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Jerry Arcidiacono

Location: Turin, Italy
Date of Birth: Sep 15th 1979
Been playing guitar since: 1990

I started with some classical training on guitar. I didn't like the teacher but at least I learned the basics about the fingerpicking technique, music reading and some theory. I was still a child and then I moved to the Jazz course. My mind and my ears were opened. Meeting the Italian guitarist Claudio Lodati as teacher I learnt the basics about improvisation. Those were really good days, because I could talk with my teacher and other students about really any music genre.

Beyond music, I studied Graphic Arts and Computer Science.

From 2005 I started to work as guitar teacher. Currently I teach at "Accademia Musicale Triade d'oro" and "CDM - Centro Didattica Musicale", two music schools around Turin.

Playing and Influences
I started to play some folk songs with simple chords like almost everyone. Then I listened to The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix and my real first love, Queen. From here I started to play everything that was interesting to me, from Led Zeppelin to Dream Theater, from Miles Davis to Living Colour. Nuno Bettencourt was a great influence on me when I started to study more seriously.

Through the years I've played a lot of music with different bands. I'm happy right now because music is my living. Anyway, my next target is to record my own material and help my students to find their way.

At GMC
I think GMC is a wonderful place to learn. It's also amazing how people from around the world are connected here. I try to produce lessons which sound musical, so students can have some fun while they are practising.

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Name Level Type Technique Category
Jazz Notes 22: Playing Outside 6 of 10 Improvisation Phrasing Jazz
Jazz Notes 21: Minor Blues 4 of 10 Improvisation Phrasing Jazz - blues
Jazz Notes 20: Jazz-Funk Modal Style 4 of 10 Solo Phrasing Jazz - Fusion
Jazz Notes 19: Bebop Style 7 of 10 Improvisation Phrasing Jazz
Jazz Notes 18: Latin Comping 4 of 10 Acoustic Fingerpicking Jazz - Fusion
Jazz Notes 17: Choosing The Scale 5 of 10 Improvisation Phrasing Jazz - Fusion
Jazz Notes 16: Symmetrical Scales 5 of 10 Improvisation Phrasing Jazz
Jazz Notes 15: Chord Substitutions 3 of 10 Chords Downpicking Jazz
Unison Riffing 4 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm - various Rock - Classic
Jazz Notes 14: Looking For The Jazz Sound With Chromaticism 6 of 10 Solo Phrasing Jazz
Power Chords Workout 2 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Downpicking Metal - Classic
Jazz Notes 13: Looking For The Jazz Sound With Diatonic Arpeggios 4 of 10 Etude Arpeggios Jazz
Faith No More Style 4 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm - various Metal - alternative
Jazz Notes 12: Diatonic Improvisation 5 of 10 Solo Phrasing Jazz
Bluesy Mood Solo 5 of 10 Solo Phrasing Rock - Blues
Jazz Notes 11: Pentatonics 4 of 10 Theory Phrasing Jazz
Adeste Fideles 3 of 10 Christmas Alternate Picking Hymn
Jazz Notes 10: Fingerpicking II 5 of 10 Acoustic Fingerpicking Blues
Nuno Bettencourt Style Solo 6 of 10 Solo Tapping Metal - glam
Jazz Notes 9: Fingerpicking I 5 of 10 Chords Fingerpicking Jazz
Jazz Notes 8: Extending Chords 3 of 10 Chords Fingerpicking Jazz
Jazz Notes 7: Finding Voicings 5 of 10 Chords Chords Jazz
Single Note Funkin' 5 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Alternate Picking Funk
Acoustic Tale 3 of 10 Acoustic Fingerpicking Pop Rock
Jazz Notes 6: Expanding the Blues 6 of 10 Solo Picking (more than one type) Jazz - blues
Jazz Notes 5: II-V-I Progression: Licks 4 of 10 Solo Picking (more than one type) Jazz
Jazz Notes 4: Swing Rhythm 4 of 10 Chords Strumming Jazz
Jazz Notes 3: Modes Workout 3 of 10 Etude Alternate Picking Jazz
Jazz Notes 2: Triads and Inversions 3 of 10 Theory Chords Jazz
Jazz Notes 1: Building Chords 4 of 10 Chords Chords Jazz
Chuck Berry Style Lesson 5 of 10 Solo Bending Rock - Classic
Radio Funk Rhythm 7 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Strumming Funk
Hard Rock Rhythm 3 4 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rock Rhythm Rock - Hard
12/8 Strumming For Beginners 3 of 10 Chords Strumming Pop Rock
Funk Fingerpicking Lesson 5 of 10 Chords Fingerpicking Funk
Picked Arpeggios Lesson 4 of 10 Chords Chords Pop Rock
Fast Rock n Roll Rhythm 4 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rock Rhythm Rock - Vintage
D Minor Pentatonic Solo 6 of 10 Solo Bending Rock - Hard
The Beatles Style Lesson - Acoustic 4 of 10 Acoustic Fingerpicking Pop Rock
B Dorian Solo 7 of 10 Solo Legato (both hammer-ons and pull-offs) Rock - Fusion
Em Acoustic Lesson 3 of 10 Acoustic Pop Rock
A Major Fingernail Strumming 4 of 10 Acoustic Strumming Jazz - Fusion
Hard Rock Rhythm 2 3 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rock Rhythm Metal - Classic
C Phrygian Solo 6 of 10 Solo Rock - Fusion
Tu Scendi Dalle Stelle - Liguori 2 of 10 Christmas Fingerpicking Traditional
Open G Tuning Lesson - DGDGBD 3 of 10 Acoustic Chords Blues
Odd Time Signature Metal 2 4 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Metal rhythm Metal - Extreme
Jimi Hendrix Style Lesson 4 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rock Rhythm Rock - Vintage
Flanger Riffing 5 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Metal - Extreme
Pop Strumming Lesson 3 of 10 Chords Rhythm - various Pop Rock
12 Bar Blues Rhythm 3 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm - various Blues
Clean Guitar Fantasy - Solo 7 of 10 Solo Rock - Other
Open Chords Strumming 2 of 10 Exercise Strumming
Odd Time Signature Metal 5 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Metal rhythm Metal - Modern
Dominant Pentatonic Scale 6 of 10 Exercise Rock - Fusion
Nuno Bettencourt (Extreme) style 5 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Metal rhythm Metal - Other
Clean Guitar Fantasy 5 of 10 Chords Chords Pop Rock
Open Strings Strumming 5 of 10 Acoustic Strumming Pop Rock
Delay Solo Lesson 3 of 10 Solo Rock - Fusion
Hard Rock Rhythm 5 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Metal rhythm Rock - Hard
Walking Bass Lesson 4 of 10 Acoustic Fingerpicking Jazz
While My Guitar Gently Sweeps 5 of 10 Exercise Pop Rock
Acoustic Strumming Lesson 3 of 10 Chords Strumming
Funky Groove Soloing 6 of 10 Solo Metal - Other