Episodes

067 - Music Theory, Rhythm Notation

March 4, 2022

In this week's episode, we are concluding our look at the London College of Music’s popular music theory preliminary exam with a look at the rhythm notation section of the exam.

066 - Music Theory, Chords

Feb. 25, 2022

In this week's episode, we are continuing our look at the London College of Music’s popular music theory preliminary exam with a look at the chords section of the exam.

065 - Music Theory, Scales & Keys

Feb. 19, 2022

In this weeks episode, you will learn how to construct major & minor scales. You will learn the difference between major & minor scales, what a tonic note is, scale degrees and key signatures. So if you want to improve yo…

064 - 10 Ways To Practice Without Your Guitar

Feb. 11, 2022

Just because you don't have a guitar doesn't mean you can't practice. In this week's episode, I take you through 10 Ways To Practice Without Your Guitar.

063 - 5 Most Popular Episodes Of The BGA Podcast in 2021 (Part 2)

Feb. 4, 2022

In this weeks episode, I am continuing my countdown of the 5 most popular episodes of the BGA podcast from 2021.

062 - 5 Most Popular Episodes Of The BGA Podcast in 2021 (Part 1)

Jan. 28, 2022

As we near the end of January and continue to march into 2022 I'm looking back and counting down the 5 most popular episodes of the BGA podcast in 2021.

061 - When Should You Change Your Strings?

Jan. 21, 2022

In this week's episode, I answer the age-old question, when should I change my strings? I detail how to find out when it's time, what strings you should buy and how to care for them so they last longer.

060 - How to Create a Kick-A** Practice Routine

Jan. 14, 2022

In this week's episode, I give you an overview of what we covered in the recent 14-day practice challenge and show you how to create a kick-A** practice routine.

059 - 10 Best Guitarists of 2021 (Part 2)

Jan. 9, 2022

This episode is the second in a two-part series counting down the best guitarists of 2021, so keep listening to find out the top 5 best guitarists of 2021 and who made number one.

058 - 10 Best Guitarists of 2021 (Part 1)

Dec. 31, 2021

This episode is the first in a two-part series counting down the ten best guitarists of 2021.

057 - 10 New Year's Resolutions to rock 2022

Dec. 23, 2021

2022 is fast approaching so in this episode, I go through 10 new year's resolutions that will help you rock 2022.

056 - When To Learn The Notes On The Neck

Dec. 19, 2021

In this weeks episode, I am going to be talking about the Notes down the guitar neck, when you should learn them, why you should learn them and how to go about learning them. So if you want to get notes under your fingers…

055 - 7 Reasons You Are Not Making Progress

Dec. 11, 2021

We all wish we were better guitar players, and we all want to make faster progress. But there might be a few things that are holding you back from seeing the results you want. In this weeks episode, I take you through the…

054 - Gifts For Guitar Players

Dec. 4, 2021

In this weeks episode, I'm taking a look at some guitar gifts, gifts you can buy other guitar players or that you can keep yourself depending on how generous you are.

053 - Should I Use a Pick or Fingers?

Nov. 26, 2021

In this episode, I will answer one of the most common questions I get from beginner guitarists: should I use a pick or my fingers to play the guitar.

052 - 7 Must Know Christmas Songs

Nov. 20, 2021

In this episode, I go through the 7 must know Christmas songs that will bring a smile to everybody's face over the Christmas period.

051 - Major Chords vs Minor Chords

Nov. 14, 2021

In this episode, we are looking at major and minor chords, how they are constructed and how they sound, so if you want a better understanding of these super common chords, keep listening.

050 - 7 Steps To Faster Chord Changes

Nov. 6, 2021

In this weeks episode, I take you through 7 steps that will make your chord changes faster & smoother. I also announce the winner of our giveaway to win a year's access to Beginner Guitar Academy worth $468

049 - The Most Important Scale You Will Ever Learn

Oct. 30, 2021

In this week's episode, I go over the major scale. The major scale is the most basic and important scale there is.  We will go over how to construct the major scale, play in different keys, practice it, and a few songs to…

048 - Beginners Guide To Guitar Amps

Oct. 23, 2021

If you are new to electric guitar and are looking to buy your first guitar amp or have been playing a while and are looking to upgrade, make sure you check out this weeks episode of the podcast to learn all about guitar amps.

047 - Which Chords Should I Learn?

Oct. 15, 2021

If you've found yourself feeling overwhelmed by the number of guitar chords there are and unsure where to begin or which ones you should be learning.  Make sure you listen to this week's podcast episode because I will tal…

046 - 10 Most Common Lesson One Questions

Oct. 9, 2021

In this week's episode, I have compiled a list of the 10 most asked questions by beginner students in their first lesson. Some of these might be questions you were afraid to ask or didn't even know you should.

045 - 7 Ways To Break Out Of A Guitar Rut

Oct. 1, 2021

In this week's episode, I'm going to show you some techniques I use when I feel like I've hit a guitar rut, and how when I apply them to my own playing, it always seems to break me out of my rut and gives me inspiration for …

044 - How Can I Improve My Strumming?

Sept. 24, 2021

In this week's episode, I answer a common beginner guitarist's question, 'how can I improve my strumming?'