Season 1

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.

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 …