Joe Satriani shares advice for finding your voice on the guitar: "Always record yourself"

The G3 guitar concert tour has reached Oslo Konserthus. Here guitarist Joe Satriani is seen live on stage.
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As electric guitar teacher to the stars and bona fide shred god, there are few players better placed to offer six-string guidance than Joe Satriani, so when the lord speaketh, we sit up and listen.

Those latest words of wisdom come from an interview with GuitarGuitar, where Satch was asked about his advice for players seeking to find their own voice on the instrument. As always, his response was well-considered.

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Michael Astley-Brown

Mike is Editor-in-Chief of, in addition to being an offset fiend and recovering pedal addict. He has a master's degree in journalism from Cardiff University, and over a decade's experience writing and editing for guitar publications including MusicRadar, Total Guitar and Guitarist, as well as 20 years of recording and live experience in original and function bands. During his career, he has interviewed the likes of John Frusciante, Chris Cornell, Tom Morello, Matt Bellamy, Kirk Hammett, Jerry Cantrell, Joe Satriani, Tom DeLonge, Ed O'Brien, Polyphia, Tosin Abasi, Yvette Young and many more. In his free time, you'll find him making progressive instrumental rock under the nom de plume Maebe.