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Titles by: BEN GATENO


A native of southern Minnesota, guitarist Ben Gateno earned Master's and Doctoral degrees in classical guitar performance from the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. Following graduate school Ben studied with renowned teacher and performer Antigoni Goni in Brussels, Belgium. After his return to the US, Ben performed extensively as a member of the Minneapolis Guitar Quartet. With the MGQ Ben was featured on public radio and television stations throughout the United States, as well as on the nationally broadcast radio program Performance Today. Ben also appears on the MGQ's 2014 release Thrum, a well-received album of commissioned music released on the Innova label. An extremely versatile musician, Ben enjoys presenting solo guitar programs that feature a wide range of styles and genres, with a special emphasis on classical, country blues, and ragtime. In 2020 Ben released his first solo recording, A Time When Things Were New: Solo Guitar Music of the 1920s as well as his first book Legendary Fingerstyle Guitar Solos. Ben resides in Rochester, MN where he maintains a busy private teaching schedule.

by Ben Gateno
The bios of blues and ragtime greats show us the natural way to learn and master the art form is to be surrounded by it from a young age. These towering figures of acoustic roots music played and sang it with their families, at church, while working, while relaxing, and for some, while incarcerated. It was a life of near constant exposure, both to the sounds and the practitioners.Needless to say, the vast majority of us modern-day enthusiasts have not had access to ...
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taught by Ben Gateno
Looking to spice up your repertoire? Or maybe you’d just like to add to your toolbox of licks and turnarounds? The best way to do either is to turn to the greats!In this lesson Ben Gateno guides you through several jaw-dropping instrumentals originally performed and recorded by three of the most legendary acoustic blues and ragtime guitarists: Lonnie Johnson, Blind Blake, and Big Bill Broonzy. Combined, all tunes featured present wildly varying textures, rhythms, te...
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UPC: 796279114639
taught by Ben Gateno
If you’re wanting to add a bit of jazzy sophistication to your acoustic blues playing, look no further than the playing of the three legendary artists featured in this lesson — Lonnie Johnson, Teddy Bunn, and Scrapper Blackwell.While the structures of these numbers by-and-large follow the trusty old 12-bar blues, diminished seventh chords, ninth chords, and chromatic passing tones abound! Additionally, each number provides ample opportunities to refine your use of d...
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UPC: 796279114653
taught by Ben Gateno
Blind Blake, Lonnie Johnson, and Big Bill Broonzy are among the most iconic performers of early country blues guitar. To master this musical language, it is a must for you to study their licks, techniques, and harmonic approaches.In this lesson Ben Gateno presents three masterful solos from their repertoire. Each number is performed by Ben at full speed, as well as slowed down—all with focused views of each hand. In additio...
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UPC: 796279114646
by Ben Gateno
To master a language, you need to find someone that speaks it well and have them demonstrate some phrases. You need to listen closely and strive to match not just the pronunciation, but the accent and cadence as well. Before you can freely express yourself, you need to copy what they say in order to build a toolbox of vocabulary and syntax that you can draw upon in order to say what you want to say. Music is no exception. The eight transcriptions included in this c...
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