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 […]

Celebrating Global Beatles Day!

It’s been a hard day’s night, and I’ve been working like a dog It’s been a hard day’s night, I should be sleeping like a log But when I get home to you I’ll find the things that you do Will make me feel alright   Happy Global Beatles Day!  Yep, for those of you who didn’t know June 25th is the annual day we celebrate everything that is good about The Beatles. It’s fitting that their hometown was Liverpool England, not quite 6 degrees of Kevin Bacon but close enough for The Liverpool Academy of Music. It was on this day in 1967 that the Beatles played “All You Need Is Love” on a TV program called “Our World”.   […]

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.   […]

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. […]

Beginner guitarists: where to start

So, you’ve just purchased a brand-new guitar. How exciting! I bet your keen to get started, to learn a couple of your favourite songs, and impress your friends and family. Unfortunately, it isn’t that simple. Beginner guitarists are sometimes disheartened when they first pick up their new instrument – playing the guitar is no easy [...]

5 tips for effective guitar practice

Ever wondered how to get the most out of your practice sessions? Here are five tips for effective guitar practice, so that you can reach your musical goals faster and with greater ease. Tip 1: Focus on one task at a time If the goal of your practice session is to master a particular [...]

5 ways stay motivated when learning guitar

Not feeling motivated to practice your instrument? Feel like playing the guitar is more of a chore than a hobby? Don’t worry – you’re not alone. Even the most passionate musicians struggle to stay motivated when learning guitar. If you’re feeling stuck, overwhelmed, or just plain bored with your guitar, use the following five [...]