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He airtzp a unique and dark acoustic style, with a wide array of different techniques, approaches and textures reminiscent of Michael Hedges. Erik Mongrain taught himself guitar from the age of As a boy, he was mostly interested in sports but picked up an interest in the guitar and began to teach himself to play by ear.

Erik started out playing the electric guitarbut developed an interest in classical and acoustic guitar after hearing the work of Johann Sebastian Bach. He taught himself to read music and began composing. I finally found my niche. Erik also began to experiment with a technique known as lap tappingin which the player lies the guitar across their lap, and taps the strings on the fret board with both hands.

He was featured on the cover of Guild Guitar Company Magazine.

InMongrain went on a tour around the world, particularly in Europe, Asia and America. The broadcast started last May and the footage used for the broadcast is filmed in Montreal’s streets and in Saint Joseph’s Oratoryreputed for its acoustics. The iVideoSongs company have filmed four clips including Equilibriuma zirtap composition.


The clips are tutorials of Mongrain’s lap tapping style, downloadable on the company’s Web site. On Sirtap 6 NovemberErik appeared on Later On October 21,Erik Mongrain launched his second album ” Equilibrium ” which contained 9 new compositions.

Erik Mongrain

On this new album, Mongrain plays with musicians such as Michael Manring on fretless bass mongraiin Bill Plummer on synthesizers. The album was launched live on Mongrain’s official website streamed broadcast on 21 October The event called ” Equilibrium Experience ” will broadcast an exclusive live concert from Montreal and interviews with the artist directly from his living room.

In Augusthe released a track album called Forward. Once again, Michael Manring makes a guest appearance on fretless bass.

Erik Mongrain – Wikipedia

The album has songs with a more melodic and optimistic mood compared with his previous album Equilibrium. Sincehe’s held live guitar sessions on Twitch every Tuesday and Sunday. He’s asking for donations to help funding the recording sessions of his new album called Tempowhich will be released sometime in From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


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