Greetings from Finland with little story and Youtube video

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MikkoKarhula
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Greetings from Finland with little story and Youtube video

Post by MikkoKarhula » January 1st, 2017, 4:16 am

Hi everyone!

I'm a guitarist/teacher from Finland. I have played variety of styles but mainly now I'm concentrating on acoustic guitar and ethnic music styles. Playing several years gypsy jazz music as a professional some how I felt that I shouldn't be in stuck with one style. First I felt that gypsy jazz had everything in it and there isn't better music. With that kind of "obsession" I had possibilities to learn al most everything I wanted from that style. Eventually I found my self playing too much cliches and had lot of manners. Ok, gypsy jazz has them a lot and if you want to play that style you have to learn all its cliches. I felt restrictive with that style. It's a lot of fun but I needed to listen my inner self. In that gypsy jazz period I didm´t compose so much. Afterwards I have found peace in me and rely my instincts. I will play and practice different styles but not restrict my self anymore.

Thank you! And I hope we have fun here discussing different topics!
Kindest, Mikko

Here is my version of Autumn Leaves:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ihPck2zcWLA

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Re: Greetings from Finland with little story and Youtube video

Post by Bish » February 23rd, 2017, 10:37 pm

Welcome to the forum!!
Bish

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