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Guitar Domination is a one stop solution for all guitarists out there looking to improve their playing. We teach you the best tips, tricks and techniques ranging from fingerpicking to thrash to funk and everything in between.
The Problem With Most Guitar Books
2022-11-19 18:48
I was teaching one of my favourite students last week. Her name is Glynis. She plays guitar and ukulele… …and in her ukulele group, Glynis recently took on the mantle of bas… Read More
9 Reasons To Play Blues Guitar
2022-11-16 17:02
I love playing the blues on guitar. There are so many elements and facets to it that blues guitar never really gets boring. …Especially the further down the rabbit hole you go with i… Read More
One Of The Greatest Guitarists Of All Time?
2022-11-16 16:58
I was watching a rare interview the other day. It was with an amazing guitarist who died young in a tragic helicopter crash. This fella was a beast of a guitarist and even Mick Jagger and K… Read More
Clapton’s Definition Of The Blues
2022-11-15 18:21
As you probably know, I’m a huge fan of Eric Clapton. I love his live performances, the music he created in the band Cream, and pretty much all of his blues playing. Well, here’… Read More
Karaoke Thoughts
2022-11-12 17:11
Recently, my oldest pals and I went out for some drinks. It was in a town near where we grew up (an infamous little town called Dudley). We had a “pub crawl” and stopped off in… Read More
Orchestra In A Car Park
2022-11-06 10:15
Have you ever seen an orchestra play in a car park? Strange question, I know. Well, about 7 or 8 years ago, Sarah (Archie’s mom) and I booked tickets to see the Multi-Story Orchestr… Read More
What I Love About These Guitar Heroes
2022-11-03 18:36
Here’s something fun for you today. It’s a list of some of the most popular guitar heroes of all time, along with my thoughts on what made these legends of guitar so good, and h… Read More
These Guitar-Playing Doors Are Sliding
2022-10-30 12:55
Ever seen the movie Sliding Doors? I hadn’t until recently. It stars Gwyneth Paltrow and shows her character’s life and how it could go in two different tangents depending on… Read More
A Nightmare Before Christmas
2022-10-29 16:30
One of my favourite movies growing up was… The Nightmare Before Christmas. It still is. The movie is eerie, weird, and quirky, but I love it. It’s all about Jack Skellington… Read More
10-Second Tip – A Secret Superpower
2022-10-28 17:59
Here is another Friday 10-second tip for you to enjoy… Yesterday I talked about the 5-Point Musicality Checklist. Here’s a useful little mini tip from inside of that checklis… Read More
A Guitarist’s Cinderella Story
2022-10-28 08:30
One of the most well-loved emails I wrote over the last year or so was the one about the 5-Point Musicality Checklist. The gist of it was basically this… There are five things you… Read More
Being Inspired By The Blues
2022-10-23 10:15
I love a good quote. Today I thought I’d share a few classics from great guitar players about the blues. To make them more interesting, I’ve added some of my thoughts on what th… Read More
10-Second Tip – Fretboard Markers
2022-10-21 12:43
Here is another Friday 10-second tip for you to enjoy. It’s all about…  Using the fretboard markers! The “fretboard markers” can be incredibly useful. These a… Read More
It’s Like Driving A Car
2022-10-20 09:34
I often compare learning guitar to learning how to drive a car. I’m not sure what it’s like learning to drive a car for the first time in other countries, but here in the UK p… Read More
Playing Real Music On Guitar Quickly
2022-10-19 20:29
One thing I like to do is make my courses interactive. On each page on my website, where the courses are located, you can leave comments. So far there are 3,432 comments. Here are a few from… Read More
The Goonies And The Guitar
2022-10-15 09:22
Over the years, my son Archie has loved it when I create little treasure maps for him. I’ve loved creating these for him too. My love of this probably stems from growing up watching c… Read More
Why Being A Guitarist Is So Special
2022-10-12 18:43
In the Fingerstyle 101 Facebook group, someone left a cool post the other day. It was an image with the headline “why music?”. It’s all about why music is so powerful. H… Read More
The Guitar, The Door, And Your Dog
2022-10-11 07:03
Last week I sent an email that got lots of responses. It was about how it can be useful to occasionally play guitar in your practice room while leaving the door ajar. As a quick recap, th… Read More
An Eerie Experience 
2022-10-09 18:49
I often think the best songs have an interesting story behind them. Well, back in 2006, I had a weird experience. I went to Egypt with a girlfriend, and this story inspired me to try some… Read More
10-Second Tip – Leave The Door Ajar
2022-10-07 13:12
Here’s another Friday 10-second tip for you. …And it’s a little sneaky one if you want to build your confidence to play in front of others. It’s all about leaving t… Read More
Email From Peter
2022-10-05 16:39
Recently I sent an email talking about the importance of playing real music on the guitar… …No matter how simple that piece of music is. Peter emailed with a very interesting… Read More
Building Up Barres One Brick At A Time
2022-09-30 09:35
Welcome to a new Friday 10-second tip. Today, I have a little barre chord tip for you. It’s all about building up your barre chords, one string at a time. Instead of trying to do a… Read More
10-Second Tip – Mimicking
2022-09-23 07:06
Here’s another Friday 10-second tip for you to enjoy… Do you have a particular guitarist you really love? If so, it’s great fun learning some of his/her songs. As you d… Read More
A 5-Point Musicality Checklist
2022-09-21 08:33
Today, I want to give you a little checklist that will help you with musicality. It’s a five-point checklist to use whenever you play anything. These are all important, but they bui… Read More
The A To Z Of Learning Guitar (Part 2)
2022-09-15 09:29
Yesterday, we started The A to Z of Learning Guitar. For Part 1, go here, but if you’ve read that already, keep reading. Today, we continue on with the letter “L”. L &nd&helli…Read More
The A To Z Of Learning Guitar
2022-09-14 10:43
Welcome to a new little series I’m writing. It’s an A to Z on learning guitar for beginners. Below I’ll share some really valuable advice that will help you no matter wh… Read More
The Missing Link
2022-09-13 18:46
Yesterday I asked you which songs you wanted to see in my new paperback book. Thanks for all the replies. I’ve started sorting through them all! Speaking of songs, one thing I encou… Read More
Lessons Learnt From Songwriting (Part 2)
2022-09-10 07:19
The other day, I gave you a few tips on songwriting that I’ve discovered over the years and rediscovered lately. I enjoyed writing that email, and the feedback was great. So here are… Read More
Secret Tips From Your Guitar Heroes
2022-08-20 10:05
I’ve always been intensely curious about how the greats of guitar playing got so good. When learning, I was desperate to know the secrets that made great guitarists so amazing on guit… Read More
Something All The Greats Do On Guitar
2022-08-19 09:44
One thing I’ve found over the years is that most guitarists make a big mistake. They learn something very powerful that makes a difference to their playing… But then, they quic… Read More
Powerful Guitar Workouts In 4 Minutes?
2022-08-18 09:26
About 5 years ago, I did something slightly insane. It was called a “Wolf Run”. This is where you basically get a gang of mates and run for miles, climb obstacles, crawl throu… Read More
If I Had A Guitar-Teaching Magic Wand
2022-08-17 18:50
Lately, Archie and I have started going through the Harry Potter films. …And we are having a blast. I mean, he did get slightly frightened and ran off upstairs, told me he never wa… Read More
2022-08-17 16:04
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Bitesize Theory
2022-08-14 08:30
What’s the best way to learn music theory on guitar? It’s a great question and since I came back from my little trip, I’ve had a few similar questions about this. Well… Read More
The Most Awesome Musical Exercise Ever?
2022-07-31 10:53
What would you say if someone told you there was one simple exercise you could do… …That will improve your dexterity, timing, groove, confidence, and all-around musicality?… Read More
10-Second Tip – Pairs On The Fretboard
2022-07-22 14:41
In last week’s 10-second tip, I shared a little nugget of knowledge about learning the notes on the fretboard in pairs. Here’s another very simple fretboard tip for you. &hell&helli…Read More
Your Best Guitar Tips Shared
2022-07-20 16:04
Last week, I asked everyone in my Fingerstyle 101 Facebook group a question… “If you could go back to when you first started and give yourself one guitar tip, what would it be?… Read More

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