Ten guitarists who influenced my playing, in pictures

This is one of those exercises / challenges which circulates around Facebook from time to time (much like the one which inspired a previous post about ten albums which inspired me). This one asked guitarists to post photographs of ten guitar players who had been the greatest influence on their own playing. I find theseContinue reading “Ten guitarists who influenced my playing, in pictures”

Examples of using intervals in guitar playing, part 1: thirds, sixths and tenths

Single line lead guitar playing is great. But when you have six strings and four fingers to hold them down, why limit your playing to one note at a time? Throughout the history of guitar, players have used two notes (or more) at once, resulting in something halfway between a single note line and aContinue reading “Examples of using intervals in guitar playing, part 1: thirds, sixths and tenths”

Want your music to be heard? Pick a genre!

I love artists who create works that cross the boundaries of genre, style, and in some cases, medium. Most people do. Others, of course, are faithful purists to their favourite genre. But for the rest of us who take our influences from all manner of avenues, how do we categorise our music? There’s a goodContinue reading “Want your music to be heard? Pick a genre!”