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Ralf Krebs

Primary Instrument: Guitar, acoustic

Ralf Krebs

“I see it as a big personal challenge, to expand the feasabilities of the guitar in my own compositions and arrangements. The more I explore new paths, the more ways, techniques and sounds are revealed to me, all lifting the guitar as an eminent instrument of Jazz on a higher level.“ (Ralf Krebs)

The native Berliner began his musical career at the age of 11, taking lessons in drumming and latin percussion. He was much in demand as a drummer and percussionist in numerous local bands and counted amongst his influences Salsa, Fusion and the Jazz Rock of the 70s and 80s.

His love of harmony and melody led him to undertake the transition from drums to guitar. The experience he gained in his first instrument is still paying off today in his distinctive feeling for rhythm and precise timing. Whereas many guitarists think either in terms of melody or chords, Ralf Krebs simply does both - an ability which he has built up over decades of concentrated study....
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Featured recording “Berlin”

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Berlin

Self Produced (2010)

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”RALF KREBS, Berlin (self-distributed) Stretching the boundaries of nylon-stringed guitar to encompass classical and jazz idioms, Krebs' compositions have a lilting quality reminiscent of artists like Alex DiGrassi. Originally trained as a drummer, his precise rhythmic sense never overpowers the lyrical quality of his music.” Steven Stone, Vintage Guitar Magazine September 2010, Vol. 24 No. 11

“The Internet, and the ability to self produce, allows lesser known artists the chance to be heard. Ralf Krebs is a competent player and a gifted writer. His nylon string guitar work is solid, and his original music is thoughtful and well presented...

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Primary Instrument:Guitar, acoustic

Location:Berlin

Willing to teach:Advanced students only.

Rank: 8,678 Views: 3,239 Fans: 1
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