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How to Prepare for a Gig – 5 Powerful Exercises

How to Prepare for a Gig – 5 Powerful Exercises

| July 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Just like practising notes on your guitar, playing in front of an audience is a skill that can be developed. The more you play in front of people, the better you will become at it – and knowing how to prepare for a gig can get you through those first few performances. I remember watching […]

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Superstition Guitar Riff

Superstition Guitar Riff

| July 21, 2016 | 1 Comment

Superstition Guitar Riff This is a great and fun riff to play on guitar – with many added benefits! In this session we’re going to take a look at playing the Superstition guitar riff (or a variation of it). Today we’re playing this in the open position, so that it’s a little easier to get […]

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Pedal and Amp Modelling vs. Analogue

Pedal and Amp Modelling vs. Analogue

| July 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

As a guitar teacher, I’m often asked to give advice and recommendations about gear to students. One of the more common questions from intermediate to advanced guitarists is which route to take to pursue their tone. The options presenting guitarists are to go analogue (tube/valve amp and analogue effects pedals), digital (effects pedal / guitar […]

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I Want You On My Team

I Want You On My Team

| July 12, 2016 | 1 Comment

I want YOU on my team… Watch this video now to learn more! CLICK HERE, to find out more about my 6-Week Guitar Kickstarter Campaign. Hi Andy here, You know, I really love playing in bands and doing gigs. But actually, I love the guitar teaching even more. You see I get a real buzz every […]

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Tequila Sunrise Lesson

Tequila Sunrise Lesson

| June 26, 2016 | 5 Comments

Tequila Sunrise Guitar Lesson. The Eagles, Easy Guitar Songs. Overview Another Henley/Frey classic, this time from The Eagles second album, Desperado………which, incidentally, is Andy’s favourite. Tequila Sunrise was released as a single in 1973 and, unbelievably, only peaked at number 64 on the Billboard Hot 100. Although, since then, it has gone on to be […]

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Your First Song, Pt. 4: How to Sing and Play Guitar

Your First Song, Pt. 4: How to Sing and Play Guitar

| June 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Welcome to the final part of Your First Song, a four-part series made especially for beginner guitarists. Last week, in Pt. 3: Changing Chords, we combined the three chords from Part One with the strumming pattern from Part Two to play the verse guitar for ‘Twist and Shout’ by The Beatles. If you’ve made it this […]

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Lyin Eyes

Lyin Eyes

| June 14, 2016 | 6 Comments

Lyin Eyes. The Eagles. Easy Guitar Songs Song Background An overwhelming Guitar Coach community favourite, Lyin Eyes, written by Don Henley and the late great Glenn Frey, this Eagles “standard” was recorded in 1975, with Glen Frey singing lead vocals. The second single released from their album “One of These Nights” Lyin’ Eyes reached number […]

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Your First Song, Pt. 3: Changing Chords

Your First Song, Pt. 3: Changing Chords

| June 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

Welcome to Part Three of Your First Song, a four-part series made especially for beginner guitarists. In Pt 2: How to Strum a Guitar, we used one of the three chords from Pt 1: Easy Guitar Chords to play the basic strumming pattern for ‘Twist and Shout’ by The Beatles. Now that we’ve got the rhythm of […]

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Brown Eyed Girl

Brown Eyed Girl

| June 6, 2016 | 2 Comments

Easy Guitar Songs. Brown Eyed Girl. Song Background If you ask anyone to name a Van Morrison song, you can bet your bottom dollar most people would say Brown Eyed Girl. The iconic intro (using double-stops) along with the unforgettable melody and sublime lyrics, make this a must learn easy guitar song. The song was written by […]

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Your First Song, Pt. 2: How to Strum a Guitar

Your First Song, Pt. 2: How to Strum a Guitar

| June 6, 2016 | 0 Comments

Welcome to Part Two of Your First Song, a four-part series made especially for beginner guitarists. Last week in Part One we learned the three easy guitar chords (G, A, and D major) needed to play ‘Twist and Shout’ by The Beatles. Now that we’ve learned the finger positions for these chords, let’s learn how […]

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