Here’s an arrangement I did of Fix You by Coldplay for solo guitar. I recorded it as a reference for a couple of students who are studying this in their guitar lessons with me.
A few people have contacted me recently asking if I am taking bookings yet for Guitar Lesson places for 2016. Yes I am! Here’s a copy of my leaflet that will be going out in the area over the next couple of days. Also Gift Vouchers will be available. Always a good idea for that … Continue reading Updates!
Thank you to all of my students and their parents for your support in 2014.
Today is due to be one of the busiest shopping days running up to Christmas so I thought I’d put together a list of 5 simple gifts you could give to a guitarist friend this year. Obviously they’d just love a shiny new American made Gibson or Fender guitar but lets stick within the realms … Continue reading The Top 5 Christmas Gifts for Your Guitarist Friend
Here’s a really nice classical guitar piece by Cuban compser Leo Brouwer. It’s one of a few south american pieces that I’ve been working on lately. I’m a fan of Brouwer’s guitar pieces, they really are essential for anyone studying classical style playing a higher level.
Brand New are one of my favourite bands. It’s nearly exactly 5 years since their last album but they tour almost constantly. They rarely ever do any interviews but in this video from this week they had a pretty in depth talk about their guitars, amps and effects for Premierguitar.com. No mention of albums but … Continue reading Brand New talk about their guitar sounds
A student of mine has recently been studying Adelita by Francisco Tárrega. I’ve recorded a video of this as a reference for them. Hopefully plenty of others will enjoy this too. I’ve tried to keep the phrasing clear on this version. I also have tried not to use much rubato in the phrasing as this … Continue reading Francisco Tárrega – Adelita
A 17 year old saxophonist has won the first BBC Young Musician Jazz award. The BBC Young Musician contest was started in 1978 and has always had classical music categories for brass, keyboard, percussion, strings and woodwind. I was really happy last year to see a new Jazz category was to be added. I have … Continue reading BBC Young Jazz Musician 2014
Tomorrow evening I’ll be continuing the series of beginners guitar classes which started last week. In the class I’ll be covering all the elements and skills needed to play the guitar to a decent level. I’ve created an event for this on my Facebook page. http://www.facebook.com/events/446925178712744/ The classes are being held in the newly refurbished studio … Continue reading Beginners Guitar Lessons