Episodes

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 …

019 - Is Electric Guitar More Beginner Friendly Than Acoustic?

April 3, 2021

In this week's episode of the Beginner Guitar Academy podcast, I am answering the age-old question Is 'Electric Guitar More Beginner Friendly Than Acoustic?'

018 - Why Practice Practice Practice Is Terrible Advice

March 26, 2021

In this week's episode of the Beginner Guitar Academy podcast, I am discussing why practice practice practice is terrible advice and what you should do instead.

017 - 10 AWESOME Female Guitarists (Part 2)

March 20, 2021

This weeks episode is part two in a two-part series looking at 10 AWESOME female guitarists. Below are links to all the music featured in this weeks episode. Joan Jett https://youtu.be/_uOcx10o6Yg Bonnie Raitt https://www.yo…

016 - 10 AWESOME Female Guitarists (Part 1)

March 13, 2021

This weeks episode is part one in a two-part series looking at 10 AWESOME female guitarists. Below are links to all the music featured in this weeks episode. Sister Rosetta Thorpe Didn't It Rain? https://www.youtube.com/watc…

015 - What To Practice When You Are Short On Time

March 5, 2021

In this episode, I discuss a few ways to get the most out of your practice when you are short on time. The most important thing is what you practice. Instead of playing the same riff or song, you have been playing for the la…

014 - How To Play Dominant Seventh Chords

Feb. 25, 2021

In this episode of the Beginner Guitar Academy podcast, we take a look at the chord of the month. Chord of the month is where I focus on a particular chord or chord type with the goal of helping you better understand what it…

013 - How To Improve Your Up Strum & Not Miss Strings

Feb. 7, 2021

One of the most common complaints I hear from beginner guitarists is they find up strumming hard especially when using a pick. In this episode I breakdown the mechanics of your strumming hand and give you a few tips on how t…

012 - What Would Be A Good Guitar Practice Routine?

Jan. 6, 2021

In this episode of the Beginner Guitar Academy podcast I answer the question 'What Would Be A Good Guitar Practice Routine?' I tell you exactly what should be included in your practice sessions and give you a 30, 20 & 10-min…

The Academy is Open & Special Offer

Nov. 23, 2020

It's great to be able to bring you some good news amongst all the chaos we find ourselves in... Beginner Guitar Academy is now ready to be revealed...it is bigger and better than ever and I can't wait for you to see it. Lear…

011 - 10 Ways To Stay Motivated While Learning Guitar

Oct. 20, 2020

In this episode of the Beginner Guitar Academy podcast I discuss 10 ways to stay motivated while learning guitar.

010 - Improve Your Practice With Isolation

Oct. 5, 2020

In this episode I discuss Isolation, a super simple idea but I bet your are not using it. Take a listen to improve your practice.

009 - How To Buy Your Perfect First Beginner Guitar

Aug. 17, 2020

In this episode I will break down the three different types of guitar, help you pick the right one for you and have you strolling out of the guitar shop with your head held high, confident that you chose the perfect first gu…

008 - 7 Common Beginner Guitar Player Questions

March 28, 2020

In this episode of the podcast I answer 7 common beginner guitar player questions, including: Am I too old to learn guitar? Should I begin learning on an acoustic guitar first? How much do I need to practice to learn guitar?…

007 - 5 New Year’s Resolutions to Make You a Better Guitarist

Jan. 16, 2020

Kick-start the year with 5 New Year’s Resolutions to Make You a Better Guitarist.

006 - October Member Q&A Call

Nov. 7, 2019

In this episode you will go behind the scenes and listen to our October members only Q&A call.

005 - Do You Have To Learn To Read Music to Play Guitar?

Oct. 24, 2019

In this episode, I will be answering the question 'Do You Have To Learn To Read Music to Play Guitar?'

004 - 7 Things Every Beginner NEEDS to Learn Guitar at Home

Aug. 2, 2019

In this episode I will introduce what I see as the 7 most important things a beginner needs to succeed with learning the guitar at home and give you a few tips on the best ways to use them.

003 - The Beginner Guitar Academy Story

July 28, 2019

In this episode I am going to talk about the Beginner Guitar Academy Story, how it came about, what it is and what it is going to be.

002 - Chord of the Month: G Major Guitar Chord

July 9, 2019

Even though G tends to be one of the first chords beginners learn, it is definitely not one of the easiest. In this episode we will be taking an in-depth look at how G is constructed, the most common ways it is played as wel…