To listen to the music of Dave Martone is like experiencing a simultaneous explosion of sound, color and flavour. Sometimes over the top, sometimes minimalistic and sometimes a mixture of both, Martone never ceases to amaze with his talents on the instrument and is one of Canada’s finest guitarists to date!

Dave is performer, touring musician, recording engineer, music producer and educator.

Dave's discography is large with 7 studio albums out and 3 live concert DVD's as well as countless compilation albums to his credit. 

Recent release in 3rd quarter of 2020 with Nickelback featuring Dave Martone of “The Devil Went Down to Georgia”

Recent 4th quarter release with Joe Satriani of “Premonition”

Professor of Music Technology and Contemporary Guitar at Douglas College.

Release from Magnatude/Magna Carta Records is "Nacimiento" This release finds Dave returning to his roots revisiting Flamenco guitar.

Release through Alfred Publishing of two books, “Shredding the Blues” and “Serious Shred, Advanced Scales”

Dave has recently credited with a guitar track on the latest Nickelback song “Get Em Up” from NFA

Toured and produced music with Juno Award Winning band Bif Naked in Canada. Wrote and produced “Hot Box Girls” Single from 2018

Dave has been on the cover of many Canadian Music Magazines as well as having major features in Guitar Player, Guitar World and Guitar One Magazine where Dave was voted one of the top 4 underground shredders in North America!

Dave has toured with the largest Rock Guitarist in the planet, Joe Satriani for his Wormhole tour in support with his group Martone.  Dave has also  performed throughout Europe at sold-out concerts as well as toured and played in 3 Doors Down alongside of Nickelback and Puddle of Mud. His latest rock record “Clean“ has been signed to New York record company Magna Carta and finds some of the most talented guitarists of our time on it as special guests with non other than Joe Satriani playing alongside of Martone as well as Jennifer Batten who has performed with Michael Jackson for over a decade.

Dave’s work goes far also a a session guitarist for major record companies such as Island Def Jam as well as owning his own production facility in Vancouver Canada “Brainworks“.

Dave has also authored 2 books to date from Alfred Publications. “Shredding the Blues” and “Serious Shred Advanced Scales”.

Dave also has another group called Kadabra which is a Neuvo Flamenco band that performs throughout Vancouver. Bookings for Kadabra can be made through:

 Bookings for Martone in Europe are through Victoria Strommer Management. (strommer.mgmt@gmail.com)

Dave is also an educator and clinician for such companies as the prestigious Berklee College of MusicThe National Guitar WorkshopWorkshop LiveGuitar Workshop PlusParker GuitarsDigitech ProcessingVox AmplificationRadial Engineering, and Cakewalk Recording Software.

Dave has worked with the top in his field alongside of Joe Satriani, Stu Hamm, Billy Sheehan, Tosin Abasi, Yngwie Malmsteen, Greg Howe, Paul Gilbert, Marty Friedman, Jennifer Batten, Chad Kroeger, Lee Aaron, Bif Naked – and the list goes on and on.

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June 2021


How many times have we been fearful of improvising in a live performance situation? How many times do we try and work out our perfect solo note by note in the hopes of stunning everyone with our amazing skills only to fail and fall face first into anxiety and sub par playing skills. This has happened to all of us in our playing carrier and is quite deflating. 

Let me help and guide you with my TOP SECRETS TO IMPROVISING LIKE A MASTER. 

Improvising is the skill of making up on the spot a musical idea or thought with the use of notes, sounds, rhythms, phrases and technique.  Many musicians focus on two different forms of performance. The skill of regurgitating the written note from tabs and written sheet music, but leaves our knowledge for the true form of improvising starved. Many jazz/rock artists have worked on this skill through the decades to achieve an amazement of skill and confidence to soar with their thoughts musically like none other.

Let me help you by showing you ways of thinking outside the box with different musical vocabulary and techniques to open your world up to the most fun, free form of improvising! 

Some topics discussed will be topics such as finding the key, using chord arpeggios, advanced phrasing, playing in dark, using sound instead of shapes etc. 

Let me help you to unleash your true potential with this Amazing Masterclass to unleash your skills to Improvise Like a Master

July 2021 Guitar Heroes Deep Dive Dave will dive into the style and techniques of Joe Satriani

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