HISTORY

THE LEGACY OF Miro Di Ghaesa

Miro Di Ghaesa .....

Posted: 05/10/15

My story
My first guitar was bought by my parents when I was 12. Then I learned the first chords, had a couple of performances with a school orchestra, but after a few months the guitar ended up in the corner of my room where it had been gathering dust for years. regularly listened to radio Luxembourg and discovered bands The Kings, Rollinstones, Animals and Beatles and of course got infected with the team, still football was more tempting to me than guitar.


In the second year of high school (1968), of my choice, and of course again, I got a homemade copy of Gibson ES 135 guitar from my parents, but of course the acoustic version. However, I spent most of my free time trying to perfect my painting techniques, as I had a tendency to do fine arts in elementary school. At that time I had discovered jazz and rock music by listening to, apart from radio Luxembourg and radio Belgrade, a different program rotating every morning. jazz and bossa-nova standards and, of course, the broadcast Evening with Radio on the first radio program of Belgrade, edited and directed by Nikola Karaklajic, from where I recorded on the tape recorder what I liked .... these were ... Jimi Hendrix, Rory Gallagher, Cream, Santana, Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Jethro Tull, Humble Pie, Janis Joplin..and listening to those tapes for hours and days I wasted pens, temps, pastels, showers ... looking for myself Since the 18th, I started practicing and learning the guitar seriously.

There were two key events in the fall of 1971. what they liked to sing and those were, apart from the old town songs, also songs by popular local performers. I met two from the neighboring department who declared me a solo guitar player, and I enjoyed trying to improvise and repeat the themes because the two were already We already knew simpler rock standards like Hey Joe, House of the Rising Sun, Satisfaction, Suzie Q, Come Together and others so on the way back we made a band..I put a magnet on an acoustic guitar and got on the radio the apparatus of Comrade Pere we practiced with. The second, very important event for me was a set of gramophone records received by my friend from the bench and from the area of ​​Ivica, and those who had just arrived from New York. visit to USA ..... went into the record store, explained who he was buying for and the seller made a choice that played a big role in my education and in my approach to guitar. These were the following issues: Ten Years After - Cricklewood Green, Woodstock - 3 × Vinyl - LP - Album, Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young - 4 Way Street - 2 × Vinyl, Hendrix - Band Of Gypsys, TASTE (Rory Gallagher) On The Boards and The Guess Who - American Woman. In addition, I often listened to LP releases Deep Purple - April, Deep Purple In Rock, The Moody Blues - Days Of Future Passed, The Doors - L.A. for months. Woman, Santana - Abraxas, James Taylor - James Taylor, Big Brother & The Holding Company - Janis Joplin and with the increasing frequency of trying to reproduce as faithfully as possible the music that filled me, the whole school year has passed. '
The first electric guitar.

 

In 1972, I saved up on my pocket money and bought a second-hand electric guitar from the Czech production of Jolan and used the trip to the dressing room in Trieste to buy a guitar booster. I used a hand-made lamp amplifier left by a guitarist who practiced with the band in the room. local communities where I am. After two or three months I bought a copy of Gibson SG from the Italian company EKO. I also bought an EKO acoustic twelve and a bass guitar, a copy of Fender precission and with my best friend Cveja today.

In addition to practicing listening to songs, I also got some booklets on guitar playing from which I learned a little, but I came across a book called Fundamentals of Music Theory by Marko Tajčević, which at the time was like a bible for musicians in this space. Since I didn't go to music school, there were two steps forward and one back, but this seriously widened my basic perspectives.

I was living with my parents on the third floor and one day I heard a piano rendition of Summer Time, I am a Man, Smoke on the Wather, Child in Time .... While I was wondering what was going on, because the girl was normally playing by then program for high school music, the doorbell rang and when I opened that girl invited me to meet her friend who plays rock music on the piano ....So I met the of a seventeen-year-old guy Vlada Turas ...
His mother was from the generations of the famous POPAZ family from Pancevo near Belgrade. He went to music school, studied violin and was very talented and his father bought a very good organ and of course an amplifier during that time, so it didn't take me more than a few minutes to go to him and play

We also did a band and played dances in Vojvodina places like most other rock musicians at that time ...

To be continued.....

To be continuum...

To be continuum...

To be continuum...