Season 1

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 …

044 - How Can I Improve My Strumming?

Sept. 24, 2021

In this week's episode, I answer a common beginner guitarist's question, 'how can I improve my strumming?'

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 …

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…

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?'