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I first started writing my Guitar Tuition Guide circa 2010. By that point I'd already been teaching professionally for a number of years and was making up my teaching syllabus with a combination of different books that were already available and, I'm ashamed to say, the "what do you want to do today?" approach....

At some point I started to get fed up with the way the available tuition guides were structured. And so I set about fashioning my own. It's been a very organic process, with every page 'tested' on my pupils over a period of time to see how well they work in combination with others. Even to this day I chop and change things around on occasion. It's not uncommon for a student to say "I never had that sheet...."


My two main impetuses in writing this guide were......

1) I recall around this time I had started teaching my first GCSE and A-Level age students and they were beginning to ask me about resources beyond "....this is an A Minor Scale." I was getting asked about more in depth music theory - which I love and am ALWAYS more than happy to teach - but the main problem with the published books on these subjects was that it was nigh on impossible to get the students to relate to the material as it was LOADS of 'music speak' words, complicated diagrams and barely any examples. This sowed the seed in me that what was needed was a tutor guide that covers everything that you will need to know but presents it in a much more relatable way, in other words, in plain English and with plenty of references so that you can see/hear the Music at work rather than just being told that it works.

2) My main bug bear with guitarists - and this does make me a bit of a guitar traitor - is that I can't stand it when guitarists get to an amazing playing standard but have absolutely no idea what they're playing! So, many times I meet guitarists who can play....*thinks of an example*..... Eruption by Van Halen note for note but whose faces go blank if you ask them to change a Minor chord into a Minor Seventh! This, again, ties back to the first point in that in the even that they've tried to learn more in depth music theory, they've just found it too much of a mire to wade through.....

And so, over the years, my tuition guide : "THE EVERYTHING GUIDE TO LEARNING GUITAR" has been created. It really does take you from absolute beginner right the way through to the more advanced guitarist. Even though it teaches you EVERYTHING, it is structured in sections so,  if there are things that you're not interested in just yet, you can always come back at a later date.

I shall be uploading my tuition guide to my YouTube channel section by section. Please click HERE to be taken to the CONTENTS LIST

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