Barrett Tagliarino


Originally from Louisville, Kentucky, Barrett Tagliarino started playing guitar at age 9. He studied privately with Tony Bowles, who now tours with Hank Williams, Jr. Barrett attended Indiana University, and then made the move to Los Angeles in 1984. Barrett has two CDs of intense guitar music in various styles: Throttle Twister (2009) and Moe's Art (1998), both available via iTunes and CDBaby.com. Barrett has appeared on every stage in Los Angeles from the Whisky-a-Go-Go to the Viper Room. He's recorded commercial projects for ARCO, Sony, Miller Lite, the Food Channel and MTV. Barrett has written six instructional books including Rhythmic Lead Guitar, Guitar Reading Workbook (Behemoth Publishers), Guitar Fretboard Workbook, Chord Tone Soloing, and Music Theory: A Practical Guide for All Musicians (Hal Leonard). Classic Rock Guitar Soloing is his DVD, also available from the Hal Leonard Corporation. He has also published instructional articles in Guitar Edge, Guitar Player and Guitar One mags. Barrett served as Rock Department Head at Hohner Musikschule in Vienna, Austria, in 1994, and has been a full-time instructor at Musicians Institute in Hollywood since 1989. Barrett uses and endorses Suhr guitars, D'Addario strings, and Kaliphoria amplification. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

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