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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.


Lyle Swaps Guitar Solos With Kenny Of Thick As Thieves

Thursday, April 14th, 2011

Hey all. Here’s another video of me playing in my Classic Rock Band alongside my guitar counterpart Kenny McKay. Ken has a more bluesy rock approach while I take a more “shred” approach. The styles mesh nicely together creating a two guitar sound that please audiences around town. In later weeks, I will be starting a new series on LR Guitar about joining a band and the role and responsibilities of playing in a band. It all looks like fun and games on stage…and it is…but there’s a lot of work being done behind the scenes to get there. I’ll keep you all posted when that series begins.

If you like this performance, please leave a comment and thanks for dropping by…:)


Lyle Plays Jimmy Page’s Heartbreaker Solo Live

Wednesday, April 13th, 2011

Hey all. Here’s a clip of me and my Montreal Classic Rock Band Thick As Thieves playing at the great West Island club “Clydes” sometime in 2009. Just for the record, I take a lot of liberties with this solo and believe me when I say it’s NOT note-for-note! When doing a solo I mix some of the original with some of my “stuff” which I find works best for me. This may not be the way others play it, but I’ve been doing this tune a long time and it works for me and the audience…which is what is important. Plus it’s fun to just let it rip on occasion…:)

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Welcome To LR Guitar

Sunday, March 13th, 2011
Lyle Robinson

Lyle Robinson

Hi and thanks fro checking out LR Guitar…:) The LR is me, Lyle Robinson, and while I don’t want to come off totally pretentious, the site will be about me as a working guitar player, guitar teacher and lover of all things guitar related!

This site will include lessons, guitar life stories and anything else that I’m in the mood to add…guitar related of course.

I’m going to do as much as I can on video so that you don’t have to read a bunch of text. There will also be a combination of text and video to impart as much knowledge as I can on ya!

So please feel free to check out LR Guitar and if you have any questions or comments, you can contact me via my contact page or leave a comment in the box below and I’ll try and help you the best way that I can. Enjoy!