Pick & Sweep

Be sure to check out Niels' multi-format instructional releases, and audio CD...all available here at CFH!

Sweep Picking 8 Finger Tapping Madness
Extreme Tapping
"The Predator" audio CD

the following bio material provided by Niels Vejlyt

I was born in 1971 and started to play guitar at age 15 but did not get serious about it until age 18. When I was 20 I heard Yngwie Malmsteen, and from then on I knew I had to practice at least 10 to 18 hours a day to reach the level of technical skill I wanted. I went to a Hoejskole where I played in bands and later on got myself a teacher who showed me scales and arpeggios. In 1992 I played in my first heavy metal band which played a couple of concerts, after that I played in many different styles of bands, from metal to fusion and pop. In 1996 I joined Toms Tired who played many gigs in Copenhagen and Aarhus, a year after Toms Tired split up, and me and the singer Thomas Duelund formed Glow 41 who put out a record (recorded in Mediasound by Peter Brander) with bass player Søren Rasmussen and drummer Kim Johansen. We had an appearance on tv news and in a local newspaper, the band went on until 1999. Now I play in the progressive metal band My Empty Room. In My Empty Room I met the great drummer Jacob Vand, so I formed my own band with Jacob Vand (My Empty Room, Utopian Dream) drums, Martin Lund (Magic, Morbid Vision), and Claus Springborg piano.

My inspirations are Shawn Lane, Allan Holdsworth, George Bellas, Scott Mishoe, Paganini, Symphony X, J.S. Bach, Yngwie Malmsteen, Borislav Mitic, Vitalij Kuprij and Mark Boals.