In the Guitar Hackers Spotlight series, we get to know our fellow students. Each one of you has a fascinating story that deserves to be heard and we’re grateful to be a part of your guitar journey.
My name is Sebastián Caldas, I am a classical guitarist born in Uruguay, but lived most of my life in Sweden.
At 13 I started playing electric guitar and soon I came in contact with the music of Megadeth. A couple of years later, I started a band and played my own music; Black Sabbath, and Megadeth covers — the ones with less complicated solos :).
Megadeth became my favourite band and I have always dreamt of playing some of their spectacular solos. I continued the classical guitar path and pursued a bachelor and master degree in that field. I did not have time to practice electric and I almost stopped playing for 15 years.
With Kiko Loureiro’s platform, I have found the structure, technique, and inspiration to take the electric guitar playing to the level I have always dreamed of.
It is truly a path to the foundations essential for playing the music I love. And not only that, directly from the source of the band I love.
Another great thing I discovered is that Kiko, in his solo work, is very open to a fusion of traditions, and that is one of my passions which I have tried to apply in my classical guitar career.
I hope you find the joy of learning that I have found at Guitar Hacks and that we all can grow together.