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.
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
Feb. 4, 2022
In this weeks episode, I am continuing my countdown of the 5 most popular episodes of the BGA podcast from 2021.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dec. 31, 2021
This episode is the first in a two-part series counting down the ten best guitarists of 2021.
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.
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…
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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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…
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.
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…
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.
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 …
Sept. 24, 2021
In this week's episode, I answer a common beginner guitarist's question, 'how can I improve my strumming?'
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…
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 …
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…
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…
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.
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.
Aug. 6, 2021
In this weeks episode, I walk you through the 5 best guitar solos for beginner guitarists to learn.
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.
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…
July 16, 2021
In this weeks episode, I go through 7 ways to help make more time for guitar when life gets busy.
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…
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…
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…
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: …
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.
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…
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…
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.
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!
May 7, 2021
I this week's episode of the podcast I answer the question 'When Should I Start Learning Barre Chords?'.
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 …
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/
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…
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 …