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How To Play Ain’t No Sunshine As John Mayer Covers Song

Ain’t No Sunshine – Easy But Amazing Song

John Mayer

Bill Withers song Ain’t No Sunshine When She’s Gone is an absolute classic which every guitar player should have in their “must know” songs. Although it’s thought of as a “beginners” song because it’s easy to play this should not take away from the fact that it just sounds amazing. John Mayer played the song on tour which shows how much it is still loved.

How To Play Wild Thing As Troggs Pass Fifty!

The Troggs Still Have Wild Thing At Heart


It’s been a long time since the Troggs smashed through to the consciousness of the western world’s youth with Wild Thing. It’s now over fifty years ago which is hard to believe as the song is as popular today as it was when first released. Learn how to play the song and learn more about the Troggs all these years on in the following post.

Allan Holdsworth A Tribute…


Allan Holdsworth A Titan Of The Guitar


Most guitar players who love the instrument will know of Allan Holdsworth passing. Allan was a singularly talented musician who stood head and shoulders across the guitar fusion world. His style was completely unique and although he has influenced a generation of guitarists, who can really say that they could emulate this humble, yet supremely talented guitar player.

How To Play Stray Cat Strut – Brian Setzer Goes On Tour

Brian Setzer The Rockabilly King Of The 1980s!

Brian Setzer

When Brian Setzer and the Stray Cat’s burst on to the music scene back in the 80s it was obvious they had something special. They were young, exciting and talented. Setzer stood out like a beacon with his retro rockabilly hair, clothes and guitar licks. The fact is though, that Brian Setzer includes a lot of other music genres in his playing as this article from Reverb magazine details.

EP 6 – Interview With Music Producer Calum Malcolm


Calum Malcolm Has Recorded Some Of The Biggest Names In Music. Hear What He Has To Say About Music, Tech., Education & More.

Calum Malcolm
Calum Malcolm is without doubt one of the finest recording engineers/producers in the world today. From his work with “The Blue Nile”, to “Fish”, Mark Knopfler, Aly Bain, his numerous orchestral recordings and more, Calum’s thoughts on the recording industry, technology, education and the future of recording need to be listened to.

GMI – Guitar & Music Institute Lates News 4/09/17


GMI – Guitar & Music Institute Latest News 4/09/17

Latest News Updates From GMI

Podcast & Radio Success

The big news for GMI as we are now into April is that our podcasts are really starting to take off big time! Currently we have five podcasts live and we would encourage you to check out our podcast page which can be found at the GMI podcasts page. Month on month we are seeing more people subscribe and download. We think that April will easily break over six hundred downloads for a single month.

We will be releasing at least two podcasts for the month of April, so if you have not yet subscribed to our iTunes channel then please check us out. Also, we should mention that our podcasts are also wrapped up into a live stream and we are now featuring the last three podcasts at any one time as a live radio show. Check out GMI on any of the main Internet radio outlets as we are well represented. Numbers are going up week by week which is all very encouraging.

New Material Coming This Month…

This month will see an increase in our popular “How To Play” series and the slightly delayed course “Need For Speed” by Nigel clark which consists of three videos will definitely be on the site. Part of the hold up has been the full transcription of Nigel’s amazing chord melody version of the jazz standard “Out of Nowhere”. It’s well worth the wait.

Apart from our work on GMI, we will soon be moving into the field of audio books. More on this as it takes shape, but we’re excited about the potential there. Until next month, thanks for being part of GMI and it would be great if you could join GMI and engage with our forum as our man Phil has put in a huge amount of work. We need you to make it an engaging forum. Help us make it so!

Best from the GMI team.lat

How To Play Message In A Bottle As Andy Summers Releases New Album

Message In A Bottle

Message In A Bottle Is A Must Learn As Andy Summers’ New Album “Triboluminescence”

If you like Sting, then you’ll love Message In A Bottle which was released by The Police which included guitarist Andy Summers and drummer Stewart Copeland.



Headless Guitars


Ever bashed the headstock of your guitar, if you have then you should check out some headless guitars? Once thought of as mere oddities, now they are a thing of beauty.

EP – 5 Interview With Joseph Alexander Founder Of Fundamental Changes


Joseph Alexander Of Fundamental Changes – The Guitarist Who’s Sold 300,000 Guitar Books!

Joseph Alexander with Brian May

Joseph Alexander, the founder of Fundamental Changes is an amazing person and not only because he has sold a million dollars of guitar books. He is amazing because he found a gap in a market using new publishing technology and worked tirelessly to create a new way of reaching guitar players around the world. Joseph is now a regular speaker for Amazon events as he explains and helps others understand his business, work and music ethos. In this our fifth podcast, Ged Brockie discusses Joseph’s musical background, training and how he built up this business from nothing. Joseph also discusses where he sees things going in the future as well as offering a shout out to talent around the world to get on board with Fundamental Changes.

How To Play Johnny B. Goode As Chuck Berry Passes Away

Chuck Berry The Godfather Of Rock & Roll’s Great Riff Johnny B. Goode


Johnny B Goode

GMI – Guitar & Music Institute Latest News 3/13/17


Latest News Updates From GMI

GMI continues to grow in both visitors, members and page views. Coming up this month is some exciting new podcasts including interviews with guitarists and musicians who are active within the industry. The podcasting side of GMI has been going really well with listeners from all over the world.

We had the pleasure of releasing an interview with the amazing jazz guitarists Nigel Clark last month. We also recorded three videos and these have been put together and will create a new course titled “The Need For Speed”. Watch out for that this month; Nigel’s playing is amazing and the three videos let you in on exactly how he executes his amazing technique.

We will be continuing our “How To Play” series of articles which mix how to play a specific song with news from the band or artist that makes it pertinent. We have now instigated a way of letting users know view through our social media pages past articles which can easily get buried.

With regards social media, we have seen some amazing growth with our Twitter and Youtube channels starting to get pretty healthy subscription rates. If you are not part of one of our social network accounts, then please join up; the more the merrier!

We will be publishing another new book this month as our range continues to grow so if you’re into blues guitar, well you might be interested. Our forum is the one area we would like to see more interaction. If you have a moment, please join up to the site and tell us all about yourself. It’s through the forum that we can work and get to know our members better and respond to their wishes on the site.

EP – 4 Interview With Classical Guitar Maestro Phillip Thorne MBE


Phillip Thorne MBE Discusses His Life Of Guitar & Music

Phillip Thorne MBE is one of Scotland’s most significant guitar players of the last forty years and not just within the realm of classical guitar. His commissioning of new music for guitar and orchestra, his work within the field of performance and education have been a beacon of light for a generation of players to follow, emulate and in Phillip’s own works “better”. In this candid interview, Phillip discusses his life from his first exposure to music, through the “performance years” as well as guitar competitions, classical guitar education and more.

Phillip Thorne
Phillip Thorne in rehearsal of a new guitar concerto by John Maxwell Geddes. The composer is conducting.

How To Play Back In Black As Bon Scott’s Birthplace Remembered

Learn How To Play Back In Black By AC/DC’s But Check Out Bon Scott’s Monument First!

As this article is all about how to play Back In Black by AC/DC we rightly remember that thehow to play back in black band is thought of as Australian. You probably know, however, that Angus and Malcolm Young and the singer who will forever be the true vocal sound of AC/DC Bon Scott were all born in Scotland. Angus and Malcolm were born in Glasgow and Bon Scott was born in Kirriemuir. The town is now a site of homage to the sadly departed singer which not only features a plaque in his honour, but a statue.

Review of Morgan Picks From Denmark

Morgan Picks – About The Company

Morgan Picks is a new company run by two brothers based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Their mission statement is to make picks that are both economically competitive along with being better than the current myriad of options on offer. Amazingly, neither of the two brother morgan picksteam, Nick and Marc, actually play guitar! They feel that this is actually a strength to their plectrum development as it means they are coming to the marketplace unfettered by preconceived ideas of what a good pick should be.

Guthrie Govan Says He’s Never Had A Lesson As Eddie Van Halen Supports Learning

Guitar Education Stories As Guthrie Govan’s Never had a Guitar Lesson and Eddie Van Halen Hit The News

It’s an interesting article that appeared in Ultimate Guitar as Guthrie Goven stated that he has never had a guitar lesson or received any formal guitar tuition at all in his life as a guitar player.

Guthrie Govan's never had a guitar lesson

It is an interesting point that Goven makes, but what about the rest of us mere mortals? Is it that if you take guitar lessons then you don’t have what it takes to become or be a great player?

You can read all about this, view Guthrie playing as well as finding out what Eddie Van Halen has been up to in music education. In a wonderful act of kindness and support, learn how Eddie Van Halen is helping children of today find a potential future, if not just have great fun learning guitar. Full details are in the article which continues below.


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