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I taught myself how to play by listening to my favorite records and picking out the songs by ear. When I was about 16, I began playing around with fingerstyle and classical stuff, and mastered a lot of pretty advanced techniques before ever taking lessons.
I also began trying my hand at composition as a teenager, writing guitar based instrumental music, and short pieces for fingerstyle guitar. I currently have two cd’s available; “Speak My Soul” and “Tales of a Dream”, which I composed, performed and recorded in my very modest home studio.
In 1994, I studied music theory with the very renowned Buffalo guitarist Tony Scozzaro. I attended Villa Maria College for music in 1996, studying with masters like James Kertzdorfer and Jeremy Sparks.
In June of 2002, I was selected as one of five finalists in the “North American Rock Guitar Competition” and was awarded second place. Buffalo music critic Jeff Meyers wrote “Nori Bucci showed that she had the talent to take it all!”.
In November of 2003, I won best rock guitarist at the Buffalo music awards. That was an unexpected, and very pleasant, surprise. I currently play locally with the popular Buffalo Jazz/Rock/Fusion band ‘Gamalon’, and am 1/2 of what I consider a very unique and progressive acoustic guitar duo, called ‘Guitar Pirates’. .. ……