Even in today's world of boy bands, DJs and sampling the age-old art of playing the air guitar still survives and flourishes. But the air guitar is a difficult instrument, taking years of practice to perfect. At last here is a simple step-by-step masterclass to enable you to recreate the pant splitting performances of your idols. From the time of the early Egyptians through Clapton and Hendrix to present day giants of rock 'n' roll, aspiring bedroom musicians have sought to master this most difficult of instruments. Amaze your friends and thrill imaginary arenas full of screaming fans - even if you are completely tone deaf.
Ian West and Steve Gladis dreamt of rock superstardom from being small children. After being thrown out of countless music lessons they decided to specialize in air guitar and today are credited as world experts. Undeterred by lack of musical talent they have played with the greats including Brian May, Carlos Santana and Eddie Van Halen (in front of the mirror in their bedrooms).