May, 2011 browsing by month


Learn The “Flute” Solo in Stairway To Heaven On Guitar

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

Hey all. As mentioned in the video above, the tabs for the Flute part are below. If you have any problems with them, let me know, but you should do fine. Just remember to watch the video a few times, paying attention to the fingering I’m using, and then run through the tabs to see if you get it. I left the fingerings out ’cause I know that we all have varied ways of playing things and you may find a fingering that works better for you than my own.

Well , that’s it. if you enjoyed this video please consider subscribing to my Youtube channel and “like” this lesson. Take care and Ciao.


Stairway To Heaven Flute Solo Tabs
Stairway To Heaven Flute Solo Tabs

Learn How To Dominate The Major Scale On Guitar – Part 3 – 6/1 Form

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

Hey all. Here’s the third installment to this Major scale series. As usual, follow the video above and check below for the scale form diagram.

Once you have this scale form down then you should be comfortable stringing the 6/4, 6/2 and 6/1 major scale forms together. Remember, these forms are moveable so all you need is a root note and you’re ready to rock!!

Juts be careful with the stretching of the 4th finger… Click to continue »

Lyle Has Fun Jamming On The Jimi Hendrix Classic Purple Haze!!

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

Hey all. Just a little post here with me having fun jamming to Purple Haze! The tune is of course an iconic guitar piece that begs to be a mixture of Hendrix and the individual playing it. Which is why I stick pretty much to the first solo, ala Jimi, then I go off on my own for the extended outro solo which is where the fun is, in my opinion. If there is any interest, I’ll do another post which will have the tabs for the intro and the original solo from Jimi…I will tell you that the scales I was using for my outro solo are a s follows: D major, G major and E minor pentatonic. Three simple scales with a lot of punch that fit so nicely over the end changes…:)

Now the solo is not perfect by any means. If I was actually playing with live players and not sitting down…the solo would have a different feel…but that’s the beauty of improvising…you make do with your mood, environment and playing situation. I also could have done this solo many time until I felt it was “right”…but that would take away from the spontaneity and improvisational spirit of the tune.

So there ya go! I hope you enjoy and feel free to leave me a comment! Ciao.


Learn How To Play The Exorcist Theme On Guitar!!

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

Hey all. Here is a quick lesson on how to play the opening theme to the hit horror flick, The Exorcist!! This theme has been a lifetime favorite of mine and if you haven’t heard the Mike Oldfield album “Tubular Bells” with this featured song, then you gotta grab a copy! It’s completely awesome!

Now, the tabs I have provided you are easy enough to play, but the trick to getting the notes to sound right is to sustain as many notes into each other as possible. Don’t be quick to lift off your finger before the next note is picked. It’s kind of like using the sustain pedal on a piano…only not!

Watch, and listen, to the video above to see how I am playing it and I’m sure with a bit of practice, you’ll have this down in no time…:)

Have fun and enjoy!

Exorcist Opening Tab
Exorcist Opening Tab

The small numbers represent your fingers.