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08/06/2020

Guitar Cool: Play What You Hear

As a musician you will almost certainly have heard the line “play what you hear” – but many find that doing so is way ...

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22/11/2019

Guitar Cool: The Forgotten Art Of Listening

Actively listening to music is one part of practising that many guitar players miss – in fact almost all musicians miss ...

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09/09/2019

Guitar Cool: Practising for Playing Live

No one wants to make mistakes or look inept when up on stage in front of an audience, but I have seen it happen many times, ...

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14/02/2019

Guitar Cool: 11 Things I Learnt From Carl Verheyen

Earlier this year I was in Los Angeles and caught up with the amazing guitarist Carl Verheyen (pronounced Ver-high-in) at ...

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Carl Verheyen: Full Interview With Kevin Downing

Earlier this year NZM's Kevin Downing interviewed guitarist Carl Verheyen in LA, and wrote a Guitar Cool column about a ...

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20/06/2018

Guitar Cool: Travis Picking

This is an introductory lesson into the classic acoustic guitar technique of Travis picking, which was made famous by the ...

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20/04/2018

Guitar Cool: Those Mislaid New Year’s Resolutions

Although I am not a big fan of New Year's resolutions, I am a big fan of setting some new goals every now and then. Some ...

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11/01/2018

Guitar Cool: Grooving Away This Christmas

Many guitar players haven’t got a wide-ranging repertoire in their favourite genre let alone even a few favourite Christmas ...

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20/12/2017

Guitar Cool: Landing On The Right Notes When Soloing

Have you ever taken a solo and it just sounds like you are just fishing around for the right notes and immediately thought ...

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