BERNARD LARSO

 

 

Bernard Larso, a GIT ( Guitar Institute of Technology), one of the major studies at MI ( Musicians Institute ) Hollywood, USA graduate. A well known educator in Indonesia, started playing classical guitar at the age of 11.  His interrest on electric guitar begun when he heard a famous  English guitarist playing live during 80’s.

 Many styles and great musicians began to influence his playing  during GIT era, such as Frank Gambale, Tony Mac Alpine, John Petrucci, etc, so his style were widen after that.

 Graduated from GIT,USA, he started playing again with some local bands, and then in 2001, with the support from a friend, bassist named Adi Dharmawan, he released his 1st solo album entitled “ Searchin’ for The Dream “, a combination of  fusion and rock style.  After solo album, he began to play as a clinician for several products, such as Crate Amps, Ibanez guitar, Vox Fx,  Cort Guitar, etc.

 His root and attention to music education finally drew him to form a music institute, IMI (Indonesia Music Institute) together with his friends,  in Jakarta, Indonesia where he held the position as the Director of Education until 2008.

In 2005 his first technique book “ Electric Guitar Improvisation Technique “  was released by the biggest publisher in Indonesia, Gramedia.  The book was very successful in the market.

 In 2006 again he released his 2nd instrumental guitar album “ Helping Hands “.

This album is different from the 1st one, since he’s been influenced by many jazz and fusion player like Brett Garsed, and Frank Gambale.  

In 2007, he released his 2nd book “ Advance Technique for Guitar “.  

Finishing the year 2008, again he released his 3rd book “ Fusion Guitar”  which again gained the best response in the market.  Until now he has written 9 books, some of them have published nations wide.

 

Entering the year 2009, together with his friends, again he formed a music school for guitar and bass GSI Guitar School of Indonesia which located in Major elite area in the city Jakarta.  The school’s name was lately changed to MSI (Music School of Indonesia).

At the same year, he joined a band named Heaven n Friends, and get the CD released by DutaSuara, a Major Label in Indonesia.

In 2011 again he released his 3rd solo album tittled “ Receive”.  It’s an instrumental guitar album. And in 2012 he launched his ebook bundled with the video, titled “ Back to Fusion”.

 At the moment Bernard’s main projects are teaching, doing some guitar clinics, some music seminars around major campus, and also some studio projects.

 

 Albums :

 Searchin’ For The Dream - Solo Album (instrumental)

Helping Hands - Solo Album (instrumental)

Heaven n Friends - With the band (pop)

Receive - Solo Album (instrumental)

GuitarZone - Compilation Guitar Album

 

Books

Teknik Improvisasi Guitar Elektrik -  Published by Grasindo

Teknik Mahir Guitar Elektrik Published by Gramedia Pustaka

Fusion Guitar - Published by Gramedia Pustaka

Back To Fusion Self Published