Jimmy Page

Jimmy Page https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AIHabvURnpk Jimmy Page was born James Patrick Page, Jr. in Heston, Middlesex, on the 9th of January 1944. After moving house in 1952 Jimmy came across his first guitar, Jimmy has been quoted saying that he wasn’t sure whether the guitar had been left in the house by the previous tenants or whether [...]

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Eric Clapton

Eric Clapton https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=becWr0vc6cA Eric Clapton was born Eric Patrick Clapton in Ripley, Surrey on the 30th of March 1945. The son of 16 year old Patricia Molly Clapton and 25 year old Canadian soldier Edward Walter Fryer, Eric was raised by his Grandparents after his Father shipped off to war then returned to Canada. During [...]

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Jeff Beck

Jeff Beck https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xyyhm1D7zlI Jeff Beck was born Geoffrey Arnold Beck in Wallington, London Borough of Sutton on the 24th of June 1944. At the age of 10 Jeff learned to sing in a school choir, in his teens Jeff began learning the guitar on one he borrowed from a friend. After falling in love with [...]

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Keith Richards

Keith Richards https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yy_RKazhtkI Keith Richards was born in Dartford, Kent on the 18th of December, 1943. Growing up an only child, Keith’s Grandfather Augustus Theodore Dupree, affectionately known as “Gus” was a jazz guitarist. When Keith would visit his Grandfather his attention would be drawn to his grandfather’s guitar that was kept on top of [...]

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Pete Townshend

Pete Townshend Pete Townshend was born Peter Dennis Blandford Townshend in Chiswick, London, on the 19th of May 1945. Pete came from a musical family, his Mother was an orchestral singer and his Father was a professional saxophonist with “The Squadronaires” a dance band for The Royal Airforce. On a seaside trip Pete was taken [...]

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David Gilmour

David Gilmour https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vi7cuAjArRs David Gilmour was born David Jon Gilmour in Cambridge, on the 6th of March, 1946. David’s parents always encouraged his interest in music, in 1954 David bought “Rock Around the Clock” by Bill Hayley, he also cites Elvis Presley’s iconic track “Heartbreak Hotel” and “Bye Bye Love” by “The Everly Brothers” as [...]

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Ritchie Blackmore

Ritchie Blackmore https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wndOOJ_Q88c Ritchie Blackmore was born Richard Hugh Blackmore in weston-super-Mare, Somerset, on the 14th of April 1945. At the age of 11 Ritchie received his first guitar, he took classical guitar lessons for 12 months at the insistence of his Father who permitted Ritchie to own a guitar provided he learned to play [...]

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Tony Iommi

Tony Iommi https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TWiKdFqnIzw Tony Iommi was born Anthony Frank Iommi in Handsworth, Birmingham, on the 19th of February, 1948. Toni is of Italian descent, his Mother’s family were well known vineyard owners in Italy. When he was young Toni went to Birchfield Road School where he met soon to become Black Sabbath lead singer John [...]

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Angus Young

Angus Young https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJLRFQOra7U Angus Young was born Angus McKinnon Young in Cranhill, Glascow, on the 31st of March 1955. In 1963 Angus moved from Scotland to Sydney in Australia with his Mother and Father, older brothers Malcolm and George and his older sister Margaret. His older brother Alex stayed in Scotland and formed the London [...]

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Brian May

Brian May https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T8Rfb1Jtmic Brian May was born Brian Harold May in Hampton, Middlesex, on the 19th of July 1947. During his time at school Brian formed a band called “1984” after the novel by George Orwell with bass guitar player and singer Tim Staffell. In 1968 Brian formed the group “Smile” with fellow “1984” member [...]

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Joe Perry

Joe Perry https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxXI2BPRzaA Joe Perry was born Anthony Joseph Perry in Lawrence, Massachusetts, on the 10th of September, 1950. Joe is of Portuguese descent on his Father’s side and Italian descent on his Mother’s side. Joe cites “The Beatles” as his earliest musical influences and recalls their appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show” as a [...]

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Ace Frehley

Ace Frehley https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QK9W5_6l2K4 Ace Frehley was born Paul Daniel Frehley in The Bronx, New York City, New York, on the 27th of April 1951. Ace came from a musical family, his Mother and Father were both pianists, his brother and sister both play piano and guitar, his brother Charles is an accomplished classical guitarist. In [...]

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Michael Schenker

Michael Schenker https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lwe7ZEJ8QrY Michael Schenker was born Michael Willy Schenker in Sarstedt, West Germany, on the 10th of January 1955. Michael Schenker began learning the guitar at a young age playing his older brother Ruldoph’s Gibson Flying V. Rudolph would go to work for the day and during his absence Michael would play his guitar. [...]

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Randy Rhoads

Randy Rhoads Randy Rhoads was born Randall William Rhoads in Santa Monica, California, on the 6th of December, 1956. Randy’s parents where both music teachers. Following the departure of her Husband, Randy’s Mother Delores open a music school in North Hollywood called “Musonia”. In place of a home audio system the Rhoad’s family made their [...]

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Eddie Van Halen

Eddie Van Halen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_lwocmL9dQ Eddie Van Halen was born Edward Lodewijk van Halen in Nijmegen, Netherlands, on the 26th of January. 1955. Eddie grew up in the Netherlands with his Mother, Father and younger brother Alex. Eddie’s Father was an accomplished musician who played the piano, saxophone and clarinet. Eddie’s received his name “Lodewijk” as [...]

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Slash

Slash https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JcIM_PL8BAA Slash was born Saul Hudson in Hampstead, London, on the 23rd of July, 1965. His Mother was an African American costume designer who designed onstage outfits for David Bowie, and his father was a white English artist who designed album covers for musicians like Neil Young and Joni Mitchell. His Mother left the family to [...]

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The Lasting Legacy Of The Classic Rock Era

The Lasting Legacy Of The Classic Rock Era And The Influence On The Development of Rock Music And Contemporary Music The classic rock era helped to revolutionise not only how the electric guitar is played, but how contemporary music is played as well as recorded. This era set the standard for the equipment that is [...]

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King Of The North

Must See Melbourne Rock Band: King Of The North If you can imagine for one moment the combined riffs of Toni Iommi and Jimmy Page accompanied by the thunderous drums of John Bonham, then you are well on your way to understanding what it’s like to experience a performance by Melbourne hard rock duo, King [...]

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The Ugly Kings

Must See Melbourne Rock Band: The Ugly Kings Take one part power, one part blues, throw in some dirt and grit to taste, stir it all together with a spoon dipped in raw emotion and you’ve got the fuel that pumps through the sub-human veins of Melbourne rock n’ roll giants, The Ugly Kings. [...]

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The Black Alleys

Must See Melbourne Rock Band: The Black Alleys If Tom Morello and Kurt Cobain wrote some songs together through a seance after whacking up a syringe full of all the bluesy parts of Black Sabbath and snorting some cheap whip, then you would have a set list by the Melbourne based rockers, The Black Alleys! [...]

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Smoke Stack Rhino

Must See Melbourne Rock Band: Smoke Stack Rhino If your soul is stirred by the haunting sounds of the Chicago blues and your heart beats for the palpable riffs of Led Zeppelin and the psychedelic songcraft of Jimi Hendrix, then Melbourne’s alternative blues rock ambassadors Smoke Stack Rhino are your kind of band! […]

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8 Guitarists Who Overcame Career Threatening Injuries

8 Guitarists Who Overcame Career Threatening Injuries Ever wondered how you would cope if you broke one of your fretting fingers? What if you broke either one of your wrists? If you ever do, or if you ever sustain any other guitar threatening injuries, don’t be discouraged! The guitar playing world is littered with guitarists [...]

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Rock Guitar Playing

5 Things You MUST Do Before You Can Improve Your Rock Guitar Playing Understand the musical description “Rock” is an extremely broad one that includes but is not limited to the following styles; Classic Rock, Hard Rock, Country Rock, Blues Rock, Pop Rock, Psychedelic, Metal, Alternate, Progressive, Punk, etc. To achieve the rock guitar playing ability you truly want [...]

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Classic Rock Guitar Lessons

Classic Rock Guitar Lessons FREE Blog Series Classic Rock And The Foundation Of All Great Rock Guitar Playing Ever wondered where the foundation of rock guitar playing came from? Ever wondered why we use the equipment we do and how it came into existence? The origins of the universally recognised blueprint for rock guitar can [...]

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Advanced Guitar Lessons

Advanced Guitar Lessons FREE Blog Series Picking Great picking is an essential skill for the rock guitarist, it may just be the foundation of great rock guitar playing. Established picking is everything. It doesn’t matter whether you like to play fast and fiery, or slow and melodically, great picking is a crucial element of great [...]

By | 2016-05-31T13:57:48+00:00 September 16th, 2015|Blog, Guitar Lessons|0 Comments

Lead Guitar Lessons

Lead Guitar Lessons FREE Blog Series Bending Bending is one of the electric guitars most musical and emotionally expressive techniques, it is also a technique that is synonymous and unique to the electric guitar celebrating it as the truly limitless instrument it is. In the first instalment of this FREE Lead Guitar Lessons blog series [...]

By | 2016-05-31T13:58:07+00:00 September 15th, 2015|Blog, Guitar Lessons|0 Comments

Blues Guitar Lessons

Blues Guitar Lessons FREE Blog Series The Influence Of Blues In Rock Guitar Playing Rock guitar playing has a rich and vibrant history, a rich and vibrant history that can be irrefutably traced back to one style of music and guitar playing, blues. Blues music and guitar playing has undoubtedly been the biggest influence on [...]

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Solo Guitar Lessons

The 3 Most Important Lessons For An Amazing Guitar Solo In the rock guitar world there are a myriad of techniques you can throw into your guitar solo’s and a myriad of different musical concepts you can apply too. But out of all these techniques there are only a few that are of critical importance to [...]

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