December 3, 2018

As it approaches the festive time of year, a question that I get asked becomes more frequent. 

What guitar/amp should I buy?

Everybody has different budgets and preferences.  So it is very difficult to recommend specifics. However I can give a few money saving tips and a...

December 25, 2017

Sept 2016 I graduated from DIME ONLINE and Falmouth University's Creative Music Performance BA (Hons) and looked to see what I should have my next challenge.  Not one to rest on my laurels. Once I have completed something I am always looking for something new to work t...

October 14, 2016

My article in Guitarist magazine.

August 20, 2016

Playing through the chord changes.

For most rock guitarists, there is a standard approach to playing lead ideas. They pick a scale and wail in it. Hopefully the scale covers all the chords being played underneath. This isn’t a dig or criticism, it’s just what we/ they d...

August 11, 2016

How do I harmonise stuff?

Well that is a much bigger question that you realise. But not unanswerable.

Firstly, we need to understand a few things in order for you to correctly grasp what it is you are doing.

When you harmonise it is defined as “in music, the implementatio...

August 8, 2016

A sparkling second part of the exercise, sequins, get it? Oh come on these puns are free. 


Previously we have ascended the natural minor scale in 4 note groups. This exercise is changing one note but the sequence is the same.  The new scale is the harmonic minor scale....

August 8, 2016

Fingers looking fat? Need to get that beach finger look?  Well here is an exercise to slim your knuckles down and make you the most wanted image on the guitar beach.  WTF am I going about?

Anyway here is an exercise.  This exercise is going to come in 3 parts, so w...

July 14, 2016

Like Superman and Kryptonite, Guitarists and Theory. 

In fact I think Superman mans up to kryptonite more than guitarists do to theory. 

Seriously pluckers, it won't kill you and it's really not as hard as you think. The reality is you will be so much better for even a l...

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