While listening to a random album we heard our guitar player of the month. Digital Guitar Player would like to deliver the ultimate christmas gift to our readers. Taka Minamino hails from Osaka, Japan and is a 2005 graduate of the Musicians Institute in Japan. We discovered Taka while listening to yet another Derek Sherinian album, ‘Molecular Heinosity’ where Taka played on three tracks. After looking him up YouTube we found some great guitar playing from a player that has an Yngwie Malmsteen type sound. Since we were not able to get much information on Taka we only go by what we hear.
According to his website in 2007 he played in a guitar competition in “San Francisco, CA, where he performed the title track from his forthcoming first CD, “AngelWing” in front of all star judges; Joe Satriani, Steve Lukather, Mike Varney, Greg Howe, and Nuno Bettencourt. Taka finished in the Top 10.” We are pleased to discuss Taka Minamino this month because he is truly an incredible guitar player.