Mike Gianelli

Mike G.

Livermore, CA

Lesson Details



Mike delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5 to 85

Teaching since:
January 1997

Hey everybody my name is Mike. I have been playing guitar for 16 years now. I have been playing all kinds of different music ever since. Music is my passion. I have recorded 3 albums and done a national wide tour, playing all over the U.S.A. The bands I have played in are REDFALL, Name, and Dissipate. I grew up playing metal, jazz, classical , and blues. I have played over 1000 shows in the bay area and in the nation, and signed to an international record label "Basick Records". I take what I do very seriously but also I love to have fun!

*** Lesson Details ***
I am a very patient person. I understand how hard it is for somebody to learn a new instrument. I will teach you different things about the guitar as far as how to hold it, how to tune the guitar, different keys that you will be playing in. It is very important to know what you are doing. My job will be to get your moneys worth of your lesson and actually feel productive on what you accomplished. We will also have a lot of fun in the process . I will teach you different scales, mods, keys, tunings , chords, strumming patterns, picking techniques etc etc. You will learn a lot from me as far as guitar goes and let alone music. Although I can teach tablature I do not teach how to read music.

*** Studio Equipment ***
Living room: guitar, amps, basses

*** Travel Equipment ***
I have 8, 6 strings, 3 acoustics, and 5 electrics. I also have 2 practice amps. I would like it if the student had a guitar to bring with them

*** Specialties ***
Guitar: beg to inter
Bass: beg

I specialize in Metal, jazz fusion, acoustic, tapping, easy listening, and many others. I have recorded 3 albums, I have done a nation wide tour and have made a professional music video with the current band that I am in.

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Lead Guitar player
Jul 2008 - Present
Dissipate (recording touring band


Guitar Theory 101
Jan 1994 - Present
Music Unlimited


Getting signed to full eruopen Distrobution label
Feb 2012
Basick Records

Photos & Videos

Mike Gianelli playing on an Agile 8 string guitar.
Mike Gianelli playing a Maton acoustic
Mike Gianelli on tour in Maryland with name
Mike Gianelli playing on an Ibanez RG2228
Mike Gianelli rips through 'Motion', the opening track on the bands debut EP, 'Tectonics' - released 19th November 2012 via BASICK.
Guest solo by Mike Gianelli
Mike Gianelli rips through "Such is the mind", the second track on the bands debut EP, 'Tectonics' - released 19th November 2012 via BASICK. Pick it up here - http://store.basickrecords.com/artist... or stream for free - http://music.basickrecords.com/album/...

Vocalist Josh Foster comments on the release : "It's an absolute honour to be part of such an amazing family like Basick Records, who not only believe wholeheartedly in what we are doing, but also believe in where we will take this sound as this band continues to evolve. We feel like we have so much to bring to the table right now, and just hope that we can continue giving the fans everything that they crave from a heavy, technical and brutally driven band, perhaps some other types of elements and heavy dynamics that they might be missing from heavy music today."

TECTONICS smashes its way through six raw tracks of complex and virulent 8 string guitar work, combining the percussive riffing and crushing precision of death metal, served with a brutal metal core edge. The end result is a promising debut EP that pushes boundaries, showcasing moments of exhilarating intensity.

"Different sounds assault the listener from all directions, offering very little downtime and a constant stream of guitar insanity that doesn't just require head banging; it practically creates a one-man mosh pit of body spasms." - MetalUnderground.com

"Tectonics is a cunt of a record." - PostBlog

"There's plenty of variety on offer with 'Tectonics' and if you love the ferocity of bands like Ion Dissonance but with added melody then this is the band for you!" - RocknReel

    Buy "Such Is the Mind (Of a Realist)" on
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Mike Gianelli playing a Short quick video of scales and Modes.
For lessons you can find me at http://bandhappy.com/profile/8stringman Thanks!
Mike playing scales and mods etc
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