A common question broached by many of my students is, “How do I get away from playing the same old blues licks over Dominant 7th Chords?” Employing some concepts from jazz harmony opens a world of possibilities for new Dominant 7th licks to try out. As guitarists, pentatonic and blues scales are hammered into our […]
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About Christian Colabelli
Christian studied at the acclaimed Berklee College of music and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a degree in Professional Music (concentration in Performance). While in attendance there he studied with world renowned guitarists, Mark White, Joe Stump, and Richie Hart and was a three time member of Mark White’s advanced performing guitar ensemble, “The Eklektic Elektriks.”
He is comfortable playing a wide range of styles, including, country, jazz, fusion, rock, and metal. He has played/recorded with Boy Meets Machine, famed drummer Rakalam Bob Moses (Pat Metheny, Gary Burton), Hayden Smith, George Massenburg, The JT Project, and Nathan Webb (Kenny Garrett) among others, and played guitar for the Halcats on Holland America Cruise ships, the Westerdam and the Veendam.
Currently, Christian plays in the progressive death band Dark Empire (Nightmare records), the alternative rock band, Reach, and the hardworking cover band, Johnny Drama. Between his three bands he plays over 200 shows up and down the east coast on a yearly basis, and can always be found in a live venue.