Top 10 Jon Oliva Music Skills

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The Top Ten

1 Lead Vocals
2 Songwriting: Music

He is best known as the founder and lead vocalist for Savatage. But since 1996 he has also been a music composer, musician and vocalist in Trans-Siberian Orchestra (aka TSO). Trans-Siberian Orchestra started as a Savatage side project and actually Jon Oliva was one of the 4 people who formed the core of the TSO creative team. Al Pitrelli, another Savatage member, was also one of those 4 people. So half of the original TSO came from Savatage.
Trans-Siberian Orchestra became a popular, huge and critically acclaimed act. On New Year's Eve 2013-14 they performed in front of over 1,000,000 fans at Berlin's Brandenburg Gate.
I'm so glad that in the mid-90s Jon Oliva said "yes" to this side project. - Metal_Treasure

3 Songwriting: Lyrics

Thanks to him Savatage has one of the best and most meaningful lyrics in metal. - Metal_Treasure

4 Piano Piano The piano is a musical instrument played using a keyboard, which is a row of keys that the performer presses down or strikes with the fingers and thumbs of both hands.
5 Keyboards
6 Backing Vocals
7 Rhythm Guitar

Although originally the guitar player of the brothers, Jon quickly realized that his brother Criss's talent was superior to his and stuck to singing and swapped with his brother, and played bass.
But Jon is still able to play guitars quite good. - Metal_Treasure

8 Bass Guitar
9 Lead Guitar
10 Drums

On the Handful of Rain album (1994) Jon Oliva played rhythm and lead guitar, bass guitar, piano, keyboards, drums, backing vocals. - Metal_Treasure

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