4 Ways To Get A Great Rock Tone From Any Amp
4 Ways To Get A Great Rock Tone From Any Amp
8th January, 2021 by Stuart Shields
When you crank it up are you still struggling to get that magic tone? Before you rush out and invest in any new gear, here are a few ways to make the most out of what you’ve got.
5 Practice Tips For The Holidays
18th December, 2020 by Stuart Shields
Everybody loves Christmas! But it can be tough when you are unable to spend as much time with your loved ones …. Of course, we are talking about your guitars!
Why Do Guitarists Pull ‘Guitar Faces’?
11th December, 2020 by Stuart Shields
You know the ones; those pained, contorted faces, which all the greats sport when pulling out their best licks. But why? What causes them? And, do they actually help your playing?
Pop Songs With Surprisingly Awesome Guitar Riffs
27th November, 2020 by Stuart Shields
We all know those classic songs, for which the guest guitar solo transformed a catchy pop tune into something more. But what happens when pop acts add a crunching riff to one of their hits?
3 Effective Ways To Turn Scales Into Solos
13th November, 2020 by Stuart Shields
So, you’ve put in the hours, listened to your teachers and learnt all your scales. Your neck is a playground of notes! But when you solo, all that comes out are scales! Sound familiar? Read on …
Secret Celebrity Guitarists
6th November, 2020 by Stuart Shields
Now, we’re all familiar with the 6 string escapades of Johnny Depp and the vintage guitar collections of Steven Seagal and Kiefer Sutherland, but does Hollywood harbour any true secret axemen?
3 Spooky Sounding Chords For Guitar
29th October, 2020 by Stuart Shields
With the Halloween season upon us we celebrate some of the most unnerving and spine chilling chords; straight from the horror movie soundtrack playbook.
What Makes The Perfect Guitar Solo?
23rd October, 2020 by Stuart Shields
Is there such a thing as the perfect guitar solo? There have certainly been plenty of contenders! Does a formula for writing the ideal solo exist?
The Secret Of Great Pentatonic Guitar Soloing!
16th October, 2020 by Stuart Shields
It’s the first scale every guitarist must learn and our go-to choice when we want to play a good honest melodic guitar solo; but can we have too much of a good thing?!
The Worst Gigs In History
10th October, 2020 by Stuart Shields
It’s not always smooth sailing in the rock & roll world, for every ying there’s a yang and for every one of history’s greatest shows there’s some of the worst concerts of all time.
8 Facts You Didn’t Know About Eddie Van Halen
2nd October, 2020 by Stuart Shields
Who doesn’t love a bit of trivia, right? Matching his legendary guitar technique and chops is gonna take some time, so for now, here’s some top Eddie Van Halen facts to impress your friends with!
5 Tips For Making A Quick & Easy Guitar Video
25th September, 2020 by Stuart Shields
So, you’ve put in the hours mastering that song and you want to show off your good work to more than your significant other or household pets. Let’s help you share your guitar playing with the world!
Understanding & Hearing The Modes - A Quick Guide
18th September, 2020 by Stuart Shields
Ah, the topic that has melted the brains of guitarists for generations; The Modes! What are they & why should I care? We give you a crash course in The Modes without all that bothersome theory!
Guitar Maintenance - 4 Simple Ways To Care For Your Guitar!
11th September, 2020 by Stuart Shields
Together, you have shared moments of triumph; the highs and lows of your guitar journey - care for your guitar and it will care for you!
3 Easy Ways To Sound Like Eric Clapton
4th September, 2020 by Stuart Shields
There are very few guitarists with whose influence you can instantly transform your playing. There is a reason Clapton is still regarded as the original and most important player of our time.
5 Reasons Every Guitarist Should Play Bass
25th August, 2020 by Stuart Shields
It may not have the glamour and glory of nailing that face melting solo, but it seems we guitarists can learn a thing or two from picking up a bass once in a while!
5 things you wish you had done as a beginner guitarist
19th August, 2020 by Stuart Shields
If you could go back in time and give your younger self 5 pieces of guitar advice, what would they be? We have some suggestions!
Technique or Feel? Which is more important?
13th August, 2020 by Stuart Shields
Ah, the age old guitar debate; which is more important? And can you play with both good technique and great feel?