Episodes

043 - Music Theory, Where to Begin?

Sept. 17, 2021

Music theory is one of those subjects you either love or hate. Some people like to know the ins and outs of playing, while others just want to play.  Understanding music theory will help you become a better musician and s…

042 - How To Get Started With Effects Pedals

Sept. 12, 2021

The topic of effects pedals can be very overwhelming for beginner guitarists. How do they work, which effects do you need and what is up with the weird names such as Flanger? In this week's episode, I will answer all the …

041 - Is Using A Capo Cheating?

Sept. 3, 2021

This question pops up a lot online and can be confusing for beginners. In this weeks episode, I will answer this question as well as others such as what a capo does, the different types, why you would use one and what son…

040 - Different Electric Guitars & What They Are Used For

Aug. 28, 2021

There are so many different types of electric guitar such as a Fender Telecaster, Gibson SG, Ibanez JEM. Each one has its strengths and in this weeks episode, I am going to explain what they are, the players that use them…

039 - 15 Tips From 15 Pro Guitarists

Aug. 20, 2021

In this weeks episode, I share 15 tips from 15 pro guitarists that will help you on your journey to becoming a better guitar player.

038 - Could You Pass BGA Level One?

Aug. 14, 2021

Could You Pass BGA Level One? In this week's episode, I am going to put you to the test and run you through the exact requirements to pass Level One.

037 - 5 Best Beginner Guitar Solos

Aug. 6, 2021

In this weeks episode, I walk you through the 5 best guitar solos for beginner guitarists to learn.

036 - How To Turn Scales Into Solos

July 31, 2021

In this week's episode, I will walk you through a four-step process to help take you from playing scales to playing solos.

035 - Best Place To Find Guitar TABs Online

July 24, 2021

In this episode, I discuss the best places to find guitar tabs online both free & paid. Below is the links mention in the episode for free TAB sites: https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/ https://www.songsterr.com/ https://guitar…

034 - 7 Ways To Make More Time For Guitar

July 16, 2021

In this weeks episode, I go through 7 ways to help make more time for guitar when life gets busy.

033 - Keep Making Mistakes? Do This...

July 10, 2021

If you are like most guitar players, when you make a mistake, you try again and make the same mistake, so you try again and again and again, making the same mistake each time. In this episode, I walk you through a simple thr…

032 - The Why, What & How Of Guitar Practice

July 2, 2021

In this week's episode of the podcast, I will discuss the why, what & how of guitar practice. In the episode, I cover important topics such as the difference between practising and playing the guitar, what deliberate practic…

031 - The 10 Greatest Riffs Of All Time (Part 2)

June 26, 2021

In this episode, we continue our countdown of the 10 greatest riffs of all time with a look at riffs 5 to 1. Here are links to the songs featured in this episode: Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love = https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b1…

030 - The 10 Greatest Riffs Of All Time (Part 1)

June 18, 2021

In this episode, we begin counting down the 10 greatest riffs of all time starting from number 10 to number 6. In next weeks episode, we will count down the remaining 5. Here are links to the songs featured in this episode: …

029 - The Metronome Doesn’t Suck..You Suck!

June 13, 2021

In this weeks' episode, I will explain the what, why & how behind using a metronome and why it might not be the metronomes fault why you don't get along.

028 - How To Learn Scales And See Progress

June 5, 2021

I saw a post recently which said, ‘I feel like I've been trying to learn scales forever, I do not really see much progress (at least that's how I feel).‘ We have not really talked about scales on the podcast before, and as s…

027 - The First Steps To Ear Training

May 29, 2021

In this weeks' episode, we are going to be taking a look at the first steps to ear training through a lesson from the academy. You will be introduced to the level one ear training requirement and given a test to put the theo…

026 - 3 Steps To Great Sounding Chords

May 21, 2021

In this weeks episode of the Beginner Guitar Academy Podcast, I walk you through the 3 steps you need to master to get great-sounding chords.

025 - 10 Common Beginner Guitarist Mistakes

May 15, 2021

In this episode of the Beginner Guitar Academy, I go through the top 10 most common beginner guitarist mistakes. Make sure you listen to this episode to avoid making the mistakes yourself!

024 - When Should I Start Learning Barre Chords?

May 7, 2021

I this week's episode of the podcast I answer the question 'When Should I Start Learning Barre Chords?'.

023 - How To Setup An Amp And Use Effects

April 30, 2021

This week's episode contains the audio from the 'How To Setup An Amp And Use Effects' workshop I presented last Sunday. You will learn about the three main guitar amp types, what the different controls do and how to use the …

022 - 8 Simple Ways To Make Faster Progress

April 24, 2021

In this episode of the Beginner Guitar Academy podcast I share 8 simple ways to make faster progress. Download the free eBook that accompanies this episode as well as videos on the 8 tips here http://www.8guitartips.com/

021 -Where Can I Expect To Be After Six Months Of Playing Guitar?

April 17, 2021

In this weeks episode, I answer the question 'Where can I expect to be after six months of playing guitar?' This is a really common question I get from beginner guitarists and there are actually two things you need to make f…

020 - 10 Best Beginner Guitar Songs

April 10, 2021

In this weeks episode I go through my tried and tested list of 10 best beginner guitar songs. The list includes: Under Pressure by David Bowie & Queen Horse with No Name by America Pretty Women by Roy Orbison Petter Gunn by …