Originally from Louisville, Kentucky, Barrett started playing guitar at age 9. He studied privately with Tony Bowles, who now tours with Hank Williams, Jr. Barrett attended Indiana University, and made the move to Los Angeles in 1984.
Barrett's extensive performing experience includes tours of Asia and Europe. In Los Angeles, Barrett has appeared on every stage from the Whisky-a-Go-Go to the Viper Room. He has recorded commercial projects for ARCO, Sony, Miller Lite, the Food Network and MTV. Barrett has been a staff instructor at Musicians Institute since 1987. He also served as Rock Department Head at Hohner Musikschule in Vienna, Austria in 1994.
Barrett's instructional video, Classic Rock Soloing, on Starlicks Video, is distributed worldwide by Hal Leonard. Geared toward intermediate through advanced rock players, it includes phrasing examples from classic soloists like Hendrix and Santana, as well as scales, licks, exercises and solo analyses. Barrett's many years of teaching experience help make this video logical and easy to follow.
In 1998, Barrett completed his first solo CD entitled Moe's Art . Including nine songs in nine different styles, Moe's Art is the final product of three years of composing, recording and engineering.
Hear songs from Moe's Art and more recordings by Barrett Tagliarino at www.monsterguitars.com/barrett.
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