Guitar Conversations Podcast

I have an informative and entertaining podcast show where I interview guitarists called Guitar Conversations. Here are some of my latest episodes you can find the rest on my personal website  

Fantastic Choro Playing

Here’s an evocative piece by Livio Gianola called Choro e Melopea. I love the way he blends elements of chore with flamenco.

Free Latin Chord E-Book

If you are interested in Latin Jazz chords as they relate to popular Latin tunes then this book will serve as a great introduction. This e-book will cover: The basics of chord construction, Extended chords, chord patterns, a chord dictionary of all the major latin jazz chords, some practice chord progressions. Included are also 5 […]

The Four Times Rule – How to Eliminate buzzes and wrong notes

The Four Times rule is something you can use to improve the quality of your practice and eliminate small and annoying mistakes that can creep into your playing. Sometimes mistakes do happen when practicing or performing and thats ok but we can definitely minimise them through methods like this one. One often finds that under performance […]

New Tech Video – Speed Bursts

Here is a great new tech workout I call Speed Bursts. It is a great tool for effectively improving your scale speed. A metronome is required and some patience. I have achieved great results from this method which combines both classical and flamenco techniques. Available in the course Tech Essentials.

Tech Video : Independence

Here is the tech video of the week on Finger Independence. If you want to have a more relaxed and accurate technique these exercises will help you greatly.   Want to join a plan? No fixed contract, find out more here    

Paco De Lucia on English TV 1976

Here is an example of incredible guitar skill and mastery. The great Paco De Lucia performing on Parkinson in the UK. The piece is Almoraima which is a Buleria. Amazing rhythmic control and depth.


Alzapua is a flamenco technique involving the thumb. the term comes from the word alzar which means to raise. It is usually payed as a fast flourish of notes in quick sequence. The thumb plays all notes using down and up strokes. Played accurately and fast it can sound fantastic as a high point of a falseta or […]