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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
Alternate Picking Riffs 6 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Alternate Picking Metal - Thrash
Larry Carlton meets John Mayer 5 of 10 Chord melody Fingerpicking Soul / RNB
One Groove - 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 Metal rhythm Metal - Thrash
Melodic Hard Rock Phrasing 7 of 10 Solo Phrasing Rock - Hard
Contemporary Funk Fusion 7 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Strumming Funk - Fusion
Open Triads Etude N.1 5 of 10 Etude Fingerpicking Pop Rock
Speed Metal Patterns 7 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm - various Metal - Progressive
Fingerpicking Soul Etude 5 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Fingerpicking Soul / RNB
Progressive Doom Metal Patterns 5 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm - various Metal - Progressive
Fingerpicking Fusion 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
Laid Back Grooves - 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 - Modern
Pop Rock Rhythms 4 of 10 Chord melody Rhythm - various Pop Rock
I - VI - II - V - Altered Licks 6 of 10 Licks Picking (more than one type) Jazz - Fusion
12-8 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
Static Harmony - Developing Metal Phrasing 8 of 10 Solo Phrasing Metal - Modern
Drop D 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 Guitar Players 10 of 10 Solo Picking (more than one type) Rock - Fusion
Sixteenths Groove - 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 - Modern Rock Examples 5 of 10 Solo Phrasing Rock - Fusion
Country Blues Shred 8 of 10 Solo Alternate Picking Country
Mark Knopfler Style Soloing 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 Visualization 4 of 10 Chords Strumming Jazz
Dynamics Control 6 of 10 Solo Phrasing Rock - Ballad
Picking Control Workout - Metal Soloing 8 of 10 Etude Picking (more than one type) Metal - shred
Chord Melody Technique 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 Metal 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 Practice 5 of 10 Chord melody Fingerpicking Jazz - Fusion
Funk Rhythms Workout 6 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Strumming Funk
Slapping Grooves (8-string) 7 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Slapping Rock - Fusion
Progressive Metal Grooves (8-string) 4 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Alternate Picking Metal - Progressive
Soloing Over A Rock Ballad 4 of 10 Solo Phrasing Rock - Ballad
Acoustic Percussive Ballad 5 of 10 Acoustic Fingerpicking Pop Rock
Jumping Harmonies 5 of 10 Solo Phrasing Rock - Fusion
Soloing Over A Melodic Ballad 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 Acoustic folk
Soloing Over A Fusion Ballad 7 of 10 Solo Phrasing Rock - Ballad
It's Gone - Rhythm Section 4 of 10 Chord melody Hybrid picking Rock - Ballad
Groove Changes 9 of 10 Solo Alternate Picking Funk - Fusion