Research Reveals Why NSW Entry Level Tertiary Guitar Students are “Behind The Eight Ball”

  “I believe every guitar player inherently has something unique about their playing. They just have to identify what makes them different and develop it.” – Jimmy Page   A button fell off my jeans recently and I stood there dumbfounded on how to sew it back on. So I launched YouTube and sure enough there was a playlist on “how to sew on a button”. It was brilliant! she even had a giant button that you could clearly see and a hilarious analogy as she threaded… “the rabbit goes down the hole…then up the hole” Everything we want to learn quickly, we ‘tube’ it and there is nothing tastier than thousands of mouth-watering guitar tutorials online sprinkled with sweet promises like “how to master Stairway to Heaven in 10 min”. Truth be told, this is not how you learn a complex instrument – like the guitar. A recent study in the Australian Journal of Music Education found […]

July 7th – On This Day In Music: 7 Fast Facts

7 Jul 1957 - Elvis is All Shook Up   Well it’s a fact that the United States has had 45 presidents but only one king! I love Elvis and had the pleasure of touring Graceland, Memphis TN… who else is an Elvis fan? On this day Elvis Presley earned his first UK [...]

July 6th – On This Day In Music: 6 Fast Facts

1957 – John Lennon and Paul McCartney meet on this day July 6th. On this day The Quarry Men were setting up for a night’s gig when McCartney picked up his guitar and played “Twenty Flight Rock’ (Eddie Cochran) and Be – Bop- A- Lula (Gene Vincent). Lennon gave a thumbs up while [...]