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Guitarists are musicians who play the guitar in front of audiences or for recording purposes. Typical work activities seen on a Guitarist resume sample are performing at concerts and festivals, taking part to practicing sessions, preparing for auditions, learning new pieces of music, arranging gigs, and composing music. Successful resumes for Guitarist highlight skills such as musical talent, dexterity, aural skills, creativity, being able to perform in front of the public, and self-promotion. Education levels for Guitarists vary from self-taught to having completed the courses of a conservatory.

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1

Owner/singer/guitarist/songwriter

Developed and marketed a brand.

  • Used social media to connect with fans.
  • Started with a blank slate and went on to have a Top 20 song in Texas as well as two Top 40 songs.
  • Increased pay for performances from $300 per night to $3,000 per night.
Candidate Info
7
years in
workforce
7
years
at this job
BA
Political Science
MBA
Master of Business Administration
2

Pianist/guitarist

  • Wrote and arrange scores for musical performances
  • Assisted in the development of the curriculum to meet performance requirements
  • Generated new ways to present material to keep members interested and involved.
  • Organized and managed the tenor section for maximum perfection
  • Choreographed new combinations and routines on a weekly basis.
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
Music Education
Business Administration And Music Education
Business Administration And Music Education
3

Producer, Lead Guitarist and Song Writer

  • Marketed and produced a live album that includes authored original material
  • Managed the group by booking performances, promoting the material, and assisting with financial matters
  • Certified Public Accountant, South Carolina Board of Accountancy, 2016
  • Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity
  • Collaborated with fellow volunteers in neighborhoods of at risk families by improving the houses and landscapes
  • Raised $50,000, along with 30 other SAE members, for the Ham Ansley Research Fund
  • Designed and constructed arbors for UMC Community Garden
  • Earned Eagle Scout Rank, Troop 16, Mecklenburg Contingent
  • Assisted fellow boy scouts in numerous projects benefiting the local community
Candidate Info
2
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BBA
Accounting
MA
Audit
Management
4

Guitarist

  • Interpreted and modified music to personalize performances.
  • Achieved desired tonal and harmonic balance by communicating clearly with musicians.
  • Studied scores at length to learn music in detail and develop suitable interpretations.
  • Selected music carefully in order to achieve a balance of musical styles on the program.
  • Sight-read musical parts during initial rehearsals.
Candidate Info
9
years in
workforce
2
years
at this job
BA
Jazz Studies
5

Bassist/drummer/guitarist/composer

  • Led a jazz quartet, [company name], for 4 years playing in various parts of Florida including locally and in Jacksonville and Orlando. Performed for weddings, corporate events, community events and restaurants/bars. Wrote contracts, spoke with management of venues, etc
  • Performed 9 contracts, full-run musicals, for the Manatee Players Theater, Sarasota Players Theater, Florida Studio theater and the Venice Theater
  • Written and/or performed music with various local artists
  • Spent many hours in-studio recording on bass/drums/guitar/vocals
Candidate Info
10
years in
workforce
6
years
at this job
HS
High School Diploma
Jazz Studies
6

Songwriter/guitarist/vocalist

  • Sang lead & backing vocals and played lead & rhythm guitar
  • Composed and arranged music and wrote lyrics
  • Scheduled gigs and managed band itinerary
  • Notable gigs included the Make Music Festival in Pasadena, CA, the Whisky A Go-Go in West Hollywood, CA, and the House of Blues in West Hollywood, CA.
Candidate Info
5
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
BA
Music
7

GUITARIST, SONGWRITER, VOCALIST

  • Songwriter/guitarist/lead vocalist of [company name].
  • Critically acclaimed band performed live in Vermont 2004-2011.
  • Completed full-length original recording in 2005.
  • Currently developing and recording second [company name] album.
Candidate Info
33
years in
workforce
14
years
at this job
Liberal Arts & Music
8

Lead Bass Guitarist

  • Responsible for listening and learning new music as presented
  • Attended group rehearsals and meetings as scheduled
  • Assisted in coordinating transportation and lodging of group members
Candidate Info
19
years in
workforce
5
years
at this job
BS
Computer Information Systems
9

Lead Guitarist

  • Played for up to 200 people.
  • Made the team through an audition process.
  • Learned how to lead in worship while playing guitar and not singing.
  • Improved playing ability and stage presence with a guitar.
  • Improved overall musical ability.
Candidate Info
9
months in
workforce
3
months
at this job
10

Guitarist

Big Band, Solo Guitar, and Acoustic Folk Group in the United States Navy Band.

  • Toured around Southeast Asia and the Pacific Islands with the US Military band.
  • Plays Jazz, Pop, Rock, Country, Classical, Gypsy Jazz, Latin and Flamenco Music.
  • Director and Arranger of "The Travis Smilen duo" at The Oceanografic. (Valencia, Spain)
  • Tours Europe as the Guitarist for the Cumbia Fusion band: "La Colectiva Corazon."
  • Performed for the Secretary of Defense: Chuck Hagel (Hawaii)
Candidate Info
37
years in
workforce
10
years
at this job
BA
Bachelor of Arts
MA
Contemporary Performance
Basic Music Course

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