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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

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.


Chord And Volume Swell Intro To “21 Guns” By Green Day For Guitar!

Monday, April 18th, 2011

Hi all. Here’s a quick lesson on playing the intro to Green Day’s “21 Guns” tune. Check out the video above for a more complete explanation of the introduction to this great song. Basically, you are using the chord shapes below along with your guitar’s volume knob or a volume pedal. And that’s pretty much it! The volume swells add a nice haunting, dramatic quality to the intro which I find very cool. In future lessons I will explore the use of volume swells in other ways which can only benefit your guitar skills…:) As usual, if you have enjoyed this lesson, please leave a comment down below. Take care and keep on rockin’!!!

21 Guns Intro Chords For Guitar

21 Guns Intro Chords For Guitar


Having Fun With The C Chord – A Beginners Lesson

Sunday, April 10th, 2011

Hey all. This is the first lesson on and I thought it would be a great way to break the ice by introducing to you all a cool way of using a common variety C chord in different areas on the guitar neck. As the video below demonstrates, by moving the C chord shape around the neck, you can come up with interesting sounds and textures that you might not have thought of otherwise. AND, it makes you sound cool instantly…:) So check out the video below and please leave a comment with your thoughts ’cause I’d love to hear what you have to say! Ciao for now.


Steve Vai’s “Secrets” To Guitar Success

Tuesday, April 5th, 2011

Hey all. I really love this video clip of Steve Vai talking about how to succeed at becoming a great guitar player! His philosophy mirrors my own thoughts on guitar and guitar practice and while I may not be at his level…yet…it is something that I strive for everyday…except on Thursdays…:) I hope you enjoy this clip and I really hope his words sink in, in whatever your wanting to succeed at. Take care and see ya later.


Cry Baby Wah Wah Documentary – Very Cool!!

Saturday, March 12th, 2011

Hey all. Check out this documentary on the Cry Baby Wah Wah…really a ground-breaker then and now. Enjoy!


Cry Baby: The Pedal That Rocks The World from Joey Tosi on Vimeo.

Cry Baby: The Pedal That Rocks The World tells the story of the wah wah effect pedal, from its invention in 1966 to the present day. Musicians, engineers, and historians discuss the impact of the pedal on popular music and demonstrate the various ways it has been used, as well as how its evolution has improved the ability of artists to express themselves musically. The film features interviews with Brad Plunkett, the inventor of the pedal, plus many other musical luminaries such as Ben Fong-Torres, Eddie Van Halen, Slash, Buddy Guy, Art Thompson, Eddie Kramer, Kirk Hammett, Dweezil Zappa, and Jim Dunlop. These professionals explain how a musical novelty transcended convention and has become timelessly woven into the fabric of modern pop-culture.