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Gigging Guitarists Toolkit

All Set? So, you have a gig booked, all excited, ready to wow the crowd with your amazing skills? Got everything you need? Guitar, check, Amp, check. Lets go! Wait a minute there, you sure you got all you need? The gigging guitarists toolkit – Lets start at the beginning. Guitar Sure you guitar sounds […]

When buying a new Guitar . . . . .

  So, this may be your first guitar purchase, a present for a relation or you may just have the hankering for a new addition to the collection. When buying a new guitar here are some words of advice based on my experiences. First – avoid the temptation to buy it straight from the internet because it […]

How to deal with Exam Nerves

  Why have exam nerves?   Nerves are a natural emotion when going into any new situation, you won’t know the person, examiner in this case, or be familiar with the environment or know the protocol. Any exam is an un-natural environment, they are often not representative of the real world use of whatever it is […]

Planning Planning Planning

  New Year – New Start So, here we are at the end of another year, the students begin to thin out for the christmas break with plays, parties etc, I often find it is a good time to evaluate the year and start planning for the next one. From past experience it is all […]

Understanding Rhythm Guitar

I have had several students come to me who can play a few chords but struggle to get songs they play to sound like the original and more often than not it is the strumming in the right hand that is the problem. To understand rhythm guitar and how to progress, the first step is […]