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Patrick Graven 90
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SEEKING

Steel guitar, Rhythm Guitar, Lead Guitar, Acoustic Guitar.

ABOUT

My name is Patrick Graven, I'm from Achill but live in Castlebar. I've always loved music from a young age, I was always in love with music and had a passion for it. I grew up in the early 90's, played guitar since I was about 7, listened to everything I could growing up. I love classical, jazz, rock and world music. The thing I love most about making music is the instant good feeling I get when creating something of my own, even just listening to music has the power to change my mood and that's a beautiful thing. Just to express yourself with the guitar is a great thing.

The guitar is a very versatile instrument. It is one of the more basic instruments out there having just 6 strings, a fretboard and a body for the sound to be heard. Other instruments may be simpler but less versatile because of their size and their limited sound output. I think it comes down to the options presented by the format of the instrument. The guitar is interesting and difficult to play, the left hand has to fret the string before the right hand strikes it and remains there until the note is no longer required, yet that format opens up the use of chord patterns allowing groupings in the left hand while the right hand strikes all the strings making it a rhythm instrument as well as a melodic one. The great thing about the guitar is its ability to translate different sounds and musical styles as you can almost play any style of music on it because of its unique versatility. I just love guitar with a passion. Music is a universal language, a language that all living beings can understand, for music is the sound of feelings, for the deepest depths rise to their highest heights, the emotions in motion, traveling at the speed of sound, bringing colour into the world.

Screen name:
Patrick Graven 90
Member since:
Apr 02 2018
Active within 1 month
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
25
Gigs played:
Under 10
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
1 night a week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

Ludwig van Beethoven, Johann Sebastian Bach, Paco de LucĂ­a, Al Di Meola, Yngwie Johan Malmsteen, Pierre Bensusan, John Petrucci. World music.

Improvisations.

Instrument experience:

Acoustic Guitar:
Expert
Lead Guitar:
Expert
Rhythm Guitar:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

I play a PRS CE 24 electric guitar.