May 26, 2023
In this week, episode I go through ten bad habits that I often see beginner guitarists make and how to avoid them.
May 18, 2023
On this episode of the Beginner Guitar Academy podcast, we're delving into Arpeggios, specifically how to play them and why they're beneficial. I discuss the difference between harmonic and melodic Arpeggios and provide tips…
May 11, 2023
On this episode of the Beginner Guitar Academy podcast, learn all about blues music, from its origin in the Deep South of America to its influence on contemporary genres like heavy metal and hip hop.
May 4, 2023
In this week's Beginner Guitar Academy podcast episode, we discuss something that can make any beginner guitarist a little nervous - recording yourself on video. But don't worry, I've got you covered with five tips to increa…
April 27, 2023
In this week's episode, I explore whether Yousician is the best way to learn guitar. Yousician is a Finnish interactive and educational music service that offers instant feedback to users as they play their instruments. With…
April 21, 2023
In this week's episode, I discuss the top five greatest live guitar moments ever. From Jimi Hendrix setting his guitar on fire to The Beatle's first US performance and the birth of Beatlemania.
April 15, 2023
In this week's episode, I go through 10 common beginner guitarist problems that always come up and give you solutions to help you overcome them or avoid them entirely.
April 7, 2023
In this week's episode, I ask BGA members what's one thing they wish they had known sooner about learning to play the guitar.
March 30, 2023
We are now 90 through the 365-day practice challenge I started in January. This episode is a check-in to see how everybody is getting on with it, and if you haven't started it yet, I will go through everything you need to…
March 24, 2023
In this week's episode, I’m going to discuss talent vs skill and why just because you don’t have natural talent, you can still learn to play the guitar.
March 16, 2023
Strings are fundamental to guitar playing, but if you have ever been to a music shop and seen all the different packs of strings, you will know that choosing strings can be very confusing. In this week's episode, I am goi…
March 10, 2023
This week's episode is the second in a two-part series looking at ten awesome slide guitarists.
March 3, 2023
This week's episode is the first in a two-part series looking at ten awesome slide guitarists.
Feb. 24, 2023
You must have the fundamentals to be good at anything, which is also true of learning guitar. Thats why in this week's episode, I will take you through 5 Guitar Playing Fundamentals you MUST Know.
Feb. 17, 2023
The number one skill students struggle with in their progress checks & level assessments is rhythm. Thats why in this episode, I will walk you through everything you need to know to get your rhythm rock solid.
Feb. 9, 2023
In this week's episode, I will introduce you to the rule of three, which will get you learning quicker with less frustration and more understanding, so if that sounds good, check it out.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
July 29, 2022
In this week's episode, I am going through 7 essential things you should do every time you practice 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.
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.
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.
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.
June 24, 2022
For this week's episode, I have been searching YouTube to bring you John Mayer’s Top 5 Guitar Tips.
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 & …
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.