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What is Video Guitar Glossary?

Video Guitar Glossary is a site created by Daniel Seriff and Steve Newbrough. These long time friends and Alumni of

 University of North Carolina School of the Arts together share over three decades of teaching experience in private

and classroom settings. 

Through many conversations concerning guitar technique, music theory, guitar equipment, and pedagogy, the two were perplexed by a complete lack of sources for concise focused information in video form on the internet.


Many platforms reward content creators for creating extended and long playing videos. For the student searching

for a quick answer, this means wading through minutes or hours of content before finding the answer to a question that could have been explained in 30 seconds.

Enter! Here is a website is built to provide fast and straightforward definitions to guitar and music related topics! 

If you have suggestions or comments for the site. Please share them here.

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Daniel Seriff

Daniel Seriff was born and raised near Charlotte, NC. Exposed to a diverse catalog of music from an early age, at thirteen he purchased his first guitar and began cultivating a passion for the instrument and learning a wide range of music. After studying privately with a variety of teachers he was honored by being accepted into University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA), in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, as a high school senior. After freshman year in the jazz studies program at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Daniel returned to UNCSA. He went on to earn a Bachelor of Music in Guitar Performance, studying the classical and jazz idioms. Daniel attended the University of New Orleans on a full ride scholarship for his Masters of Music and graduated in Spring of 2020. 

Daniel studied privately with many instructors, including: Tom Quayle, Gerald Klickstein, Scott Sawyer, Chris Parrello, Brian Seeger, Ralph Bowen, and Eric Gales. He has attended master classes with: Pat Metheny, John Scofield, Steve Swallow, Antonio Sanchez, John Pattituci, Bill Stewart, Kurt Rosenwinkel, Russell Mallone, Joe Beck, Manuel Barrueco, Branford Marsalis, Steve Vai, Mark Lettieri, Tom Quayle, Andy Wood, Paul Gilbert, Jimmy Herring, Oteil Burbridge, Joe Satriani, Hubert Sumlin, Andrew York, and many others.

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Steve Newbrough

As an active solo guitarist and chamber musician, Steve Newbrough has performed across the country, on television, and the radio. An eclectic musician, Steve has played the guitar in diverse venues across the United States, and in vastly ­different styles, including electric guitar with gospel choirs, abstract twentieth century music with dancers, classical guitar on the concert stage, and traveling the nation with the internationally-acclaimed Minneapolis Guitar Quartet. Steve began his studies with Gordon Kreplin in Elizabeth City, NC. He received his Bachelor of Music degree from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts as a student of Joseph Pecoraro. In 2008, Steve received his Master of Music Degree in Classical Guitar Performance under Je­ffrey Van at the University of Minnesota.

Throughout his career, Steve has enjoyed teaching students of all ages. He is the Executive Director of The Summit Academy of Music, at 1095 Hendersonville Rd, Asheville, NC 28803.

Please visit to learn more.  

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