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Diego Budicin

Location: Torino, Italy
Date of birth: August 26, 1990
Been playing guitar since: 1998

I started to play the guitar at the age of 8, influenced by a lullaby that my father was playing for me and my brother, on a classical guitar. After a couple of years, I just fell in love with the sound of this amazing instrument and I started to play harder and longer day by day.

I remember a lot of sorrow for my little fingers! I haven't studied theory until the age of 16, after winning an important national contest for electric guitar players. At that point I figured it was important to learn something more about my instrument instead of just play it. So, I started to study hard. The technical abilities and the theory knowledge that I improved in that period allowed me to figure out more and more about how to play the guitar, but the main theme of my passion was the passion for the music itself!

- In 2010 I played in U.S. for a month (specifically in Florida) playing in over 25 different venues.
- In 2011 I won the Chickenfoot contest organized by Rock TV. It was great to receive the prize of the contest: a beautiful Ibanez signature guitar signed by Joe Satriani by hand with a marker!
- In November 2011 I've been on tour supporting the Stoney Curtis band from California. I played in U.K., Germany and Holland for 15 amazing gigs! I had the opportunity to open each of our concerts playing some of my original songs.
- The following year, in 2012, I won the prestigious Steve Vai contest and I had the opportunity to play on stage with Steve during one of his italian gigs! After that I'm proudly endorsing Ibanez Guitars and Laney Amplifiers and I'm working on my first solo album.

Playing and Influences
I grew up listening to a lot of musicians, starting from Chopin, Beethoven, Giuseppe Verdi, Jimi Hendrix, Mark Knopfler, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, John Petrucci, Yngwie Malmsteen, Scott Henderson, Guthrie Govan, Steve Lukather, Jeff Beck, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Andy Timmons, Larry Carlton, Greg Howe, Nile Rodgers and many many others.

At GMC
It’s just amazing how much talent is contained in the GMC lessons. There are lots of stunning musicians! I’m just so proud to have the opportunity to share my personal music experience with everyone who will follow my lessons and I'm sure I will learn a lot from the other instructors!

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Name Level Type Technique Category
Single Note Funk 3 of 10 Etude Picking (more than one type) Funk
Acoustic Percussive Etude 6 of 10 Acoustic Percussive fingerstyle Soul / RNB
Percussive Rhythm Patterns 6 of 10 Acoustic Percussive fingerstyle Soul / RNB
Metal String Skipping 7 of 10 Etude String skipping Metal - Modern
Percussive Guitar: hammer-ons & pull-offs 4 of 10 Acoustic Percussive fingerstyle Soul / RNB
Percussive Guitar Basics 2 of 10 Acoustic Percussive fingerstyle Soul / RNB
Progressive Rock Riffs 6 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Picking (more than one type) Metal - Progressive
Palm Muted Metal 4 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Picking (more than one type) Metal - Modern
Punk Riffing 4 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm - various Rock - Punk
Progressive Metal Patterns 6 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Picking (more than one type) Metal - Progressive
Open Strings Arpeggios 5 of 10 Etude Picking (more than one type) Rock - Fusion
Rock n Roll Atmospheres 7 of 10 Rhythm - various Blues - Modern
Fresh Funk Grooves 5 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm - various Funk
Emotive Rock Soloing 7 of 10 Solo Picking (more than one type) Pop Rock
Daft Funk 5 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Strumming Funk
Funk Rock 7 of 10 Solo Picking (more than one type) Funk - Fusion
Southern Metal 6 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Picking (more than one type) Metal - Modern
One Bar Fills 5 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Picking (more than one type) Soul / RNB
Big Band Funk 6 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm - various Funk - Fusion
Alternate Picking Riffs 2 7 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Picking (more than one type) Rock - Hard
Symphonic Metal 8 of 10 Solo Picking (more than one type) Metal - Symphonic
Upstroke Metal Patterns 7 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Alternate Picking Metal - Progressive
Modern Blues Bebop 6 of 10 Solo Phrasing Blues - Modern
Shuffle Blues Vibes 6 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm - various Rock - stoner
Emotive Rhythms 5 of 10 Chord melody Chords Rock - Ballad
Alternate Picking Prog 7 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Alternate Picking Metal - Progressive
Chordal Melodies 4 of 10 Chord melody Picking (more than one type) Rock - Ballad
Chordal Rock Harmony 4 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm - various Rock - Hard
Rhythmic Funk 6 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Strumming Funk - Fusion
Hard Rock Style Rhythms 5 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm - various Rock - Hard
5 Turnaround Licks 6 of 10 Licks Phrasing Blues - Modern
Modern Modal Approach 7 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Picking (more than one type) Rock - Fusion
Death Metal Harmonies 5 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Alternate Picking Metal - death
Pop Funk Harmonies 5 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Picking (more than one type) Funk
Modern Fingerpicking 5 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Fingerpicking Rock - Alternative
Rock N Roll 5 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Strumming Blues - Modern
Alternate Picking Riffs 6 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Alternate Picking Metal - Thrash
Larry Carlton vs John Mayer 5 of 10 Chord melody Fingerpicking Soul / RNB
Rhythmical Modes Development 5 of 10 Solo Phrasing Rock - Fusion
Open Triads Etude N.2 4 of 10 Chord melody Fingerpicking Jazz - Fusion
Pantera Style Riffs 6 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm - various Metal - Thrash
Melodic Hard Rock Phrasing 7 of 10 Solo Phrasing Rock - Hard
Contemporary Funk 7 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Strumming Funk - Fusion
Open Triads 5 of 10 Etude Fingerpicking Pop Rock
Speed Metal Patterns 7 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm - various Metal - Progressive
Fingerpicking Soul 5 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Fingerpicking Soul / RNB
Progressive Doom 5 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm - various Metal - Progressive
Fingerpicking Grooves 8 of 10 Chord melody Fingerpicking Soul / RNB
Phrygian Metal Grooves 6 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm - various Metal - Modern
Hendrix Style Funk 6 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm - various Funk - Rock
Hybrid Picking Etude 5 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Hybrid picking Blues - Modern
Power Chord Control 6 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm - various Metal - Modern
Death Metal Riffs 5 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm - various Metal - death
Pop Rock Rhythms 4 of 10 Chord melody Rhythm - various Pop Rock
Altered Licks 6 of 10 Licks Picking (more than one type) Jazz - Fusion
Rock Patterns 4 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm - various Rock - Hard
Neo Soul Examples 6 of 10 Chord melody Rhythm - various Soul / RNB
Funk Fusion Phrasing 7 of 10 Solo Phrasing Funk - Fusion
Funk Fusion Grooves 6 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm - various Funk - Fusion
Thrash Metal Rhythms 6 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Downpicking Metal - Thrash
Metal Phrasing 8 of 10 Solo Phrasing Metal - Modern
Hybrid Picking Grooves 6 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Hybrid picking Rock - Fusion
Southern Rock Grooves 5 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Picking (more than one type) Rock - southern
Extended Arpeggios 6 of 10 Etude Arpeggios Rock - Fusion
25 Modern Players 10 of 10 Solo Picking (more than one type) Rock - Fusion
Funk Patterns 6 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Strumming Funk
Blues Grooves 7 of 10 Solo Phrasing Blues - Modern
3 Chords Metal Practice 8 of 10 Solo Phrasing Metal - Modern
II-V-I Phrasing 5 of 10 Solo Phrasing Rock - Fusion
Country Blues Shred 8 of 10 Solo Alternate Picking Country
Mark Knopfler Style 5 of 10 Solo Fingerpicking Pop Rock
Modern Altered Phrasing 8 of 10 Solo Phrasing Rock - Fusion
Odd Funk Fusion 7 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm - various Funk - Fusion
Alternative Chord Shapes 4 of 10 Chords Strumming Jazz
Dynamics Control 6 of 10 Solo Phrasing Rock - Ballad
Picking Control Workout 8 of 10 Etude Picking (more than one type) Metal - shred
Chord Melody 3 of 10 Chord melody Chords Rock - Ballad
Little Finger Workout 6 of 10 Etude Legato (both hammer-ons and pull-offs) Rock - Fusion
Hard Rock Style Riffs 4 of 10 Chords Rhythm - various Rock - Hard
Pop Funk Rhythms 5 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Strumming Funk
Fast Progressive Riffing 5 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm - various Metal - Progressive
Fingerpicking Swing 4 of 10 Acoustic Chords Jazz
Jimi Hendrix Rhythm Style 4 of 10 Chord melody Double Stops Pop Rock
String Skipping Arpeggios 4 of 10 Etude String skipping Rock - Fusion
Tapping Practice 8 of 10 Etude Tapping Metal - Modern
Jazzy Fingerstyle 5 of 10 Chord melody Fingerpicking Jazz - Fusion
Funk Rhythms Workout 6 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Strumming Funk
Slapping Grooves 7 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Slapping Rock - Fusion
Progressive Metal Grooves 4 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Alternate Picking Metal - Progressive
Rock Ballad Solo 4 of 10 Solo Phrasing Rock - Ballad
Percussive Ballad 5 of 10 Acoustic Fingerpicking Pop Rock
Jumping Harmonies 5 of 10 Solo Phrasing Rock - Fusion
Melodic Ballad Solo 4 of 10 Solo Phrasing Rock - Ballad
Melodic Shred Arpeggios 7 of 10 Solo Arpeggios Metal - shred
Drunk Blues Soloing 5 of 10 Solo Phrasing Blues - Modern
Acoustic Slap & Rhythm 5 of 10 Acoustic Percussive fingerstyle Traditional - folk
Fusion Ballad Soloing 7 of 10 Solo Phrasing Rock - Ballad
It's Gone - Rhythm 4 of 10 Chord melody Hybrid picking Rock - Ballad
Groove Changes 9 of 10 Solo Alternate Picking Funk - Fusion