Grade 5 Success!
I’m absolutely made up today to be able to share the good news that my electric guitar student Harry has passed his RSL Awards Electric Guitar Grade 5 with an 80% Merit. Harry has worked really hard, is a great lad and has also been offered an Unconditional place at LIPA Sixth Form this September.…
Guitar Student Profile #2 : Gareth
Hello and welcome to GUITAR STUDENT PROFILE #2 It’s always interesting and inspiring to read about other peoples journeys, especially in a pursuit you may be interested in yourself…..in this case learning to play guitar.. Gareth is an adult learner with a very demanding and often unruly profession. He has a great love of music…
Congratulations! University & Distinctions..
This week was my last guitar lesson with one of my long time students heading off to University. Maisie began lessons with me at 13 years old and we have spent the last 5 years working together through RGT Acoustic Grades and ABRSM Theory, as well as some composition and learning songs. The final achievement being…
Grade 7 CONGRATULATIONS
I’m very happy to announce the well-deserved DISTINCTION attained by my guitar student Luke in his recent RGT Electric Guitar Grade 7 Exam. Each grade always goes up a significant notch in exploring and developing a guitarists knowledge, expression and maturity of playing. This is a great achievement. I’m very proud! Jo
RGT Grade 4 success!
I have heard the news this week that one of my students has received a Distinction in her recent RGT Grade 4 Acoustic Guitar exam. Super news for this time of year and a job well done. All the hard work pulled off 🙂 Congrats to Maisie Scannell!
Should I / my child work towards guitar grades?
To start off with this week I’d like to congratulate my student Luke on getting a Distinction in his Grade 6 RGT guitar exam. It’s an inspiring and fantastic achievement and much hard work paid off. Luke is 16 and he’s a great guitarist. He plays a variety of styles of guitar and also other…
Electric Guitar Diagram
Well after sitting honing my Illustrator skills I have completed my labelled diagram of an electric guitar. After playing guitar for 20 years it never ceases to amaze me how much I learn and relearn about things I already thought I knew! I’m primarily putting up the diagram with labels this week and shall follow…
Basic ‘Open Chord’ chart
This week in the world of my guitar tutoring I heard the cries for a chord summary on one sheet. A selection of the basic open chords on a single reference sheet. Easy to glance at and a digestible number of chords to work towards achieving. I usually advise my beginner students to master the…
It was brought to my attention yesterday on uploading my Notes on the Guitar Neck diagram that people have different ways of viewing guitar diagrams/tabs/chords. I had a little think and decided to offer an alternative. This new pdf to go alongside yesterdays one shows the guitar neck from right – left. This means the open…
#2: Notes on the Guitar Neck
Week 2! In continuation of my downloadable and printable materials I have compiled a diagram of the guitar neck complete with the notes on all 6 six strings. The guitar neck can be a bit intimidating at first but once you start to see the patterns you will find your way around it in no…