Great Guitarists Homework

Jake Bugg’s Sweet Moves

If you think Jake Bugg is ‘just’ a singer/songwriter maybe this video will make you think again. Jake displays some cool guitar chops here

FAWM Writing With Kids


During FAWM my guitar pupil Harry (10) came up with a pretty complete Iron Maiden style song that just needed me to put chords to. I got the Fernwood Rock band to record it and then asked if anyone on FAWM would contribute a solo. Juha Keränen (aka Ianuarius) went one step further and videoed his contribution.

I love FAWM (and the internet!)

Music Biz 2.0 Quotes

Free Beef

I don’t want to sell my music. I’d like to give it away because where I got it, you didn’t have to pay for it.

– Captain Beefheart

Great Guitarists

Why Springsteen Is Still Relevant

Bruce Springsteen has been a professional musician for over 42 years. In that time he has released 18 studio albums, 71 singles, five live albums, five box sets, and six compilation albums. He has sold 64.5 million albums in the US alone. Most artists in his position would (and do) rest on their past achievements, becoming almost their own tribute act. And yet Bruce keeps challenging himself, to learn new music, to do something different. On a recent tour of Australia, Bruce decide to open his shows with a cover of one of that county’s best known bands AC/DC…

By the way, that’s Tom Morello from Rage Against The Machine on guitar