About Nick Torres

London born, Washington DC area native Nick Torres has been involved in music for more than 20 years. From singing with the Paul Hill Chorale at the Kennedy Center, to Regional Chorus, soloist at Trinity UMC in Alexandria VA, bell ringing, amateur and professional musical theater, and a band or two along the way. Currently Nick is focused on spending as much time as possible with his lovely wife and two children. When he's not doing that he's practicing his acoustic guitar and hanging out in the Songwriters Forum here on Guitar Noise. And writing articles and reviews, let's not forget that...

Aug11
Video thumbnail for youtube video The Fabulous Flea Market Band Live at the Black Cat - Guitar Noise

Nick Torres reviews Oslo’s The Fabulous Flea Market Band at their August 9 show at the Black Cat in Washington, DC. See GN member Lars Kolberg play trombone!

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Sep11

So I’m sitting around on the porch, guitar in hand, and I think, “Well the neighbors have probably heard enough of that, what’s next?” And you know I couldn’t think of a single song.

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Oct02

George Pittaway’s “Easy Roll Guitar Method” DVD is an incredible bargain at $15. It is highly recommend for anyone interested in hybrid picking and opening up their soloing. This is an ideal DVD for the advanced beginner and beyond.

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May18

Have you ever wanted to just be able to land anywhere on the fretboard and play? The Rosetta Stone of Guitar is an instructional DVD/book that teaches a really easy set of patterns. It isn’t about learning to solo, it’s about learning to see.

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Mar19

The Guitar Lesson Companion is a hybrid of lesson companion, instruction manual and method book. On the surface, it seems to be a throwback to the Method books of old. But to dismiss this gem of a book as that beginning guitarist’s nightmare would be foolish.

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Apr08

Another outstanding tutorial DVD from the author of PlaneTalk! This DVD guides you through the ins and outs of playing slide guitar in standard tuning, as well as Drop D. Plus it uses a fantastic three-way split screen method that displays slide placement, the left hand and the right hand all at the same time.

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Oct20

A virtual workshop on great guitar playing across many styles and genres, Eric Mantel’s The Unstruck Melody is sure to strike a chord with some part of your musical psyche.

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Feb01

To answer your question, if you are twenty-six you have plenty of opportunity to make it. Then again you will always have opportunity to make it. However, you will need to better define “make it”. There are many questions you need to ask yourself. Do you just want to play as your sole means of financial security? Would you consider […]

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