Jo’s Blog

The latest from Jo Bywater
How to read guitar chord boxes (+ free download)

How to read guitar chord boxes (+ free download)

A chord box, also known as a chord diagram or a chord chart is a simple line picture of the guitar fretboard which shows us which frets we need to put our fingers on and which strings we need to strum in order to play a chord.

read more
What | How | When ? – the magic of HAMMER ONS (Guitar Techniques Tutorial)

What | How | When ? – the magic of HAMMER ONS (Guitar Techniques Tutorial)

There are many different guitar techniques that can really embellish your playing.  Hammer ons are one of the most common and can be attempted by beginners. You can make Hammer ons as simple or as complicated as you wish but one thing is certain they will push your playing to sound much more sophisticated and create a rhythmic aspect to your skill set that will open up many options. 

read more