Dan McAvinchey

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February-March 2012

I had several proposals with major labels, but now the music business is really hard - no one does anything serious for you.

December-January 2011

Today it is quite hard to set yourself apart in the instrumental rock domain. There are a lot of great guitarists! Unfortunately, lots of them do the same kind of stuff.

October-November 2011

Instrumental music is pure and real music! It has all the focus on the music and not on some cheap love story. The most exquisite music does not need words to express itself.

October-November 2011

I believe the Internet it`s a great window to the world, it`s a great tool to communicate with other musicians, and people who can help you with your career; it`s definitely great for business!

August-September 2011

Phrasing is what makes the big difference between just mindless noodling and a great guitar solo in my opinion. Think more about which notes you play and when you play them.

April-May 2011

If you want respect, get out of the music business (laughs)! If you love what you are doing, it will show and you will gain respect. People who buy records like how songs move them no matter the skill level.

December-January 2010

I still discover a lot of music by word of mouth, seeing what my friends are listening to. I have always bought music and still do.

December-January 2010

I am very fortunate to know and have worked with an amazing variety of musicians, so I can write a piece of music with someone in mind.

October-November 2010

What works for me is a real life approach mixed with the internet stuff. The Internet by itself is just digital overkill for all of us suffering from ADHD. Everyone has 47 social media profiles, a web page, and ends up sitting in front of the computer all day.

August-September 2010

If you have gathered some musical experience by actively making music, you listen to music in another way. You are able to hear everything and not only the lead instrument or vocals.

August-September 2010

I personally love to hear melody and hooks in solos as well as lyrically slow/wide vibrato and story-telling phrasing capped off with shredding licks that make you want to fall to pieces.

April-May 2010

Music is a language, it comes from your soul and your body. I`m not hung up on technique or theory; that`s why I love Santana as much as Vai. What they play just comes from the heart.


Dan McAvinchey is a guitarist and composer living in Raleigh, NC.

He believes every musician or composer has the power to write, record and release their own music.

Guitar Haus

His 1997 CD release on Guitar Nine was entitled "Guitar Haus".

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