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Musicarian ! A Solo Musician, Guitar Player from Pakistan.
Well ! It's a one man show.. I'm the only member of the band so far.. Infact a Solo musician.. My real name is Salman Anwer and the music act name is "Musicarian". Music has been in my blood & soul since childhood and my very first instrument was a wooden 'Banjo' at the age of 5. I'd played it for several years and then tried a few more instruments including, Keyboard, Flute, Harmonica and a Saxophone as well. Finally, being inspired by some nice melodies on guitars, picked up an acoustic guitar at the age of 17, and so the journey began. I'd been attached with the Pakistan music industry as a session guitar player, lyrics and songwriter, music composer and had played for various main stream and upcoming artists, but due the increasing commercial scene, I'd realized that I was unable to play, what I actually wanted to. So I quit the mainstream scene back in 1999 to do my own stuff. Something that was Real and received from an unknown and unseen source. By now, I've completed my first album 'Spirit' and working on my second album and most of my music is instrumental. Hope you enjoy listening to my stuff.. ;-)
Band/artist history
I've been playing guitars, composing, writing, performing and producing music for more than a decade now. (About 14 -15 years..)
Have you performed in front of an audience?
Yes ! I've been playing live with the main stream artists of Pakistan for last 14 years at almost each and every venue of Karachi city.. I love it and I think a guitar player always loves it. About the special moments. I would say, the first professional live performance was special for me cuz there were 16,000 people enjoying the show.
Your musical influences
I make music being inspired by Nature, Life, Feelings, Memories and Imaginations.. All my music is based on my own imaginations and feelings. The way, I see things.. and to do this, I need to keep myself into many other music genres cuz sometime, I don't get the right expressions from a particular music genre for my idea.. So I compose music in any other genre to express it. I've been listening to a lot of music, musicians and artists very carefully and I usually work in, Jazz, Rock, Blues & a touch of Latin and Spanish styles. Currently working on some a few improvisations in Eastern Classical as well as Jazz and R & B stuff.. My major influences are Carlos Santana, George Benson, Eric Clapton, Kenny-G and a local guitar veteran Aamir Zaki.
What equipment do you use?
I have 9 guitars at the moment(as I've been into guitar customization) including Acoustic, Spanish(Nylon String), Semi Acoustic, Leads and Bass guitars. Most of my guitars are either a combination of the unbraded bodies with branded pickups or some vintage classic Japanese collector's itoms. I usually don't purchase instruments, seeing the brand name on headstocks but it should have a nice tone and good playability, that's my theory.. Some other gadgets including stomp boxes (normally Boss and DOD) , A big (Yamaha) guitar amp, as well as the music software including FL Studio 4, Wavelab and Cakewalk.
Anything else?
Yeah ! The message of Humanity, Love, Peace, Patience, Spirit, Dedication, Brotherhood and a kind heart for everyone. That's what I want to say, with my music as well.
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