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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
Prince Funky Rhythm 3 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm Funk
Punk Rhythm Guitar 2 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm Punk Rock
Van Halen Rhythm Style 4 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Metal rhythm Hard Rock
Keith Richard Rhythm Style 2 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm Rock - Vintage
Basic Chordal Hendrix 2 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Double Stops Rock - Vintage
Angus Young Rhythm Style 3 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm Hard Rock
Guitalele Ethnic 2 4 of 10 Full Song Strumming Country
Slap, Slide & Pick! 6 of 10 Full Song Slide Hard Rock
The Kinks Style 2 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm Pop Rock
Fingers VS. Bottleneck Slide Guitar 2 5 of 10 Solo Slide Blues
Guitalele Ethnic 4 of 10 Acoustic Strumming Traditional
10 Funky Riffs 5 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm Funk
Texas Rock 5 of 10 Full Song Phrasing Rock - Other
Ethnic Country III 4 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Phrasing Country
Slap Etude 6 of 10 Etude Slapping Funk
C13 Shuffle 3 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Chords Blues
Fingers VS. Bottleneck Slide Guitar 5 of 10 Solo Slide Blues
Triads Melody II 4 of 10 Full Song Chords Pop Rock
Ethnic Country II 4 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm Country
Guitar Groove Funk II 4 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm Funk
Mixolydian Sixths II 4 of 10 Full Song Phrasing Blues
Backbeat Blues 5 of 10 Full Song Rhythm Blues
5/4 G Slide Rock 6 of 10 Full Song Slide Hard Rock
Essential Slide Guitar Concepts 4 of 10 Exercise Slide Blues
Bending Energy Rock II 6 of 10 Full Song Bending Hard Rock
C Minor Soul Blues 4 of 10 Solo Phrasing Blues
Slap Exercises (Essentials) 5 of 10 Exercise Slapping Funk
Slap Exercise (Muted Rhythm) 4 of 10 Exercise Slapping Funk
Classic Funk 5 of 10 Chords Rhythm Funk
Double Stop Soul II 4 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Double Stops Blues
Pentatonic Major Soul 5 of 10 Exercise Phrasing Blues
Power Rock Slide 5 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Slide Rock - Other
Power Pop Guitar 4 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm Pop Rock
Guitar Groove Funk 5 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm Funk
Sweet Whammy 5 of 10 Solo Vibrato Rock Fusion
Electric Folk 6 of 10 Full Song Phrasing Ambient
80s Funk 5 of 10 Chords Rhythm Funk
Drop D Country Slap 5 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Slapping Country
Open G Slide Rock 5 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Slide Blues
Groovy Funk Rock 5 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm Funk
One String Slide 3 of 10 Exercise Slide Blues
Blues Soul Fingerpicking 4 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Fingerpicking Blues
Lydian b7 Rock 6 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Legato (both hammer-ons and pull-offs) Hard Rock
Bending Energy Rock 6 of 10 Solo Bending Hard Rock
Funky Rock 5 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm Funk
Triplets Country Folk 5 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Fingerpicking Country
Double Stop Soul 5 of 10 Solo Double Stops Rock - Vintage
Ethnic Country Rock 5 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rock Rhythm Country
Legato Rock 6 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Legato (both hammer-ons and pull-offs) Hard Rock
Rhythm & Soul Octaves 4 of 10 Solo Phrasing Blues
Chromatic Shuffle 4 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm Blues
70's Rock 4 of 10 Chords Rock Rhythm Rock - Vintage
Double Stop Ballad 4 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Double Stops Country
Slide Rhythm And Blues 4 of 10 Solo Slide Blues
Mixolydian Sixths R&B 5 of 10 Solo Phrasing Blues
Slapping Funk Solos 7 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Slapping Funk
Acoustic Jazz Fusion 3 of 10 Acoustic Rhythm Jazz Fusion
Trainbeat Acoustic Slide 3 of 10 Acoustic Slide Country
Delta Blues Rock 4 of 10 Solo Bending Blues
Slap & Tap Funk 7 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Slapping Funk
Country Train Beat 4 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Fingerpicking Country
Blues Shuffle Minor/Major 3rd 4 of 10 Solo Bending Blues
Acoustic Folk 4 of 10 Acoustic Fingerpicking Pop Rock
Blues Shuffle 3 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Chords Blues
Rhythm & Funk 4 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm Funk
Major Arpeggios Exercise 3 of 10 Exercise Picking (more than one type) Jazz Fusion
Triads Melody 4 of 10 Chords Fingerpicking Pop Rock
Minor Arpeggios Exercise 3 of 10 Exercise Picking (more than one type) Pop Rock
Fast Modern Rock II 8 of 10 Solo Legato (both hammer-ons and pull-offs) Rock - Other
Hybrid Skunk Funk 5 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Picking (more than one type) Funk
Slide Rock II - Drop D 5 of 10 Solo Slide Rock - Vintage
Fast Modern Rock 7 of 10 Solo Legato (both hammer-ons and pull-offs) Metal - Modern
Acoustic Hybrid Picking 4 of 10 Acoustic Fingerpicking Pop Rock
Slide Rock 5 of 10 Solo Slide Hard Rock
Slap Harmonics 6 of 10 Exercise Slapping Hard Rock
Slap Guitar 5 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Slapping Pop Rock