About Steve Flack

Steve Flack is a qualified, highly experienced guitar teacher, passionate musician. Director of the Liverpool Academy of Music, and Founder of the Steve Flack Guitar Academy. For over three decades, Steve has helped aspiring musicians reach their full potential using the world-renowned Trinity College London system. His students boast some of the highest success rates in the world.

“El Caminante” Trinity College London 5th Grade Study

Understanding The Tradition of "Program Music" El Caminante is a piece I love teaching. It's a 5th grade piece with Trinity College London and in so many ways it sums up the technical and musical demands of 5th grade. As a player, if you accomplish 5th grade then you have a great launching pad to [...]

Pro Guitar Essentials – Improvisation Solo 6 (Final)

How Do You Build A Solid Improvisation Toolkit? We've finally made it to "Blues Solo no 6" and I can't tell you how much this set of 6 blues solos helped me to develop my own improvisation skills. We're in the key of G again. So with this set of solos we've covered 3 keys. [...]

Original Arrangement: Debussy’s Arabesque No. 1

Marguerite’s – “At The Piano With Debussy” This is my Transcription, or more to the point… arrangement, of Debussy’s Arabesque no 1 which gave me both a huge challenge but an equally huge reward. I’ve transcribed a few of Debussy’s piano pieces for guitar now and playing Debussy on guitar has made me play in a different way. […]

Learn How To Blues Improvise Like A Boss! Blues: Guitar Solo 5

The idea with this series of Blues Solos is to learn how to put short, well constructed and attractive phrases into the chord progression and take you blues from basic "run through" to a classy and interesting performanceSteve Flack What is Guitar "Comping"?? We're at Blues Solo no. 5 and exploring the Blues in a [...]

Original Arrangement – Debussy “The Girl With The Flaxen Hair”

High School Poll: Who Was The Best Guitarist In The World?? When I was at high school the big topic that we would discuss and debate about (sometimes it got heated!) was "who was the best guitarist in the world"? We took our Rock Music very seriously. This was a question that was very important [...]

Learn How To Improvise Like a Boss! Blues Solo 4

https://youtu.be/CLbWIvUAh2E How Clapton's "Beano" Album Will Dramatically Improve your Guitar Skill In an interview with Louis Armstrong, the great Jazz innovator and trumpet powerhouse, was once asked "what is Jazz"? His answer was amusing enough but actually was quite profound. He responded "if you gotta ask you ain't never gonna know". That begs the question [...]

Steve Flack’s Original Arrangement – Clair De Lune (Debussy)

The French Revolution and The "Belle Epoch" Einstein described music as "intelligence having fun" and that's so true of the master French composer Claude Debussy, he was original and influential. Sadly he never wrote for guitar, so in order to have access to his music I began making guitar arrangements of his piano compositions. This [...]

Steve Flack’s Original Arrangement – Diamonds And Pearls (Prince)

Happy Days With Aussie Bassist Ron Martin I've been fortunate in my life to have met some great and interesting musicians. The bass player Ron Martin was one such impressive musician that I had the pleasure of knowing. Ron had played with Johnny O'Keefe, Frank Ifield and a range of amazing and interesting international acts [...]

Steve Flack’s – No Woman No Cry (Bob Marley) Original Arrangement.

Bob Marley Biography "Catch A Fire" - A Great Read! I recently read Bob Marley's biography "Catch A Fire" by Tim White which was great, I thoroughly enjoyed it! There are those that consider it to be the best music bio ever written - It has that reputation. I don't know if it's the best [...]

Album – Guitar Heroes III: Little Wings (J.Hendrix)

Stories From The Road I started to film and produce interviews with the great guitar players that played in, and contributed to my Guitar Heroes show because I wanted to know what it takes to make a great musician. With each interview I'd conduct I discovered that there was something unique, curious or extraordinary about [...]