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📝A ‘Guitaristic’ Newsletter

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The Pluck is a place for guitarists, teachers, producers, arrangers, and composers. Every week, I’ll breakdown what I’m listening to, what I’ve learned, and what you can create.

The guitar is easy to learn and hard to master but I believe there are simpler ways to see the instrument.

I’ll cover a range of topics to spark your creativity and give inspiration while you sharpen your skills. With tips, musical examples, and music lessons, I hope you will leave each time learning something new.

Occasionally I will expand beyond the guitar into similarities found in other plucked instruments like the banjo, mandolin, bass, and ukulele.


👋 Hi

My name is Jonathan.

I am

  • By day: a music producer, composer, and guitarist

  • By night: an aspiring polymath, philosopher, and thinker

I have a doctorate of musical arts in guitar performance and share a musical life with my wife, Angela Galestro. You can find us with the flute and guitar ensemble, GS Duo, as well as through Angela’s songs and compositions. In addition, all production from sound to visuals is under our company, Glaize Avenue Studios.

After 13 years of college studying and performing with the guitar, I’m looking to share my music, what I know, and connect with new people. 

See more on my blog, an outline of the dissertation from my doctoral studies, and details about my work history and education on LinkedIn.


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