Dave Halverson

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Born: June 23, 1967    Primary Instrument: Guitar

Dave Halverson

Dave Halverson is a guitarist/composer based in Oakland, CA. He is also a founding member of the jazz/art rock band Trance Lucid. To date, he has released nine CDs of instrumental music — four as a solo artist, and five with Trance Lucid.

The music ranges from jazz/progressive rock, electronic rock, and avant rock, to textural mood pieces, solo pieces, and more experimental works. Inspirations include random noises, found sound, visual art, science, technology, and shortwave radio experiments.

Halverson's first solo CD was Fragments of What (2003), a cinematic recording that explored new sonic territory and completely reshaped his musical perspective...
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...his tasty arrangements and inventive electric guitar work are always captivating and imaginative. -20th Century Guitar magazine

...pushes boundaries with his constantly varied, mostly indefinable blend of sound.

Dave Halverson's guitar playing is both tasteful and heartfelt. He is as strong a composer as anyone out there.

Halverson is an extremely flexible guitarist with a wealth of fresh ideas and techniques. On most tracks he relies on an appealingly vibrant fusion tone, with nice deviations.

...intelligent instrumental jazz with a rock fusion edge. -MWE3000

Dave Halverson, 1991 (self-released, 2009)
Dave Halverson, Apothecary Charms (self-released, 2008)
Dave Halverson, March Forth (self-released, 2006)
Dave Halverson, Fragments of What (self-released, 2003)
Trance Lucid, Palace of Ether (self-released, 2013)
Trance Lucid, Unrevisited Live (self-released, 2007)
Trance Lucid, The Colours of Darkness (self-released, 2005)
Trance Lucid, Vigil (self-released, 2000)
Trance Lucid, Arise (self-released, 1996)

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Oakland, CA

I began teaching the guitar in 1986. I have experience teaching individuals (ages 7 to 60) and also groups of children. I am willing to teach beginner, intermediate, and advanced students.

main guitars:
US Masters Vector Versatek
Kramer XKG-10
Electra Westone Dynasty XV-2
Ibanez RG-550

Roland VGA-7
Tubeworks MosValve MV-962

Native Instruments Guitar Rig, Reaktor, Absynth
Roland GR-33 guitar synthesizer
lots of little boxes...

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