The Morphis FAQWhat kind of equipment do you use?
For electric, I play Gibson Les Paul Studio , for acoustic I play a Rhode Island made Guild D4. My amplifier is Roland JC-120 Jazz Chorus Amp.
What got you to play the guitar?
Originally my brother got an electric guitar; it was either a birthday or Christmas present. My brother gave up on it, and then one day my dad was playing around with it. He started playing "Wild Thing" and I thought it was so cool. So he showed me how to play it, and ran to my room with guitar and practiced for hours, I then ran back and showed my dad I could play it, I was quite proud.
Not too much longer after that I started taking guitar lessons; I started off learning from a man named Allen Brill who runs a little guitar shop named The Guitar Studio in Winchester Virginia. I learned a lot from Allen, he taught me a lot of the basics which I now teach on this site.
My education with Allen was cut short as my family decided to move to Rhode Island. I was real bummed out by that as I had had a lot of fun learning from Allen, but I got lucky and got hooked up with another great guitar teacher named Jon Hathaway. Jon also currently plays guitar in an entertaining band named 5 Flavor Discount and a fabulous Led Zepplin tribute band named Custard Pie.
Do you play in band?
How long have you played guitar?
I think I started when I was about 12 or so...it's been a long time, but it's what you do with that time that makes you good, I went through phases where I didn't practice very much...
What advice do you have for beginners?
Stick with it, it's not so easy in the beginning. A lot of people get discouraged early in their learning; it's tougher than they thought. Some people just think they can't coordinate themselves or can't get their fingers to work right. It just takes time and effort, you do that and I swear it gets a whole lot easier.