Favorite bands :
Casiopea, Dream Theater, Impact Fuze, Animals as Leaders, X-Japan, Loudness, Hiromi's Sonicbloom, Karizma, Jazz Crusaders ft. Larry Carlton, Funkadelic, Cynic, Periphery, TesseracT, Mintjam, Pomegranate Tiger, and more.
Favorite guitarists :
Greg Howe, Guthrie Govan, Allan Holdsworth, Allen Hinds, Yuya Komoguchi, Tosin Abasi, Tomo Fujita, Joe Bonamassa, Takayoshi Ohmura, Yngwie Malmsteen, Vinnie Moore, Joe Satriani, Tony MacAlpine, Steve Vai, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jimi Hendrix, Eric Johnson, John Petrucci, Wes Montgomery, Joe Pass, George Benson, Pat Metheny, Stanley Jordan, Larry Carlton, BB King, Freddie King, Andreas Oberg, and many, many more.
Favorite bassists :
Victor Wooten, Billy Sheehan, Stanley Clarke, John Myung, Katsuji Morioka, Jaco Pastorius, Tetsuo Sakurai, Marcus Miller, Stanley Banks, Anthony Jackson
Favorite tv :
I listen to blues, rock, jazz, jazz fusion, metal, classical, neoclassical, R&B, funk, a bit of rap, a little bit of pop. I love what all of these genres have to offer. I'm not too keen on the exhaustive lists of sub-genres that these genres have--I just like what I like. I appreciate all musicians who dedicate themselves to the technical, theoretical, lyrical, and ultimately musical mastery of their given instrument.