“Matt plays with energy, confidence and amazing virtuosity”
“I think Matthew Grasso is one of the most original, distinctive and accomplished guitarists that I have ever heard. His technique, intensity, tonal palette, and concentration make his performances unique and unforgettable experiences”
“Guitarist Matthew Grasso playing Joaquin Rodrigo’s “Concierto de Aranjuez” plunged into the difficult work, no holds barred, and with the musical sensitivity and skill that this three-part piece required. That is, exotic Spanish dance rhythms, liveliness, desperation, sorrow and reconciliation were all expressed. Grasso’s playing was astounding.”
"Guitarist Matthew Grasso plays with such extraordinary grace and beauty that his elegant music appears to be connected with a very deep, calm, meditative state of mind. Which is why I call him a magical musician and a musical magician!"
The new Trio Seven album is here! This collection of twenty tracks includes the seven-string trio's interpretation of classical favorites and original material by Matt. You can listen to samples and purchas at CD Baby
You don't want to miss the videos of Matt and friends performing that can be found on his YouTube channel, so head there and favorite it today!
Luthier: Greg Byers (2005)
Price: Contact Matthew Grasso email@example.com
The 7th-string has two extra frets pass the nut (730mm) and three extra frets on the high E-string (22-frets). There is an elevated fingerboard as well.
Please enjoy this video of the talented guitar quintet of Matthew Grasso, Matthew Foley, Harry Stoddard, George Cooper, and Robert Camilo performing the Apocalypse Suite.
The Suite's narrative: "Time is passing to reveal the truth of the Mayan Prophecy. Nibiru, Planet X, is approaching, not one soul wants to see the obvious. The apocalypse brings death and destruction; earthquakes and tsunamis dominate the Earth. Will any sentient beings survive? Through the darkness of humanity emerges a spiritual awakening."
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Check out Matt's article, "Playing the Extended 7-String Classic Guitar". If you're unfamiliar with the 7-string and want to know more, this is a great place to start! Also, be sure to check out an article by luthier Gregory Byers on "Construction of an Extended 7-String Guitar" . Be sure not to miss out on these excellent resources.