Star Licks Productions

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Star Licks Productions
IndustryMusic Education
FounderMark Freed, Andrew Cross, Robert Decker
HeadquartersSanta Monica, California
Area served
Key people
Wolf Marshall, Al Lapin Jr., Rex Olson
ProductsStar Licks Lead Guitar Series
Star Guitar
Star Jam
Star Licks Master Series
Star Licks Master Sessions
ServicesInstructional Video/Audio products
ParentHal Leonard Corporation

Star Licks Productions (also known as StarLicks) was an instructional music publishing company conceived by Mark Freed and co-founded by Andrew Cross and Robert Decker. The company was at the forefront of creating instructional videos featuring well-known musicians demonstrating their unique musical styles and techniques on-camera.[1]

In 1984, the company's video portfolio debuted with a wide-ranging group of musicians including: Brian May of Queen, Steve Lukather of Toto, Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath, Al McKay of Earth, Wind & Fire, Carlos Cavazo of Quiet Riot, Louis Johnson of The Brothers Johnson, noted country guitarist, Albert Lee, and acclaimed guitarist/educator Wolf Marshall."[2]

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  1. ^ "Star Licks: 15 Years of Innovation in Instructional Videos". Musical Merchandise Review Magazine. September 1998. Retrieved 4 July 2011.
  2. ^ "The New Star Licks Master Series is Here!". Star Licks: FAQ/History w/ media producer, Robert Decker]. October 2010. Retrieved 4 July 2011.

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