|Member Info |
User Name: Mike Lindyn
Total GKN Activity Points: 1596
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Number of Instruments Played: 6
Member Since: 3/5/2004
Last Visit: 5/11/2013
Tabs Created: 91
Practice Schedules: 1
Public Lessons: 4
Woodshed Postings: 2
Duels Entered: 8
Duels Won: 4
Other Social Network: Here
|Music Created by Mike Lindyn|
|My Musical Knowledge|
Instruments I Play:
|Electric Guitar||Years Playing: 27||Proficiency: Advanced|
|Steel String Acoustic Guitar||Years Playing: 27||Proficiency: Advanced|
|Nylon String Acoustic Guitar||Years Playing: 21||Proficiency: Advanced|
|Bass Guitar||Years Playing: 24||Proficiency: Advanced|
|Piano/Keyboard||Years Playing: 13||Proficiency: Beginner|
|Flute||Years Playing: 12||Proficiency: Beginner|
|My Approach to Learning and Playing:|
I consider myself an improvisational player and composer. I spent a long time working on Theory and Technique. When I learn something new I try and play it in every position of the Major and Minor Scales while also trying to play it with different accents and phasing. This way I can make my own ideas from an idea that was not originally mine.
|My Musical Education:|
I have studied music independently since 1986, in that time I have had 1 private teacher (for about a 6 months), and also had a little formal college theory training.
I started playing when I was 14. When I was 17 a close friend of mine was a very good guitarist and had a really great teacher. So my first introduction to theory was through him.
In college I took "Basic Musicianship" which was an introduction to theory. This class was great because it really solidified my knowledge of basic theory. I was about 19 at the time.
After Basic Musicianship I took four voice Harmony 1 and then Harmony 2. At the same time I took an introduction Jazz class. The Harmony Class was great for getting me better and reading and writing sheet music and understanding some of the more advanced ideas of theory. The jazz class also had a theory aspect to it and was very helpful as it made me understand how jazz musician approach theory, which is a little different than how classical musicians approach theory.
I have also taken two Music History classes which were very hard but I´m glad I took them. To me music history is very interesting. These history classes did not make my chops any better but I think they did make me a better musician because I had a better idea about what has been done in the past.
|My Musical Influences:|
To me Musical influence is a BIG topic because I am influence by so many types of music for a number of different reasons.
When talking about guitar influences I guess my biggest influence is Joe Satriani. There are others like Steve Vai, Greg Howe, Paul Gilbert, John Petrucci, Jake E. Lee and others that had a big effect on my playing but I´ve always seem come back to Joe´s music as a starting point.
As far a my musical influence go I think that work of John McLaughlin has be very important. Here I am not talking of licks and phrase but rather his outlook, musicial scope and depth. I am very into nylon string guitar and the types of music that use nylon string guitar (Classical, Flamenco, Jazz Fusion)
|My Learning Resources:|
I have to say I like GKN.
|About My Music:|
| So what can I say about my music? I´m a song writer and improvisational player. My interest is learning new ideas in music and putting these ideas to work in my music. The music I make ranges between rock, jazz, blues, finger style and metal.|
Here are a few videos of me playing nylon string acoustic guitar.
These are brand new I hope you like them.