Edward De Rosa
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Valerio is an experienced guitarist, trained in the study of electric guitar techniques and in the understanding of theory applied to practice. He specializes in modern guitar that embraces different styles brought back to this instrument like Rock, Blues, Heavy Metal, Fusion and Pop Rock.

Education

· Qualified teacher at Modern Music Insitute in Verona.
· He passed the first three levels at MMI with top marks.

He studied privately with Andrea Martongelli, Alex Stornello and Michael Angelo Batio.

MASTERCLASSES

His training is also due to the participation of masterclasses with world-renowned guitarists as Steve Vai, Marty Friedman, Kiko Loureiro, Paul Gilbert, Michael Angelo Batio, Andrea Martongelli,

Skills

· Specializing in the most common techniques, basic and advanced used in modern guitar as setting of the two hands and the pick, scales most used in modern music with insights on exotic scales.

Experience

- In 2011/2012 he teached at Semibiscroma (TA), Accademia della chitarra moderna (TA).
- In 2016 / 2017 he teached at Associazione musicale La Fenice (BA), School Of Rock (TA), Le Dissonanze (TA)
- In 2018 he teached at D.G.M. school of music (TA).
· With the progressive metal band Soul Of Steel and symphonic metal band Elegy Of Madness has supported several prominent artists in the rock and metal scene: Arthemis, Labyrinth, DGM, Trick Or Treat, Edu Falaschi, Russell Allen, Mark Boals, Gus G, Amorphis, Lacuna Coil.

Professional Affiliations

· Since 2016 he is endorser of the prestigious brand Schecter guitars.

Accomplishments

· In 2013 he released an album for the power progressive metal band Soul Of Steel, produced by Olaf Thorsen and Alessio Lucatti (Vision Divine). The full length was released for Bakerteam Records.

· Valerio released a solo album edited by Revalve Records in the end of october 2018. The album is called Zeitgeist and sees Giacomo Voli (Rhapsody Of Fire) as lead singer for the entire full-length

· In 2019 he recorded the new album for Soul Of Steel currently in the mixing phase

Screen name:
Edward De Rosa
Member since:
May 18 2019
Active within 1 week
Level of commitment:
Very Committed
Years playing music:
15
Gigs played:
Over 100
Tend to practice:
More than 3 times per week
Available to gig:
4-5 nights a week

Influences

Iron Maiden, Randy Rhoads, Yngwie Malmsteen, Deep Purple, Rainbow, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Dream Theater, Symphony X

Instrument experience:

Rhythm Guitar:
Expert
Lead Guitar:
Expert
Acoustic Guitar:
Advanced

EQUIPMENT

- Schecter Hellraiser Extreme
- Ernie ball MVP
- Ibanez TS mini
- MXR '73 vintage distortion
- Rockboard warwick pedalboard
- Zoom G5N

MUSIC