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Joe Kataldo

Joe Kataldo

Location: Naples, Italy
Date of Birth: Aug 9th 1984
Been playing guitar since: 1999

Born in Naples in 1984, as an imposition on my parents, I started to play piano at the age of seven, than I moved on to violin, bass and finally, at the age of fourteen, the guitar! Even though I consider myself self-taught, I've studied with the best Italian Musicians/Teachers.

In 2004 I passed an exam in "Teoria & Solfeggio" (which literally means Theory & Reading) at the classical conservatory of music of Salerno, I read treble and bass cleffs well, and if needed I can read the rest of the clefs too. I write music, sing simple melodies - and all of these skills were needed to get the exam.

In 2005 I moved to L.A. where I attended the Musicians Institute of Hollywood (a one month intensive course), studying with Scott Henderson, Ross Bolton, Daniel Gilbert, Matt Baldoni, Jamie Findlay, Al Bonhomme and Keith Wyatt.

Right now I'm studying towards a major in "Jazz" to the "Conservatory of Music of Naples", teaching privately, on-line, and playing in different bands.

Playing and Influences
Really too many to list, but just to name a few, I like any guitar players with modern phrasing, such as Frank Gambale, Allan Holdsworth, John Petrucci, Steve Vai, Guthrie Gowan and so on. I like a wide range of good music, picking and choosing songs, instead of sticking with one band, from folk to death metal. I am also fascinated by electronic and experimental music.

At GMC
I try to produce exercises and song/study video lessons, full of tips, to make my students Better - Faster, from basic to adavanced, both solo and rhythm guitar, with a constant focus on modern techniques.

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Name Level Type Technique Category
Two Notes per String Arpeggios 4 of 10 Etude Picking (more than one type) Rock - Other
9th Power Chords 3 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Chords Hard Rock
Open Chords Etude in E Major 3 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Chords Pop Rock
Incorporate Tapping in Your Solos 6 of 10 Solo Tapping Rock Fusion
Petrucci Style - Seven Strings Rhythms 4 of 10 7 string guitar Metal rhythm Metal - Progressive
Major Soloing No 4th 3 of 10 Solo Phrasing Rock Fusion
B Metal Riffing 4 of 10 7 string guitar Metal rhythm Metal - Modern
AC/DC Style in E Minor 5 of 10 Solo Picking (more than one type) Rock - Vintage
Blues Comping with Two Notes 3 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm Blues
Single Notes Funk/Blues 3 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm Funk
Pentatonic Guitar Harmony 3 of 10 Theory Picking (more than one type) Rock - Other
Metal Rhythms with Octaves 4 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rock Rhythm Metal - Modern
Major Pentatonic Add Maj7 3 of 10 Theory Phrasing
Single String Picking Etude 6 of 10 Etude Picking (more than one type) Shred - Picking
Beginner Rock Rhythm 4 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rock Rhythm Hard Rock
Break The Pentatonic Box 6 of 10 Exercise Picking (more than one type) Rock Fusion
Drop Metal 7 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rock Rhythm Hard Rock
James Brown Funk/Blues Style 4 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm Funk
Accent Shifting on Minor Pentatonic 6 of 10 Solo Alternate Picking Rock Fusion
Sweeps & Picking over Diatonic Arpeggios 6 of 10 Exercise Sweep Picking Shred - Sweep Picking
Extended Chords Ballad 3 of 10 Chords Fingerpicking Rock Ballad
String Skipping Arpeggios Workout 5 of 10 Exercise String skipping Shred - Picking
Major & Sus Triads Etude 4 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm Pop Rock
Van Halen Tapping Style - Beginner 3 of 10 Etude Tapping Rock - Other
Seven Strings Sweep Arpeggios 6 of 10 7 string guitar Sweep Picking Shred - Sweep Picking
3 Notes per String Arpeggios with Tapping 6 of 10 Exercise Tapping Rock Fusion
Drop 2 Chords 5 of 10 Exercise Chords Jazz
Funky Chords 5 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Strumming Funk
E Minor Bending Workout - Full & Half 4 of 10 Etude Bending Rock Ballad
Five Exercises to Improve Sweep Now! 4 of 10 Exercise Sweep Picking Shred - Sweep Picking
Latin Jazz Rhythms 5 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm Jazz
Rock Rhythm with Triads 4 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rock Rhythm Rock - Other
Alter Bridge Style 6 of 10 Etude Rock - Other
Five Pentatonic Tapping Patterns You Must Know 5 of 10 Etude Tapping
Tarantella Rock - Traditional Folk Dance 3 of 10 Etude Traditional
Jazz Guitar Comping 6 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm Jazz
Speed Metal Riffing - Picking vs Tapping 6 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Tapping Metal - Modern
Diatonic 7th Arpeggios on Seven Strings 4 of 10 7 string guitar
3-Notes Per String Scales with Tapping 4 of 10 Etude Tapping
Seven Strings Modes 3-Notes 3 of 10 7 string guitar Alternate Picking
Seven Strings Pentatonic 4 of 10 7 string guitar
Pentatonic Legato Workout 5 of 10 Etude Legato (both hammer-ons and pull-offs)
Pentatonic Tapping 4 of 10 Exercise Tapping
Seven Strings A Minor Scale CAGED 3 of 10 7 string guitar
Minor Pentatonic Add 9th 5 of 10 Etude Phrasing
Pumping Rock 4 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rock Rhythm Hard Rock
Bob Marley Style Lesson 3 of 10 Chords Strumming Pop Rock
Drop 3 Chords 3 of 10 Chords Chords Jazz
Hybrid Picking Workout 5 of 10 Etude Picking (more than one type) Rock Fusion
Minor 7 Arpeggio Inside Pentatonic 4 of 10 Theory
Doubling With a Capo 2 of 10 Acoustic Strumming Pop Rock
Pentatonic Runs & Rhythmic Displacement 6 of 10 Exercise Picking (more than one type) Rock Fusion
Pop Strumming 2 of 10 Chords Strumming Pop Rock
Finger Shifting II 2 of 10 Exercise Chords
I Got Rhythm Guitar 13 - Arpeggiated Chords IV 3 of 10 Exercise Rhythm
I Got Rhythm Guitar 12 - Arpeggiated Chords III 3 of 10 Exercise Rhythm Pop Rock
Finger Shifting I 3 of 10 Exercise
I Got Rhythm Guitar 11 - Arpeggiated Chords II 2 of 10 Chords Rhythm Pop Rock
I Got Rhythm Guitar 10 - Arpeggiated Chords I 3 of 10 Exercise Alternate Picking Pop Rock
Soloing - Blues Workout 5 of 10 Exercise Phrasing Blues
Tool Style Lesson 5 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Metal rhythm Metal - Modern
I Got Rhythm Guitar 9 - Funk Basics IV 3 of 10 Exercise Rhythm Funk
I Got Rhythm Guitar 8 - Funk Basics III 3 of 10 Exercise Strumming Funk
Firewind Style Lesson 6 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Metal rhythm Metal - Progressive
I Got Rhythm Guitar 7 - Funk Basics II 3 of 10 Exercise Strumming Funk
I Got Rhythm Guitar 6 - Funk Basics I 2 of 10 Exercise Strumming Funk
I Got Rhythm Guitar 5 - Muted Arpeggios 4 of 10 Exercise Metal rhythm Metal - Modern
I Got Rhythm Guitar 4 - Bossa Study 3 of 10 Chords Rhythm Jazz
I Got Rhythm Guitar 3 - Ford Blues Style 3 of 10 Exercise Blues
I Got Rhythm Guitar 2 - Palm Muting 3 of 10 Exercise Metal rhythm Metal - Other
I Got Rhythm Guitar 1 - Drop D 3 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Metal rhythm Metal - Modern