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Alex has loved music ever since he was a little kid--when he was three he would rock out to La Bamba on a tape recorder in the middle of the supermarket. In elementary school he was a virtuoso on the recorder; in later years he tried the violin, the practice of which almost extinguished his passion for music due to long, tedious sessions working with an instrument that did not resound within his spirit. But just about the same time that he discovered the power listening to music has to harness the very soul of a human being, he found the instrument he would come to forever enjoy: the acoustic guitar (incidentally, his mother’s Yamaha from the 1970s). But, another lifeless wooden nightmare? No! He wanted the guitar’s comfort, yet with a loud surge of powerful sound. So, he tried learning the electric guitar—which was ironically more like the violin than the acoustic! All of the scales, the fingering, the tempos, the timing, the long stretches of wordless solos. Something drew Alex back to the acoustic guitar, with which he was able to play all of his favorite songs in the full glory of words mixed with harmonious string vibrations to amplify their meaning. Four years and a more recent Yamaha acoustic from that first strum later, Alex has found a way to channel himself into song, writing a few of his own. But he still finds time to rock out to La Bamba—this time, there are no electronics involved