Imagine getting to sit, as a keen guitarist, with one of the best guitar players in the world with just a couple of hours to ask him… any question (and my list of questions was always long) then have him answer all of those questions… That was what it was like for me when I

Id like to share a lesson that I did a few years back for Australian Guitar Magazine on “Travis Picking”. It’s a style of guitar playing that was developed by Merle Travis (hence the name) who was trying to reproduce on the guitar what he’d heard the Ragtime piano players do. While keeping an alternating

Here’s my arrangement of the Duke Ellington classic tune “In A Sentimental Mood”. I also had fun improvising a solo in the middle of my arrangement. How do you make the perfect improvisation? That’s a big question…There are college and university courses dedicated to to developing this skill and still there are those that say

Id like to share my arrangement of “Summertime” with you. In my opinion, Summertime is one of the best known and most important songs of all time…it may be the most covered also. George Gershwin, who composed Summertime, has a really interesting story as does the song itself. Gershwin’s parents were both Jewish and migrated

When I did the lessons for Australian Guitar Magazine that I called “AC/DC The Bon Scott years” I wanted to accompany the lessons with an interview. Mark Evans had just launched his book “Dirty Deeds: My Life Inside & Outside of AC/DC” so it seemed the perfect and logical pairing. Evans was the bass player

I’d like to share another lesson I did for Australian Guitar Magazine in the series “AC/DC The Bon Scott Years”. I break down 2 of AC/DC’s classic songs in this lesson. Firstly “Highway To Hell” then “Baby Please Don’t Go”. These 2 songs really bookend the Bon Scott years. Baby Please Don’t Go was one

“That’s right folks this is harder than it looks”… Here’s another lesson that I did for Australian Guitar Magazine in the series “AC/DC Style Study” and the subject of this lesson is “It’s A Long Way To The Top, If You Wanna Rock n Roll”. It’s a privilege to have a career in music but

Here’s this weeks blog for “If You Want Blood” I want to share with you my series of lessons that I did for Australian Guitar Magazine on AC/DC’s Angus Young. First up let’s look at one Angus Young’s powerhouse performances “If You Want Love”. The best thing about my “Guitar Heroes” show was meeting and

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