The Nashville Number System

The Nashville Number System

This was inspired by one of my lessons with a student over Skype yesterday where we talked about using the Nashville number system (this student is undertaking learning a lot of repertoire as a guitar-vocalist).   For some of you, this will be very simple, for...
Should I Learn the Ukulele?

Should I Learn the Ukulele?

Is learning the ukulele really worth it? Firstly, I should say that this is written in the perspective of ‘should I learn the ukulele to then make learning guitar easier?’ If you just want to learn ukulele for itself I’ll answer that quickly – yes. Also, this is...
How To Be An Engaged Listener

How To Be An Engaged Listener

Recently I’ve been focusing a lot more on writing, arranging and mixing, so it has me in a different mindset when I listen to music. I’m constantly listening for how things are fitting into the sound spectrum so that I can then apply the same principles. I think that...
Making the Most Out of Your Scales

Making the Most Out of Your Scales

It’s no secret that to become really proficient in any instrument, scales are one of the most efficient ways to do so. This is something I went over in one my earliest blogs – The Importance of Learning Scales. But are you getting the most out of your scales? Or...
The Easiest Way To Learn Chord Progressions

The Easiest Way To Learn Chord Progressions

This week we have a very special post from Marc-Andre Seguin, the webmaster brains behind jazzguitarlessons.net. Be sure to go and check them out, there are loads of video lessons, PDFs, blog posts and various resources to help you take guitar and jazz to the next...