The Reason Why Guitar Arrangements Are So Incredibly Important.

I'm continuously asked by my students, "why do I make the arrangements of pop songs"? Think of a book or a movie that you've really enjoyed and have been totally involved and engaged in. As you come to the end of the story you already begin to miss the people, the place and the time [...]

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 […]

Flashback! Jumpin’ Jack Flash Live at Tamworth with Steve Flack and Angry Anderson

Vid from The Vault! The Nice Boys – Steve Flack, Angry Anderson, Rick Fenn (10cc), Mick O’Shea.   […]

An Interview With Steve Flack on His Eric Clapton Medley

Steve’s latest compilation pays homage to the great Eric Clapton. I sat down with Steve to find out his thought process behind the arrangement and his deep admiration for one of the greatest guitarists of our time, Eric Clapton.   […]

7 greatest guitar riffs of all time

Do you remember what drew you to the guitar? Maybe it was your favourite band from childhood, or a fleeting moment watching a busker performing on the street. Or perhaps it was a riff – short, powerful, memorable. There are countless guitar riffs out there, but only a small number have become well [...]

3 guitar tutorials to try this winter

It’s been a cold winter so far here in Sydney, Australia. To help keep you warm (and inspired), here are my picks for guitar tutorials to try out this winter. Hopefully my original renditions of these classic tunes will bring a bit of warmth to your day. Without further ado, here they are. 1. Here [...]