TESTAMENT's Alex Skolnick didn't develop his playing style overnight. It took many days, months, and years of practice to find his unique voice and the confidence needed to push musical boundaries.
In the video below, shot at Spin Studios in Long Island City, New York, Alex shows the flexibility of his playing style and how Yamaha's THR10 has tones to match. From acoustic strumming to heavy metal shredding, the THR10 can compliment any playing style.
Skolnick's acoustic-focused project PLANETARY COALITION released a 14-track debut album last November.
An ethnically flavored collective of diverse musicians from all over the world, PLANETARY COALITION is driven by Skolnick, whose work spans jazz (ALEX SKOLNICK TRIO), metal (TESTAMENT), and world music (RODRIGO Y GABRIELA, ISHTAR).
Skolnick's book, "Geek To Guitar Hero", is available on paperback via Amazon.
Alex is a true guitar hero. At sixteen years old, he joined a group of twenty-somethings who'd formed a thrash metal band called TESTAMENT. Alex stayed with the band through several critically acclaimed albums and countless tours with, among others, SLAYER, MEGADETH, JUDAS PRIEST and WHITE ZOMBIE. After hearing and seeing one of Miles Davis' electric bands on TV, Alex relocated to New York City to play and study jazz.
TESTAMENT is currently demoing material for the follow-up to the band's 2012 album "Dark Roots Of Earth".