How To Write A Christmas Song

Want to write your own Christmas Single? This is the post for you!

In this first part we’re looking at the most festive instruments, pick a key and find some chords.

Part 2 will be out soon!

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The Unimportance of Genre

Creating a mini-feature on the Cambridge Jazz Festival got me thinking about genres and how we categorise music – does the name of the genre of music you make really matter? Or is it just a short-hand people use to know whether or not they might like listening to something?

Here’s some links to the bands mentioned:

Lastly, links to the Cambridge Jazz Festival:

Interview on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

I was lucky enough to be invited onto BBC Radio Cambridgeshire to chat about YouTube, the local music scene, smart band management and everything between.

Listen to the show with Richard “Spanners” Ready with this link, (if it’s still available) – I appear 22 minute in, then again at 36 minutes. OR! Check out the video linked below.

5 Uncomfortable Truths

There’s 5 uncomfortable truths about guitar culture that we, the players, need to address. Now, please.

In this 5-part video-essay mini-series, I talk about some of the weird ideas that guitarists have held on to for far to long. Some of them are holding us back and some are just plain dumb. Let’s evolve.