Biography

Education

 

  • B.M. Jazz Commercial Music Temple University-Private Studies with Tom Giacabetti

  • Ten Years Private Study with Dennis Sandole, teacher of John Coltrane, James Moody, Jim Hall, Joe Diorio, Benny Golson, McCoy Tyner, Randy Brecker, Pat Martino, among many others

  • M.A. Professional Practice Guitar Pedagogy Middlesex University

Recording/Performing Guitarist/Composer

(1985-86) Lead Guitarist for RCA Recording Artist Robert Hazard ("Girls Just Want To Have Fun") 

(1997-99) Lead Guitar/Writer Progressive Rock Band Finneus Gauge (Cyclops Records, Marquee/Belle Antique Records Japan)

(1990-99) Solo Artist with Fusion Trion The Hand Farm (Laser's Edge Records)

(2000-2004) Lead Guitar/Writer Fusion Group McGill Manring Stevens w/Bassist Michael Manring (Free Electric Sound Records) 

(2006-2009) Lead Guitar/Writer Fusion Group FreakZoid (Uniblab Records)

 

(2010-present) Lead Guitar/Writer Fusion Group Jones McGill DeCarlo w/Brand X Bassist Percy Jones (Uniblab Records)

As Author

(2013) The Guitar Arpeggio Compendium

(2013) Twelve Tone Octave Displacement Studies for The Guitar and all Treble Clef Instruments

(2014) Synthetic and Exotic Scale Jazz Improvisation Etudes for Treble Clef Instruments

(2018) Nova Musica Compendium: Jazz Guitar Studies with Dennis Sandole

As Academic Researcher

Links to all published academic works and paper presentations: 

https://independent.academia.edu/McGillThomasScott

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