Tommaso Zillio

About Tommaso Zillio

I am a prog rock/metal guitarist, composer and teacher in Edmonton, AB, Canada. I have 18 years of playing experience, on and off stage, both solo and with a variety of bands. My last show to date had been a series of performances of the Rocky Horror Show with the Vi! Va! Voom!! entertainment company. In 2009 I released, together with other 13 artists, the compilation CD "Under the Same Sky", distributed worldwide in 10.000 copies.

I am a proud endorser of AMT electronics, the best distortion pedals on the planet.

Among my favorite musician and influences are: Dream Theater, Pink Floyd, Joe Satriani, Andy Timmons, Mike Oldfield, Jean-Michel Jarre, Deine Lakaien, Litfiba, Nightwish, Astor Piazzolla, Hans Zimmer.

I am a graduate of the Tom Hess's Music Career Mentoring Program and Elite Guitar Teachers Inner Circle.

Please, visit my website at http://www.tommasozillio.com

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Articles

A Quick Way To Boost The Sound Of Your Lead Guitar Playing

• Author: @tommaso-zillio
Are you feeling exhausted by your practicing? Repeating the same challenging passage over and over and not understanding what's taking you so long to improve? Well here's some good news. You will benefit greatly by simplifying what it is you are practicing.

Can You Have No Talent But Still Play Guitar?

• Author: @tommaso-zillio
Jealousy and laziness are a dangerous combo. The two of them together have what it takes to convince any musician that somehow they are inherently bad at music. They trick you into wondering "Am I talented enough to play the guitar?"

Are These Three False Ideas About Music Theory Keeping You From Learning Guitar?

• Author: @tommaso-zillio
Articles saying music theory is difficult and not worth learning are penned every day, but is there really any truth to them? Or are they keeping you from reaching your potential?

Famous Teenage Wizards Don't Make Good Guitar Players

• Author: @tommaso-zillio
Lots of people think that musical ability is like magic in Harry Potter: you are born with it or you are not. Click here to read why this is not true.

Pedal Points: How A Simple Technique Can Revolutionize Your Guitar Playing

• Author: @tommaso-zillio
When you pick up your guitar, do you find that your fingers instinctively move to the same progressions you've heard over and over? Do you ever wonder how professional musicians always seem to freshen up their sound? If you've found yourself in this place before, then this simple technique might help you out.

Unlocking From The CAGED Guitar Theory Part 3: Dividing Your Fretboard In 5 is Holding You Back

• Author: @tommaso-zillio
Do you break your guitar scales into multiple positions on the fretboard? How many? Do you feel that you need to learn more of these, or do you already know too many?

How Learning Scales On Guitar Made Me A Better Player

• Author: @tommaso-zillio
Has someone told you that learning scales will make you a lifeless player, making the same sounds again and again? Do you think this is already happening to you when it's time to bust out another solo ­ even if you don't know any scales to begin with? What exactly is happening, and why are so many guitar players scared of playing solos that sound like scales?

Unlocking From The CAGED Guitar Theory Part 2: The Mechanical Scales And Arpeggios

• Author: @tommaso-zillio
Playing with the ability to visualize scales and arpeggios is not just fun, but a vital step for any serious guitar player. Are you one of the players that does this? If you answered yes, what method did you use to learn it? If you used the CAGED system, then you might just have spent too much time to get there.
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