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Javier Aviles

Location: Granada, Spain
Date of Birth: March 22, 1965
Been playing guitar since: 1975

I am a guitarist, composer, arranger and producer with more than 25 albums recorded - and many more as a session guitarist. I have been living and working in the music industry professionally in several cities in Spain like Malaga, Madrid, Sevilla, Alicante and Granada (the city of Alhambra), where I live now.

In addition to learning styles of my favorite bands and guitarists I also have an academic classical and modern education: classical piano and solfeggio in “Superior Conservatory of Music” in Granada and Málaga, Harmony and Electric Guitar in “Musicians Institute” in Madrid, “La Factoría” academy in Madrid, “Rockservatorio” academy in Madrid… I also have other Superior studies in the University.

Playing and Influences
The bands and guitarist who I enjoyed studying (Deep Purple, Toto, The Beatles, AC / DC, Eddie Van Halen, Steve Lukather, Gary Moore, Michael Schenker, Robben Ford, Larry Carlton, Stevie Ray Vaughan,...) influenced me to play in many styles as a guitarist. My studies in piano with my attraction to classical music and movie soundtracks helped me become an accomplished musician rather than a guitarist. From here comes my tendency to write, produce and arrange not only pop music but also classical music and OST (Original Soundtrack).

As a live guitarist I have been playing in bands of many different styles all over Spain: in Madrid with "Top Secret" , in Malaga with "Tamaño Natural" - with whom I recorded the LP "Música en la Calle ", in Malaga with "Richard Ray Farrell" (american bluesman) several albums in USA, in Alicante with "Cienfuegos" album "Besos”, in Granada with “Soul Station Band” album "Soul", in Granada with "the Blues band of Granada”, I recorded three albums "La Vida no es Fácil ", "Four" and "Llamando a tu Puerta ", in Granada with the band Rock Band “Humano", in Granada with the band Arab Ethnic "Suhail Serghini" (moroccan musician of Shakira, Hevia, Ketama, Crusader - very famous international bands) album "La Rueda de la Vida", in Malaga with "Proyecto Duende" -with whom I recorded the album "identity 4.0" published in 2012. and many more bands…

I have composed songs for several of these bands. I have also been given the opportunity for touring and playing in prestigious festivals all over Spain.

That’s all! I also have some Music Awards and I work as a Professor of Electric and Acoustic Guitar. With experience in several centers and a large numbers of students.

Professional Works: link

At GMC
When I became interested in the guitar, a long time ago, there was no Internet or methods by other guitarists. This made it very difficult for me to progress as a musician. Imagine learning from a vinyl or attending live concerts of your favourite artists - this was the only way to do it. So, I have decided to teach everything I've learned to new generations of guitarists and I liked the idea of joining the school of the future that is GMC!

I will teach you how to play, if you follow my lessons, something from all these styles: blues, pop, rock, funk, country, folk... and the techniques such as: legato, bending, guitar slap, tapping, sweeping arpeggios, slide guitar, hybrid picking, finger picking.

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Name Level Type Technique Category
Old Black Joe 4 of 10 Acoustic Picking (more than one type) Traditional - folk
Red Wing 4 of 10 Acoustic Chords Traditional - folk
I Gave My Love a Cherry 2 of 10 Acoustic Downpicking Traditional - folk
Fair and Softly 3 of 10 Acoustic Picking (more than one type) Traditional
Happy Birthday to You 2 of 10 Acoustic Strumming Traditional
The Vacant Chair - Traditional Folk 3 of 10 Acoustic Downpicking Traditional - folk
To A Wild Rose - Traditional Folk 2 of 10 Acoustic Downpicking Traditional - folk
A Hunting We Will Go - Traditional Folk 2 of 10 Acoustic Alternate Picking Traditional - folk
Abdul the Bulbul Ameer 2 of 10 Acoustic Alternate Picking Traditional
Streets of Laredo - Traditional Country Ballad 2 of 10 Acoustic Alternate Picking Traditional - country
Shall We Gather At The River - Traditional Hymn 2 of 10 Acoustic Alternate Picking Hymn
Listen to the Mocking Bird - Traditional Folk 3 of 10 Acoustic Alternate Picking Traditional - folk
Jogo Blues 3 of 10 Acoustic Phrasing Blues - Traditional
Hearts and Flowers 2 of 10 Acoustic Alternate Picking Classical
Halfe Hannikin - Traditional Folk 4 of 10 Acoustic Alternate Picking Traditional - folk
O Lord Most Holy - Panis Angelicus - Hymn 2 of 10 Acoustic Downpicking Hymn
Oh Dem Golden Slippers - Traditional Folk 3 of 10 Acoustic Alternate Picking Traditional - folk
Aunt Dinah's Quilting Party - Traditional Country 3 of 10 Acoustic Downpicking Traditional - country
Early One Morning 2 of 10 Acoustic Downpicking Acoustic folk
Baby Won't You Please Come Home - Traditional Blues 2 of 10 Acoustic Picking (more than one type) Blues - Traditional
Babylon's Falling - Spiritual 3 of 10 Acoustic Rhythm - various Traditional - spiritual
Fourpence A Day - Irish Traditional 3 of 10 Acoustic Alternate Picking Acoustic folk
When The Chariot Comes - spiritual 2 of 10 Acoustic Alternate Picking Traditional - spiritual
By the Light of the Silvery Moon - Traditional Folk 2 of 10 Acoustic Picking (more than one type) Traditional - folk
Ain't That Good News - Traditional Spiritual 2 of 10 Acoustic Picking (more than one type) Traditional - spiritual
Oft in the Stilly Night - Traditional Irish Folk 2 of 10 Acoustic Downpicking Acoustic folk
I Cannot Sing the Old Songs - Traditional Folk 2 of 10 Acoustic Downpicking Traditional - folk
The Sally Gardens - Traditional Irish Folk 2 of 10 Solo Downpicking Traditional
Power Pop Slide 6 of 10 Solo Slide / Bottleneck Pop Rock
Kool & The Gang 4 of 10 Full Song Rhythm - various Funk - Rock
Earth, Wind & Fire style 4 of 10 Full Song Rhythm - various Funk
Johnny Winter Style 4 of 10 Solo Phrasing Rock - Blues
Albert King Style 3 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm - various Blues
Rory Gallagher Style 4 of 10 Full Song Rhythm - various Rock - Blues
Gary Moore Style Blues 4 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm - various Rock - Blues
Elmore James Style 4 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Slide / Bottleneck Blues
Chuck Berry Style 4 of 10 Solo Phrasing Rock - Classic
Arctic Monkeys Style 4 of 10 Full Song Rhythm - various Rock - indie
Marc Bolan Style 4 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm - various Rock - Hard
David Bowie Style 4 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm - various Pop Rock
Jefferson Airplane Style 4 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm - various Rock - Classic
Kingsmen Style 4 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rock Rhythm Rock - Classic
The Byrds Style 4 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm - various Metal - Classic
The Bee Gees Style 4 of 10 Chord melody Hybrid picking Pop Rock
Creedence Clearwater Revival Style 4 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm - various Rock - Classic
Steppenwolf Style 3 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm - various Rock - Hard
Syd Barret Style 4 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm - various Rock - Classic
Jeff Beck Drop D Style 5 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Hybrid picking Rock - Blues
Led Zeppelin Style 4 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Downpicking Rock - Hard
The Beatles Rock Style 4 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm - various Rock - Classic
Badfinger Style 4 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Hybrid picking Pop Rock
Albert Collins Style 5 of 10 Solo Fingerpicking Blues
George Thorogood Style 4 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Slide / Bottleneck Rock - Blues
Pete Townshend Style 4 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Downpicking Rock - Classic
The Doors Style 4 of 10 Solo Downpicking Rock - Blues
Alan Parsons Style 3 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Downpicking Rock - Fusion
Cream Style 4 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm - various Rock - Blues
Seal Style 4 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Strumming Pop Rock
John Mayer Slap Style 6 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Slapping Pop Rock
R&B / Soul Octaves 4 of 10 Solo Phrasing Soul / RNB
The Black Crowes Style 4 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Alternate Picking Rock - southern
Robert Johnson Open G Slide & Fingers 5 of 10 Solo Slide / Bottleneck Blues
John Lee Hooker Style 3 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm - various Blues
Billy Gibbons Style Rhythm 3 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm - various Rock - southern
Paul Jackson Jr Style 5 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm - various Funk - Fusion
Norman Brown Style 5 of 10 Solo Phrasing Jazz - Fusion
Chuck Loeb Style 4 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm - various Soul / RNB
Lukather Rhythm Style 6 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm - various Rock - Hard
James Burton Style Hybrid Rhythm 6 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Hybrid picking Country
Steve Goodman Acoustic Style 5 of 10 Acoustic Rhythm - various Country
Larry Carlton Acoustic Style 4 of 10 Acoustic Picking (more than one type) Jazz - blues
Duane Allman Style 4 of 10 Solo Slide / Bottleneck Rock - Blues
Ry Cooder Open E Slide 4 of 10 Solo Slide / Bottleneck Blues
Bonamassa Blues Rock 4 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm - various Rock - Blues
Aerosmith Style Rhythm 3 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Hybrid picking Rock - Classic
Keane Style 3 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm - various Pop Rock
Bif Naked Style 3 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm - various Rock - Alternative
Slow Blues Triads 3 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Chords Blues
Scott Mckeon Style 3 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm - various Rock - Blues
Eric Johnson Rhythm Style 4 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Fingerpicking Rock - Blues
Buddy Guy Rhythm Style 3 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Strumming Blues
Amos Lee style 3 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Chords Soul / RNB
Muse Rhythm Style 3 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Downpicking Rock - Alternative
Alkaline Trio Rhythm Style 3 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Strumming Rock - Punk
Deftones Rhythm Style 2 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm - various Metal - alternative
Big Soul Rhythm Style 3 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm - various Funk - Rock
Muddy Waters Style Blues Rhythm 3 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm - various Blues
Prince Funky Rhythm 3 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm - various Funk
Punk Rhythm Guitar 2 of 10 Chords Downpicking Rock - Punk
Van Halen Rhythm Style 4 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm - various Rock - Hard
Keith Richards Rhythm Style 2 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm - various Rock - Classic
Basic Chordal Hendrix 2 of 10 Chord melody Double Stops Soul / RNB
Angus Young Rhythm Style 3 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm - various Rock - Classic
Guitalele Ethnic 2 4 of 10 Acoustic Strumming Country
Slap, Slide & Pick! 6 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Slapping Rock - Hard
The Kinks Style 2 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Strumming Rock - Classic
Fingers VS. Bottleneck Slide Guitar 2 5 of 10 Licks Slide / Bottleneck Rock - Blues
Guitalele Ethnic 4 of 10 Acoustic Strumming Traditional
10 Funky Riffs 5 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm - various Funk
Texas Rock 5 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Hybrid picking Rock - Blues
Ethnic Country III 4 of 10 Solo Phrasing Country
Slap Etude 6 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Slapping Funk
C13 Shuffle 3 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Chords Blues
Fingers VS. Bottleneck Slide Guitar 5 of 10 Licks Slide / Bottleneck Rock - Blues
Triads Melody II 4 of 10 Chord melody Fingerpicking Pop Rock
Ethnic Country II 4 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm - various Country
Guitar Groove Funk II 4 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm - various Funk
Mixolydian Sixths II 4 of 10 Chord melody Double Stops Blues
Backbeat Blues 5 of 10 Solo Strumming Blues - Modern
5/4 G Slide Rock 6 of 10 Solo Slide / Bottleneck Rock - Blues
Essential Slide Guitar Concepts 4 of 10 Concepts Slide / Bottleneck Blues
Bending Energy Rock II 6 of 10 Full Song Bending Rock - Hard
C Minor Soul Blues 4 of 10 Solo Phrasing Soul / RNB
Slap Exercises (Essentials) 5 of 10 Etude Slapping Funk
Slap Exercise (Muted Rhythm) 4 of 10 Exercise Slapping Funk
Classic Funk 5 of 10 Chords Rhythm - various Funk
Double Stop Soul II 4 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Double Stops Soul / RNB
Pentatonic Major Soul 5 of 10 Solo Phrasing Soul / RNB
Power Rock Slide 5 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Slide / Bottleneck Pop Rock
Power Pop Guitar 4 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm - various Pop Rock
Guitar Groove Funk 5 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm - various Funk
Sweet Whammy 5 of 10 Solo Vibrato Rock - Fusion
Electric Folk 6 of 10 Solo Phrasing Ambient
80s Funk 5 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm - various Funk
Drop D Country Slap 5 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Slapping Country
Open G Slide Rock 5 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Slide / Bottleneck Rock - Blues
Groovy Funk Rock 5 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm - various Funk - Rock
One String Slide 3 of 10 Solo Slide / Bottleneck Blues
Blues Soul Fingerpicking 4 of 10 Chord melody Fingerpicking Soul / RNB
Lydian Mode b7 Rock 6 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Legato (both hammer-ons and pull-offs) Rock - Hard
Bending Energy Rock 6 of 10 Solo Phrasing Rock - Hard
Funky Rock 5 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Phrasing Funk - Rock
Triplets Country Folk 5 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Hybrid picking Country
Double Stop Soul 5 of 10 Solo Double Stops Soul / RNB
Ethnic Country Rock 5 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm - various Rock - Fusion
Legato Rock 6 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Legato (both hammer-ons and pull-offs) Rock - Hard
Rhythm & Soul Octaves 4 of 10 Solo Phrasing Soul / RNB
Chromatic Shuffle 4 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm - various Blues
70's Rock 4 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm - various Rock - Classic
Double Stop Ballad 4 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Double Stops Country
Slide Rhythm And Blues 4 of 10 Solo Slide / Bottleneck Blues
Mixolydian Sixths R&B 5 of 10 Solo Double Stops Blues
Slapping Funk Solos 7 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Slapping Funk
Acoustic Jazz Fusion 3 of 10 Acoustic Hybrid picking Jazz - Fusion
Trainbeat Acoustic Slide 3 of 10 Acoustic Slide / Bottleneck Blues
Delta Blues Rock 4 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm - various Blues
Slap & Tap Funk 7 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Slapping Funk
Country Train Beat 4 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Hybrid picking Country
Blues Shuffle Minor/Major 3rd 4 of 10 Solo Phrasing Blues
Acoustic Folk 4 of 10 Acoustic Double Stops Acoustic folk
Blues Shuffle 3 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Chords Blues
Rhythm & Funk 4 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm - various Funk
Major Arpeggios Exercise 3 of 10 Etude Arpeggios Soul / RNB
Triads Melody 4 of 10 Chord melody Hybrid picking Pop Rock
Minor Arpeggios Exercise 3 of 10 Etude Arpeggios Soul / RNB
Fast Modern Rock II 8 of 10 Solo Phrasing Rock - instrumental
Hybrid Skunk Funk 5 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm - various Funk
Slide Rock II - Drop D 5 of 10 Solo Slide / Bottleneck Rock - Blues
Fast Modern Rock 7 of 10 Solo Picking (more than one type) Metal - Modern
Acoustic Hybrid Picking 4 of 10 Acoustic Hybrid picking Acoustic folk
Slide Rock 5 of 10 Solo Slide / Bottleneck Rock - Hard
Slap Harmonics 6 of 10 Exercise Slapping Rock - Hard
Slap Guitar 5 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Slapping Funk - Rock