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Dan Sindel featured in Electronic Musician -
July 2008

Dan Sindel's Symphonic Guitars earn a full page Pro-File in the media giant "Electronic Musician" magazines July 2008 issue.

The article covers quite alot of ground as writer Emile Menasché eloquently summed up Dan's "Symphonic Guitar" approach to multi tracking layer upon layer of guitar tracks to create a huge wall of sound and also talks about his debut release of “Marching In: A Tribute to the March King John Philip Sousa”.


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Dan Sindel's Symphonic Guitars earns a write up in "GUITAR PLAYER" magazines April 2008 issue.

The article reads:
(page 36, Speaking of "The Liberty Bell", Michael Molenda editor in chief says)
"A lot of guitarists claim to be "orchestral" players, and the result is often dreadful to my ears, but Sindel is cagey enough to be both hilarious and enjoyable. His reading of this John Sousa march - perhaps best known as the Monty Python theme - is well arranged and goofy. It's whacked out genius!"

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Welcome to dansindel.us
A place to share musical ideas with you!


Symphonic Guitar Driven Classics - Mp3's, Videos and More…
The creation of this site was a logical component in my experience as a musician as well as a way to "give back" to the music community that has enriched my appreciation for the arts.

For many years music has been the guiding light as a form of expression and creativity and it is my hope and desire that the talents given to me may serve as point of inspiration just as other's before me have encouraged and challenged my desire to develop and realize my dreams.

The main objective is to keep this site entertaining and a fun place to hang out for awhile. There are guitar related Jigsaw puzzles to download and solve, webcam videos to watch and an abundant list of mp3’s I have recorded using my humble little home studio.


"Enjoy!"
Dan


About Dan
Spring 1977, it was all over! When Dan heard Jimmy Page hit the open "D" string and toggle the pickup selector switch and launch into the live version of "The Song Remains the Same", he knew his life would never quite "remain the same"...

Having spent a few years playing Trumpet, French Horn and Trombone in various Junior High School Jazz Bands and Orchestra’s Dan was completely oblivious to this style of heavy guitar driven music.

This newfound discovery became a sonic obsession and the first order of business was to learn how to play guitar. At 14, Dan signed up for lessons with an amazing teacher, Philippe Willems (Facts Of Music®) who in turn was a protégé of the Legendary "Chord Chemist" Ted Greene (R.I.P). After a few years studying with Philippe, Dan was fortunate enough to start taking private lessons with Ted Greene and continued to study with Ted on and off for over 20 years."

Dan has been recording an extensive catalog of public domain orchestral works showcasing his musical depth and versatility as well as his own diverse musical compositions. His musical influences range from classical, jazz, ragtime, big band, swing, marching band to rock and heavy metal in all its forms.

Music is his passion and Dan's demo work has been receiving international acclaim, airplay and was voted first place in the 2005 DMusic Awards (www.dmusic.com) in the classical category with his interpretation of Vivaldi's The Four Seasons - The Spring.

Having received "hundreds of thousands" of downloads via his site, blog and podcast's Dan is absolutely thrilled as an upcoming artist to see that so many people are enjoying his "Symphonic Guitar" approach."

Furthering his "Symphonic Guitars" concept, Dan is in production for his debut Album "Marching In - A Tribute to the March King" - John Philip Sousa" working in conjunction with many of music's top mixing/mastering engineers.

"Marching In" has a scheduled April 2008 release date.

Influences
[a partial list, as this could possibly go on forever (LOL) & in no particular order of preference]

Guitar players:
Steve Howe, Jeff Beck, David Gilmour, Jimmy Page, Michael Schenker, Al Dimeola, Ted Greene, Pete Townsend, Richie Blackmore, Alex Lifeson, Jimi Hendrix, Brian May, Django Reinhardt, Robin Trower, Frank Marino, Akira Takasaki, Buck Dharma, Steve Hackett, Julian Bream, Andres Segovia, Carlos Montoya, Chet Atkins, Les Paul, Phil Keaggy, Joe Pass, George Benson, Charlie Christian, Tal Farlow, Wes Montgomery, Lenny Breau, Steve Morse, Greg Lake, Glen Tipton, Frank Gambale, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Dave Prichard, Phil Sandoval, Carlos Sanatana, Robert Fripp, John McGlaughlin, Terry Kath, Peter Frampton, Rory Gallagher, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Eric Clapton, Davey Johnson, Frank Zappa, Johnny Winter, Neil Young, Joe Perry, Rick Derringer, Ronnie Montrose, Eric Johnson, Pat Metheny, Robben Ford, Lee Ritenour, Joe Walsh, Allen Holdsworth, Martin Barre, Tony Iommi, Rick Nielson, Duane Allman, Dicky Betts, Billy Gibbons, Tom Scholz, Mathias Jabs, Uli Jon Roth, Rik Emmett, Neil Schon, Randy Rhoads, Doyle Dykes, Johnny Hiland...

Bass Players:
Chris Squire, Geddy Lee, John Paul Jones, Stanley Clarke, Joey Vera, Cliff Burton, Mike Rutherford, Ray Brown, Steve Harris, Tony Levin, Jaco Pastorious, John Entwistle, Mike Rutherford

Keyboardist’s:
Keith Emerson, Rick Wakeman, Patrick Moraz, Herbie Hancock, Rick Wright, Jon Lord, Tony Hymas, Edgar Winter, Tony Banks, Joe Zawinul, David Sparkman

Drummers:
John Bonham, Neil Peart, Bill Bruford, Alan White, Cozy Powell, Carl Palmer, Ian Paice, Tommy Aldridge, Billy Cobham, Phil Collins, John Tempesta, Gonzo, Roger Taylor, Terry Bozzio, Mitch Mitchell, Gene Krupa, Chick Webb, Buddy Rich, Ed Shaughnessy

Big Band Leaders:
Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Glenn Miller, Jimmy & Tommy Dorsey, Les Brown, Earl Hines

Horn Players:
Louis Armstrong, John Coltrane, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Harry James, Miles Davis, Al Hirt, Herb Albert, Lester Young, Coleman Hawkins, Bix Beiderbecke, Wynton Marsalis, Ray Anthony, Dave Koz

Composers:
Johann Sebastian Bach, Ludwig van Beethoven, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Edvard Grieg, Pytor Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov, Amar Khatchurian, Antonio Vivaldi, Claude Debussy, Igor Stravinsky, John Philip Sousa...

*** A Special Thanks goes out to Ken Burn’s for his great documentary JAZZ. Now I am an avid Big Band/Swing enthusiast and can add this exciting era of music to my list of influences.

Symphonic Guitars

What if the Classical Masters had access to Electric Guitars, Amps, Fuzz Boxes, Wah Wah pedals, Digital Delays, Flangers, Multitrack Hard Disk Recording Devices, Computers and other various Digital Sound Processing toys"?

Dan's latest recording project is quite exciting as he rearranged some of his favorite Sousa conductor scores and got busy recording a multitude of guitar lines utilizing a good proportion of new and old technologies, enlisted some of music's top mixing/mastering engineers and is now proud to announce the arrival of his debut EP entitled "Marching In - A Tribute to the March King" - John Philip Sousa"

The 6 song CD has been pressed in "limited quantities" for the upcoming winter NAMM show in Anaheim, CA (Jan 17-21) to generate interest in the full debut CD which has a scheduled release date of April 2008.

The disc will feature 3 "Advance Release" Sousa tracks and a beautifully digitally re-mastered Excerpts From Handel's Messiah as a bonus track which rounds off the project by showcasing Dan's depth and versatility as a musician.

On Jan 22, 2008, we will offer the opportunity to purchase the CD and once the supply is gone these discs will be sure to be a collector item


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