I’m Nick Jennison, a guitarist, vocalist, producer and educator from the North East of England. It’s pretty cold up here, which seems like the perfect excuse to stay inside and make a bunch of great guitar-related videos for your viewing pleasure. I’ll be covering topics from technique, tone and musicality, through to gear and music tech, life as a professional musician, and the occasional daft ramble. I’ve been playing guitar for 20 years now, which is a scary enough prospect as it is, and I’ve… taken the long road. I’m self taught, and if there’s a hurdle to trip over, I’ve tripped over it. Guitar seemed like this unsolvable puzzle, as if every great guitarist I admired had some secret cheat code that I didn’t know about.
Over two decades of study, teaching, head scratching, gigging, heartbreak and eureka moments, I’ve solved most of the puzzles that have plagued me and other guitar players, and now I want to show YOU how I did it.
Why? Well, I’m passionate about the guitar, and about education. I want to see the growth of the instrument over the coming years, and the only way that’s going to happen is if guitarists like you have access to the information you need. Not only that, but guitar has brought me so much joy, and that’s something I want others to have in their lives!
So who am I? I’m just a guy with a guitar who’s had the privilege of doing some really cool things. My playing has made it onto top 5 albums in 3 continents, video games (including Devil May Cry, Tekken, Sonic The Hedgehog and many more…), I’ve played in front of crowds as big as 50,000 and in front of my bedroom mirror.
I’m a lecturer at Shaun Baxter’s Academy Of Music & Sound, a content producer for LickLibrary.com and a veteran guitar tutor with Yamaha Music Schools. I’m the singer and lead guitarist for Saints Of Arcadia, lead guitarist for J-Pop chart-topper Bentley Jones and lead guitarist with Rob Jarvis & The Mercury Sons.
Peace & Love!