Scales and Modes Every Guitarist Should Know

First off, I would like to thank DeftDigits.com for this great blogging opportunity. Let’s immediately jump in: scales, what are they and which one should you learn? This short article will spend more time on the latter than on the …

Student Showcase: Winter 2018

Another fantastic showcase at Empty Sea Studios on Feb 3. Individual videos: Caroline C (11): “Let It Be” – The Beatles Caroline S (15): “Hallelujah” – Leonard Cohen Safra C (8): “Firework” – Katy Perry Cooper H (12): “Hedwig’s Theme” …

Student of the Month: Cooper

Cooper is one of my happiest students. Even if he has a decent reason to feel down in the dumps, he never seems to go there. Thanks, Cooper, for brightening my day every week! Cooper is always willing to try …

Student Showcase: Summer 2017

Another fantastic showcase at Empty Sea Studios on Sep 16. Individual videos: Caroline S (15): “Simple As This” – Jake Bugg Ella H (11): “How Far I’ll Go” – Auli’i Cravalho Cooper H (11): “A Horse with No Name” – …

Student of the Month: Caroline

Caroline is currently preparing “Don’t Look Back in Anger” by Oasis for her third-ever performance. She’s done Frank Ocean’s “Lost” and the Eagles’ “Hotel California” in the last six months. This time, she was in the enviable position of having …

Student Showcase: Winter 2017

We played our second show at Empty Sea Studios on Mar 12. What a great night! Enjoy the whole show here: Individual videos: Ella (11): “Safe & Sound” – Taylor Swift Leo (8): Medley: “Louie, Louie” – The Kingsmen, “Smoke …

Student of the Month: Xavier

Xavier is a chord learning machine. In less than a year of lessons, I think he’s learned more chords than any of my other ukulele students. We had to move beyond my recommended common chords and into an ukulele chord …

Student of the Month: Ben

Ben started his guitar journey last year around Christmas time with a whole lot of “Jingle Bells” and “Smoke on the Water”. After the holidays, we set out to satisfy his craving to play and sing songs from Billy Bragg …

Student of the Month: Ella

Our May Student of the Month is ten-year-old Ella. In her eight months of guitar lessons, she’s learned snippets of many different songs, but she fine-tuned her first full song last month, strumming chords and singing along on “Kumbaya”. Ella’s …

Guitar Concert DVD

14 Must-See Guitar Concert DVDs

One of the best ways to get inspired is to watch a master do what you’re learning to do. We students of the guitar are fortunate; there are mountains of concert DVDs out there showcasing incredible guitarists. I won’t try …