Addition & Subtraction

A new composition technique for you. Addition & Subtraction are commonly found in minimalism but has uses in contemporary cinematic music or even pop and rock.

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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.

In part 2, we look at lyrics, rhythm and song structure.

And to finish, here is my finished Christmas Single: Button Bashing Christmas

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.