Month: January 2015

Turning ‘up to 11’ for new video

I decided my recent ‘guitarist video reel’ needed to showcase a bit more of the louder stuff – so I have made up and added a metal-style solo to the start of it. I’ve always loved playing in a variety of genres on the guitar and am happy to teach all sorts of things! If…




‘Notes like raindrops’

The title of this article, ‘Notes like raindrops’, refers to a review written about one of my favourite jazz guitarists – Randy Napoleon. The words are as lyrical as the musician himself: “…each note hangs, suspended with raindrop-like clarity from its bough of melody.” (Lawrence Consentino, Lansing Michigan’s City Pulse). What a beautiful way to…



Free online guitar lessons

I’ve recently uploaded some free online guitar lessons which you can check out under the ‘Teaching’ page of this website. To begin with I’ve added a few ‘In the style of…’ licks to help you play like some of the Blues/Rock greats such as Jimi Hendrix, BB King and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Once I’ve added a…



Guitarists – Look after your tendons!

The title of this article would have been good advice for me several years ago! Unfortunately back then I was playing lots of guitar without well-aligned posture and with some subtle errors in my technique. This soon took its toll in the form of a repetitive strain injury, the pain centred in my right shoulder…



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