Dave Martone Masterclass

In his masterclass lesson, Dave Martone demonstrates his unique approach to two of his favorite techniques: tapping and hybrid picking. He also teaches part of "Nail Grinder" from his latest album, "Clean", which features a guest solo from Joe Satriani. Be sure to check out the companion video to this lesson on GuitarMessenger.com to catch the techniques and nuances involved in performing these examples. While you are there, check out GuitarMessenger.com's exclusive interview with Dave Martone!

On to the examples.

Ex. 1A

Here Dave uses a D# Locrian fingering to demonstrate one of his favorite tapping patterns: Low-High-Low-Mid-High-Mid. Make sure you have both the scale and tapping pattern under your fingers before tackling the last two examples.


Ex. 1B


Ex. 1C


Ex. 1D


Ex. 2A-B

Dave brings his tapping approach to several octaves of diagonal A Major arpeggios.


Ex. 2C


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David Martone is a guitarist from Vancouver, Canada who has released seven solo CDs which showcase his musical diversity and brilliant guitarmanship.

His 2007 CD is entitled "When The Aliens Come", which features a progressive sound incorporating jazz, rock, fusion and metal influences.

David Martone