A lesson and interview with Freddie!
SK- Hey, Fredrik. First of all, I would like to say thank you for allowing us to do
this interview with you. You're playing certainly has astonished me and the
rest of the shredknowledge team. Your first arpeggio video blew us away! I've posted a copy of your video in this article as well.
So,let me start by asking you about your background. You're obviously from
Sweden. Did Yngwie have anything to do with you starting to play guitar? How
old were you when you began?
FREDRIK - Hey Jeff! Thank YOU for having me on your website. I’m glad you guys liked the lesson. If time allows, I’ll make another one for you soon. Ok, enough sentimental talk… let’s move on to your questions.
I was born in Helsingborg in the south of Sweden. But today I live in a nearby town called Landskrona. I picked up the guitar at about age 12, after watching a live concert with Guns N’ Roses on TV with some of my friends. I thought Slash was the coolest guy in the band, and since he played the guitar, I had to start myself. So after constantly nagging on my parents, they bought me a electric guitar and a small amplifier. Even a distortion pedal.
Yngwie unfortunately didn’t had anything to do with my early guitar years. I didn’t know who he was at that time.