There was no money for other musical instruments like guitars. Nobody trained him, but he learned through trial and error. At the time he played folk songs on my MOUTH ORGAN. When he was 14 years old, a dream was fulfilled: he got a MANDOLIN from his uncle (his father died during the war).
He learned it by playing whatever he could. When his uncle listened to his mandolin playing he was so impressed, that he supported him having 2 years training on VIOLIN at a music school. The VIOLIN was a gift at Chrismas, when he was 16 years old. But his real dream was a GUITAR, which he bought second-hand when he was 17. Again, he taught himself to play the instrument.
So, he has developed his own guitar style and "Total Vocalistic Improvisation", he calls it, when even the language is made up during the playing of any melody he has in mind and from feelings at the time. Later, when he was about 40 years old, he started to learn the KEYBOARDS, again by himself. The results you can now all hear. He has been playing GUITAR since ca. 1960...
He loves it, and he will not stop playing for as long as he can... http://www.philos60.de/Philos60_Malaga_28.9.2006_70x.JPG Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply..
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