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Marcus Lavendell

Location: Gothenburg, Sweden
Date of Birth: Jan 21 1979
Been playing guitar since: ­1992

I was introduced to classical piano music when I was only a few years old. Later on I also started taking classical guitar lessons, but it was when I was around 13 years old that I first got an electric guitar – and my life changed! I practiced day and night for years and I was just amazed by how many techniques there were, and how much could be done with the tone. I still think that the guitar is one of the most versatile instruments.

Playing and Influences
My early influences were the great pianists like Chopin, Liszt, Beethoven, etc. and they are still a big influence when it comes to choice of notes, but for guitar playing, one the most important things for me is how the notes are played, and there are a few guitarists that have made a big impact on me; Yngwie Malmsteen, Jason Becker, Marty Friedman, Shawn Lane, Steve Vai, to name a few...

At GMC
I don't know of a better place for guitarists and I wish I had this friendly place to go to when I started playing guitar. I learn a lot from both students and other instructurs, and I also get to produce lessons that hopefully inspire our members so that they'll want to learn even more.

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Name Level Type Technique Category
Neoclassical Etude #2 6 of 10 Etude Alternate Picking Metal - neoclassical
Neoclassical Etude #1 5 of 10 Etude Alternate Picking Metal - neoclassical
Historical Failure - the Riffs 5 of 10 Rhythm/Riffs Downpicking Metal - Modern
O Holy Night - Adolphe Adam 4 of 10 Christmas Picking (more than one type) Metal - Symphonic
You Ready? -Collab Lesson 3 of 10 Full Song Rhythm - various Metal - Modern
Historical Failure Solo 7 of 10 Solo Legato (both hammer-ons and pull-offs) Metal - Modern
Evening Blues Lesson 5 of 10 Solo Phrasing Blues - Modern
Three Level Solo, Advanced 9 of 10 Solo Alternate Picking Metal - neoclassical
Three Level Solo, Intermed. 6 of 10 Solo Phrasing Metal - neoclassical
Three Level Solo, Beginner 4 of 10 Solo Phrasing Metal - neoclassical
Trill Guitar Lesson 6 of 10 Etude Legato (both hammer-ons and pull-offs) Metal - neoclassical
Vibrato Lesson 3 - More Scenarios 6 of 10 Solo Vibrato Metal - neoclassical
Vibrato Lesson 2 - Whammy Bar 5 of 10 Solo Vibrato Metal - neoclassical
Vibrato Lesson 1 - Left Hand 5 of 10 Exercise Bending Rock - Ballad
Neoclassical Three-Level-Lesson, Advanced 9 of 10 Solo Alternate Picking Metal - neoclassical
Neoclassical Three-Level-Lesson, Intermediate 6 of 10 Solo Metal - neoclassical
Neoclassical Blues Funk Lesson 7 of 10 Solo Phrasing Blues - Modern
Neoclassical Three-Level-Lesson, Beginner 4 of 10 Solo Alternate Picking Metal - neoclassical
Winding Roads - Marcus Lavendell 8 of 10 Solo Alternate Picking Metal - neoclassical