Pat Martino Interview #2of2 (Guitar Lesson MA-004) How to play

(Part 1 of 2) In this video interview Pat Matino and talks about culture and playing the guitar, his career and practice tips. Huge thanks to Pete Whittard (the Guitar Institute director) for doing the interview for me. Some toe rag smashed the window of my car in, so I couldn’t make it… Also huge thanks to Charl Coetzee for filming too! Taught by Justin Sandercoe. Full support at the justinguitar web site where you will find hundreds of lessons on a wide range of subjects, and all the scales and chords that you will ever need! There is a fantastic forum too to get help, no matter what the problem. And it is all really free, no bull. No try out lessons, no memberships, no free ebook. Just tons of fantastic lessons :) To get help with this lesson (and for further info and tabs), find the Lesson ID in the video title (like ST-667 or whatever) and then look it up on the Lesson Index page of Have fun .


  1. EricNos24 says:

    his…acumen….ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh *dies*

  2. sp2834aa says:

    @atapoicos00 I reckon he did that a long time ago.

  3. lydian7999 says:

    @taildragger53 Well that’s the thing, we don’t have a “built in” conscience…it is (as I said) because of our commitment to the type of life we live, and though I don’t judge necessarily in evil, I do know dread exists, and dread is a discomfort that we’d rather not face….this is not a matter of conscience but of survival instincts.

  4. taildragger53 says:

    Of course there has to be duality as Pat says. If there is NO excellent or terrible why do perceive murder or other acts as yucky?
    Whty do we perceive a paedophile as being evil? Why don’t we just welcome him into society with open arms?
    Why do we have a built in CONSCIENCE to process excellent or terrible?

  5. xXironraiderXx says:

    Dr Martino

  6. xxmanx1 says:

    Huh? Pat is always incredible! 

  7. EB1089 says:

    Pat Martino is very esoteric and philosophical about music like the late, fantastic Bill Evans (pianist).

  8. sclogse1 says:

    Boy, I”d like to hear Pat talk about Balinese music..the gamelan.

  9. WILLOW5521 says:

    He has the greatest philosophy on earth! His entire ideology about music is fascinating. I’ve watched these particular interviews more than 10 times. He is the ultimate!

  10. taildragger53 says:

     Pat is the ultimate educator…..he’s absolutely for real.

  11. taildragger53 says:

    He’s perfectly right about the duality in life (opposites).
    Everything is a sequence….Pat Martino was ahead of the game wayback in the 1960s.

  12. atapoicos00 says:

    there is a certain point in this interview where pat leaves mundane earth and travels to his own paralel dimension …. haha…

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  14. carmellotruffles says:

    @seserere haha that’s hilarious! yeah i suppose he is.

  15. namtil says:

    The man, the music, and the philosophy are completely inspiring.

  16. jazzand says:

    If you take a lesson with Pat you’ll see what he’s talking about. I’ve gone through lots of traditional methodologies; graduated from Berklee, studied with Barry Harris, Jimmy Heath, Donald Byrd, Hal Galper, Ted Dunbar, and got my Masters Degree at Queens Institution in 91. I’ve also hung with Pat. He’s thought a lot about music and has found some very unique and direct ways of understanding the guitar. He’s a river that runs deep!
    ~ Rick Stone

  17. MrXAVIERDB says:

    such a fuckin genius…..and so underated as an educator…..

  18. Kaitano94 says:

    haha. I’m the 16000the viewer :D

  19. ratfinkdc says:

    gr8 interview, thnx.

  20. anakid123 says:

    @atj409 I have to agree with him as well. I did this with another genre of music where my work very nearly gravitated to complete dissonance, musical noise, where, for myself, expression was lost.

  21. MrCampy123 says:

    Pat is so deep that the interviewer seems lost!
    A genius in all ways.

  22. FranticRock says:

    this is absolutely astounding stuff
    pat martino is a prophet of music.

  23. ShaneBluesRI says:

    @mivec25 Guitar operates from the same system of tonal harmony as all tonal instruments in western music,known as the chromatic scale.The study of any other instrument ALWAYS HELPS.Just because a lot of guitar improv is pentatonic,jazz guitar makes use of the Major scale,melodic minor,harmonic minor,all there modes,all types of pentatonic scales,whole tone and diminished scales,melody,harmony,polyrythms,tension,release and all types of chromaticism to make an unique sound.

  24. mivec25 says:

    Anyone who has played guitar for some time will know exactly what he means- place it this way the piano is based on a 12 tone system, the guitar in standard tuning is based on a pentatonic system. So why adapt piano scheme to it??!!

  25. JohnWalshGuitar says:

    What a legend. One of the greatest guitarists I’ve ever had the pleasure to hear live.

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