Monday, 27 February 2012

Tension Pain

This week Al and Ray talk about pain - tension pain - worth watching - good advice.

Sunday, 12 February 2012


Al's book "So you want to be a full-time Guitar Tutor" is now available as a Kindle download on Amazon.

Saturday, 11 February 2012

Arching the Fingers and Dot Markers

Hi everyone, Ray takes the front seat this week to talk about arching your fingers on the fretboard and dot markers. We hope you find this useful - please leave us your comments and feedback.

Sunday, 5 February 2012

Acoustic beginners

Really enjoyable evening on Friday with our new acoustic beginners evening class. It's good to be using our new book to teach from as although it's material we've used before, every time we go back to it, new pupils find different perspectives. The video posts will also show how it works in practice!

Friday, 3 February 2012

So you have chosen your guitar

A two part tutorial this week to demonstrate correct posture and centre of balance - with Ray Bradfield and Al Summers.

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Al's just taken delivery of a lute! This was always his first love and he's been saying for ages that he wouldn't mind getting back to his roots. I haven't been able to get much sense out of him since it arrived so it's obviously pretty serious! Just don't mention tights or codpieces please.

The improvers acoustic evening class has started noisily with a full house of enthusiasts. The amount of sound generated is always a good indicator of how confident people feel and we've been really pleased with results so far. Acoustic versions of classics like "All along the watchtower" (complete with Hendrix opening riff) and "Gimme all your lovin'" (featuring Al on beard) have shaken the walls at Chinn's Court studios in Warminster.

Beginners acoustic guitar starts tonight with friends old and new!