Essential Blues Guitar Lessons Pt 1: The 12-Bar Blues

In this first lesson in our exclusive new tuition series, MGR Music tutor Leigh Fuge explains the classic 12-bar blues and shows you how you can take three chords and get your blues playing kick started… If you’re a fan of blues music and play the guitar, you have almost certainly heard of the term ’12-bar blues’. But what is it? The 12-bar More...

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By On Monday, July 2nd, 2018

Learn To Play… Hey Joe Solo by Jimi Hendrix

In the latest installment of our tuition videos in collaboration with Your Guitar Academy, Dan Holton talks you through the solo to Hey Joe by Jimi Hendrix. Based in the E minor pentatonic shape 1, Dan takes More...

By On Monday, June 25th, 2018

Learn To Play… Pride & Joy by Stevie Ray Vaughan

In our second tuition video in collaboration with Your Guitar Academy, we take a look at Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble’s modern blues classic, Pride & Joy, from the 1983 debut album Texas Flood. In More...

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By On Monday, June 25th, 2018

Learn To Play… Hey Joe Intro By Jimi Hendrix

We’ve teamed up with online guitar tutors Your Guitar Academy to bring you weekly YouTube videos featuring tips, tutorials and lessons of the most iconic players in the industry. In the first instalment of More...

By On Wednesday, January 10th, 2018

All About… Frets

There are many metal parts on a guitar that impact your tone and playability, but your frets might be the most important of all. Huw Price puts it all on the wire to help you work out what the right frets are for More...

By On Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

Interview: JD Simo – New Vintage

Nashville-based guitarist JD Simo counts Joe Bonamassa as a friend and fan, and is rapidly becoming one of the one of the most hotly-tipped players in blues-rock. As his band prepare to drop a new album, Simo talks More...

By On Monday, July 3rd, 2017

Josh Rand’s Top 10 Guitar Playing Tips

Josh Rand is a founding member of Stone Sour, a Berklee College of Music graduate and an accomplished rock guitarist. Here, he shares his tips on becoming a better player… Interview Sam Roberts 1. Playing More...

By On Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Chord Clinic: Chord Sequences

This month, we look at ways to get creative with just a guitar and chord sequences. Rod Fogg steers the ship of harmony through the dark waters of dissonance. Let’s get started with the simple open-string More...

By On Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

Aleks Sever’s 10 Top Tips for Composing Your Own Music

Croatian-born guitarist and composer Aleks Sever is a virtuoso rock, funk, jazz and hip-hop player who grew up in Germany. Her latest album, Extravagant, was released in November. Here, she shares 10 tips for composing More...

By On Wednesday, September 21st, 2016

Chord Clinic: Triads & Pedal Notes

Triads are some of the simplest chords playable on a guitar, but move them around over a pedal note and things start to get really interesting. Rod Fogg explains… Triads, which are three-note chords consisting More...