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Mike Keneally

Series Introduction

Mad scientist guitar player for Frank Zappa, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Dethklok and others brings a retrospective artist series to JamPlay. Draw on his experience as a "first call" band leader and musician, learn how to put old licks into a new context, and learn to play passages of many staple Keneally songs that span his lengthy and diverse career!

Taught by Mike Keneally in Keneally Retrospective seriesLength: 4:44Difficulty: 1.0 of 5


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johnjmcmullenjohnjmcmullen replied

I'm a life long dabbler on guitar (and mandolin, bass, piano, fiddle, banjo, trombone, etc.) I probably could have chosen music as my means to making a living - but art and design grabbed me. As a guitar player I am constantly interested in new and different sounds and adventures. I occasionally learn songs from other artist, but spend most of my time doodling with songs it seems I have been creating for years. This looks like a wonderful series and I have a huge respect for the intelligence and creativity it takes to make this kind of art in sound.

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If I could be like Mike

sumbluessumblues replied

Lord have mercy,I am in awe!!!!! What a talent!!!!

looneyd101looneyd101 replied

How Vai went from him to Weiner I'll never understand. Weiner is good of course but Keneally is a monster player.

Keneally Retrospective

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Join Mike Keneally in a retrospective of his music over the past 3 decades. His work with Frank Zappa, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Dethklok and others have heavily influenced his own original compositions creating a truly unique mash up of eclectic styles.



Mike Keneally

About Mike Keneally View Full Biography Mad Scientist guitar player for Frank Zappa, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Dethklok and others brings a retrospective Artist series to JamPlay. Draw on his experience as a "first call" band leader and musician, learn how to put old licks into a new context, and learn to play passages of many staple Keneally songs that span his lengthy and diverse career!

Mad Scientist guitar player for Frank Zappa, Steve Vai, Joe Satriani, Dethklok and others brings a retrospective Artist series to JamPlay. Draw on his experience as a "first call" band leader and musician, learn how to put old licks into a new context, and learn to play passages of many staple Keneally songs that span his lengthy and diverse career!

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