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Editor's Pick

Open Tunings

Open tunings are a great way to explore new terrain on the guitar. They're popular in folk music...
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Editor's Pick

Fingerstyle Guitar

Fingerpicking is a hugely popular technique in the folk genre and has experienced a resurgence...
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Mastery over the Instrument

The Guitar Mandolin Banjo and Ukulele The Secret to gaining and improving your ability and skill...
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Learning Guitar Tabs Or Notation?

Many guitar students avoid learning music theory and guitar tutors often say that it's not...

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  • Open Tunings Editor's Pick

    Josh Geffin Folk Guitar Teacher (East London) Picture Open tunings are a great way to explore new terrain on the guitar. They're popular in folk music and have been used by the likes of Martin Carthy, Bon Iver and John Fahey. I've experimented with a number of different tunings myself, and love the blank canvas of a new tuning, the potential for...
  • How To Get Beyond "It’s Hard!" With Guitar

    Anthony Pinnick Folk Guitar Teacher (South West London) Picture “I don’t want to do it. It’s hard.” Those words were repeated ad infinitum by a 7 year old piano and guitar student I had when I first started tutoring. I wasn’t sure how to deal with it. How can you teach something when the student clearly doesn’t want to learn – won’t even sit down to try the...
  • Learning Guitar Tabs Or Notation?

    H Stewart Folk Guitar Teacher (Glasgow) Picture Many guitar students avoid learning music theory and guitar tutors often say that it's not necessary to read music if you want to play tunes on the guitar. This is true, and I suppose it goes for other instruments too, but it does impose a limit on how fast you can learn and how deep your...

 

  • Mastery over the Instrument

    Ridgestone John Folk Guitar Teacher (Rochester) Picture The Guitar Mandolin Banjo and Ukulele The Secret to gaining and improving your ability and skill on any instrument is practice and enjoyment of practice. It is possible to learn an instrument without any tuition but it may take some time, while a tutor can be inspirational and motivational. To...
  • Fingerstyle Guitar Editor's Pick

    Josh Geffin Folk Guitar Teacher (East London) Picture Fingerpicking is a hugely popular technique in the folk genre and has experienced a resurgence in recent years both in folk and popular musics. These are a few classics: 1. Blackbird by the Beatles 2. Don't Think Twice It's Alright by Bob Dylan 3. Angie performed by Bert Jansch 4. May You Never...
  • Singer/Songwriter, James Taylor

    Folk Guitar Teacher (Chester) Picture I have been heavily influenced in my guitar and singing career by James Taylor. James Taylor is one the highest regarded singer/songwriters in America most famous perhaps for 'Fire and Rain' and 'Sweet Baby James'. His lyrics tend to reflect his life and experiences which touch a chord with...