Salvatore Agate

dreamer guitarist

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Scent of wet ground...yellow leaves..melancholy and romantic landscape. This is what my sound conveys.

I started studying the guitar at the age of 10 with my father (black belt of 60s songs) and thanks to him I developed a real love for the instrument. I continued as a self-taught for many years and I am particularly interested in the fingerstyle genre: I composed some original songs inspired by Don Ross and Michael Hedges. In 2003 I started my live performances in some clubs of my city with a country music duo, but in the same period I approached jazz music. I decide to attend the "Brass Group" jazz school in Palermo, and in 2007 I participate in the Umbria Jazz seminars, conducted by the Berklee School of Boston in Perugia. I improved more and more in the language of jazz and improvisation, and in 2008 I started working on an MSC cruise ship, with a gypsy jazz quartet. The experience on the ship lasts about a year. After the experience on the ship, I continue my activity as a musician with various bands, and I perform in many theaters, jazz clubs and festivals, both in Italy and abroad.
This year I graduated in classical guitar at the Alessandro Scarlatti Conservatory in Palermo. I am currently a guitar teacher.

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Interview with Salvatore Agate

  1. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  2. A: MacBook Air M1 Logic Pro 2021 Rode NT1A Shure Beta57A and more...

  3. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  4. A: I have been part of a musical group for 10 years. With them I played all over the place and we recorded two records. I have good memories.

  5. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  6. A: I'm working on my original jazz record, which I want to dedicate to my mom who passed away 1 year ago <3

  7. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  8. A: I promise i will surprise them

  9. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  10. A: Music gives me the opportunity to be true, to express who I really am.

  11. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  12. A: Many clients ask me why I go from new age to jazz? I reply that I have always followed my heart, there is an underlying magic that unites these two musical genres.

  13. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  14. A: When you listen to your song, what landscape comes to your mind?

  15. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  16. A: First listen to the sound of my guitar, then contact me and explain your needs

  17. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  18. A: I've always dreamed of playing for Sting. I think he is one of the best and most elegant artists in the world

  19. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  20. A: New Age, Jazz, Manouche

  21. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  22. A: I can translate feelings into music

  23. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  24. A: freshness, lightness, charm

  25. Q: What's your typical work process?

  26. A: first of all, I ask the client what kind of feeling he wants to convey with his music. Then I listen to his track on headphones many times, and then ... I rely on my imagination

  27. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  28. A: My heroes are Django Reinhard, Michael Hedges and Bill Evans.

  29. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  30. A: usually, clients ask me to record arpeggios with the classical guitar, which can convey charm and elegance to their original pieces.

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  • Michael Hedges
  • Toninho Horta
  • Django Reinhardt
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