Rik Emmett About the Educator

Once a member of a big-time rock band, Triumph, Rik has tasted his share of gold and platinum. His solo work, on his own independent label, OPEN HOUSE Records, is more esoteric, probably because Rik's an eclectic kinda guy. With his Back to Basics column for Guitar Player, he often broke free from technical concerns and dealt with the creative side of guitar playing. Rik's a motivator, and he doesn't mind messing with your head a little to get you thinking. His pieces Paradox in the Matrix and Basic Instinct are about tapping into your personal muse. Rik has 10 solo CD titles, including many all-instrumental guitar albums, available at his site.