Testing the webcam mic for Skype lessons some time ago. Not too bad all things considered and will work just fine. Using a Logitech HD Pro C920.
In this edited 60 minute conversation Steve Vai speaks about his practise regimen when he was young, his work with Frank Zappa, recording Passion and Warfare, working with David Lee Roth and Whitesnake, and many other ditties that I always find fascinating. Most importantly though, there are a bunch of beautiful gems about his philosophies […]
Every child would at some point or another be interested in learning to play an instrument and guitars being well accessible, taking up little space and relatively affordable is a great choice for parents wanting their child to learn about music. The most important factors to consider are: Your Budget Age of the student […]
Randy Lau is a super talented guitar player hailing from Hong Kong, currently residing in Cambridge, UK where I had the privilege of teaching and couching him. His influences include Jason Becker, Randy Rhoads and Marty Friedman amongst many others, and they shine through in his improvisations and stylistic approach. Randy recently discovered Nuno Bettencourt and is now totally […]
Fellow Guitar Teacher and master musician, Stefan Joubert had me answer a few questions about my playing, inspirations, guitar lessons and mentors. Stefan and myself studied under Johnny Fourie, Kevin Davidson and Marc Duby at Tshwane University of Technology many moons ago and I remember this fondly as the best education I have ever received. Musically […]
John jamming over a blues backing track at John Welch School of Guitar.
John playing over a very nice little rock ballad at John Welch School of Guitar.
John playing over a Joe Bonamassa style backing track at John Welch School of Guitar.
This Video was made a few years back when I entered the Dean Shred competition. I composed the music to be within 1 minute of length as stipulated by the rules. This particular piece showcases some of the techniques i use most often which includes Alternate Picking, Tapping, Sweeps, Legato (Hammer-ons and Pull-offs) and Hybrid Picking. […]