14-String Guitar Phenom Felix Martin’s Top 5 Musical Influences by Genre
Featuring Martin's melding of instrumental prog-metal, jazz, fusion and world music, Live in Boston is a masterclass in forward-thinking guitar.
With Martin about to embark on his first-ever national tour, Noisecreep asked him for the five genres, and the its players, that most influenced his stellar guitar work.
"He is quite a bit similar to Allan Horldsworth and Tim Miller, but uses a lot more complex rhythms and meters, which I relate more to my style."
Ron Jarzombek (Spastic Ink, Blotted Science)
"He's probably one of my biggest influences of all time. I have transcribed so many of his songs, especially the most difficult ones so I can learn more."
"For me, they are a poly-rhythmic encyclopedia! I was really amazed when I discovered Meshuggah, because they really have an original compositional style that only they are good at!"
"He is definitely my favorite straight jazz artist. One of the most difficult arrangements I have done for the 14-string guitar is the melody of "Donna Lee" played with both hands."
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