John Petrucci Best Guitarist
As the emergence of thrash metal music that made John interested, then John is also expanding its influence by listening to the band Metallica and Queensryche. John felt needed more challenges in guitar techniques. Therefore he adapted many hammering speed & melodic style of guitarists like Steves (Steve Morse & Steve Vai), The Als (Allan Holdsworth & Al Dimeola), Mike Stern, Joe Satriani, Neal Schon & Eddie Van Halen.
His musical education began with a music theory class he took in high school. He was self-taught, but he had received some guitar lessons he took when he entered the Berklee College of Music in Boston, where he studied jazz composition and harmony. While at Berklee John Petrucci (guitar) and John Myung (bass) who also studied at Berklee met with Mike Portnoy (drums), and started a band called Majesty which would later change its name to Dream Theater.
John has recorded 7 albums with Dream Theater, and he was also heavily involved with several side projects such as Liquid Tension Experiment with Tony Levin, Age of Impact and even a Sega Saturn game called Necronomicon, and he was involved in the project last G3 with Joe Satriani and Steve Vai. Love for her to write the lyrics combined with the unique style of the composition of the progressive fusion of musical forms have been honed Dream Theater.
John Petrucci honored for his genius in playing the guitar and the skills-skills are above average. Guitar magazines and fans around the world recognize as one of the world's best guitarists, as the "Finger of God" (because the speed of his fingers while playing the melody very quickly). Petrucci also listed as one of the guitarists who popularized the use of the seven string guitar (other than Steve Vai, Rusty Coley, Rocky George and Korn).
He began using a seven string guitar in 3 tracts of songs on the album Awake, and some songs like "A Change of Seasons", "Just Let Me Breathe", "The Dance of Eternity", and the latter using Signature EBMM 7 string guitars in "The Glass Prison "," Jaws of Life "," This Dying Soul "and" Tunnel Vision ". In some songs on Dream Theater's latest album Systematic Chaos, he also incorporated a combination of game seven strings.
John Petrucci uses a variety of modifications on guitars, like DiMarzio Air Norton in the neck mounted and installed DiMarzio D-Sonic in the bridge. She also had Acoustic Piezo Bridge, which could make the sound of the electric guitar became such classic acoustic guitar. Throughout his career, John Petrucci has used Mark IIC +, Mark IV, Dual & Triple Rectifiers, the Formula, Recto, TriAxis and Formula preamps, Road King, Lonestar, and 2:90 power amplifier.
Mark Snyder also make modifications preamps named Nunya, combined with a 2:100 power amp. Now, he's back using the Mark IV and Mark IIC + 's with Lonestars. He uses traditional cabinet-sized 4x12 and 2x12, all supported by a Celestion Vintage 30 speakers.
John lives with his wife Rena (a guitarist from her band named Mainstreak a heavy metal), and 3 children SamiJo, Reny and Kiara in New York. When he's not playing guitar he spent more time with his wife and children with skating, cycling, exercising and menontong film.
John Petrucci has published his solo album Suspended Animation first named in 2005. New songs he played while with the G3 also on a solo album. Jaws of Life (formerly IBS), Damage Control and Glasgow Kiss. She involving several musicians such as Dave LaRue on bass, Dave DiCenso and Tony Verderosa on drums. Until now, he's still acting and working with one of the best progressive metal bands the world, Dream Theater.