Lyle Plays Jimmy Page’s Heartbreaker Solo Live

Written by admin on 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…:)

Please feel free to leave a comment if you enjoyed this performance. And oh…two things… Click to continue »


Spice Up Your Standard Guitar Chords With Sweet Sounding Open Strings!!

Written by admin on April 13th, 2011

Hi all. Thanks to those who commented on the last lesson. I had some great feedback and it was greatly appreciated. There will be more Chord Fun coming your way so stay tuned. Actually, this lesson is also chord related…but with a twist! And the twist is…open strings. I first heard Alex Lifeson of Rush utilize open strings back in the ’80′s and suffice it to say, I just loved the open sounding quality it gave the chords he was using. Since then, I have used this concept a lot and still do to this day. It is a very effective guitar addition to your repertoire of skills and if not overdone, can add a sweet surprise to anyone’s use of chords.

Along with the video lesson, I have also included the chord shapes that are used in the video. Click to continue »


Having Fun With The C Chord – A Beginners Lesson

Written by admin on 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

Written by admin on 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.



Welcome To LR Guitar

Written by admin on 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!




Cry Baby Wah Wah Documentary – Very Cool!!

Written by admin on 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.