Jade recently sat down with us to talk about his influences, what playing guitar means to him and more on an episode of Ernie Ball: String Theory. Here are the top six things we learned during the episode, along with a timestamp for each segment so you can follow along.
#1 – He realized that he could write songs from a very early point. (0:24)
#2 – He initially learned how to play on a guitar with only two strings. (1:02)
At a particular “punk house” that Jade and his friends frequently hung out at during the ’80s, there was a derelict guitar with just two strings. He taught himself to play songs like Blister In The Sun by the Violent Femmes.
#3 – A viral illness resulted in significant skill development. (1:15)
#4 – Being in a single-guitar band shaped his playing style. (2:29)
#5 – He writes music every day. (3:51)
He finds that writing, composing, scoring, etc. has become his favorite aspect of making music in general.
#6 – Early on, he felt pigeonholed to a specific playing style. (4:55)
Watch every episode of Ernie Ball: String Theory at our website, featuring such players as Kirk Hammett, Paul Stanley, Tom Dumont and more. You can also enjoy some of the most popular AFI songs in this Spotify playlist.
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