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Rock: Instrumental Rock World: World Fusion Moods: Mood: Dreamy Moods: Type: Instrumental

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United States - Florida

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Frankie T G Man

Initially inspired by seeing the Beatles on televison, his love for guitar oriented music has never waned.
Going through the normal distractions of life as a teenager as well as moving around to different houses in Queens, NY within the span of a few years caused periods where he began to doubt his own path in music. Negative influences and a desire to make a major change in his life led him to move to South Florida at age 20, where he spent many hours a day learning Judas Priest, AC/DC, Black Sabbath and other classic rock songs and solos note for note.

The next and greatest event in his life prior to the birth of his daughter in 1989 was meeting his wife who convinced him to return to school to pursue a degree in Music Education. In college, he learned Music Theory and took jazz guitar lessons with some very talented players such as Tom Lippincott and Rene Toledo and played in the jazz ensembles, doing recitals and evening performances. He returned to rock after graduating however, as he never felt true to himself unless he was playing loud, screaming guitar with tons of attitude. In 1992, he won a spot in a "Lessons Online" program for his entry in a musical survey and was featured as as spokesperson for the company and appeared in ads in Guitar Player magazine, receiving a series of free recorded lessons from top players which opened him up to many diverse styles. He recalls this as a musical awakening. "That opened my mind to a whole new world of playing styles and got me out of a major rut or plateau I had created by limiting myself to a few select genres".

Frank has taught private lessons in his home studio and at night school to large groups, always focusing on getting people to play as quickly as possibe by teaching a feel for music and rhythm, then adding more theory only as students are ready for it. He has also run an after school guitar club open to all students in which he encouraged aspiring guitarists to tap into their creativity, utilizing drum machines to develop rhythmic skills as well as offering theory related lessons. He has also collaborated with Billy Livesay, singer/songwriter/ guitarist from the late Clarence Clemons' band.

Most recently, during the last 6 years he has played in local cover bands Raw Deal and Stereotomy at venues such as the Hard Rock Cafe in the Hard Rock Casino in Hollywood, Fl, raising money for worthy causes such as breast cancer awareness.
Leaving the cover band scene to focus on writing his own instrumental guitar oriented rock incorporating world influences has led to the most inspirational and rewarding times of his musical life. His latest work is a cover of Amazing Grace that is unique in it's approach of respecting the original melody while adding his own personal ideas, style and emotions. In the near future he is looking to have his music added to an indie or established film maker's work.