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Poetry, creative writing and a desire to inspire….. Hebrews 11:1 – Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.


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Instrumental: Yngwie J. Malmsteen “Black Star”


Yngwie Johan Malmsteen (/ˈɪŋveɪ ˈmɑːlmstiːn/ ING-vay MAHLM-steen; born Lars Johan Yngve Lannerbäck; 30 June 1963) is a Swedish guitarist and bandleader. Malmsteen first became known in the 1980s for his neoclassical metal playing style in heavy metal. In 2009, Time magazine rated Malmsteen as among the 10 greatest electric guitar players of all time.

*source: Wikipedia 

photo credit: Rolling Stone


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Instrumental – Jason Becker “Air”

Jason Eli Becker (born July 22, 1969) is an American heavy metal guitarist and composer. At the age of 16, he became part of the Shrapnel Records-produced duo Cacophony with his friend Marty Friedman. They released the albums Speed Metal Symphony in 1987 and Go Off! in 1988. Cacophony broke up in 1989 and Becker began doing solo work, having released his first album Perpetual Burn in 1988, also through Shrapnel. He later joined David Lee Roth‘s band and recorded one album with him, A Little Ain’t Enough.

Becker’s performing career was cut short by amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). In 1996, Becker lost the ability to speak, and he now communicates with his eyes via a system developed by his father. Despite his disability, he continues composing by using a computer and has since released with Shrapnel Collection, a “best of” album of his favorite songs and three new songs.

*photo credit: Dogwoof


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Instrumental: Eric Johnson “A Song For Life”

Eric Johnson (born August 17, 1954) is an American guitarist. His 1990 album Ah Via Musicom was certified platinum by the RIAA and the single “Cliffs of Dover” won the Grammy Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance.

Best known for his electric guitar skills, Johnson is also a highly proficient acousticlap steelresonator, and bass guitarist, as well as an accomplished pianist and vocalist. He plays in many genres, including rock, bluesjazz fusionsoulfolknew-ageclassical, and country.

Guitar Player magazine has called him “one of the most respected guitarists on the planet”.


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4 Lines Stories: Legend of The Guitarslinger

They came to challenge the greatest guitarist in town

Some had speed, some had great chops, some virtuoso talent

But this kid had an improvisational soul and matched them all lick for lick

The town’s folk believed his guitar had a soul of its own