Location: Stavanger, Norway
Date of Birth: May 2nd, 1979
Been playing guitar since: Hmm.. sometime around 1991
Music has, as far as I can remember, always been a fascination to me, and when I first heard Metallica, I just knew that I had to get a guitar. I've been playing guitar and making music pretty much constantly ever since.
I never took any real lessons though, I learned everything myself but I wish that I had had a resource like GMC at my disposal when I first started out!
Influences and Playing
As I already mentioned, I decided to pick up the guitar after hearing some Metallica songs, so I guess it's safe to say that Metallica has been a tremendous influence on me. There are of course tons of other players/bands that I've been inspired and influenced by, but there would be too many to list.
One I can mention though is John Petrucci and Dream Theater, who really opened up the world of progressive metal for me.
Metal was the first thing I learned to play, and it looks like it stuck. Today my style tends to lean more towards the progressive style.
I've learned so incredibly much ever since I got here, both from my fellow instructors and also the students! To be able to teach and show what I know to the students here at GMC is just a dream job - I dont see it as a job though, to me it's a pleasure.
My lessons are mostly based around Metal and Rock, and I always try to take a melodic approach to everything. To me it has always been easier to remember and learn something if there's a melody involved, so my goal is to teach with the same methods with which I learned to play.
|Rock Solo - Beginner||3 of 10||Solo||Bending||Rock - Classic|
|Slow Soloing Lesson||3 of 10||Solo||Bending||Metal - Classic|
|Riffs and Melodies from A Simple Rhyme||4 of 10||Etude||Metal - Modern|
|Pinch Harmonics||4 of 10||Rhythm/Riffs||Harmonics||Metal - Classic|
|Rock Solo Nr.3 (D Major)||4 of 10||Solo||Phrasing||Rock - Hard|
|Solo from Spindles||5 of 10||Solo||Phrasing||Metal - Progressive|
|7/8th Alternate Picking Exercise||5 of 10||Rhythm/Riffs||Alternate Picking||Metal - Progressive|
|Rhythmic Tapping||5 of 10||Solo||Tapping||Metal - Progressive|
|String-Skipping Melodies||5 of 10||Solo||String skipping||Rock - Fusion|
|Rhythm Exercise||5 of 10||Rhythm/Riffs||Downpicking||Metal - Progressive|
|Picking Exercise||5 of 10||Rhythm/Riffs||Alternate Picking||Metal - Progressive|
|More Metal! - Drop D||5 of 10||Rhythm/Riffs||Downpicking||Metal - Thrash|
|Am Rock Solo Lesson||5 of 10||Solo||Bending||Rock - Ballad|
|A Little Bit of Everything||5 of 10||Etude||Downpicking||Metal - Modern|
|RockaMetalBoogie||6 of 10||Rhythm/Riffs||Rhythm - various||Metal - Classic|
|Lamb of God Style Lesson||6 of 10||Rhythm/Riffs||Rhythm - various||Metal - metalcore|
|Canon in D - Speedy Metal Arrangement||6 of 10||Solo||Alternate Picking||Metal - power|
|Trial and Error (Part 1)||6 of 10||Rhythm/Riffs||Rhythm - various||Metal - Progressive|
|Riffs and Solos from The Grid||6 of 10||Solo||Picking (more than one type)||Metal - neoclassical|
|Canon Rock Lesson||7 of 10||Full Song||Picking (more than one type)||Metal - neoclassical|