I have been playing guitar since I was 14 years old. At first I was into rock and hard rock but then over time I discovered classical and flamenco and really loved the challenge they presented. I have been hooked since. Recently I have been playing at a bistro in my local town and I quite enjoy it. I also am a Subway Musician playing the subway stations in Toronto. In addition, I also play weddings etc when the chance arises. I also love video editing so I muck around with that often too as I record video of myself practicing (I find recording myself practicing helps me to learn better). I also teach guitar lessons on the side. Previously, my main career field wass counseling (addictions and general counseling). If anyone wishes to reach me you can email me at: email@example.com or you can visit my website at: www.flamencomarkkufinn.com. You can also find me on YouTube under the name Mark Karppinen.
What was the first concert you ever went to?
I went to see Judas Priest at Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto. Well actually that was the first concert I went to on my own with a friend. The first concert I ever went to was K.C. & The Sunshine Band with my Mother and Sister at Ontario Place in the 1970's sometime... :-)
What gear do you use?
I play an Alhambra 7F Blanca Flamenco Guitar as well as an Alhambra 3F Blanca. When I use a microphone I use an AKG Perception 170. My amplifier is a Fender Acoustasonic 100. My video camera is a JVC HD Everio and the video editing software I use is Magix Movie Maker 18 HD Plus... Oh and I just had K&K Pure Classic Pickups installed in my 7F...
Who was your biggest musical influence growing up?
Too many to list... :-)
Are you in a band? Have you been in bands?
No I am not in a band right now....
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