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Pro Guitarist Hector Marin | United We Tab
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UWT Musician: Hector Marin
love of music as a young child, and was particularly fascinated by movie music (Star Wars!) and the orchestral pieces that his
parents played at home
soon found rock through The Beatles and Pink Floyd, it wasn't until he
was a teenager that, after discovering Guns N' Roses and Led Zeppelin, he
felt drawn to the guitar.
Hector's musical studies began as a teenager in Costa Rica when he
started taking private guitar lessons.
A year later, he
auditioned for the conservatory and was accepted to the University of Costa Rica's
school of music.
It was there, while studying classical guitar, that Hector's appreciation for classical music grew exponentially, to the point that he
developed a great desire to study music composition.
While attending the University of Costa Rica
joined the Guitar Orchestra
of Costa Rica, where he
toured the country, played as a soloist and performed in the International Guitar Festival, sharing the stage with renowned guitarists like Juanjo Dominguez and Jorge Cardozo.
Hector then moved to New York, where he concluded his studies at the City College of New York, and earned a BA in music composition.
After graduation, he
devoted himself entirely to the electric guitar.
Hector's favorite artists and bands cover a wide variety of styles and genres.
particularly loves J.S. Bach, Beethoven, Guns N' Roses, Metallica, The Beatles, Prokovieff, Stravinsky, Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Gogol Bordello, Aerosmith and AC/DC.
Some of the guitarists that Hector
most admires include Jimi Hendrix, Steve Vai, Jimmy Page, Slash, Juanjo Dominguez, Paco de Lucia, Narciso Yepes and Angus Young.
Although all of these artists have amazing technical abilities, Hector
also loves their musicality and their taste when creating a musical line, as well as their expressiveness and feel.
When not playing guitar, Hector loves reading books about psychology and human behavior, and loves to explore new cultures and learn new interesting things from different situations and people.
Since 2005, Hector has been a guitar instructor at the New York City Guitar School and always has a great time working with students and fellow teachers.
is also devoted to his
rock band, Shot, which has been together for almost four years and regularly performs around New York City.