Joe Livoti: Press
Greetings From Galaxy X
Here's some clean, interesting guitar work from a composer and teacher who hangs out in the Bay area. Mr. Livoti plays a sprightly light jazz guitar, accompanied by a drum and cymbal. His titles lean toward short space themes like "Lightship," "Star Patrol," and "Water Planet." Tempos are upbeat and he covers the old Ventures song "Walk Don't Run" with a verve and enthusiasm that does right by the original. While I've heard people pick out more notes per second than Joe does, he's showy, fast and accurate. Listening to him sets your mind to a lakefront wine bar, where the music is just a hair too loud for easy conversation but they have a decent collection of reds. You could learn a lot from this man.
Joe Livoti: www.JoeLivoti.com
Carl F Gauze
Kid's Songs for Grownups Too!
It is wonderful music all family loves!!! Our two year old sings when he recognizes the melodies and we have fun watching him. My husband and I love to listen to this music, it is creative, beautiful and fresh! Thank you, Joe!!!
5.0 out of 5 stars soothing after a weary day, January 13, 2001
By A Customer
This review is from: Ghost Memories (Audio CD)
This album has wonderful nature sounds opening and ending the tunes which are acoustic guitar ( some cello and flute recorder) which gives an earthy, soulful tone to the album. It would be nice massage music. I enjoy listening to it when i do my morning stretches. The original music composed and performed by Mr Livoti are melodic and mesmerizing. Enjoy listening. Keep producing Mr Livoti.
Joe Livoti: Greetings From Galaxy X - Music Review
By Cailin Schiller, HOT INDIE NEWS .com
Date Published: February 26, 2008
Joe Livoti had put together an interesting mix of sounds to create something cohesive and enjoyable. Initially I thought the album Greeting From Galaxy X would turn into one long jam session but I was pleasantly surprised when each song had its own unique flavor.
There is a hint of everything on this album it seems. The fourth track called "Five Suns," sounds like the beginnings to heavy metal with pretty much one rhythm, and solo's that stand out enough to make the track pop.
The fifth track, called "Walk Don't Run", reminded me of a dual between cowboys. Each has to take their paces, and the best shot wins. The rest of the track is the aftermath, as the antagonist has been taken down by right. Again, it's mostly one rhythm and solos.
Joe Livoti has a unique way of telling a story without using words. For the most part, there is this Southwestern feel to his music. But he knows how to mix things up. The is a Latin American feel to "Oasis" that made me think of dancers dancing slowly yet passionately in the local club.
But again, the sound changes, and now there is this funk sound mixed in. Greetings From Galaxy X is really a blend of different genres. It's hard for me to classify Joe Livoti, but if I had to I would say that he has this alternative sound with the southwestern feel, sometimes. It was a fun album to review and worth giving a listen.
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Lots of books of this nature (which aren't that easily found) focus more on the economics and logistics of teaching guitar. This book gives excellent insight into actual lesson content, as well as addressing certain situations with students (such as left-handed ones). For about half the price of one lesson, this book pays for itself many times over. I look forward to getting the other books he offers.