Research Reveals Why NSW Entry Level Tertiary Guitar Students are “Behind The Eight Ball”

  “I believe every guitar player inherently has something unique about their playing. They just have to identify what makes them different and develop it.” – Jimmy Page   A button fell off my jeans recently and I stood there dumbfounded on how to sew it back on. So I launched YouTube and sure enough there was a playlist on “how to sew on a button”. It was brilliant! she even had a giant button that you could clearly see and a hilarious analogy as she threaded… “the rabbit goes down the hole…then up the hole” Everything we want to learn quickly, we ‘tube’ it and there is nothing tastier than thousands of mouth-watering guitar tutorials online sprinkled with sweet promises like “how to master Stairway to Heaven in 10 min”. Truth be told, this is not how you learn a complex instrument – like the guitar. A recent study in the Australian Journal of Music Education found […]

July 7th – On This Day In Music: 7 Fast Facts

7 Jul 1957 - Elvis is All Shook Up   Well it’s a fact that the United States has had 45 presidents but only one king! I love Elvis and had the pleasure [...]

July 6th – On This Day In Music: 6 Fast Facts

1957 – John Lennon and Paul McCartney meet on this day July 6th. On this day The Quarry Men were setting up for a night’s gig when McCartney picked up his guitar and [...]

Flack Attack! 4 Playlists on the new Steve Flack Guitar Academy YouTube channel you need to check out.

Steve Flack’s Guitar Heroes   Over the past decade Steve has been a feature contributor to Australian Guitar Magazine. Producing over 200 interviews and a tonne of jaw dropping tutorials you wish you knew about years ago. Here are some of the YouTube playlists that you can subscribe and binge. […]

Steve Flack’s Rare Interview with Australian Jazz Guitarist Carl Dewhurst

    In this informative interview with Carl Dewhurst, I’ve learned to understand that Steve Flack has a lifelong love and passion for the guitar and his investigations and interviews reveal secrets into some of the most influential guitarists and musicians Australia has produced. These are valuable insights into their education, work ethic and careers as professional musicians. As a student of the craft, it is essential to understand what it takes to reach this level of performance. […]

Can I teach myself guitar?

Ever found yourself staring at a guitarist in action, their hands moving intuitively and without effort to create a dynamic sound with depth, excitement, and intrigue? How do they do that? You wonder. Can I [...]

How to get better at guitar – right now

Even the most talented guitar players hit a brick wall every now and again, so if you are experiencing musician’s block, don’t fret. You can get better at guitar right now by stepping outside of [...]