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