pete1539909
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Band to Join, Accordion, Acoustic Guitar, Background Singer, Bagpipes, Banjo, Bass Guitar, Cello, Clarinet, DJ, Dobro, Drums, Electronic Music, Fiddle, Flute, Harmonica, Harp, Keyboard, Lead Guitar, Mandolin, Other, Other Percussion, Piano, Rhythm Guitar, Saxophone, Steel guitar, Trombone, Trumpet, Ukulele, Upright bass, Violin, Vocalist, Vocalist - Alto, Vocalist - Baritone, Vocalist - Bass, Vocalist - Soprano, Vocalist - Tenor.

ABOUT

I play guitar chords mainly and I like to sing, and I'm fluent and good enough to play fast, with energy and accurately, with a variety of added decorative embellishments, even while singing lead vocals and harmonies. My singing is loud and clear, musical and nuanced. I like to sing all styles, and i do falsettos and harmonies with ease. I am very comfortable finding my place in a harmony stack. I have a good natural ear. I don't read notation, but chord charts are fine. I live on the northwest side of Chicago, and I have a car. White male, open minded to all races, genders, gender preferences and ages.

Screen name:
pete1539909
Member since:
Jun 13 2021
Active within 24 hours
Level of commitment:
Just for Fun
Years playing music:
40
Gigs played:
Under 10
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Most available:
Nights

Influences

I listen to everything, from a squeaky door to Beethoven Late Concertos. I'm open minded and like to hear new things, and old-new things.I have a huge record collection. I don't 'love' everything though. I prefer melodic music, which covers a lot of ground. I like rock, pop, country and blues to play and sing, mainly because I grew up listening to that stuff, and I know many tunes in those genres. But I also love listening to jazz (all eras), classical, punk, r&b (all eras), rockabilly, psychedelia, reggae, trance and electronica, movie soundtracks, etc. I think Jimi Hendrix was the greatest guitarist, ever, but I like Django Reinhardt and Eddie Van Halen too. So, i'm influenced by lots of sounds, but I like more types of music than I can play!

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Advanced
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced
Background Singer:
Advanced
Vocalist:
Moderate
Vocalist - Tenor:
Moderate
DJ:
Intermediate

EQUIPMENT

Acoustic Guitars: I have a good 1989 Sigma (Martin) single cutaway D-28, a good Recording King, a Fender, and a cheap classical guitar. Electrics: '94 Fender USA Stratocaster Plus, a '78 Gibson Les Paul Deluxe, '94 Fender Squier Telecaster (Japan), '78 Fender USA Mustang, '66 Kent Japan Semi-hollow, '67 Hagstrom Viking Semi-hollow (Sweden), '64 Kay USA Speed Demon, 1948 Harmony Lap Steel 6 string, and a Mountain Dulcimer. Amps: 1957 Gibson USA GA-77 35 watt (tube), 1999 Fender USA Champ 30 watt. I mainly use a Fender Strat guitar and Fender Champ amp.