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Violin, Fiddle, Cello & Piano Studios in Key West & Dallas – Lessons Children & Adult, Beginner to Advanced, PRIVATE individual

violin, cello,  guitar, BASS, drums, ukulele, & piano lessons & music instruction Key West
violin, cello, guitar, BASS, drums, ukulele, & piano lessons & music instruction Key West

We are now offering Professional Violin, Cello and Fiddle lessons @ our Key West studio, FL  & Wayne’s World Dallas!

From beginner to advanced, children to adult 

Beginner to professional level and almost all age for violin, fiddle, cello, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, upright BASS, electric bass, drum, hand percussion, djembe, bongo, conga, ukulele, piano and keyboard lessons and music instruction in ALL STYLES by experienced teachers with impressive backgrounds and great people skills.

Go to our LEARN page http://islandguitar.com/learn/ 

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call us during hours at either location http://islandguitar.com/contact/

We NOW RENT and SELL all MARCHING BAND instruments!

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“Happy Birthday Jimi Hendrix” by Wayne Sorbelli Electric 6-String Lap Slide Guitar @ Island Guitar & Ukulele Store Key West

Happy Birthday Jimi Hendrix – Wayne Sorbelli here from Island Guitar store in Key West.

I’m sliding here on a handmade Electric 6-String Lap Guitar with a hum bucking pickup – tuned to “UNIVERSAL G” or better known as Dobro G (which is different than open G).

I’m going through an Ernie Ball MVP Volume pedal into a Roland Cube 40GX guitar amp and I’m using a Boss RC-30 looper in which I first played, looped and then recorded the backtrack with.

I started off thinking of Hendrix and his Stratocaster but then I turned towards the school of Trent Reznor and his Nine Inch Nails and more industrial sluggish stuff came out for the backing – so I rolled with it.

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Play Guitar – Be Happy!

Zakk Wylde leaves Gibson Guitars & Marshall Amps to be KING of his own new company, Wylde Audio

Zakk Wylde about leaving Gibson and Marshall to start his new company, Wylde Audio

Our brother Zakk Wylde leaves the thrown at Gibson to start as KING of his very own guitar and amp company reaching out to guitar builders in his circles, recruiting only the best i’m sure! 

More on this as we get the scoop!

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I LOVE MUSIC!
I’ve owned and operated Wayne’s World Music since 1996.  
My Music World includes:
Wayne’s World Dallas 570-674-1995 
2611 Memorial HWY
Dallas, Pa
18612
&
Island Guitar aka Bone Island Music Key West 305-414-8056
1109 Key Plaza
Key West, Florida
33040
email
www.Wayne@islandGuitar.com
my blog
www.islandGuitar.com

“Key West Strut, Slippin’ Slidin’ Funking Blues” Song written played & recorded by Wayne Sorbelli of Island Guitar & Ukulele Music Store in Key West

Wayne Sorbelli here of Wayne’s World Music and Bone Island Music – that’s  IslandGuitar.com’s brick & mortar music stores in Key West & Dallas,   Wilkes-Barre,  Scranton! 

“Key West Strut, Slippin’ Slidin’ Funking Blues” is an instrumental blues/funk guitar piece that i’ve been writing for the last few years since i’ve been living in Key West. It is heavily influenced by my blues roots as well as the incredible vibe radiating from the energetic eclectically vibrating local music scene and it’s many local “Conch Rockers” and their addictive form of Trop Rock unique to the Florida Keys mixing American blues and country roots with Caribbean Cuban and Island Vibe sounds!

This is the soundtrack that was playing in my head the first time I cruised down Flagler Ave heading toward the nightly sunset celebration at Mallory Square, then onto one of the most fun music filled nights ever on world famous Duval Street!! While you listen to my guitar during this song, I hope some of the energy, excitement, and anxiousness that accompanies a great adventure spark your imagination and curiosity!!

This take of the song is an early one-take live demo and it is something that will have updates from time to time as I build my ideas.

Enjoy!

Recorded with and on and in:

Key West Strut, Slippin’ Slidin’ Funkin’ Blues
written and recorded by Wayne Sorbelli, 2013

I used a Dunlop brass slide on one of my USA Reverend Guitars, good ol’ (Rocco #312) made by Joe Naylor in his east Detroit shop.

I recorded on a handheld BOSSBR80 Mico Recorder, one take, live at Crab Trap Studios in Key West, Florida on 12/31/2013.
Happy New Year!

USA Reverend Guitar – Dunlop Brass Slide – Roland Cube 80 Combo Amp – BOSSBR80 Mico Recorder

Live at Crab Trap Studios in Key West, Florida on 12/31/2013. Happy New Year!

I recorded on a handheld BOSSBR80 Mico Recorder, one take, live at Crab Trap Studios in Key West, Florida on 12/31/2013.
Happy New Year!

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I LOVE MUSIC!
I’ve owned and operated Wayne’s World Music since 1996.  
My Music World includes:
Wayne’s World Dallas 570-674-1994 
2611 Memorial HWY
Dallas, Pa
18612
&
Island Guitar aka Bone Island Music Key West 305-414-8056
1109 Key Plaza
Key West, Florida
33040
email
www.Wayne@islandGuitar.com
my blog
www.islandGuitar.com

“G String Blues” Wayne Sorbelli @ Island Guitar Music Store Key West playing w/his Glass Finger Slide & Les Paul Guitar

Wayne Sorbelli here @ Island Guitar Key West playing some G blues with my glass finger – I call it “G String Blues”

Johnny Winter inspired me to pick up and try to play slide guitar a long time ago, then years later Derek Trucks re-ignited my passion for it. 

This is my 1994  Gibson Les Paul Custom that I purchased brand new, but one year old, in 1995. 

It was signed by Warren Haynes not long after I bought it,  then the Master Slide Legend Johnny Winter a few years later!!

I ‘m stringing it as I usually do – with size 10-46 Strings. 

I’m not too partial to one brand or the other at the moment, as I see great qualities in a few brands and go back and forth depending on the tone I’m shooting for, or the mood I’m in.  GHS, Dunlop, Ernie Ball and DR are my go to favorites.

I tune it Standard Low to High EADGBe and sometimes Drop D for slide or finger playing.

Overall for feel and tone, I prefer using glass over metal slides – when I do want the CRISPY SHIVERS of metal on metal sliding, I prefer Brass to chrome.

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Wayne Sorbelli here at Island Guitar shop Key West, demonstrating electric 6-string lap guitar Handmade in USA.

Wayne Sorbelli Island Guitar Shop Key West hosts Live Blues Night
Wayne Sorbelli Island Guitar Shop Key West hosts Live Blues Night

You can try to play the blues, or just give in and let the blues play you!  That’s IT!  It’s THAT little struggle, THAT split second tension right there between me and my guitar and those unconscious note choices that are happening when the notes start to play me, to me,  THAT IS THE BLUES”  – Wayne Sorbelli

Check out my blog/website
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EMAIL

www.Wayne@IslandGuitar.com

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Wayne Sorbelli here at my Island Guitar shop in Key West, demonstrating my x-mas 2014 gift – an electric lap 6-string lap guitar Handmade in USA.

A GREAT night of the BEST LIVE Blues music w/”Moose & Wayne” @ Hogfish (Stock Island)

Live Blues In Key West w/ Moose & Wayne Sorbelli (Island Guitar)
Live Blues In Key West w/ Moose & Wayne Sorbelli (Island Guitar)

Thank You everyone for coming out & getting your blues on with Ellard-James “Moose” Boles  featuring his “Elvis Acoustic Guitar” & I with my “Johnny Winter Les Paul Custom & Glass Finger” at the world famous Hogfish Bar & Grill at 6810 Front St, Key West, (Stock Island) Florida .

A BIG Thank You for bringing your friends & packing a FULL HOUSE for us to play too – hell yea!!  

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EMAIL

www.Wayne@IslandGuitar.com

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Wayne Sorbelli (Island Guitar Store) & Moose (Bullet Proof Band) host Blues Night @ 90 Mile Lounge downtown Key West

Wayne Sorbelli & Moose host Blues Night @ 90 Mile Lounge downtown Key West
Wayne Sorbelli & Moose host Blues Night @ 90 Mile Lounge downtown Key West

“We will be playing ALL BLUES! OLD blues NEW blues All Blues – Moose loves playing his older than dirt ELVIS signature Epiphone Acoustic Electric and I always LOVE my Gibson Les Paul or Dean Soltero electric guitar to pick, spank,  finger or slide on and squeeze them blues out of – heck I even carry my electric 6-string DOBRO and my new Morrell Electric Lap Steel 8 String guitar with me -and  just in case the blues chef Master Moose should call for some special ingredients – I even carry my ukulele to play the blues and slide on!!”

Moose always says  “I swear to play THE BLUES, THE WHOLE BLUES, and NOTHIN’ BUT THE BLUES so help me God” –  Ellard-James Moose Boles

“You can try to play the blues, or just give in and let the blues play you!  That’s IT!  It’s THAT little struggle, THAT split second tension right there between me and my guitar and those unconscious note choices that are happening when the notes start to play me, to me,  THAT IS THE BLUES”  – Wayne Sorbelli

Check out my blog/website
www.islandGuitar.com

EMAIL

www.Wayne@IslandGuitar.com

or  CALL

305-414-8056 in Key West

570-674-1995 in Dallas

NEW Pink Floyd Ukulele Slide Comfortably Numb solo by Sorbelli Island Guitar Music Store Key West

NEW Pink Floyd Ukulele Slide Comfortably Numb first solo by Wayne Sorbelli at Island Guitar Music Store in Key West Florida.

I stayed after a day of teaching guitar and ukulele lessons at my music shop in Key West and decided to play along to some Pink Floyd backing tracks that I have.  Pink Floyd has long been one of my favorite bands, and David Gilmour one of my all-time favorite guitarists! The way he bends and shakes the notes gives his guitar a human vocal quality that very few guitarists can achieve.  One of my favorite guitar solos of all-time is Gilmour’s first solo on Comfortably Numb – so I thought it’d be appropriate for my new experiment – Can I play this epic famous solo with my glass finger slide on my guitar?  Then, when reaching for my guitar I saw my ukulele sitting there and decided I’d give it try on the tiny baby guitar like instrument instead?  lol Why Not? – then I thought it would cool to try with my glass finger slide ON THE UKULELE!        

I’m glad I did!!!

 

I am a guitar player since 1980, guitar repair and set-up guy since 1996, music store owner and operator since 1997, and guitar teacher since 1998, bass teacher since 2000, & ukulele teacher since 2004.

I LOVE MUSIC!
I’ve owned and operated Wayne’s World Music since 1996.  
My Music World includes:
Wayne’s World Dallas 570-674-1994 
2611 Memorial HWY
Dallas, Pa
18612
&
Island Guitar aka Bone Island Music Key West 305-414-8056
1109 Key Plaza
Key West, Florida
33040
email
www.Wayne@islandGuitar.com
my blog
www.islandGuitar.com

“Si, C Blues” with my Glass Finger Slide & Dean Soltero @ Island Guitar Music Store Key West

I’m sliding with my pinky wearing a glass slide, Dunlop 212, on one of my favorite playing and sounding guitars, my Dean Soltero.

I’m tuned standard EADGBe

“You can try to play the blues, or just give in and let the blues play you!  That’s IT!  It’s THAT little struggle, THAT split second tension right there between me and my guitar and those unconscious note choices that are happening when the notes start to play me, to me,  THAT IS THE BLUES”  – Wayne Sorbelli

Check out my blog/website
www.islandGuitar.com

 EMAIL me

 www.Wayne@IslandGuitar.com

or  CALL

305-414-8056 in Key West

570-674-1995 in Dallas