Being a great musician is about more than just playing your instrument; it’s also about cultivating an inner attitude that helps you grow and develop as a player. Gottfrid Norberg Waxin has been on both sides of this divide, as a virtuoso guitar player and a teacher who develops talent. In this interview, he shares his techniques for mastering speed and technique, as well as advice for developing the mindset of high performance musicians.
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Gottfrid Norberg Waxin is a 31-year-old guitarist born in Sweden who started off playing bass at 6 years old in various school orchestras. Gottfrid later joined a jazz big band under the name of Flora Big Band and played with them for many years. It wasn’t until the age of 16 when Gottfrid first picked up the guitar, and a couple of years later, started to take practicing seriously, which led him to join different types of metal bands. At this point, Gottfrid was heavily into technical metal and he joined the technical death metal band, Deathbreed.
Gottfrid left the band to pursue teaching full time for 7 years. In addition to the music school, Gottfrid also does masterclasses and other lectures at other schools and events. Currenty, Gottfrid is regularly recording and releasing his own instrumental music.