Steve Flack’s Original Arrangement – Diamonds And Pearls (Prince)

Happy Days With Aussie Bassist Ron Martin I've been fortunate in my life to have met some great and interesting musicians. The bass player Ron Martin was one such impressive musician that I had the pleasure of knowing. Ron had played with Johnny O'Keefe, Frank Ifield and a range of amazing and interesting international acts [...]

Steve Flack’s – No Woman No Cry (Bob Marley) Original Arrangement.

Bob Marley Biography "Catch A Fire" - A Great Read! I recently read Bob Marley's biography "Catch A Fire" by Tim White which was great, I thoroughly enjoyed it! There are those that consider it to be the best music bio ever written - It has that reputation. I don't know if it's the best [...]

Learn How To Blues Improvise Like A Boss! Solo 3 0f 6

This Is How You Blues Solo On The Fly... Part 3 of 6 Here's Blues Solo no 3 in the series of 6 that we're investigating So we are at the halfway mark. If you've been working on Blues Solos 1 & 2 you'll have seen your playing improve and you'll start to get a [...]

The Classics: Domenico Scarlatti Sonata K 352

Here's Domenico Scarlatti's Sonata K 352 which was originally written for the keyboard but it works really well on the guitar. The Big Three Musical Giants Of 1685 Scarlatti was one of the 3 musical giants born in the same year, 1685. The other 2 were Johann Sebastian Bach and George Frideric Handel. They [...]

Steve Flack’s Original Arrangment: The Eric Clapton Medley.

"Clapton said he'd never met an Australian before and after meeting this house full of Aussies, he thought all Australian's must be really smart!"Steve flack Playing In Remembrance Of Martin Sharp And The 7 Degrees Of Eric Clapton. It was a Monday night in 2013, I was teaching at my music academy at Liverpool when [...]

Guitar Heroes: Live @ The Basement “Statesboro Blues”

The Birth Of Guitar Heroes And My Dream Of "The Australian Guitar Players Hall Of Fame" Recently we were looking through some of the old live footage from the "Guitar Heroes" shows that we'd filmed and we all agreed that people should be able to see it. So what was the "Guitar Heroes" about? I'd [...]

Studio Album: Guitar Heroes III – Steve’s Hendrix Arrangement: Voodoo Chile.

What We Can Learn From the Giants of Jimi Hendrix, Miles Davis And Coltrane. I really admired Miles Davis. I had a big collection of his recordings and of course I equally revered John Coltrane the great sax player who was Miles Davis's featured soloist - I followed Coltrane's solo career as keenly. In fact, [...]

Steve Flack Interview: The Brewster Brothers (The Angels) Pt 2 of 2

Vanda & Young – The Musical Masterminds Of The Music Industry and Memories from The Old Stomping Grounds, Villawood, Back In The Day. Jon English told me that he was at Villawood at the same time and that he would jam with Harry & George with Angus riding around on his big wheeler and they’d say to Angus “hey look out kid, we’re trying to play guitarSteve Flack I’ve always been fascinated by what goes into making a great recording… […]

Guitar Tutorial – INXS – PT 4 “Heaven Sent” “Elegantly Wasted”

The Essentials For A Great Band - Long Hours and Hard Work! We all know the old adage "practice makes perfect", and it's true... that if you do a whole lot of any one thing, it's unavoidable, you get good.Steve Flack When I listen to "Heaven Sent" & "Elegantly Wasted" I hear a band that [...]

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. […]