My name is Robert Len Stallard, a.k.a. "RLSguitar" and I’m a self-taught, progressive guitarist-songwriter and independent recording artist. I’ve been playing guitar and writing music for more than 30 years. I play a bit of keyboards too, mostly virtual instruments (MIDI). On occasion, I may sing but be warned, my vocals are terrible! Therefore, most of my music is instrumental. However, I’m thinking of adding lyrics to some of my melodies and possibly teaming up with vocalists and other musicians. If you would be interested in a music collaboration with me, please read this.
Here I am in the RLSguitar Cave, my project studio.
I consider my music to be a fusion of different styles and genres with my major influences being from classic progressive rock (and Led Zeppelin, of course —my nickname in high school was ”Jimmy Page“). I like to call it ”alpha music“ since I seek to stimulate your alpha brainwaves, transporting you to a dreamy, meditative state. It is music for soothing the mind, relaxing the body and nurturing the spirit while contemplating God and Creation. If I must classify my music, I would categorize it as progressive ambient rock.
My guitar playing technique is mostly fingerstyle frequently using altered tunings. Though sometimes you may catch me using a plectrum (pick) and playing in standard tuning. I also use advanced techniques in my guitar playing, such as various harmonics, two-hand tapping and a few of my own derivations, among others.
Though my music expresses Christian (Catholic) values, I would never force my beliefs upon others. Ultimately, I just wish to deliver my music to those who want to listen and hope it touches them in some positive way.
Peace and blessings to you!