Glenn is a professional musician and guitar instructor that has been playing guitar since his teens. Recently, Glenn was added to the endorsement roster for D'Addario Strings. This truly blessed artist is a graduate of the Guitar Institute of Technology (GIT). Glenn travels around the United States to teach the Rock Curriculum seminars for the National Guitar Workshop at Nashville and Connecticut campuses. This is the same NGW that features Steve Vai, Marty Friedman and Andy Summers as fellow guest artists. He was recently commissioned to author his third guitar instructional book for Alfred Publishing. Glenn's prior project Dr. Brillyant
disolved only a few days before joining The Reagan Years in 2001. He is featured on Tobias Hurwitz's CD, "Painted Sky". Catchy guitar licks and complex guitar works by Eddie Van Halen, Steve Stevens and guitar gods from all eras, flow effortlessly from his fingers matching the original recordings. On stage, his antics and flashy style are captivating. Glenn often will play solos with his teeth or with the guitar behind his back or over his head. Skills like his are seldom seen venues smaller than arenas.
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Glenn has collaborated with Tobias Hurwitz, Michael Angelo Batio & Dave Martone to create an new guitar instruction book and CD
and this time is is a comic book called Shred Boot Camp
He's done it again, Glenn has written his fourth book and CD Jam Guitar Rock
Also check out Glenn's other books like, Progressive Rock Guitar
From the second half of the 20th century into the new millenium, some bands have stretched the limits of rock. The great progressive rock artists of the world such as Yes, King Crimson, Queensryche, Dream Theater, and Symphony X have expanded the possibilities, exploring elements of classical, jazz and other styles while maintaining the excitement and edge of rock. This book provides a look at the inner workings of this music, providing the tools and inspiration you need to create your own progressive rock sound. You'll learn fascinating chords, odd time signatures, metric and harmonic modulations, exotic scales and advanced guitar soloing concepts.
Finally, here is guidance for the guitarist who's ready to rise above and beyond the confines of simple rock 'n' roll and push the boundaries where few dare to go. The CD demonstrates the examples in the book. 96 pages.
Glenn's 2nd guitar instructional book titled, "Rock Lead Guitar Solos", has been released and is available through Alfred Publishing. A follow up to 7-String guitar techniques, has been released by Alfred Publishing. This provides a complete analysis of each solo, discusses its chord progressions, techniques, structure and other key elements. Styles span a range of guitar heroes from 1960s and 1970s FM radio, to American and British 1980s heavy metal and contemporary progressive rock.
Glenn's first book is a must for anyone picking up 7-String Guitar
Glenn with Michael Angelo at National Guitar Association's 2005 Day Jams, Towson, MD