Stone Revival

Must See Melbourne Rock Band: Stone Revival If you like your rock funky, your funk rocky, your psychedelic heavy and your heavy stoned, then Melbourne’s very own power trio Stone Revival serve up just the platter for your eclectic rock n’ roll appetite. […]

By | 2016-05-31T13:32:24+00:00 January 18th, 2016|Blog, Guitar Lessons, Must See Melbourne Rock Bands|Comments Off on Stone Revival

Solo Like Randy Rhoads

Solo Like Randy Rhoads Today we are going to be learning a lick in the style of a true rock guitar virtuoso, Randy Rhoads. Randy Rhoads is renowned for his heavy riffs and virtuostic lead guitar characterised by fast picking and legato passages, minor, diminished and chromatic scales and confident vibrato. Being a student of classical guitar, Randy often integrated classical [...]

By | 2017-07-03T11:35:34+00:00 January 18th, 2016|Blog, Guitar Lessons, Video Lessons|Comments Off on Solo Like Randy Rhoads

Pffft! I Don’t Need Guitar Lessons! … Or Do I?

Pffft! I Don’t Need Guitar Lessons! … Or Do I? Are guitar lessons just for people who don’t know how to play? Are they only for people who would identify as beginners? Not at all! Just like there are guitar lessons that help beginners learn chords and songs in order to become intermediate players, there [...]

By | 2016-10-12T11:35:07+00:00 January 15th, 2016|Blog, Guitar Lessons|Comments Off on Pffft! I Don’t Need Guitar Lessons! … Or Do I?

Two Headed Dog

Must See Melbourne Rock Band: Two Headed Dog Rock scientists recently took the DNA from members of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, The Doors and Creedence Clearwater Revival, cooked it all together in the speaker cone from an amplifier cabinet and left it to set over night in an esky. The result of this demented concussion? [...]

By | 2018-06-25T09:33:23+00:00 January 9th, 2016|Blog, Guitar Lessons, Must See Melbourne Rock Bands|Comments Off on Two Headed Dog

Solo Like Jeff Beck

Solo Like Jeff Beck Today we are going to be learning a lick in the style of one of the most innovative guitar players of all time, Jeff Beck. Jeff Beck is renowned for his masterful mixture’s of major and minor pentatonic, charismatic use of modes, mastery of blues phrasing and technically pristine scale runs. Jeff Beck is also recognised as one of [...]

By | 2016-05-31T13:42:11+00:00 January 4th, 2016|Blog, Guitar Lessons, Video Lessons|0 Comments

Solo Like David Gilmour

Solo Like David Gilmour Today we are going to be learning a lick in the style of one of the most soulful guitar players in rock, David Gilmour. David Gilmour is renowned his blues influenced phrasing, wide bends, soulful vibrato, sustained notes and minimalistic lead guitar style that results in extremely emotionally expressive guitar solos. As well as [...]

By | 2016-10-12T11:34:48+00:00 January 3rd, 2016|Blog, Guitar Lessons, Video Lessons|Comments Off on Solo Like David Gilmour

Solo Like Eric Clapton

Solo Like Eric Clapton Today we are going to be learning a lick in the style of a guitar player so accomplished he earned the title “God”, Eric Clapton. Eric Clapton is renowned for his soulful phrasing, confident vibrato and fast blues rock runs. Eric’s speed was achieved a lot of the time from rapid hammer ons and pull offs. Another of Eric [...]

By | 2016-05-31T13:42:13+00:00 January 2nd, 2016|Blog, Guitar Lessons, Video Lessons|0 Comments

Seedy Jeezus

Must See Melbourne Rock Band: Seedy Jeezus Photo by Barry Douglas. Combining the spaced out progressions of Pink Floyd, the psychedelic grooves of The Jimi Hendrix Experience and the ominent and oppressive riffs of Black Sabbath, Seedy Jeezus are a stoner-psych acid tab guaranteed to have your mind tripping and ears ringing for days. [...]

By | 2016-05-31T13:42:14+00:00 December 20th, 2015|Blog, Guitar Lessons, Must See Melbourne Rock Bands|0 Comments

Tequila Mockingbyrd

Must See Melbourne Rock Band: Tequila Mockingbyrd Tequila: A potent alcohol made from the blue agave plant. Mockingbird: A small bird that sings loudly at night. If you are wondering what the musical result of a combination of these two components would sound like then flap your drunken tail feathers to the next Tequila Mockingbyrd [...]

By | 2016-06-19T14:53:28+00:00 December 19th, 2015|Blog, Guitar Lessons, Must See Melbourne Rock Bands|0 Comments

Solo Like Jimmy Page

Solo Like Jimmy Page Today we are going to be learning a lick in the style of my favourite guitar player of all time, Jimmy Page. Jimmy Page was renowned for his heavy blues based rhythms and riff’s that utilised power chords and chugging rhythms on the low strings as well as his fast and intense, yet melodic and soulful [...]

By | 2017-07-03T11:36:31+00:00 December 12th, 2015|Blog, Guitar Lessons, Video Lessons|Comments Off on Solo Like Jimmy Page

Solo Like Jimi Hendrix

Solo Like Jimi Hendrix Today we are going to be learning a lick in the style of one of the most influential rock guitarists of all time, Jimi Hendrix. Jimi Hendrix was renowned for his fusion of rhythm guitar and lead guitar, his use of  octaves in both his lead and rhythm playing inspired by the jazz [...]

By | 2017-05-26T11:20:36+00:00 December 12th, 2015|Blog, Guitar Lessons, Video Lessons|Comments Off on Solo Like Jimi Hendrix

Solo Like Slash

Solo Like Slash Today we are going to be learning a lick in the style of an absolute rock legend, Slash. Slash was renowned for his largely blues based lead guitar style that is a fusion of soulful blues rock phrasing, mixtures of major and minor pentatonic and fast legato and picking scale runs. […]

By | 2016-05-31T13:43:30+00:00 December 12th, 2015|Blog, Guitar Lessons, Video Lessons|0 Comments

Solo Like Angus Young

Solo Like Angus Young Today we are going to be learning a lick in the style of one of the most iconic rock guitar players of all time, Angus Young. Angus Young is renowned for his fiery and soulful blues rock phrasing, frantic vibrato, masterful mixtures of major and minor pentatonic, double stop bends and fast scale [...]

By | 2016-05-31T13:43:33+00:00 December 12th, 2015|Blog, Guitar Lessons, Video Lessons|0 Comments

Solo Like Michael Schenker

Solo Like Michael Schenker Today we are going to be learning a lick in the style of a genuine rock guitar God, Michael Schenker. Michael Schenker is renowned for his weird and wonderful mixtures of major and minor pentatonic and the dorian and mixolydian modes, fast and fluent scale runs with both picking and legato, confident wide vibrato, [...]

By | 2016-05-31T13:44:28+00:00 December 12th, 2015|Blog, Guitar Lessons, Video Lessons|0 Comments

B.B. King

B.B. King https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ui21On1RWjA B.B. King was born Riley B. King on the 16th of September, 1925 on a cotton plantation near Itta Beana, Mississippi. At a young age B.B. King sang in a church gospel choir lead by a minister who played the guitar, this same minister taught B.B. King his first few chords [...]

By | 2016-10-12T11:35:29+00:00 December 12th, 2015|Blog, Guitar Heroes, Guitar Lessons|Comments Off on B.B. King

Albert King

Albert King https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Py37G9qsfY Albert King was born Albert King Nelson on a cotton plantation in Indianola, Mississippi on the 25th of April, 1923. One of 13 children, Albert spent his childhood singing with a family gospel group at a church where his father played guitar. Albert began his professional career with a band called The [...]

By | 2016-10-12T11:34:33+00:00 December 12th, 2015|Blog, Guitar Heroes, Guitar Lessons|Comments Off on Albert King

Freddie King

Freddie King https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ua3s1W7XF-8 Freddie King was born Fred King in Gilmer, Texas on the 3rd of September, 1934. Freddie began learning the guitar at the tender age of 6 from his Mother and Uncle. When Freddie was in his teens he and his family relocated from Texas to the South Side of Chicago. It’s here [...]

By | 2017-10-16T07:08:38+00:00 December 12th, 2015|Blog, Guitar Heroes, Guitar Lessons|Comments Off on Freddie King

Pat Hare

Pat Hare https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAqTrbuxCRI Pat Hare was born Auburn Hare in Cherry Valley, Arkansas on the 20th of December, 1930. Pat recorded at Sun Studios in Memphis, Tennessee, playing as a sideman for James Cotton, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Bobby Bland and other blues artists. In 1951 Pat Joined a blues band led by Junior Parker [...]

By | 2016-05-31T13:44:42+00:00 December 12th, 2015|Blog, Guitar Heroes, Guitar Lessons|0 Comments

T-Bone Walker

T-Bone Walker https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xQEEWC4ZxYQ T-Bone walker was born Aaron Thibeaux Walker in Linden, Texas, on the 28th of May, 1910. T-Bone was of African American and Cherokee descent and his parents where both musicians. At a young age his stepfather taught him to play the guitar, ukulele, banjo, mandolin, and piano. T-Bone’s parents where family friends [...]

By | 2016-05-31T13:49:00+00:00 December 12th, 2015|Blog, Guitar Heroes, Guitar Lessons|Comments Off on T-Bone Walker

Buddy Guy

Buddy Guy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxNzZunmh-Q Buddy Guy was born George Guy in Letsworth, Louisiana, on the 30th of July, 1936. Like so many other blues greats, Buddy learned the basics of guitar playing from a home made 2 strings diddley bow, he later graduated to an acoustic guitar his Father bought him for $2. It wasn’t until [...]

By | 2016-05-31T13:49:02+00:00 December 12th, 2015|Blog, Guitar Heroes, Guitar Lessons|0 Comments

Albert Collins

Albert Collins https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrfOpXApxYQ Albert Collins was born in Leona, Texas, on the 1st of October, 1933. Albert was first introduced to the guitar by his cousin, blues legend Lightnin’ Hopkins who often played for him and his family. Albert Collins originally began learning piano at a young age, but during times when his teacher was [...]

By | 2016-05-31T13:49:04+00:00 December 12th, 2015|Blog, Guitar Heroes, Guitar Lessons|0 Comments

Muddy Waters

Muddy Waters https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5QKpsVzndc Muddy Waters was born McKinley Morganfield in Issaquena County,  Mississippi, on the 30th of April, 1913. Muddy earned his nickname from his Grandmother who raised him after his Mother died not long after he was born. She called him “Muddy” because he loved to play in the mud of the nearby creek [...]

By | 2016-05-31T13:49:06+00:00 December 12th, 2015|Blog, Guitar Heroes, Guitar Lessons|Comments Off on Muddy Waters

John Lee Hooker

John Lee Hooker https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2SxSa6a6am4 John Lee Hooker was born was in Coahoma County, Mississippi, on the 22nd of August, 1917. The youngest of 11 other siblings and the son of a Baptist preacher, John and the rest of his brothers and sisters where only allowed to listen to spiritual music. After his parents separated in [...]

By | 2016-06-19T14:54:43+00:00 December 12th, 2015|Blog, Guitar Heroes, Guitar Lessons|0 Comments

Howlin’ Wolf

Howlin’ Wolf https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3LFjHo7Cdrw Howlin’ Wolf was born Chester Arthur Burnett in White Station, Mississippi, on the 10th of June, 1910. Even as a young man he stood well over 6 feet and weighed a hulking 125kg, his intimidating size earned him the nicknames “Big Foot Chester” and “Bull Cow”. He claimed to have received his famous name [...]

By | 2016-05-31T13:49:10+00:00 December 12th, 2015|Blog, Guitar Heroes, Guitar Lessons|Comments Off on Howlin’ Wolf

Robert Johnson

Robert Johnson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sgShIx49n_w Robert Johnson was born Robert Leroy Johnson in Hazlehurst, Mississippi, on the 8th of May, 1911. When he was only young, Robert’s Father was forced to leave town by a mob following several disputes with white landowners. His Mother raised him for the next two years then sent him to live with [...]

By | 2016-06-19T14:55:35+00:00 December 12th, 2015|Blog, Guitar Heroes, Guitar Lessons|0 Comments

Elmore James

Elmore James https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aKo80b-QfK0 Elmore James was born Elmore Brooks in Richland, Holmes County, Mississippi on the 27th of January, 1918. Elmore learned the basics of blues and slide guitar plying at the age of 12 on a single string instrument strung against a shack wall called a “Jitterbug” or “Diddley Bow”. Elmore began his musical [...]

By | 2016-10-12T11:35:21+00:00 December 12th, 2015|Blog, Guitar Heroes, Guitar Lessons|Comments Off on Elmore James

Jimi Hendrix

Jimi Hendrix https://youtu.be/hvv–UkFfV8 Jimi Hendrix was born Johnny Allen Hendrix in Seattle, Washington on the 27th of November 1942. In 1946, Jimi had his name changed from Johnny Allen Hendrix to James Marshall Hendrix to pay respect to his Father. Jimi was of African American and Cherokee descent and developed a habit of carrying a [...]

By | 2017-05-19T11:30:52+00:00 December 12th, 2015|Blog, Guitar Heroes, Guitar Lessons|Comments Off on Jimi Hendrix