Daniel studies music, music theory, and guitar. His artistic goals revolve around improvisation and composition. When he's not writing his own music, he's experimenting with the instrument, learning songs he likes, or improvising in accompaniment.
Tastes: His musical tastes are broad, including early Jazz, Chicago blues, American songbook, folk and working songs, Motown, swing and big band, romantic composers, and classic and progressive Rock. His musical study is largely focused on the rock era of 1960s-1984.
Tools: His guitars include a Fender Showmaster (special edition stratocaster with a fixed-neck), a Fender parlor guitar, Gibson Les Paul, Gibson Melody Maker, Epiphone ES-335 semi-hollow, Epiphone SG 3/4 scale, Michael Kelly "1954" solid rosewood telecaster, 1984 Ibanez acoustic dreadnought with electric style neck, and a worn but ladylike AXL "Rosie" marquee jazzmaster.
His custom stack in the Marshall-style involves a Ben Fargen made tube amp from California, Port City 2x12 slant speaker cabinet from North Carolina, WGS speakers from Kentucky (specifically a Veteran 30 over a Green Beret), Mogami cables from Japan, custom made Pratts Boards from New Jersey, Sennheiser cabinet mic from Germany, Focusrite audio interface from the UK, and an array of Boss pedals from Japan and Taiwan. He also owns mini-stacks by Marshall/Peavey and Egnator as well as portable amps by Boss and Vox.
[MP3 of Daniel improvising on the guitar - all mistakes deliberate]