I am Tobias, a percussive fingerstyle guitarist.
I started to play the electric guitar at the age of 14 as an autodidact and played a lot of rock & heavy music. Two years later I started my first band “Synatic” with some friends from school.
In 2008 I started to study music in cologne and had several side projects, mainly with the acoustic guitar. Besides this I worked as a private guitar teacher for many years.
Since 2010 I totally got into playing percussive fingerstyle and messing around with unusual tunings that I have never heard of before. I even make up own tunings and experimented with them in order to create new interesting songs and to stay creative. This way no scales or chords can be applied anymore which is the basis for creativity in my mind. This makes playing like pioneering discovering new possibilities far away from usual pattern.
Some of my inspirations on the acoustic guitar are Maneli Jamal, Andy McKee, Jon Gomm and some more. Besides, I get a lot of inspiration from other musical genres and artists too that influence my compositions and playing.
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My most recent project is “www.get2play.com“, a centralized online music school, where students and teachers from around the globe can find each other and have lessons online via an intergrated video chat. Soon, other musicians and I will make own video tutorial courses over there.
Finally, I am of course working on new fingerstyle arrangements and videos – so stay tuned!