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Kristofer Dahl

Location: Stockholm, Sweden
Date of Birth: Sep 12th 1981
Been playing guitar since: 1998

I picked up the guitar at the age of 10 and I started practicing seriously at the age of 18. I took regular lessons during one year learning theory with Therion guitarist Kristian Niemann.

Before deciding to professionally go for a music career I studied matheology, informatics, environmental care, political science and even sport fishing.

Playing and Influences
I am fascinated by Marty Friedman's phrasing, vibrato and unusual note choice. I love Steve Morse's musical approach to speedpicking. Allan Holdsworth's playing is from another planet and every aspect of his music is totally unique (to me!). Eric Johnson's approach to perfectionism and tone is something I believe everyone can learn from. Yngwie was the guitarist who opened up my eyes to what was possible on the guitar, he also has a vibrato worth checking out!

At GMC
I believe the most important thing is how you approach learning, practicing and your own potential as a musician. Hopefully I manage to get this through in my lessons and forum participation.

GMC has changed my life through the input I have got from students and instructors here - I hope the same will happen to you!

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Music by Kristofer Dahl

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Kristofer Dahl's lessons (523,129 views)

Name Level Type Technique Category
Articulate it! 4 of 10 Solo Alternate Picking Rock - instrumental
Arpeggio Etude 6 of 10 Etude Arpeggios Rock - Fusion
Hybrid Lead 7 of 10 Solo Hybrid picking Rock - Fusion
Percussive Lead 5 of 10 Solo Percussive fingerstyle Jazz - Fusion
Futuristic Blues 4 of 10 Solo Phrasing Rock - Fusion
Nylon Jam 4 of 10 Acoustic Phrasing Jazz - Fusion
Jam School: Hot Fusion 7 of 10 Improvisation Phrasing Funk - Fusion
Downpicking Primer 4 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Downpicking Metal - Classic
Chops Builder Etude 5 of 10 Etude Sweep Picking Metal - Symphonic
Raking Power 4 of 10 Solo Phrasing Blues - Modern
Whammy Lead 5 of 10 Solo Harmonics Rock - Fusion
Skank Funk 4 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Rhythm - various Funk
Beginner Jam #2 3 of 10 Improvisation Phrasing Rock - Ballad
Beginner Jam 2 of 10 Improvisation Phrasing Rock - Ballad
Jam School: Yngwieisms 8 of 10 Improvisation Alternate Picking Metal - neoclassical
String Crossing Picking Exercise 6 of 10 Exercise Alternate Picking Shred - Picking
5 Hybrid Picking Licks 4 of 10 Licks Hybrid picking Rock - Fusion
Percussive Song 5 of 10 Chord melody Percussive fingerstyle Pop Rock
Kris Hudson 3 of 10 Solo Phrasing Metal - Epic
Solar Dynamics 4 of 10 Full Song Rhythm - various Metal - Modern
Jam School: Motivic Development 4 of 10 Improvisation Phrasing Pop Rock
Jam School: Pentatonic Jam Licks 5 of 10 Licks Phrasing Rock - Hard
Jam School: Hybrid Picking 3 of 10 Improvisation Hybrid picking Rock - Fusion
Jam School: Example Licks 8 of 10 Licks Rock - Fusion
Jam School: Scale Memorisation 3 of 10 Theory Rock - Fusion
Jam School: Blues As A Tool 4 of 10 Improvisation Phrasing Blues - Modern
Jam School: Shred Improvisation 10 of 10 Improvisation Hybrid picking Rock - Fusion
Jam School: Emergency Mode 4 of 10 Improvisation Phrasing Rock - Ballad
Jam School: Lydian Changes 6 of 10 Improvisation Phrasing Rock - Fusion
Your First Phrases 3 of 10 Improvisation Phrasing Rock - Fusion
GMC Arena Rock 4 of 10 Full Song Rhythm - various Metal - Classic
Bouncy Fun 8 of 10 Concepts Phrasing Rock - Fusion
Love Me 8 of 10 Full Song Rhythm - various Metal - Modern
Lesson No. 1000 8 of 10 Solo Phrasing Rock - Hard
All Kristofer Dahl Ultimate-Guitar Lessons 5 of 10 101 spoken Picking (more than one type) Shred - Picking
Collection of Sins Guitar Solo 7 of 10 Solo Rock - Punk
Kristofer Dahl Collection of Sins 5 of 10 Full Song Rock Rhythm Rock - Punk
Tapping 4 - More Two-Handed Tapping...! 7 of 10 101 spoken Tapping Rock - Other
Tapping 3 - Two-Handed Tapping 5 of 10 101 spoken Tapping Rock - Other
Tapping 2 - Randy Rhoads style etc. 2 of 10 101 spoken Tapping Metal - Classic
Fusion Solo Lesson part 2 8 of 10 Solo Rock - Fusion
Tapping 1 - The Basics and Beyond 1 of 10 101 spoken Tapping Metal - Other
Barre Chords 2 of 10 101 spoken Chords Pop Rock
Pentatonic Scale 3 - Diagonal Position Shifting 6 of 10 101 spoken Rock - Other
Pentatonic Scale 2 - Horizontal Position Shifting 5 of 10 101 spoken Rock - Other
Pentatonic Scale 1 - Position Shifting 2 of 10 101 spoken
Kristofer Dahl - Fusion Solo Lesson 7 of 10 Solo Rock - Fusion
Country cheating One-on-One lesson 5 of 10 101 spoken Country
Beginner Licks 1 of 10 101 spoken Phrasing Rock - Other
How to Use a Metronome - Step by Step Guide 2 of 10 101 spoken Rock - Other
Speedpicking/alternate picking vertical playing 5 of 10 101 spoken Alternate Picking Rock - Other
Speedpicking/alternate picking patterns 3 of 10 101 spoken Picking (more than one type) Shred - Picking
Speedpicking/alternate picking basics 3 of 10 101 spoken Picking (more than one type) Shred - Picking
Guitar Harmonizing - Harmony introduction/explanation 3 of 10 101 spoken Rock - Other
Neoclassical/Fantasy solo lesson 4 of 10 Solo Metal - Epic
Slow Bending Licks (GMC Intro) 3 of 10 Solo Bending Metal - Other
Steve Vai Style Solo Lesson 7 of 10 Solo Metal - Other
Guitar Exercises (Beginner and Beyond) 2 of 10 101 spoken Rock - Other
Speed Licks Solo Lesson - GMC Intro! 8 of 10 Solo Metal - Other
Guitar Scales for Beginners 2 of 10 101 spoken Rock - Other
How to Practice Guitar 4 of 10 101 spoken Rock - Other
Marty Friedman style arpeggios 7 of 10 101 spoken Phrasing Metal - Progressive
Power Chords for Beginners 1 of 10 101 spoken Chords Rock - Other
The Motto is Oops 8 of 10 Solo Rock - Fusion
Artifex Alley Cats - Solo 6 of 10 Solo Rock - Fusion
Kristofer Dahl - Curious Coincidence 8 of 10 Full Song Rock - Fusion
Curious Coincidence Exercises 7 of 10 Exercise
Guitar phrasing 5 of 10 101 spoken Phrasing Rock - Other
Kirk Hammett Solo Tricks 7 of 10 Solo Metal - Modern
Eric Johnson Style Solo 8 of 10 Solo Alternate Picking Rock - Other
Country Licks for Wannabes Lesson 7 of 10 Solo Phrasing Country
Hot Blues Licks Lesson 6 of 10 Solo Phrasing Blues
Improvise Like Slash Lesson 7 of 10 Solo Phrasing Rock - Other