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Prawit Siriwat

In 2016, guitarist-improviser-composer Prawit Siriwat, released "Peach Mother" with the collaborative experimental trio Three Bananas. The open improvisations, angular melodies, and bare-bones recording style shaped Siriwat’s aesthetic as a band leader. For the next few years, Siriwat would continue to refine his process through evolving trios performing at New York venues such as Bar Next Door, Rockwood Music Hall, and Pete’s Candy Store. During this time he became a first-rate accompanist for singer-songwriters and stompbox textualist in the studio. He is the touring guitarist for dream pop artist RVBY MY DEAR, acoustic guitarist for folk songwriter Ruby Greenberg, and touring and recording guitarist for pop performer, Bianca Muniz.

Through these experiences, Siriwat forged paths and relationships that have influenced his debut project as a leader. “This trio recording is a culmination of years of growth inside New York’s vibrant artistic culture, with the virtuosic musicians that I have been fortunate enough to play with.” Siriwat says.

He wrote this trio’s first single, "House Sitting Secretly", when he visited a friend who was cat-sitting for another musician. The song title became an inside joke that stuck. Siriwat reminisces, “We just jammed and watched a movie together. Maybe we should have thrown a party, and it would be called House Partying Secretly, but instead I wrote this.” "House Sitting Secretly" is through composed, with tilted grooves and melodic turns that lead to a completely open solo section where the trio’s interplay really shines. It relies on musicians with complete trust to spontaneously shape the performance.

Siriwat’s band consists of his best friends and long-time collaborators Daniel Durst on bass and Abel Tabares on drums. These musicians have played together across so many contexts that their ability to anticipate each other’s musical tendencies open up endless possibilities.

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Primary Instrument

Guitar

Location

Los Angeles

Willing to teach

Beginner to advanced

Credentials/Background

B.A. in Jazz Studies from the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music Participant in the Banff International Jazz Program Quotes Guitar Lessons: $75 for 1 hour $45 for 1/2 hour Composition Lessons: Please contact for a quote and more information Topics Basic Guitar Technique Building hand strength and independence Reading music Fret-board knowledge Basic chords Picking Finger picking Left hand workouts Improvisation Building an understanding of basic scales to improvise and write music in a popular style (rock, hip hop, r&B, etc.) An exploration of chords, scales, and methods for advanced harmonic improvisation, connecting lines and ideas Concepts for free improvisation Music Theory Basic understanding of how music works, melodically, harmonically, and rhythmically Scale construction: diatonic, non-diatonic, and synthetic Chord construction: Diatonic, non-diatonic/chromatic Song analysis Composition Beginner composers will gain an understanding for the mechanics of basic music theory applied to composition form Study of notable compositions Developing the students personal taste and style

John Coltrane
saxophone
Jim Hall
guitar
Marc Ribot
guitar
Jimi Hendrix
guitar, electric
Adam Rogers
guitar
Julian Lage
guitar, electric

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