Send a Message to Matt Hill

Play It Like You're Mad At It

Me, when I was less hairy


My name's Matt. I'm a 22 year old multi-instrumentalist (mostly guitar 'n' bass) from New Zealand. I've been playing for about 10 years and I ejoy playing almost any style of music. I've been in and out of bands for the last 7 years, and for the last three, I've actually made a reasonable living as a gigging covers band musician.

why are you reading this?

Well, my learned friend, this is where Itell you what I'll be using this little corner of cyberspace for. I intend to post lessons, covering the finer points of the gigging guitarist's life and times. Also I plan to try to fill in the gaps I find in the lessons section.

I shall also spend a good deal of time explaining my approach to the guitar, and voicing EXACTLY what i think of "mindblowing, ferocious, fret-melting, *insert your own verb here* etc" wanky guitar solos. The 80's have gone, people. Hasn't anyone heard the phrase "Flogging a dead horse with a broken stick"?

PS for the guys running this page YOU FREAKING ROCK! I've been thrashing this web site for a while now...

Musical Influences

  • Tom Morello (RATM)
  • Les Claypool (Primus)
  • Frederik Thornendal (Meshuggah)

Favorite Recordings

  • Nothing (Meshuggah)
  • Blackwater Park (Opeth)
  • Mario Bros. Theme Music (Mario Bros. 1)