It's customary for all types of musicians to learn "The National Anthem" to perform at sports games and events all around the country. Although this tune is commonly played, it's rare for a musician to include such diverse layers of harmonic and melodic complexity. Matt Sickels packs tons and tons of shred virtuosity along with killer melodic minor superimposition and harmonic approaches. Learn his version for a truly educational experience!
Matt Sickels is a professional musician and guitarist specializing in education and performance. Strongly influenced by the music of Carlos Santana, Miles Davis, and Joe Pass, Matt weaves together a unique mixture of styles including jazz, rock, pop, funk, blues, alternative, latin, and classical.
Matt has earned the Certification in Guitar Performance & Jazz Studies from Cuyahoga College, and the Certification in Guitar Studies from the Atlanta Institute of Music and Media, where he studied with Guthrie Govan and Cory Christiansen.