News: Guitar Lesson

Learn How To Play Moondance by Van Morrison on Guitar

Tuesday, January 30th, 2018

Classic song from Irish singer/songwriter Van Morrison. It has a jazzy vibe to this song played in A minor on the guitar. The timing is in a shuffle – so gives it a jazz swing. If you manage to get the song down try singing along – this takes some doing as the vocals don’t always line...

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Darkness – I Believe In A Thing Called Love – Guitar Tab

Sunday, December 17th, 2017

We’re loving the Darkness at My Guitar Lessons towers as we recently all went off to see one of their amazing live shows – and Justin Hawkins was such a great front man we just had to tab their most well known song – ‘I Believe In A Thing Called Love’.  We watched Dan...

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Learn to Play Day 2017

Wednesday, June 21st, 2017

With only four days to go to Learn to Play Day 2017 thousands of FREE music lessons are being booked up across the country. Check venues near you now. Here are just a few of the amazing events you could be involved with: Yamaha...

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Do You Remember Your First Guitar Lesson?

Saturday, June 10th, 2017

So as guitar teachers we have all gone through the first time of actually doing a proper structured, professional lesson with a paying student! My Guitar Lessons tutor Mr John Becket talks frankly about his very first time he taught the guitar

It was during a period of unemployment in the...

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How to hit the right chord when choosing your child’s first guitar

Wednesday, April 5th, 2017

It’s wonderful when a child becomes inspired to take up an instrument, and the positive impact doing so has on a child’s development is huge. As adults, we play a pivotal role in helping a child stay motivated to learn and practise, starting with choosing their first instrument. Guitar is a...

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ways to supersize your guitar sound

Friday, December 30th, 2016

That moment when you switch from your chunky rhythm part to that climatic lead break and everything just… dips. The vulnerability of being the only guitarist is laid bare and you promise yourself that you’ll never stray from the warm embrace of chords again. Well, just hang on, it’s...

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Guthrie Govan Visits ICMP

Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

London, October 18th 2016: ICMP students were lucky enough to see guitar extraordinaire Guthrie Govan perform and talk about his career at one of our Masterclasses. Due to the popular demand of this event, the Masterclass was held at the Tricycle Theatre where Guthrie was able to talk to students...

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An Invitation From Steve

Saturday, August 27th, 2016

“Friends and fellow guitarists, welcome to the third year of Vai Academy… It feels great to say that! I’m so excited that this has been as successful as it’s been, and it seems to become more interesting every year. If you’re new to the program, we’re excited to...

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Keith Richards reveals the one guitar he couldn’t live without

Wednesday, July 20th, 2016

Over his five-and-a-half decade career with The Rolling Stones, Keith Richards has built up a fair old collection of guitars, but as part of his Ask Keith video series, the guitar icon has revealed which is his absolute fave. The answer is, of course, his Fender Telecaster, “just because I...

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The Definitive Guide To Buying An Acoustic Guitar

Sunday, July 10th, 2016

There are a lot of guitar options out there. This guide will help you find the right guitar for your needs. Why does it matter? Because you won’t play the wrong guitar for long. That’s why a lot of people who take up the guitar don’t stick with it. Here are 4 things this guide will reveal...

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Paul Gilbert, I wrote my best guitar solo on a kazoo

Monday, May 30th, 2016

As the incomparable Paul Gilbert has now released his 17th solo album, I Can Destroy, we’re exclusively premiering three episodes from his Scarified: The Terrifying Tales Of Paul Gilbert video series, where the guitar ace looks back at his career and drops a few revelations along the way.


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My Guitar Lessons Student Gets Top Marks In Alderley Edge

Friday, May 13th, 2016

My Guitar Lessons tutor Gerry Malloy has a year 6 pupil Called Sammy Earnshaw from The Ryleys School who  took part in the 100th Alderley Edge Music Festival on May 5th. He played a Rockschool Grade 4 piece in the “Blues / Rock section and was awarded 87 points and a distinction. He is currently...

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The Rumble Seat: A Bass Groove Toolbox

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

In the world of improvising, I’ve found that it’s incredibly handy to have tons of sonic and rhythmic bases to draw from. From my days with Wayne Krantz and drummer Keith Carlock, I was able to develop a sound that was unique while drawing from funk, electronica, jazz, avant-garde, rock, metal—you...

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Luther Dickinson: “Hurry Up Sunrise” Video Premiere

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2016

On the front porch of hill country blues and fife-and-drum legend Othar Turner’s home in Senatobia, Mississippi, is where Luther Dickinson found inspiration as a young guitarist in the 1990s. “Mississippi Fred McDowell was my favorite guitar player, and I’ve been studying his music for many,...

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John Petrucci: my top 5 tips for guitarists

Friday, February 19th, 2016

This February sees Dream Theater set up inside London’s historic, Grade II-listed Palladium for two nights of progressive metal majesty. They’ll be performing new album The Astonishing in its entirety – that’s all 34 tracks spanning over 130 minutes – and who knows, probably a whole lot...

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