My Interview with INXS Tim Farriss – Plus “New Sensation” & “Never Tear Us Apart” Guitar Lessons.

and curiously Tim said when he walked inside… “I used to live here in this unit when I first got married”. Lights, Camera – Action! When I decided that I’d like to do a series of lessons on the guitar style of INXS for Australian Guitar Magazine, I immediately thought…it would be really something special if we could do an interview with Tim Farriss, the INXS guitarist & riffmeister, to accompany the lessons. […]

Guitar Heroes Vault (Rare) Steve Flack & Phil Manning Live @ The Basement

What Happens When The Great Guitar Players Of This Country Come Together? This Is How I Started "Guitar Heroes" The "Guitar Heroes" came about as an idea around 2005. I was running the Liverpool Academy [...]

Student Spotlight – Ryan Georgis Nails 98% in Exam!

I’d like to introduce you to Ryan, a great kid (but then, all of my students are great) and a very fine musician and guitar player. Ryan has achieved something really outstanding and I’d like to share his outstanding achievement with you. […]

Learn Blues Improvisation Solo – No. 2

These Blues solos that we're learning will help us to think about soloing in the context of the song form. They show us how to fit our licks in at just the right place.Steve Flack [...]

Learn Blues Improvisation Solo – No. 1

If we're able to improvise in a blues solo, we can then expand the concept into other styles and genres.Steve Flack Woodstock, Jimi Hendrix, Santana and The Blues Solo. I remember seeing the movie "Woodstock" [...]

What Does It Take to Master An 8th Grade Trinity College Exam Piece?

Trinity 8th Grade “En Los Trigales” Anyone who has known homesickness while away from their home will know the range of emotions experienced as the traveler eventually comes home.This is what “En Los Trigales” is about. It’s a musical depiction of those emotions felt by the returning traveler. The home is Spain and there’s no mistaking that “En Los Trigales” is Spanish music. […]