I am a Berlin based professional guitarist. I played guitar with the math rock band Hedger, I was the guitarist of the Australian Rock band Mammoth Mammoth, with whom I toured around Europe several times, and appeared on several rock magazines, including Metal Hammer. I am currently working on my first solo project, Dark Side Bright Side.
I will record electric or acoustic guitars for your songs or arrange a whole piece for you. I can take care of lead as well as rhythm guitars. My way of playing is strongly influenced from modern progressive metal and rock, and modern Jazz, but I love always to give that blues touch especially when writing solos.
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Interview with Marco Gennaro
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I wrote the last al album for the hard rock band Mammoth Mammoth, and the single Tear it Down reached over 300k streams on spotify.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: I am now finalising the first album of my progressive metal/djent project Dark Side Bright Side.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Yea definitely, Enrico Tiberi and Key Ketting
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: I prefer the digital. Nowdays guitar plugins are extremely realistic, and in just one software you have some many different sound options that you wouldn't have with analog amps. I recorded the guitars and bass of the debut album of my project Dark Side Bright Side using exclusively plugins
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I'll try my best to help them carry on their message, and I would work for the song.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I like the moment when I have to "dissect" the song, and try to focus on the small details that I'm gonna use for my arrangements.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What would you like to say through your song, what is it your message?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Give as many instructions as you can regarding the song.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: I would take just my acoustic guitar, on a desert island there's no electricity, right!?
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I play guitar since twenty years, I work professionally as a musician since 2014, right after I finished studying and moved to Berlin. I teach guitar and play with various bands since then.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I learned to be versatile. I study a lot of jazz music and try to implement it in my way of playing. I come from the world of rock and heavier music, so I guess my style is a mix of those two worlds.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: I would love to work with the band Karnivool, they are great artist, they create music that I believe it will go beyond time. They're approach to harmony melody and rhythm is just amazing, and they songwriting skills are just terrific.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: If you feel stuck with a song, leave it there for a day or maximum two, listen to some other music, and find a message you want to deliver with it.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: I work mostly on any kind of rock music, including pop and modern jazz.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: I would arrange the guitars in order to serve the song, and create the best artistic product as I can.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: Depending on the track that I am working on, if I have to write a solo I would analyse the song in any small harmonic and rhythmic detail in order to enhance some specifics treats of the song. If have to arrange the whole guitar parts then I would discuss about the details with my customer.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I use as DAW Logic ProX. For the guitar sounds I use Neural DSP Plug ins. Regarding the audio interface, I use an Audient iD22 and a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2. To record the acoustic guitars I use an Audio Technica AT 2022 condenser microphone. Regarding the guitar section, I own: Mozer Chariot Classic Marco Gennaro signature Model, Mozer Eclipse 7 String Dark Sides Marco Gennaro signature model, Fender Strat 60 Reissue, Fender Lead II 1981 model, Takamine G series.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I am really in love with composing, either a whole songs or just solos or sections. So I would say that writing music.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: I am strongly influenced by musicians like Plini, Guthrie Govan, Rabea Massaad, Animals as Leaders, Periphery, Karnivool, Pat Metheny.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: I take care of the guitars arrangement for the whole track or I just play some specific parts of the songs like solos or riffs.