For the Bergantino-Berdice Family, Music was the Family Business!
My father, Dan Bergantino, always told me, (in terms of what kind of music you listen to) “IF YOU PUT SHIT IN, SHIT WILL COME OUT! (WHEN YOU PLAY MUSIC)
My cousin Louis Bredice told me, “When I first started playing Jazz, I played a lot of notes! Then I realized that all I needed were the right ones!”
My cousin Freddie Bredice had the fastest technique on guitar I had ever seen. The first time I met him was on a gig in 1967. His speed was blinding, faster than a speeding bullet! I was leaning against a wooden beam next to him, and when he finished, I said, “You must be cousin Fred.” He said, “Yeah, I don’t play chords! It fucks up your hands! Freddie was one of Joe Diorio’s guitar teachers, and Joe said he still has nightmares about Freddie’s speed! Joe was known as the best jazz guitar player in the world among guitar players. I got him to play songs again in a CD entitled “FALLING IN LOVE” where I played mandolin, and Joe accompanied me on guitar.
This is a multi-purpose book, just like the previously published book entitled “ZEN AND THE ART OF MOTORCYCLE MAINTENANCE” had more to do with human growth than motorcycle maintenance, this book is a natural model of how musicians, as human beings deal with each other, thereby providing a baseline for humans in answering Shakespeare’s question, “TO BE OR NOT TO BE! FURTHER, THIS BOOK IS SUBSTANTIVE AND DEPTHFUL ENOUGH TO BE USED IN MUSIC SCHOOLS, NO MATTER WHAT MUSIC GENRE, IN THAT IT FOCUSED ON MUSICALITY, PURE SOUND, THE ART OF MELODY AND PEACE’. IT CAN BE UTILIZED IN THE PSYCHOTHERAPEUTIC ARTS AND ITS CONTENTS ARE HEALING IN NATURE!