about me

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My name is Alexander B. Rodmann. Born into an artist-family (my mother was a painter,  an uncle has been graphicdesigner, the brother of my grandpa worked as violiniste in south of france, as well as more other artists around in the family) i began my carreer as a musician at the late age of 13 by autoditactically learning to play guitar.

Soon around the age of 14 i started to play in Bands, beein involved with all kinds of Bands and projects Live and in Studio, mainly as guitarrist and later on also as a drummer (also see my musical miles).
After a couple of years i got involved into recording-techniques in 1985, i then learned to play a bit of keyboards as well. All instruments i learned autodidactically, tought myself.

My musical experiences have become very versatile ever since with a broad spectre: starting off with Blues and Rock, passing Pop and dancemusic - to get into Jazz and Swing (especially Jazz-Manouche) in the early 80ies. In the beginning 90ies i experimented a lot recording Worldmusic, Trance and Techno in my own little Studio. But using pure technique and thus the diversion of permanent Software-Updates and technical New soon left me behind with disgust and separation, finding back to acoustic music. According to the statement of the great Leonard Bernstein: "... there is only good and bad music...", i finally found back my passion for handmade music in thei nterpretation of Django Reinhardt´s music, the Jazz-Manouche.

Meanwhile i am working as musician and teacher for more than four decades. Very early i soon began to teach playing the guitar as a side-income, thus working as a guitar-teacher also for serveral music-schools around the area of Frankfurt and Bad Nauheim. I worked a couple of years for the kath. educational institution (in Frankfurt/M) dealing with students from between 8 and 72 years (also in groups up to 10 persons).

Today i focus on giving only private lessons and diggin deeper into my own musical projects.

More Infos on my musical carreeryou may read in my biography or in the philosophy that explains a bit of my personal views. In the section musical miles you will find a list of my musical experience in chronologic order.

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