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Music has been a passion of mine since the age of nine. It all began with my first guitar, which I received from Zody's department store as a Christmas gift. This began my lifelong goal to be an accomplished guitarist. I am a self-taught musician. My forte is the Acoustic Guitar. I have learned to play the following acoustic instruments; the 12-string acoustic guitar, 6-string acoustic guitar, and the nylon string acoustic guitar. I also enjoy playing the electric 6-string guitar, as well as, the 4-strings bass guitar, harmonica, and keyboards along with various percussion instruments. It is this never-ending passion that has led me to the creation of my first CD.





BRUCE MAKI

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A lot of musicians shake their heads when I start to play the guitar because I play upside down and backwards, meaning that I take a right-handed guitar turn it upside down and start to play! Because of this unique style of playing, I have had to overcome many challenges. After four attempts with private music instructors, who were unable to teach a left-handed guitarist such as myself, and who said I would never be able to play, I became even more determined to pursue my goal of becoming a guitarist. I purchased various guitar books by a well-known guitar instructor, Mel Bay, and taught myself to play the basic chords. While other kids were outside playing, I would sit in my bedroom a good part of the day playing leads with the popular bands of the time on my record player. Even though my playing style is different, I have accomplished many goals through hard work, determination, and perseverance.

Knowing that my style is different has not stopped my desire to play many different types of music. I enjoy playing and listening to various musicians in many different genres including blues, rock, swing, folk, country and light jazz. I have taken basic music courses in college as well as, basic piano. Receiving encouragement from my peers and fellow musician friends, I am still in pursuit of my music career. Some of my musical influences include Larry Carlton, Coco Montoya, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck, Dave Mason, Kenny Loggins, and James Taylor to name a few. I enjoy listening to these artists, but I have developed my own individual style.

I am presently engaged in song writing and recording of my original material at Studio 103 in Corona, California. I am thrilled to have "Sweet Memories" as my debut CD. I am looking forward to many hours in the studio in order to create my second CD, which will be an instrumental. I am so fortunate to be able to pursue this dream and share it with so many wonderful people. The support that I have now and have had in the past is what keeps my dream alive! To those of you who are viewing my Web site, I thank you very much! I hope you enjoy my music! Email me if you get the chance, I would love to hear from you.

Rock on,
Bruce Maki



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