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.
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!
|Mark Knopfler Style Soloing||5 of 10||Solo||Fingerpicking||Rock Ballad|
|Modern Altered Phrasing||8 of 10||Solo||Phrasing||Rock Fusion|
|Odd Funk Fusion||7 of 10||Rhythm/Riffs||Rhythm||Funk|
|Alternative Chord Shapes Visualization||4 of 10||Chords||Chords||Jazz|
|Dynamics Control||6 of 10||Solo||Phrasing||Rock Ballad|
|Picking Control Workout - Metal Soloing||8 of 10||Solo||Picking (more than one type)||Metal - Other|
|Chord Melody Technique||3 of 10||Chords||Chords||Rock Ballad|
|Little Finger Workout||6 of 10||Exercise||Legato (both hammer-ons and pull-offs)||Rock - Other|
|Hard Rock Style Riffs||4 of 10||Chords||Rock Rhythm||Hard Rock|
|Pop Funk Rhythms||5 of 10||Rhythm/Riffs||Rhythm||Funk|
|Fast Progressive Metal Riffing||5 of 10||Rhythm/Riffs||Rhythm||Metal - Progressive|
|Fingerpicking Swing||4 of 10||Acoustic||Fingerpicking||Jazz|
|Jimi Hendrix Rhythm Style||4 of 10||Rhythm/Riffs||Chords||Rock - Vintage|
|String Skipping Arpeggios||4 of 10||Exercise||String skipping||Rock - Other|
|Tapping Practice||8 of 10||Exercise||Tapping||Metal - Classic|
|Jazzy Fingerstyle Practice||5 of 10||Exercise||Fingerpicking||Jazz|
|Funk Rhythms Workout||6 of 10||Rhythm/Riffs||Rhythm||Funk|
|Slapping Grooves (8-string)||7 of 10||Rhythm/Riffs||Slapping||Funk|
|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||Sweep Picking||Metal - Progressive|
|Drunk Blues Soloing||5 of 10||Solo||Phrasing||Blues|
|Acoustic Slap & Rhythm||5 of 10||Acoustic||Slapping||Other|
|Soloing Over A Fusion Ballad||7 of 10||Solo||Phrasing||Rock Ballad|
|It's Gone - Rhythm Section||4 of 10||Rhythm/Riffs||Picking (more than one type)||Rock Ballad|
|Groove Changes||9 of 10||Solo||Alternate Picking||Funk|