Guitar Effects and Setup for Gig

Hi Mike, I’ve got my first gig (singing and playing guitar) in a couple of weeks and am hoping you can give me a couple of tips on configuring my rig and effects to sound great, at the moment I’ve got an amp and microphone, the amp has 2 channels. Thanks...

Help with Barre Chords

Hi Mike I need help with playing Barre Chords. When I barre a fret with my index finger, I can’t move my middle finger to a fret, like i physically cannot. it’s too far away. help Rose

Guitar Practice Routine

Hi Mike, I’ve been practicing scales with a metronome everyday day for a whole year and have came to the conclusion that it wasnt worth it and that I was better doing other stuff in that time. My end goal is to create good original music therefore I feel like I...

Picking Eighth Notes

Hi Mike, I’m a newbie so please excuse the simplicity of my question. I am learning eighth notes on my guitar, remember this is only my second lesson, Anyhow the lesson book says to pick the eighth note first down, and then pick up which works fine when your...

How to improve timing when recording music

Hi Mike, I notice than when I record myself that my timing is not good enough, I usually rush for something like 25ms and that can be easily heared with other perfectly timed instruments in the mix. Perhaps someone could advice how could I practice that? Thanks!...

Circle of Fifths

In this article I won’t go into too much theoretical detail and will summarize how guitarists can use the circle of fifths to their advantage as a quick reference guide and for composition. Circle of Fifths on Face Value On face value the circle of fifths...