Joe Satriani is the abridged version of Joseph Satriani’s name, who opened his eyes into this world on the 15th of July in the year 1956 in Westbury in the city of New York. He is an American by origin and works as a guitarist in the entertainment field. He has also had the chance to impart he education of guitar. His guitar riffs show the heavy influence of the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page and at times also Jeff Beck. Ever since the nineties, Satriani has employed the usage of his personal signature guitar, which was from the Ibanez JS Series, and is available across stores all over. The amplifier that he owns also belongs to the signature series and is a Peavey JSX. He has gained immense recognition all over as a highly advanced and a mechanical rock guitarist who has been portrayed as a virtuoso many times.
He has mastered the techniques of all the respective instruments that he plays. This includes the Legato, the tapping and also the arpeggio tapping. He has also mastered the techniques of volume swells and also harmonics. Amongst his conventional compositional characteristics is the way he employs the usage of the “Pitch Axis Theory” tat has been applied by him not once but in several modes. Amongst all these techniques Joe is known to favor the technique that is known as the legato and is attained owing to the hammer-ons and the pull-offs that maintain and ascertain the even and smooth runs. I addition this master guitarist is also an expert when it comes to other speed-related techniques such as alternate picking and sweep picking, but employs their usage once in a blue moon if ever.
He has gained and attained much of his success and popularity in a genre that is usually hostile to the instrumental musicians. He to date has bagged fourteen Grammy nominations that is a tremendous achievement. Further his albums have recorded sales of almost above ten million records which again is a remarkable feat. He is known by many of his fans and acquaintances as "Satch," which is supposed to be short for his sir name "Satriani". Other professionals in the same field many times refer to him as "Saint Joe". In fact this last name is also available in print form on several t-shirts.
In the year 1988 Satriani had received his first and well deserved break tat came owing to his recruitment by the Rolling Stones' band leader Mick Jagger who offered him the post of the lead guitarist in his very debut album tour. Six years later he was hired as the permanent lead guitarist for the band Deep Purple. He has had the honor of working with the best guitarists in the business and has learned a lot from each one of them. Some of them are Steve Vai, John Petrucci, Eric Johnson and Yngwie Malmsteen to name a few.