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Joe Satriani

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Westbury, New York (1986 – present)

Joe “Satch” Satriani (born on July 15, 1956, in Westbury, New York and brought up in Carle Place, New York, USA) is an instrumental rock guitarist and teacher, and a recognized virtuoso of the rock guitar. Guitarists Alex Skolnick, Larry Lalonde, Steve Vai, Charlie Hunter and Kirk Hammett were among his students. Satriani often tours as the guitar playing trio G3, usually with Steve Vai.

Joe Satriani was inspired to play guitar at age 14 after hearing that Jimi Hendrix had died. Satriani reportedly heard the news during a football training session where he immediately confronted his coach and announced that he was quitting to become a guitarist.

In 1974, he studied music with jazz guitarist Billy Bauer and with reclusive jazz pianist Lennie Tristano. The technically demanding Tristano greatly influenced Satriani’s playing. Satriani also began teaching guitar, with his most notable student, at this time, being fellow Long Island native Steve Vai.

In 1978 Satriani moved to Berkeley, California to pursue a music career. Not long after his arrival he resumed teaching. His most notable California students included: Kirk Hammett (Metallica), David Bryson (Counting Crows), Kevin Cadogan (Third Eye Blind), Larry Lalonde (Primus), Alex Skolnick (Testament), Phil Kettner (Laaz Rockit) and Charlie Hunter.

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  • MetalRock1989

    Good new album 4/5.

    1 Aug 12:36pm Reply
  • DJGabster

    Speed Of Light <3

    31 Jul 7:30pm Reply
  • topfookinbuzz

    Satch is one of my favourite musicians, but the last album is meh, sorry didn't mean to offend anyone

    30 Jul 1:58pm Reply
  • KangarooBoxer

    Love the new album personally :)

    27 Jul 6:13pm Reply
  • shivaki07

    not sure what to think about the last release...

    27 Jul 2:57pm Reply
  • tanysik777

    "Буквально вчера знаменитый гитарист Джо представил обитателям солнечной системы свою новую работу Shockwave Supernova, которая должна была затмить не самые удачные творческие потуги прошлых лет. Сатриани даже готовил слушателя, прикармливал несколькими неплохими песнями до релиза, выпустив среди прочего одноименную композицию “Shockwave Supernova” - мелодическую тему с ярким припевом, довольно насыщенную звукопотоком с эдакой космической атмосферой. Кроме этого трека Джо делился так же такими яркими песнями как “On Peregrine Wings”, “San Francisco Blue” и “If There Is No Heaven”. Пожалуй самая атмосферная композиция на диске - “Lost in a Memory”, она выделяется своей глубиной, которая возникает в частности за счет эхо. В песне ощущается объем произведения, звук словно бы уходит куда-то вдаль, бороздя просторы вселенной. Чисто мелодически композиция не столь привлекательна, как первый трек..." http://rock-review.ru/reviews/18351-joe-satriani-shockwave-supernova.html

    25 Jul 1:28pm Reply
  • Dogger_Dog

    New album kind of bland. Oh well, at least he gave us "The Extremist."

    24 Jul 7:52pm Reply
  • tanysik777

    Очень красивый альбом, вдохновляющий *_*

    24 Jul 9:06am Reply
  • ZigaMan1984

    new album is amazing!!!

    17 Jul 3:16pm Reply
  • FjordSweetFjord

    Been a Satriani fan since I was a kid in the early 90s and Flying in a Blue Dream was his most recent record, still makes my day hearing his wonderfully unique playing :)

    16 Jun 3:10pm Reply
  • satchalicious

    New epic song from the master... "Peregrine Wings," available today if you pre-order Satriani's new album called "Shockwave Supernova" due to arrive in July.

    20 May 9:20am Reply
  • wholly-mountain

    v guitar virtuoso, what did you expect?

    6 May 7:35pm Reply
  • BeNgEE4

    A metronome drum beat and a bunch of solos

    18 Feb 1:50pm Reply
  • sleet_eve

    Gotta thank my boyfriend for recommending me this amazing artist. Fantastic musician!

    7 Jan 8:08pm Reply
  • gamerslammer

    Great musician!!!

    10 Dec 2014 Reply
  • GodofDeathMetal

    A super talented guitar player. He's totally awesome live!

    29 Nov 2014 Reply
  • bonjovyborges

    Hail Satriani !!!

    12 Oct 2014 Reply
  • rikrijean

    VERY GOOD ~~~ THANKS HILMAR......

    29 Sep 2014 Reply
  • danielkosilov

    очень значимая фигура для современного инструментального рока и хард-рока, однозначно годнота

    20 Aug 2014 Reply
  • Oslojed

    Forever!

    20 Aug 2014 Reply
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