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A 2nd year Computer student of Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies (VIPS), Somya Gautam plays the guitar in a way unusual to most people.

Somya started playing the guitar using fingerstyle techniques at the age of 17, and his love for this style has been growing ever since.  

“My love for fingerstyle techniques such as Wrist Thumping, Harmonics, and Tapping is growing day by day. India sadly is not that aware of fingerstyle guitar, but I intend to promote this since I firmly believe that this style has huge potential!”

He is also the only Indian on G7th The Capo Company website right now! 


So what inspires this young musician?

“I am greatly inspired by artists like Sungha Jung, Andy Mckee, and Tommy Emmanuel. My very first arrangement was also inspired by Sungha Jung, and his version of the song ‘My Heart Will Go On’.”


After performing at multiple festivals over the last few years, Somya is all set to perform at Amity University soon. And after knowing how talented he is, we’re sure he’s going to!


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By the Editorial Team.