It truely is a beautiful guitar. His style of playing and his compositions have earned him a considerable international fan base. He grew up in Canada and began to teach himself how to play guitar from age Erik, who was influenced by the artists Michael Hedges and Don Ross, began to progress into a more acoustic and more complex style of playing.
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Edit Erik Mongrain taught himself guitar from the age of As a boy, he was mostly interested in sports but picked up an interest in the guitar and began to teach himself to play by ear. Erik started out playing the electric guitar , but developed an interest in classical and acoustic guitar after hearing the work of Johann Sebastian Bach.
He taught himself to read music and began composing. I finally found my niche. Erik also began to experiment with a technique known as lap tapping , in which the player lies the guitar across their lap, and taps the strings on the fret board with both hands. He was featured on the cover of Guild Guitar Company Magazine. In , Mongrain went on a tour around the world, particularly in Europe, Asia and America. The iVideoSongs company have filmed four clips including Equilibrium, a recent composition.
File:Erik Mongrain-Equilibrium album recording. On this new album, Mongrain plays with musicians such as Michael Manring on fretless bass and Bill Plummer on synthesizers. The event called "Equilibrium Experience" will broadcast an exclusive live concert from Montreal and interviews with the artist directly from his living room. Once again, Michael Manring makes a guest appearance on fretless bass.
The album has songs with a more melodic and optimistic mood compared with his previous album Equilibrium.