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Guitar Techniques

Guitar Techniques May 2020

Take the UK's foremost guitar teachers and players, and transfer their finesse and passion for music into a magazine! The magazine has established itself with guitarists who wish to better themselves as musicians in both the UK, Europe and as far afield as the USA and Hong Kong! When it comes to choosing music, GT's Abba to Zappa policy means that there's always something for everyone! Please note: This digital version of the magazine does not currently include the covermount items or content you would find on printed newsstand copies

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just a few of your regular gt technique experts...

JOSEPH ALEXANDER After stints at Guitar Institute and Leeds College, Joseph launched Fundamental Changes. He’s since published over 40 tuition books and sold 350,000 plus. SIMON BARNARD Simon is a graduate of ACM and The Guitar Institute, holding a Masters degree in music. He teaches, examines and plays everything from rock to jazz. SHAUN BAXTER One of the UK’s most respected music educators, Shaun has taught many who are now top tutors themselves. His Jazz Metal album is considered a milestone. MARTIN GOULDING One of the world’s foremost rock and metal guitarists, Martin teaches for dime-online.org and has written for many of the world’s top guitar mags. CHARLIE GRIFFITHS Guitar Institute tutor Charlie first came to fame in Total Guitar’s Challenge Charlie series. He’s also guitarist with top UK metal-fusion band Haken. PAT HEATH BIMM Brighton lecturer, ESP product demonstrator and…

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MY FIRST ‘PROPER’ guitar was a 1967 Fender Tele. It was an early 67 one as it had the older ‘script’ logo on the headtock and ‘Telecaster’ in small capitals. The body was stripped to bare wood so I quickly refinished it black. It was my first foray into guitar repairing and it set me on the path of doing it for a living. Oh, and it cost £105 from Guitar Village in Shaftesbury Avenue, London. I was 21 and so proud (see pic below). At the time I worked in a factory making corrugated cardboard alongside, of all people, Guthrie Govan’s dad. I worked 6-2 and 2-10 shifts, had gone to London in the morning and got back for my afternoon stint with my new guitar in tow. “Okay then, let’s…

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gt digital available for android!

Try GT’s digital edition on PC, Mac, Laptop, Desktop or Tablet! Tap the links Finding your way around the magazine is easy. Tapping the feature titles on the cover or the contents page, takes you straight two the relevant articles. Any web and email links in the text are tappable too Animated tab & audio All the ’s main lessons have mag the audio built in with a moving cursor that shows you exactly where you are in the music. Simply tap the ‘play’ button and you’re off - you can fast-forward or scroll back at will. Play the videos Certain articles have accompanying videos full of useful insight and additional information. Once again, tap the play buttons to enjoy video masterclasses on your iPad (recommended) or smartphone.…

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try it!

Go to www.pocketmags.com, search for Guitar Techniques to purchase a single issue for just £3.99; or subscribe and enjoy GT with audio and animated tab on any device! * NB: Only the Apple, Pocketmags and www.myfavouritemagazines.co.uk versions contains interactive tab and audio. DISC AUDIO (PRINT VERSION ONLY) Sometimes the GT CD features some of the backing tracks as mp3 files due to space. These will be found in a folder on the CD-ROM section of the disc, accessible only via a computer, and will not work in a regular CD player.…

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food for thought

So, I’ve decided that I want to get back to playing piano, and started looking around for a teacher. I’ve been looking online but there wasn’t anyone I felt I connected with or that had what I was looking for. It’s coincided with a lot of questions on my forum about finding a real-life teacher, about what makes a good teacher or the right teacher for an individual. Let’s start by talking about real-life teachers, which is my preference because I value human connections and perhaps, at my stage in the music journey, most ‘beginner’ lessons won’t fit me well because I have a load of other experience. For most beginners, online learning is a great option, for reasons we’ll discuss later. So I started out with a Google search and looked…

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session shenanigans

Sooner or later along your stellar career path, you may receive word from the manager of one of the UK’s top symphony orchestras. In days of yore that would be disseminated via the medium of Alexander Graham Bell’s modern marvel, but today’s musical operative must be ever alert to offers that arrive by text, email, etc. These guys are also keen for you to join one of the diary services, as they frequently need to book a job lot of freelancers to swell the ranks of permanent orchestra members. So they are cheered by the notion of booking an extra 15 or 20 players with but one phone call during their busy and under-remunerated day. Do not be dismayed if your presence is requested at 24 hours’ notice. It may well…