Season 1

115 - How To Build The Habit Of Guitar Practice

Feb. 3, 2023

It apparently takes 32 days for the average American to give up their new year's resolution meaning this week is when most people fail, and I don't want that for you. Thats why in this week's episode, I'm going to talk about…

114 - What’s All The Fuss About Jimi Hendrix?

Jan. 27, 2023

In this week's episode, I will try to answer one of my student's questions, What’s All The Fuss About Jimi Hendrix? So if you are wondering the same thing, keep listening.

113 - 10 Three-Chord Songs To Learn

Jan. 20, 2023

In this episode, I take you through 10 three-chord songs that are fun to play and will help you work on different skills & techniques.

112 - Is Music Theory Necessary To Play Guitar

Jan. 13, 2023

In this episode, I am answering the question is Music Theory Necessary To Play Guitar? Some think it is, and some think it isn’t, so keep listening to find out what I think.

111 - What Are Pentatonic Scales?

Jan. 6, 2023

In this week's episode, I'm talking all about pentatonic scales. What they are, how to practice them and why you would want to.

110 - 365 Day Guitar Practice Challenge

Dec. 30, 2022

In this week's episode, I am setting you a challenge which, if you complete. Will see your guitar playing improve dramatically.

109 - 5 Most Popular Episodes of The BGA Podcast in 2022 (Part 2)

Dec. 23, 2022

In this week's episode, I am continuing my countdown of the five most popular episodes of the BGA podcast in 2022.

108 - 5 Most Popular Episodes of The BGA Podcast in 2022

Dec. 16, 2022

As we near the end of the year, I'm looking back and counting down the five most popular episodes of the BGA podcast from 2022.

107 - Best Apps For Guitarists

Dec. 9, 2022

In this week's episode, I'm going through the best apps for guitarists. So make sure you have got some spare storage on your phone and WIFI access, then get downloading.

106 - Complete Guide To Guitar Picks

Dec. 2, 2022

Many beginner guitarists don’t think twice about their guitar pick and use any old one nearby. Guitar picks make a huge difference to your tone and playing. So listen to this week's episode to learn everything you need to kn…

105 - The Guitar Players Christmas Gift Guide

Nov. 25, 2022

With Christmas fast approaching, this episode is all about gifts for guitar players. I will run you through the best gifts for that guitar player in your life or for your own Christmas list.

104 - How To Practise Ear Training

Nov. 18, 2022

Ear training is one of those skills that often gets overlooked and left out of the practice schedule. In this week's episode, I'm going over what ear training is, why you should practice it and most importantly, how.

103 - The #1 Reason Beginners Get Confused & Frustrated

Nov. 11, 2022

In this week's episode, we look at the number one reason beginners get confused and frustrated when learning guitar. Wanna know what it is? Then keep listening.

102 - Standing Or Sitting: Which Way Should You Practice Guitar?

Nov. 4, 2022

When practising the guitar, do you sit or do you stand? Which way is better, and does it even matter? This is what we are going to find out in today’s episode.

101 - 5 Steps To Writing Songs On Guitar

Oct. 28, 2022

In this episode, I will help you release your creative side by walking you through the 5 Steps To Writing Songs On Guitar.

100 - Advice & Tips From 9 BGA Members

Oct. 21, 2022

We made it! 100 episodes! To celebrate episode 100, I invited 9 BGA members to share their advice and tips from their guitar journey. I have also got a special gift for all BGA podcast listeners.

099 - 90% Quit BUT That's NOT Gonna Be You (Part Two)

Oct. 14, 2022

This week's episode is the second in a two-part series looking at why 90% of beginner guitarists quit in the first 12 months. So if you want to be part of the 10% that are successful with learning guitar, take a listen.

098 - 90% Quit But That's Not Gonna Be You (Part One)

Oct. 7, 2022

This week's episode is the first in a two-part series looking at why 90% of beginner guitarists quit in the first 12 months. So if you want to be part of the 10% that are successful with learning guitar, take a listen.

097 - What Does Playing In A Key Mean?

Sept. 30, 2022

In this episode, I will answer the question, what does playing in a key mean? So if you have asked the same question, keep listening.

096 - 10 Awesome Acoustic Guitarists You Should Know About (Part 2)

Sept. 23, 2022

This week's episode is the second in a two-part series introducing 10 awesome acoustic guitar players you should know about.

095 - 10 Awesome Acoustic Guitarists You Should Know About (Part 1)

Sept. 16, 2022

This week's episode is the first in a two-part series introducing ten awesome acoustic guitar players you should know about.

093 - 10 Awesome Finger Picking Songs

Sept. 2, 2022

If you are tired of your guitar pick, this episode is for you as I count down ten awesome finger-picking songs. These will be great to learn the style and give you some fun songs to play.

092 - Are You A Beginner Or Intermediate Guitarist?

Aug. 26, 2022

If you feel like a perpetual beginner and wonder where you are on your guitar-playing journey. Then this episode is for you as I will answer the question are you a beginner or intermediate guitarist?

091 - 3 Steps To Learn Songs

Aug. 19, 2022

If you have struggled with learning songs in the past, then this episode is for you. I will walk you through the three steps to help you learn a song quicker, easier and with less frustration.

090 - 5 Guitar Master Classes You Should Watch

Aug. 12, 2022

In this episode, I go through 5 guitar master classes you should watch, so if you are looking for some inspiration or something to watch on your way to work, check this episode out.

089 - Where To Start With Learning Guitar

Aug. 5, 2022

In this week's episode, I will go through how to start learning guitar. So if you are just beginning your guitar journey or looking for a bit more direction, take a listen.

088 - 7 Things To Do Every Time You Practice Guitar

July 29, 2022

In this week's episode, I am going through 7 essential things you should do every time you practice guitar.

087 - 5 Steps To Get Back Into Playing The Guitar

July 22, 2022

Is your guitar gathering dust? Have you been away on an extended vacation, recently healed from an injury, or life has just been busy. Don't worry; this week's episode will help get you back on track.

086 - Common Guitar Playing Injuries & How To Avoid Them

July 15, 2022

In this episode, I go through some common guitar-playing injuries, what they are, how they are caused and how you can avoid them. So if you want to enjoy the guitar and remain pain-free, keep listening.

085 - 6 MORE Essential Blues Albums You Should Listen To

July 8, 2022

In this episode, I give you 6 MORE Blues albums you should check out. If you want to become a better blues guitar player it is essential that you listen to blues music and these six albums are essential listening.

084 - 6 Blues Albums You Should Listen To

July 1, 2022

If you want to become a better blues guitar player it is essential that you listen to blues music. In this episode, I recommend 6 classic blues albums for you to listen to.

083 - John Mayer’s 5 Top Guitar Tips

June 24, 2022

For this week's episode, I have been searching YouTube to bring you John Mayer’s Top 5 Guitar Tips.

082 - How To Avoid, Recognise & Overcome Guitar Burnout

June 17, 2022

If you are like most guitar players, you will hit a wall and lose your drive to play the guitar at some time or another. This is what we call guitar burnout. In this week's episode, I will tell you how to Avoid, Recognise & …

081 - Should You Learn Guitar In-Person Or Online?

June 11, 2022

In this week's episode, I discuss the pros & cons of learning guitar online vs in person. So if you are wondering which method of learning would be best for you, keep listening.

080 - Open Weekend Live Q&A Recording

June 3, 2022

This week's episode is a recording from the live Q&A I did as part of the recent Beginner Guitar Academy open weekend. I answer questions on the best beginner guitar amps, what a key is and more.

079 - The Seven Essential Guitar Skills

May 27, 2022

This week's episode will take you through the seven essential guitar skills that will help you structure your guitar practice, make faster progress, and become a well-rounded guitar player. Sound good? Well, keep listening.

078 - 5 Ways To Improve Your Timing

May 20, 2022

Out of the seven essential skills, the one that most people struggle with is Rhythm. Most struggle to stay in time when strumming through a song or find it tough to create an interesting rhythm when improvising.  If this …

077 - 9 Of The Best YouTube Guitar Teachers

May 13, 2022

If you have ever looked for guitar lessons on YouTube, you will know that finding a good teacher is not easier.  That is why I am going to go through 9 of the best youtube guitar teachers in this week's episode

076 - What Is The CAGED System & Should I Learn It?

May 6, 2022

This week's episode is all about the CAGED system. What it is, why you should learn it, when you should learn it and how you should learn it.

075 - Can You Learn Guitar Over 40?

April 29, 2022

If you are over 40 and wondering if you have missed your chance at learning to play the guitar, then this episode is for you.

074 - What Is A Guitar Setup & Do I Need One?

April 22, 2022

In this episode, I will walk you through exactly what a guitar setup is and answer the question, do you need one?

073 - How To Stop Your Pick From Spinning

April 15, 2022

One of the most annoying things for beginner guitar players is trying to keep hold of their picks. In this episode, I will give you some tips to help stop your pick from spinning.

072 - 5 Guitar Podcasts Worth Downloading

April 9, 2022

If you are a fan of podcasts you are going to like this episode as I give through 5 Guitar Podcasts Worth Downloading.

071 - 7 Things You Can Do This Weekend To Get Better At Guitar

April 1, 2022

In this week's episode, I’m going to give you seven simple ideas that you can use this weekend to get better at guitar.

070 - 5 Scales You Must Know

March 25, 2022

Major, Minor, Blues, Mixolydian, super Locrian, Phrygian dominant there are so many guitar scales it can be overwhelming knowing where to begin. So in this episode, I’m going through the five scales you must know.

069 - What’s The Difference Between A Squier And A Fender

March 18, 2022

What’s the difference between Fender and Squier? There is obviously a big difference in price but why, this is what I am going to be answering in this week's episode.

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.