Andy Timmons Style 5 of 10 Solo Phrasing Rock - Hard
Alter Bridge Style Riffing 3 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm - various Metal - alternative
Flamenco Metal Solo 4 of 10 Solo Phrasing Metal - Other
Metal Metrics 6 3 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm - various Metal - metalcore
Katatonia Style 4 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm - various Metal - Modern
Chord Melodies 4 of 10 Chord melody Hybrid picking Rock - Ballad
Metal Metrics 5 4 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Downpicking Metal - alternative
Guthrie Govan Style Arpeggios 4 of 10 Solo Sweep Picking Rock - Fusion
Antonio Vivaldi - Winter Arpeggios 6 of 10 Etude Alternate Picking Metal - neoclassical
Joy To The World 3 of 10 Christmas Rhythm - various Traditional
The Voice Of Your Guitar 3 of 10 Solo Phrasing Rock - Ballad
Pillar Style 4 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm - various Metal - alternative
Breaking Benjamin Style 4 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm - various Metal - alternative
Djent - Time Signatures 5 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm - various Metal - Progressive
Metal Metrics 4 3 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm - various Metal - Modern
Combining Arpeggios And Scales 4 of 10 Concepts Alternate Picking Metal - neoclassical
Metal Metrics 3 4 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm - various Metal - alternative
Rock Reggae Solo 6 of 10 Solo Phrasing Reggae / ska
Pedal Steel Guitar Country Solo 5 of 10 Solo Bending Country
Metal Metrics 2 5 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm - various Metal - Modern
Common Notes 5 of 10 Solo Phrasing Funk - Fusion
Rearranging A Cover 5 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm - various Metal - alternative
Modern Metal Solo - Marco Sfogli 6 of 10 Solo Phrasing Metal - Progressive
Metal Metrics 1 5 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm - various Metal - alternative
Mixolydian Phrasing: 4 Variations 7 of 10 Solo Phrasing Rock - Hard
Breaking Down Drop A 6 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm - various Metal - Modern
Funk Metal Riff 6 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm - various Funk - Rock