Alex Machacek (Demystifying The Fretboard)

Alex Machacek (Demystifying The Fretboard)


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Artist: Alex Machacek
Length: 36:41
Subtitles: English, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Spanish
Description: In this "Demystifying The Fretboard" guitar lesson, renowned Austrian guitarist Alex Machacek shows you how to master your entire neck. Alex discusses and demonstrates his 12 tone system for opening up the entire fingerboard so that you're able to play melodically and chordally in all positions of the guitar.  If you are looking to gain mastery over your guitar neck, this guitar masterclass is for you.

Topics Covered: Guitar, Knowing The Neck, 12 Tone Rows, Positions, Exercises, Scales, Chords, Modes, Mini Positions, Pentatonics, Soloing, Playing Through Changes, Using Rules and Restrictions, Superimposition, Motifs, Etc.

Alex Machacek

Alex Machacek was born and raised in Austria and moved to Los Angeles in 2004.
He studied Jazz guitar and Jazz Education at the Conservatory in Vienna and completed 2 semesters at Berklee College of Music, Boston.

While still in Austria, Machacek was named Guitar Newcomer for 1998 in a European guitar competition and the following year debuted as a leader with “Featuring Ourselves”.

Very soon after this he began working with Terry Bozzio which materialized in BPM’s “Delete and Roll” followed by OutTrio’s “Live in Austin” DVD (with Bozzio and Patrick O’Hearn).

After his move to the U.S., Alex Machacek soon became one of the first recording artists on the Abstract Logix label and has since released:
“[sic]” – featuring Terry Bozzio
“Improvision” (with Matt Garrison and Jeff Sipe)
“The Official Triangle Sessions” (with Neal Fountain and Jeff Sipe)
“24 Tales” featuring Marco Minneman
“FAT” – Fabulous Austrian Trio – with Raphael Preuschl and Herbert Pirker
“Now” Gary Husband&Alex Machacek
His solo releases have received accolades such as:
“Alex Machacek’s music starts where other music ends” – John McLaughlin
“You guys are f***ing nuts” – Allan Holdsworth
“I totally lost it when I heard Donna Lee – Easy Viennese Teenage Version. This is the most refreshing recording that I’ve heard in the last several years.” – Shawn Lane

Besides his own releases he has played and/or recorded with: Eddie Jobson’s UKZ, Planet X, Virgil Donati Band, CAB, The Scott Kinsey Group, Gary Husband, Jimmy Johnson, Hadrien Feraud, John Wetton, Tony Levin, to name a few.
Currently, Alex Machacek also teaches at GIT in Hollywood.

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