Mika Tyyskä, Finnish musician, is best known by his work with imaginary guitarist and mentor Mr. Fastfinger.
At the age of 12 Mika sneaks into his brother's room and discovers a Stratocaster replica. He soon finds himself playing in many bands and starts practicing guitar playing like a madman.Â In 2000 Mika got interested in digital design and animation. Then comes the idea of a cartoon guitar school for internet and senseiÂ Mr. FastfingerÂ enters the game.Â In 2005 millions of people get enlightened and entertained by Mr. Fastfinger when they visitÂ GuitarShredShow.com. In 2006 meanwhileÂ Mr. Fastfinger achieves worldwide respect from guitar players and the website wins many important multimedia awards,Â Mika hooks up withÂ TC Electronic. In cooperation with the danish company, a new Mr. Fastfinger game, Magic Carpet Tour is produced. 2007 Mika becomes a regular guest teacher for the professional guitar class atÂ Modern Music SchoolÂ in Germany.Â Mika travels to Japan and appears at Yokohama music fair to demo TC Electronic. This marks the beginning of live appearances for the unorthodox duo.Â In 2008 Mika and Mr. Fastfinger demos forÂ Hughes & KettnerÂ and appears in Germany and Japan. Mika proudly also appears as a guest teacher atÂ Mattias Eklundh's Freak Guitar Camp in Sweden and later atÂ Christophe Godin's Cartoon Guitar Week in France.Â In 2009 Mr. Fastfinger's debut album "The Way of the Exploding Guitar" is released. Hard rocking instrumental album is something Mika always dreamed to do. The album features stunning guest appearances byÂ Jordan RudessÂ (Dream Theater), Mattias Eklundh (Freak Kitchen), Christophe Godin (MÃ¶glbl) andÂ Niko TsonevÂ (Steven Wilson). Â Mika and Mr. Fastfinger then gathers a band together withÂ Thomas TÃ¶rnroosÂ (drums) andÂ Lasse RantanenÂ (bass) andÂ Kalle KatzÂ (keyboards). Animated and live band combines cartoons on the screen with human live playing. In 2011 Mika travelled the Germany and does his first actual workshop tour in cooperation with the longtime partner Modern Music School. In 2012 the second instrumental album "in Motion" get released. The album features guitar greatsÂ Thomas BlugÂ andÂ Timo KÃ¤mÃ¤rÃ¤inenÂ and once again the keyboard wizard Jordan Rudess. Â Â Mika and Mr. Fastfinger are endorsed by Hughes & Kettner amplifiers,Â RotosoundÂ strings,Â TC Electronic effects andÂ Guitar Pro 6Â software.Â