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Melodic compositions, technically brilliant!

This guy is an amazing player and technically stunning, much like other top modern fingerstyle masters. What sets him apart for me are his melodic compositions. He's not all about guitar pyrotechnics--though there are plenty of those--but is an incredible composer who incorporates diverse influences like rock and blues grooves, traditional Italian folk, or even bluegrass banjo. These don't sound like the uninspired finger-exercises or new-age muzak that charaterizes some of the players in this genre. Instead, these are lyrically rich compositions that come from someone with a deep knowledge of music and it's history and the technical expertise to pull off stunning guitar playing.

ahhmmazzing -- Kelsey

this is my godfather!!! Peppino D'agostino is carzy absolutely uncontrolably amazing. if you love amazing music then you will love this. It helps me fall to sleep every night. and makes me want to jump up and dance at teh same time. All of his albums are amazing. Expecially hes lastest one where he is singing in italian. Also check out the song he wrote for me. kelseys dance. yup thats my name and he wrote a song after me. and it is my favorite. look it up.. CHECK HIM OUT love you peppi kelsey

An awsome talent

Without a doubt, Peppino is one of the most wonderful guitarists alive. Technically, he is almost without peer. It should be noted, for instance, 'Why Not?' is mostly played with his left hand only up on the neck of the guitar. I have seem many play passages with their fret hand, but a whole song...? What a performance.

Biography

Genre: New Age

Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s

Self-taught musician Peppino D'Agostino was born in Italy in the mid-'50s. After seeing his cousin play the guitar, he became obsessed and convinced his mother to buy him a cheap guitar. After only a few lessons, D'Agostino decided that he could teach himself and began learning Italian pop and flamenco songs. By the age of 18, he was reading music and composing solo material. His first album, Bluerba, was released in Italy in 1981 and he soon became known for his incredible technical skill. After...
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