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01/09/2017

Guitar Cool: Vanilla Chords

' Vanilla chords ' is a term used in the jazz guitar world which essentially means you need to reduce the chord progression ...

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01/03/2017

Guitar Cool: The Rhythm Guitarist’s Role

The role of rhythm guitarist within a band setting is often overlooked, misunderstood and undervalued amongst fellow musicians. ...

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08/02/2017

Guitar Cool: Coping with Pressure and Stress

It’s that time again and of course I hope that you have a great Christmas and New Year – and that Father Christmas brings ...

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27/10/2016

Guitar Cool: Technique – Have You Got It?

Guitar players love to share their thoughts on the topic of technique. You can also find it discussed in lots of books, videos ...

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07/09/2016

Guitar Cool: Using Movable Chords

Using Movable Chords: One of the biggest challenges guitar players face is that of playing chords. Some of the problems are ...

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13/07/2016

Guitar Cool: Develop Your Own Style

Many guitarists find developing their own style is a difficult thing to do, and I’m often asked how you do so with ease. ...

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28/04/2016

Guitar Cool: Learning Simple Melodies

In the last few articles I’ve been talking about certain things that can slow or stall a guitar player’s musical growth, ...

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04/03/2016

Guitar Cool: Do Your Solos Sound Like Scales?

A common grumble among guitar players is that their solos sound like they’re playing scales. Have you complained of this ...

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18/12/2015

Guitar Cool: Escaping Mediocrity

Many music teachers will have students who say they want to be great guitar players, but have no idea how to escape mediocrity, ...

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