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Gig review – Korn and Limp Bizkit – Cardiff – December 2017

Learning Korn Guitar Before I yadder on about the gig, I do teach people to learn Korn Guitar styles and songs at my studio. Read on to the bottom for the most important thing you need to know! The Venue Out of all the bigger venues, this has to be one of my favourites around […]

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Download 2016. Rain doesn’t stop play

I took a break from Guitar lessons and playing music over the weekend to go to the Download 2016 festival. Well you guessed it, It was wet, very very wet but hugely enjoyable too with many great bands to choose from on all stages. Friday from me was The Wildhearts who did not really live up […]

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RGT Guitar EXAM results – All distinctions this time

Success in Guitar Exams for all Well done to the 2 lads Andrew and Sam that did their Grade 2 exams in April. Sam successful in his Grade 2 Acoustic with a distinction and Andrew was also successful in his Grade 2 Electric guitar exam with a distinction. Both benefitted from a whole heap of […]

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Are you learning the guitar for fun or a career?

Remember the reality of the music industry! A thought provoking article about life as a musician. I do think that all youngsters need to have a read of this article if they are going to think about a career in the music industry. It’s a tough old life and success is not always guaranteed by […]

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Guitar Tuition – 3 Distinctions on RGT Exams

All students and parents are happy with this term’s guitar tuition results! Well done to Oscar (Grade 4 Electric guitar) Stan (Grade 4 Acoustic Guitar) and Ollie (Grade 1 Acoustic Guitar) for their success. I had 3 students in for the winter exams and all 3 passed WITH DISTINCTION which is a super effort. Special […]

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My Trip to Denmark Street

Denmark St is the world famous road full of nostalgia for guitar nuts. I used to go past it and take a look practically every month when I worked in London. Just before christmas, I went on a sunday to a gig in London so I decided to spend some time in Denmark St looking […]

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Albums of the year 2015

Special mention has to go to this  Peter Tosh – Live at my Fathers which would have been the Number one album of the year had it not been for one failing. It was released at the back end of 2014 and I missed it!! Aarrgggh. All the old favourites from Bob Marley’s main man […]

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Why you need a guitar teacher – Morrisman has it nailed

Morrisman Smith’s riff Station critique says it all about the limits of online lessons.  Morrisman is a US tutor and has some great insights into what’s going to help you become the guitarist you want to be. His views mirror mine. Have a listen to his review of Riff Station. It might help! Plus it […]

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Lemmy – RIP. We are Motorhead, we play Rock ‘n’ Roll

Well, he’s been a constant in my musical life since I was 16 and saw Motorhead supporting Hawkwind at the Music Machine in London with my best mate at the time , Mick Fox and now after all those years of living fast and loose and living to win, he’s gone. There’s been lots in […]

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RGT Exam results…Stan gets another Distinction and Callum a Grade 4 Merit.

2 more passes. Stan gets a Grade 3 Acoustic guitar Distinction and Callum gets a Grade 4 Acoustic Merit award, missing a distinction by a whisker. That’s 2 great performances from the lads so well done indeed. Stan gained praise all round for his excellent performance which included a 100% performance in the Accompaniment section […]

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