Grammy winning guitar virtuoso Frank Gambale talks about everything from his start to Chick Corea, and his legendary Sweeping Technique. Sponsored by Guitarplayback.com
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Grammy winning guitar virtuoso, Frank Gambale, exploded on the L.A. scene in the early ‘80’s. His meteoric rise to fame is a testament to his passion powered playing – a style “Rolling Stone Magazine” calls “ferocious”!
Gambale is an inspired songwriter with over 250 songs published on 20+ albums. His music touches on many styles from rock,funk and jazz to R&B and some Latin and Brazillian influences.
As a legendary guitarist, Gambale is the undisputed genius who originated the sweep picking technique ( a new way to play the instrument ) and elevated it to a precise art form now standard in the guitar lexicon. The “Gambale Sweep Picking Technique” continues to inspire generations of musicians. Jazz, rock, metal and progressive artists alike are united in their awe of Frank as both an amazing technician and an unsurpassed musician.
A musician’s musician, gifted composer, brilliant innovator and author of numerous instructional books and DVDs, Frank continues to reach unprecedented sonic and technical heights. His six string prowess and seemingly limitless vision point towards an exciting future of ground-breaking music.
Went to Musicians Institute
One of the teachers was Jeff Berlin, he played with him
Mad Hatter studio, which was owned by Chick Corea
Gave his business card to a woman
Working with his inspiration Chick Corea
What turned Frank Gambale off alcohol and drugs
He was adviced to not call it “Sweeping technique”
“Preparation meeting opportunity”
“If I want to go fast, I use sweeping”
“Be the best possible musician you can be”
“Be open to all styles…find what´s good in each of those categories”
FIRST SONG: “Hey Joe” by Jimi Hendrix
BEST GIG: Touring with Chick Corea
Stealing of Intellectual Property =Downloading
SONG OF THE SHOW
“Sun will Shine” by Frank Gambale feat Boca