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My and my niece jamming at my studio

            Annie my niece has loved this Hammond organ of mine since she was really young. She calls it The Beatbox. Here we set the mic recording and along with Anne, her auntie and my … Continue reading

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POTENTIALISM – my latest collaborative music/art project

As well as working as a guitar tutor, I also write and produce music that is not specifically guitar based. I have a big interest in social reform and the understanding of social systems and how they effect people’s lives … Continue reading

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School Guitar Lessons Collage 2 (Amazing Jam Sessions With Brilliant Young People) :0)

1: Lara, Maddie – ‘Wherever You Will Go’ 2: Thomas, Toby, James – ‘La La La Ga Ga Ga’ 3: Lyla, Ben – ‘Iron Man Thor’ 4: Lewis, Rory – ‘Grace Callum Matthew’ 5: Lara, Maddie, Me – ‘Sushi’ jam … Continue reading

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To The Top Of The Mountain And Back Down Again Breathing Fire Again Like The Blue Eyed Black Dragon

This piece is easier than it sounds! Play the audio above and download the tab below All the notes for the melody are on the high E string and this is a good exercise to practice moving up and down … Continue reading

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5 Reasons You Need A Rickenbacker Guitar!

 Say no more. 2 kool for skool!

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Recommended Guitar Accessories

Carrying Case If you’re going to be taking your guitar into school you will definitely need a carrying case or cover of some sort. Many guitars aimed at beginners come with a soft carrying cover with a handle strap, but … Continue reading

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Which Guitar? Acoustic Or Electric?

Ultimately the choice comes down to the individual, but here are some points about each. Acoustic Guitar An acoustic guitar is a beautiful instrument that is light, portable, versatile and has a rich history of exciting musical culture and kudos … Continue reading

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Sound Clips Of My School Guitar Lessons

This collection of recordings is from some of my school guitar lessons. The energy and creativity that comes from children is fantastic! There are improvised guitar solos, practiced pieces, songs that are made up on the spot and sang by … Continue reading

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My track on BBC Radio6 Today

‘Abstract Ideas’ is a quick sound art piece I made in response to BBC Radio 6, Mary Anne Hobbs’ show Art Is Everywhere. Made during the show on Sunday 01/12/13 using samples from the show and samples I recorded while … Continue reading

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Our Art for BBC6 Music – Mary Anne Hobbs – Art Is Everywhere

Yesterday and today (01/12/13) Mary Anne Hobbs’ BBC Radio 6 music shows were called ‘Art Is Everywhere’ and were made in collaboration with artist Jeremy Deller in celebration of the Turner art prize. Between 7 and 10am the idea was … Continue reading

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