Gambale Wows Guitar Players and Fans at Zone Music

5/2/2008 [Guitars & Basses]

Inventor of Sweep Picking Technique Holds SRO Clinic

BUENA PARK,Calif. — When guitarist Frank Gambale talks, people listen — and laugh. When he plays, jaws drop, as they did during a recent clinic held at Zone Music in Cotati, Calif.

Frank Gambale
Frank Gambale entertains and educates at Zone Music
Gambale kept the crowd rapt for two hours. "Frank Gambale's guitar clinic is totally amazing," said Frank Hayhurst, owner of Zone Music. "He communicates a deep understanding of the guitar and has a passion for playing that is totally engaging — that plus his very humorous and personable approach makes him the most effective clinician we've ever had."

Despite the different levels of players in the crowd, Gambale answered questions and demonstrated everything from sweep picking to chord voicing in a way that included everybody.

"He was also very effective at highlighting Yamaha Guitars," said Hayhurst. "That a musician of his stature would choose Yamaha helps make the point that Yamaha represents the very best instruments and value. We'd have Frank back anytime!"

For more information, write Yamaha Corporation of America, Pro Audio & Combo Division, Yamaha Guitars, P.O. Box 6600, Buena Park, CA 90622; telephone (714) 522-9011; or e-mail

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