There are many points I could list here, but I have boiled them down to three. Once again, these are focused on musical performance but also could be adapted to any presentation or event where you’re on the spot. To make it even easier to digest – they rhyme: PREPARE Head in the sand isn’t … More 3 Lessons From 300 Hours of Performance (& they rhyme!)
Ok, one or all of these may be controversial. But they apply not just to a career in music. You may hold these beliefs without realising and have unknowingly created artificial hurdles to progressing. Let me know your thoughts: 1. “I’m not good enough” I hear this a lot. Especially when encouraging students to start … More Three common myths (of your own making) holding you back
April four years ago, I had signed up to compete (or in my case hopefully complete) a triathlon. I had completed some in previous years, but this one was different, I would be swimming in open water. Cue trying to squeeze lake swimming practice in to an already overflowing schedule. I had finished work and … More Near death experience – what I learnt and have taught ever since
Amplifiers or ‘amps’ are required to do just that – crank the volume of your electric guitar so you can be heard over your excited and energetic drummer and band mates! I would recommend an amp for home practice too, as they really do bring the instrument to life -add some colour and tone (and … More Electric Guitar Amplifiers
TOP 3 Lessons Learnt: Best laid plans… Ok, so we’re practiced, packed and ready to go… here are a few lessons I learned the hard way, hopefully so you won’t have to: No.3: Band on the run I was playing at a particularly rough venue, this was some years back when we were just starting out gigging … More My top 3 worst experiences performing live- and what I learnt…
Twang’s Guitar School is celebrating its first birthday! One thing to say looking back: Thank you! I want to say thank you to all the students for all their hard work this year! Starting something new is tough, sticking it out is also tough – but worth it! Keep up the great work! Thank you to … More TGS is 1yrs Today!