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So far Dean Luke has created 94 blog entries.

El Colosso

El Colosso If it's heavy riffs, grooves and gravely vocals in the style of Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Soundgarden, Royal Blood, Clutch, and Helmet that shakes your sauce bottle, then get yourself to the next El Colosso show and prepare to be blown away. The band consisting of vocalist and frontman Matt Cooper, guitarist Benny James, [...]

By | 2017-06-14T11:34:03+00:00 June 14th, 2017|Blog, Must See Melbourne Rock Bands|Comments Off on El Colosso

Child

Child If Toni Iommi joined the Jimi Hendrix Experience or Jimmy Page made a band with Robin Trower, whatever heavy, bluesy and psychedelic concoctions they created would probably come close to sounding like Melbourne power blues trio Child. Consisting of guitar wizard and vocalist Mathias Northway, drummer and percussionist Michael Lowe and bass guitarist Danny [...]

By | 2017-05-26T11:12:05+00:00 December 15th, 2016|Blog, Must See Melbourne Rock Bands|Comments Off on Child

My Left Boot

My Left Boot When it comes to describing Melbourne rock veterans My Left Boot the first thing that comes to mind is their incredible live show consisting of soaring vocals, wailing guitar, pounding drums, thunderous bass and epic phsych-rock songs. My Left Boot consisting of lead guitarist Daniel Firth, vocalist and guitarist Matt Chapman, bassist [...]

By | 2017-05-26T11:12:06+00:00 December 9th, 2016|Blog, Must See Melbourne Rock Bands|Comments Off on My Left Boot

Fuck The Fitzroy Doom Scene

Fuck the Fitzroy Doom Scene If you cam imagine what it would be like if Joshua Homme, Tony Iommi and Jimmy Page each ate an LSD infused Kebab from Smith Street in Fitzroy and spent the next 48 hours writing colossal nine minute long rifforama's then you've come close to understanding what it's like to [...]

By | 2017-05-26T11:12:07+00:00 December 2nd, 2016|Blog, Must See Melbourne Rock Bands|Comments Off on Fuck The Fitzroy Doom Scene

“How many songs and solos do you need to learn to improve your playing or creativity?”

“How many songs and solos do you need to learn to improve your playing or creativity?” This was a question I was asked in an email from a student recently. This is a common question and a very good one so I thought I would publish our email conversation for anyone else who might have the [...]

By | 2017-05-26T11:12:08+00:00 November 24th, 2016|Blog, Guitar Lessons|Comments Off on “How many songs and solos do you need to learn to improve your playing or creativity?”

Massive

Must See Melbourne Rock Band: Massive Imagine the danger of Guns N Roses, the all or nothing energy of AC/DC, the recklessness of Motley Crue, the confrontational attitude of Rose Tattoo, the hypnotic riffs of Black Country Communion, The Answer and Rival Sons
 all mixed together with a dash of Aussie Rock, and you've got the recipe for [...]

By | 2017-05-26T11:12:09+00:00 July 24th, 2016|Blog, Must See Melbourne Rock Bands|Comments Off on Massive

Where To Start With Riffs

An Introduction To Electric Guitar: Where To Start With Riffs The transition from strumming chords on an acoustic guitar to rocking out on an electric is actually a very simple one, yet it is made to seem more daunting then it is form the overwhelming amount of musical information found online regarding what new electric [...]

By | 2017-05-26T11:12:10+00:00 July 19th, 2016|Blog, Guitar Lessons|Comments Off on Where To Start With Riffs

Where To Start With Chord Fills

An Introduction To Electric Guitar: Where To Start With Chord Fills The transition from strumming chords on an acoustic guitar to rocking out on an electric is actually a very simple one, yet it is made to seem more daunting then it is form the overwhelming amount of musical information found online regarding what new [...]

By | 2017-05-26T11:12:11+00:00 July 10th, 2016|Blog, Guitar Lessons|Comments Off on Where To Start With Chord Fills

Where To Start With Picking Chords

An Introduction To Electric Guitar: Where To Start With Picking Chords The transition from strumming chords on an acoustic guitar to rocking out on an electric is actually a very simple one, yet it is made to seem more daunting then it is form the overwhelming amount of musical information found online regarding what new [...]

By | 2017-05-26T11:12:12+00:00 July 10th, 2016|Blog, Guitar Lessons|Comments Off on Where To Start With Picking Chords

Where To Start With Power Chords

An Introduction To Electric Guitar: Where To Start With Power Chords The transition from strumming chords on an acoustic guitar to rocking out on an electric is actually a very simple one, yet it is made to seem more daunting then it is form the overwhelming amount of musical information found online regarding what new [...]

By | 2017-05-26T11:12:13+00:00 July 9th, 2016|Blog, Guitar Lessons|Comments Off on Where To Start With Power Chords

Where To Start With Barre Chords

An Introduction To Electric Guitar: Where To Start With Barre Chords The transition from strumming chords on an acoustic guitar to rocking out on an electric is actually a very simple one, yet it is made to seem more daunting then it is form the overwhelming amount of musical information found online regarding what new [...]

By | 2017-05-26T11:12:14+00:00 July 9th, 2016|Blog, Guitar Lessons|Comments Off on Where To Start With Barre Chords

Where To Start With Soloing

An Introduction To Electric Guitar: Where To Start With Soloing The transition from strumming chords on an acoustic guitar to rocking out on an electric is actually a very simple one, yet it is made to seem more daunting then it is from the overwhelming amount of musical information found online regarding what new electric [...]

By | 2017-05-26T11:12:15+00:00 July 3rd, 2016|Blog, Guitar Lessons|Comments Off on Where To Start With Soloing

Where To Start With Vibrato

An Introduction To Electric Guitar: Where To Start With Vibrato The transition from strumming chords on an acoustic guitar to rocking out on an electric is actually a very simple one, yet it is made to seem more daunting then it is from the overwhelming amount of musical information found online regarding what new electric [...]

By | 2017-05-26T11:12:16+00:00 July 3rd, 2016|Blog, Guitar Lessons|Comments Off on Where To Start With Vibrato

Where To Start With Legato

An Introduction To Electric Guitar: Where To Start With Legato The transition from strumming chords on an acoustic guitar to rocking out on an electric is actually a very simple one, yet it is made to seem more daunting then it is form the overwhelming amount of musical information found online regarding what new electric [...]

By | 2017-05-26T11:12:17+00:00 July 3rd, 2016|Blog, Guitar Lessons|Comments Off on Where To Start With Legato

Where To Start With Picking

An Introduction To Electric Guitar: Where To Start With Picking The transition from strumming chords on an acoustic guitar to rocking out on an electric is actually a very simple one, yet it is made to seem more daunting then it is from the overwhelming amount of musical information found online regarding what new electric [...]

By | 2017-05-26T11:12:18+00:00 July 3rd, 2016|Blog, Guitar Lessons|Comments Off on Where To Start With Picking

Where To Start With Bending

An Introduction To Electric Guitar: Where To Start With Bending The transition from strumming chords on an acoustic guitar to rocking out on an electric is actually a very simple one, yet it is made to seem more daunting then it is from the overwhelming amount of musical information found online regarding what new electric [...]

By | 2017-05-26T11:12:19+00:00 July 3rd, 2016|Blog, Guitar Lessons|Comments Off on Where To Start With Bending

Where To Start With Scales

An Introduction To Electric Guitar: Where To Start With Scales The transition from strumming chords on an acoustic guitar to rocking out on an electric is actually a very simple one, yet it is made to seem more daunting then it really is from the overwhelming amount of musical information found online regarding what new [...]

By | 2017-05-26T11:12:20+00:00 July 3rd, 2016|Blog, Guitar Lessons|Comments Off on Where To Start With Scales

Mammoth Mammoth

Must See Melbourne Rock Band: Mammoth Mammoth To understand the title “Good Time Murder Fuzz” you must first imagine the all or none energy of Airbourne, the crushing riffs of Black Sabbath, the reckless intensity of Turbonegro, the frothing tempo of Motorhead and the un-hinged performances of MC5 and AC/DC, because that’s the only way [...]

By | 2017-05-26T11:12:22+00:00 July 2nd, 2016|Blog, Guitar Lessons, Must See Melbourne Rock Bands|Comments Off on Mammoth Mammoth

Devil Electric

Must See Melbourne Rock Band: Devil Electric Combine the diabolic riffs of Black Sabbath, the psychedelic stoner grooves of Kadavar and Graveyard and the unhinged energy of The Dead Weather and you’ve got Melbourne fuzz giants Devil Electric! […]

By | 2017-05-26T11:12:23+00:00 June 19th, 2016|Blog, Guitar Lessons, Must See Melbourne Rock Bands|Comments Off on Devil Electric

Silent Cirkus

Must See Melbourne Rock Band: Silent Cirkus If it’s an eclectic combination of Opeth, Metallica, Dream Theatre, Danny Elfman, Between the Buried and Me, Deep Purple, Baroness, Bernard Herrmann, Black Sabbath, Tesseract, Deftones, Dmitri Shostakovich, Frank Zappa, Mudvayne, Emerson Lake & Palmer, King Crimson, Tool, Dillinger Escape Plan, Beardfish, Protest the Hero, Meshuggah, Periphery, System [...]

By | 2017-05-26T11:12:24+00:00 June 12th, 2016|Blog, Guitar Lessons, Must See Melbourne Rock Bands|Comments Off on Silent Cirkus

The Drop Bears

Must See Melbourne Rock Band: The Drop Bears If the vintage riffs of the Kinks really get you, the timeless grooves of The Rolling Stones give you satisfaction, The charisma of David Bowie makes you want to rebel (rebel) and the unapologetic energy of Nirvana gets you in bloom, then Melbourne's proud rock n' roll [...]

By | 2017-05-26T11:12:25+00:00 May 27th, 2016|Blog, Guitar Lessons, Must See Melbourne Rock Bands|Comments Off on The Drop Bears

The Fundamentals Of Great Picking

The Fundamentals Of Great Picking Todays lessons is about The Fundamentals of Great Picking. Great picking is such an essential skill for the rock guitarist, it is the foundation of great rock guitar playing so its incredibly important to dedicate study and time to establish this technique. Established picking is everything. It doesn't matter whether you [...]

By | 2017-05-26T11:12:26+00:00 May 17th, 2016|Blog, Guitar Lessons, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Fundamentals Of Great Picking

The Fundamentals Of Great Bending

The Fundamentals Of Great Bending Bending is one of the most expressive and important techniques of the electric guitar, and the ability to bend successfully and soulfully is a prerequisite for any great rock guitarist. In this lesson we will be taking an in depth look at the fundamentals that make up great bending and [...]

By | 2017-05-26T11:12:27+00:00 May 17th, 2016|Blog, Guitar Lessons, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Fundamentals Of Great Bending

The Fundamentals Of Great Vibrato

The Fundamentals Of Great Vibrato Todays lesson will be dedicated to the fundamentals of possibly the most important technique for lead guitar players. A technique that separates good players from great players, a technique that can either make you sound like a guitar God or a guitar hack, a technique that can turn your solo's [...]

By | 2017-05-26T11:12:28+00:00 May 17th, 2016|Blog, Guitar Lessons, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Fundamentals Of Great Vibrato

The Fundamentals Of Great Legato

The Fundamentals Of Great Legato In todays lesson we are going to be taking an in-depth look at another of the guitar worlds most fundamental and crucial playing techniques, legato. Legato is a technique that most guitar players think they have down pat, but it is made up of so many crucial elements that even good [...]

By | 2017-05-26T11:12:29+00:00 May 10th, 2016|Blog, Guitar Lessons, Uncategorized|Comments Off on The Fundamentals Of Great Legato

Cherry Rock 2016 Rock Festival Do’s

Rock Festival Do's While still basking in the high only Cherry Rock 2016 can provide, I thought I would share some Rock festival insights concerning how to best conduct yourself at any event. Without further a due, here are 6 essential things to do at any Rock festival! 6. See All The Bands You Can! [...]

By | 2017-05-26T11:12:30+00:00 May 3rd, 2016|Blog, Guitar Lessons|Comments Off on Cherry Rock 2016 Rock Festival Do’s

Cherry Rock 2016 Rock Festival Don’ts

Rock Festival Don'ts While still basking in the high only Cherry Rock 2016 can provide, I thought I would share some Rock festival insights concerning how to best conduct yourself at any event. Without further a due, here are 6 essential things to avoid doing at any Rock festival! 6. Don't Lose Your Faculties! Some [...]

By | 2017-05-26T11:12:31+00:00 May 3rd, 2016|Blog, Guitar Lessons|Comments Off on Cherry Rock 2016 Rock Festival Don’ts

Lonesome

Must See Melbourne Rock Band: Lonesome. If you love arrangements both tasteful and rocky combined with lyrics heartfelt and edgy, all delivered with authentic country rock flare, then Melbourne country rockers Lonesome might just be your new favourite band. Influenced by the grit and swagger of Johnny Cash, Merle Haggard, Bob Dylan, Gene Clark and [...]

By | 2017-05-26T11:12:32+00:00 April 28th, 2016|Blog, Must See Melbourne Rock Bands|Comments Off on Lonesome

My Dynamite

Must See Melbourne Rock Band: My Dynamite. If your soul is searching for cosmic frequencies and pulsating electric energy in the flavour of The Rolling Stones, The Black Crowes, Gov’t Mule, Humble Pie and The Faces to lift you out of your current state and into a higher realm of ass shakin’ elation, then make [...]

By | 2017-05-26T11:12:33+00:00 April 6th, 2016|Blog, Guitar Lessons, Must See Melbourne Rock Bands|0 Comments

Solo Like Brian May

Solo Like Brian May Today we are going to be learning a lick in the style of one of the most musically versatile guitar players in rock, Brian May. Brian May is celebrated as the lead guitarist of the English rock band Queen and is recognised as one of the most influential rock guitar players [...]

By | 2017-05-26T11:12:34+00:00 March 5th, 2016|Blog, Guitar Lessons, Video Lessons|0 Comments