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Articles and advice on learning and playing the guitar by professional guitarist and tutor, John Wilmshurst

Teaching Your Child | Guitar Tuition for Kids

Guitars (2 of 2)Having been a guitar tutor for over 14 years I have taught many different people of all ages and abilities, … Read More...

5 Tips to Becoming a Successful Guitar Tutor

Hi all,

When I started teaching the guitar professionally way back in 2001, I quickly realised that to ensure I … Read More...

5 ways to survive Xmas (For Guitar Students)

HO HO HO!!

Whether you like it or not, (I do!) the Christmas holiday season is upon us soon and … Read More...

Should You Take Music Exams?

Hi all,

Today I’m asking the questions, “should you take music exams?” and “can you be ‘qualified‘ to … Read More...

5 reasons you should subscribe to, or share this blog:

1) You’re learning the guitar
2) You like free guitar lessons
3) You’re looking for downloadable  content, such as backing … Read More...

Guitar Lesson Gift Vouchers for Xmas

Are you looking for a unique gift idea this christmas?
Why not give the gift of guitar lessons?

Even old

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Drum Beats Page Updated to Include 6/8 and 3/4 beats

By special request, the drum beats page has been updated to include 3/4 and 6/8 rhythms to practice to.

The … Read More...

Guitar lessons for Xmas – a bit of advice

Ho ho ho!

I know it’s early yet, but with Xmas on the way, you might be donning your battle Read More...

Good Repetition

Have you heard the phrase “repetition, repetition, repetition”?

Of course, this means that by going over something again and again … Read More...

How many lessons do you need?

I receive a lot of enquiries every month from people who are interested in having guitar lessons and they call … Read More...

Getting ready for your first gig

Greetings!

This is the third post in a series in which I express some of my opinions (rather than a … Read More...

How to rehearse (How to get in a band part II)

Red carpets are essential to hide unexplainable stains

Welcome back!

Last week we looked at some tips on starting or Read More...

How to get in a band

Hi all,

In case you’re not aware, there has recently been some fantastic news from the Musician’s Union for musicians … Read More...

Timing is everything…

There are some of us in the guitar playing community who just enjoy a strum every now and again (who … Read More...

Learn twice as fast – Practice at half-speed!!

Hi all,

I know this sounds weird, but it’s true –
“if you practice at half-speed, you’ll learn twice as Read More...