“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?”

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

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

Solo Like Carlos Santana

Solo Like Carlos Santana Today we are going to be learning a lick in the style of a guitar player who breached the gap between Latin music, blues and rock, Carlos Santana. Carlos Santana is celebrated as one of the most expressive guitar players in music history and has enjoyed a long and successful career [...]

By | 2017-07-03T11:36:07+00:00 March 5th, 2016|Blog, Guitar Lessons, Video Lessons|Comments Off on Solo Like Carlos Santana

Solo Like Mark Knopfler

Solo Like Mark Knopfler Today we are going to be learning a lick in the style of one of the most musically versatile guitar players in rock, Mark Knopfler. Mark Knoplfer is celebrated as the lead guitarists and singer of the English rock band Dire Straits and is renowned for his inventive mixture of country, [...]

By | 2017-05-26T11:12:38+00:00 March 4th, 2016|Blog, Guitar Lessons, Video Lessons|0 Comments

Riffiti by Tempest Kings

Album Review: Riffiti by Tempest Kings The words unapologetic, melodic, groovy and energetic are some of the first that come to mind when trying to describe the raunchy, riffomatic masterpiece that is the debut album Riffiti from Tempest Kings. The album was conceived in deepest, darkest Wales under the guidance of the second most recorded [...]

By | 2017-05-26T11:12:39+00:00 March 1st, 2016|Blog, Guitar Lessons|0 Comments

Solo Like Joe Walsh

Solo Like Joe Walsh Today we are going to be learning a lick in the style of a country rock legend, Joe Walsh. Joe Walsh is best known as one of the lead guitar players of The Eagles, but he also enjoyed a successful career with his previous band The James gang as well as a solo [...]

By | 2016-05-31T13:31:15+00:00 February 18th, 2016|Blog, Guitar Lessons, Video Lessons|0 Comments

Solo Like Mick Taylor

Solo Like Mick Taylor Today we are going to be learning a lick in the style of a blues rock legend, Mick Taylor. Mick Taylor is celebrated as the most popular lead guitarist for The Rolling Stones, he is also renowned for his soulful blues and jazz based soloing. […]

By | 2016-05-31T13:31:32+00:00 February 18th, 2016|Blog, Guitar Lessons, Video Lessons|0 Comments