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    Mark Woodyatt
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    Hello, my name is Mark Woodyatt, and
    I’m a full-time professional multi-instrumentalist violinist,(mandolin, keyboards, viola, percussion, electronics). studio recording artist, educator, composer, arranger and producer. I’m considered Northeast Pennsylvania’s premiere wedding violinist. I play in a variety of settings. Solo.duo,trio.quartet,corporate.house parties. Even funerals and various houses of worship, I play classical, jazz, traditional, ethnic, folk, contemporary, Irish, bluegrass and love the music and sounds that Jean Luc Ponty, John McLaughlin, Mark Wood and Jeff Beck get on their recordings and performances. I’m a huge fan of Frank Zappa’s more complex and virtuosic works, and I love playing along to many albums to learn how to imitate and transcribe various instrumental parts. For any aspiring violinists or string players, Mahavishnu Orchestra’s “Visions of the Emerald Beyond” is a great album to bridge the gap between jazz, classical/contemp and Indian and World fusion. I also like L. Subramanium, Mark O’Connor, Diane Monroe, Christian Howes, Billy Contrares and Stephane Grapelli, as well as Itzaak Perlman, Heifitz, Michaek Rabin, Anna-Sophie Mutter, Nigel Kennedy and Hillary Hahn, to name a few more.
    I’ve learned that you can never stop learning and, to quote a great multi-instrumentalist/composer/ musician who I went to school with at Eastman-Caleb Burhans… “work like your arse is on fire.
    You never stop learning trance.
    If you’d like to listen to some of my work, I’m at http://www.soundcloud.com/Mark-Woodyatt/tracks
    My funky project Rogue Chimp put out an album last year that you will probably love. Our style of music is really uncategorizeable, but here’s what I would call it- trance fusion. If you are interested in hearing my band’s album – search for –
    Rogue Chimp, Embark
    Embark is available for purchase and/or listening enjoyment through iTunes, Spotify, YouTube and CdBaby.com
    Thanks for reading and best wishes to everyone on your journey to violin endless mastery. I really enjoy hearing how people are passionate about the fiddle/violin, and I’m playing 31 years now, and found out that to make a living, it takes creativity, commitment, thinking outside the box, diversity, entrepreneurship and positive reinforcement.

    #8708 Reply

    Mark Woodyatt
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    Ycool

    #8709 Reply

    Mark Woodyatt
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    Ditto

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