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    Posted: April 24 2012 at 04:35

Felix Martin has become a pioneer of a style of playing for his custom-made instrument called the 14-string guitar.  He is known for his abilities to compose innovative, highly complex music and for his personal techniques at playing two-handed tapping on the guitar.

Originally from Venezuela, Felix moved to the United States after graduating from high school to attend the prestigious Berklee College as a scholarship winning performer. During that time, Felix studied music theory, sound engineering, self-produced his first album before turning 20, composed music for video games, transcribed every kind of music he could get his hands on (including speaking human voices), and played a wide range of music including Prog-Rock, Jazz, Latin, Electronica, Pop, World, and much more.

Felix in known for developing a flexible way to play the 14-string guitar, which is the same as playing two 7-string guitars at the same time but having both guitars on one wide neck in standard tuning. He has his own system of chords, including deep sounding 8-finger chords, accompaniment methods, slap-tapping techniques, chord-melody, intervallic soloing, and lead soloing played with both fret boards.

Along with a life of performing, Felix has also gained experience as a teacher and clinician. He teaches several of his own methods for guitar and music theory such as slap method, two-handed tapping techniques, odd meters, polyrhythms, metric modulation, jazz rock improvisation, and more. He has also developed his own written method for each of these subjects.

Felix currently tours with his trio and also other artists of various genres. He is working as a session musician as well as a recording, mixing, and mastering engineer.

Discography:

Bizarre Rejection (2010)
N/A (2012)

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http://www.felixmartin.net




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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote yam yam Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 24 2012 at 04:52
This guy is a musical genius! Fantastic stuff!  Heart
 
It appears that Rivertree already forwarded a suggestion to the Eclectic team for Felix some time prior to August 2011: http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=80461&PID=4255401#4255401. It is known that Eclectic have a bit of a backlog regarding their pending evaluations, and they don't use progfreak so I can't check up on this myself. Needs chasing by someone from the collab zone...urgently!! Evil Smile
 
Edit: Just in case the problem turns out to be lack of samples (there are only three tracks on the felixmartin.net music page) you can listen to the whole 'Bizzare Rejection' album here: http://www.myspace.com/felixmartine/music/albums/bizarre-rejection-16742861Thumbs Up


Edited by yam yam - April 24 2012 at 05:10
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Originally posted by yam yam yam yam wrote:

This guy is a musical genius! Fantastic stuff!  Heart
 
It appears that Rivertree already forwarded a suggestion to the Eclectic team for Felix some time prior to August 2011: http://www.progarchives.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=80461&PID=4255401#4255401. It is known that Eclectic have a bit of a backlog regarding their pending evaluations, and they don't use progfreak so I can't check up on this myself. Needs chasing by someone from the collab zone...urgently!! Evil Smile
 
Edit: Just in case the problem turns out to be lack of samples (there are only three tracks on the felixmartin.net music page) you can listen to the whole 'Bizzare Rejection' album here: http://www.myspace.com/felixmartine/music/albums/bizarre-rejection-16742861Thumbs Up


Felix Martinis an old suggestion...if the metal sub doesn't want him, we will take him - he's on the fence of approval.
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Thanks for the update Moris. Thumbs Up 
I didn't realise Prog Metal had been evaluating this guy - I checked progfreak, and found that the Metal team voted to move him over to Heavy Prog, where he has since been cleared: http://progfreak.com/Felix-Martin-152596.html?path=pa/recent. Addition should be fairly imminent I would think, especially now there's been a new suggestion bringing the topic back to the forefront. Smile
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Thanks! Smile
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Yep, he should be added in a week or so. Smile
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Thank you, Andy! Smile
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