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GMI Launches IOS and Android Apps

THE FIRST OF THE GMI APPS HAVE BEEN ROLLED OUT ON BOTH IOS AND ANDROID FORMATS. WE’RE EXCITED ABOUT THE POSSIBILITIES THIS OFFERS OUR CUSTOMERS…HERE’S WHAT ALL THE FUSS IS ABOUT!

IOS guitar app

WHAT ARE THE CURRENT APPS ALL ABOUT?

The first of our apps concerns the GMI Guitar Shop. If you don’t know about our sister site, it’s basically where all downloads now take place (as much as possible). Everybody wanting a download should be directed to the GMI Guitar Shop and that is where you can find all our free and paid for books, lessons and resources.

WHY DOWNLOAD THE NEW APP?

The apps will become crucial in the offers we create and promote for new products and our existing lines of guitar publications and lessons. We will also be joining up a lot more of the lesson material and resources we have here at the GMI website as well as creating content only found on the GMI shop app.

guitar app

Everything is so much faster on the app, the content can be viewed offline and we will occasionally send out direct messages for our customers re special offers and the latest GMI news.

WHERE CAN YOU GET IT & HOW MUCH DO THE APPS COST?

  • The apps are of course completely free to download and use.
  • The Apple IOS app can be found HERE.
  • The Android Play store app can be found HERE.

Scottish Classical Guitar Collection Volume 1 Released By GMI

Jamie Akers Classical Guitarist

Hot on the heels of the first classical guitar publication release by GMI – Guitar & Music Institute “Italian Theorbo Music” a second classical guitar book has also been created by virtuoso guitarist James Akers and is now available to buy.

Italian Theorbo Music For Classical Guitar Released!

Jamie Akers Theorbo
James Akers playing a Theorbo

We are delighted to announce that the first of two new publications from GMI – Guitar & Music Institute has been released. Titled Italian Theorbo Music, this book has been created by virtuoso early music performer James Akers and is now available to buy.

Episode 40 – Creating a Community Guitar group with Chris Dixon

Have you ever considered or even thought about community guitar groups? In this podcast, Chris Dixon explains his journey to creating more than just a one on one teaching practice.

Chris Dixon with a guitar group
Chris in action with a group of local guitar players

Ever felt that one to one tuition, whilst the best way to teach guitar, or indeed any instrument is a bit…well, sort of isolated? Would it not be great to actually take this and make it into something that feels and is a bit bigger with regards the other teachers and artistic people in your community?

Chris Dixon from East Lothian in Scotland has done just that. Chris has taken his one to one guitar teaching practice and developed it into a community group and by reaching out to other players and those involved with the arts has created something that is much more connected.

Chris also talks about his jet setting early years, how he got into guitar in the first place and how he views guitar tuition and the relevance of community action in music!

New Classical Guitar Books Available Soon From GMI – Guitar & Music Institute

Not one but two classical guitar books are about to hit the book shelves as well as being available all over the Internet in multiple reading formats. This article tells you what all the fuss is about!

Virtuoso guitarist James Akers is to release two new classical guitar books published by GMI – Guitar & Music Institute

THE BACKGROUND

Here at GMI we have released quite a few books to date. Although we have created books for guitar that are primarily technique based, we always wanted to have the majority of our publications focused on actual music. With this in mind, we are delighted that James (or Jamie) Akers is working with GMI and the fruits of all our collective hard work will soon be realised with the publishing of not one but two classical guitar books from two distinct areas of interest to Jamie.

Episode 39 – Justin Dolezy of Neck Diagrams

Ged Brockie Of GMI Discusses The Incredible Piece Of Guitar Software That No Guitarist Should Be Without Called “Neck Diagrams” With It’s Creator Justin Dolezy.

The three packages available from Neck Diagrams

We’ve all done it. Grabbed and scribbled down a bunch of lines and created our own chord boxes to then remember the latest and best chord, scale or arpeggio. Perhaps it was a bunch of chords for a song. You would think that there would be a plethora of quality software out there that could help you create beautiful images that you could easily share…but you’d be wrong.

Justin Dolezy created the company Neck Diagrams over ten years ago and in that time, his software is the “go too” piece of digital kit that guitarists use to create stunning fret board images.

Hot on the heels of our review of the latest incarnation of the software ND2, Ged Brockie discusses all things music, guitar and delves (lightly) into the world of programming. Justin discusses just what it takes to get a program like this up, running and out there to the guitar public at large.

NECK DIAGRAMS 2 Review

ND2 Neck Diagrams

The History Of Neck Diagrams

If you are a guitar or stringed instrument player and you’ve never come across Neck Diagrams before, then you really have been missing out. This piece of software has been an important addition to the tools available to guitarists and numerous stringed instrument players now since 2009.

GMI Free Brochure 2019 2nd Quarter

We’ve created a handy and shareable brochure for all our visitors, readers and ultimately the users of this site. We hope you enjoy what we’ve created!

We’ve listed all our current books as well as giving detail about up and coming publications. As well as this, we’ve also brought our latest podcasts back to life by detailing them inside the PDF.

Please share our brochure as much as possible so others can get to know what GMI has to offer and what is coming up soon!

Simply click this text

GIVE ME MY FREE GMI BROCHURE

to get your hands on our latest production.

Best wishes from GMI

Episode 38 – Jamie Akers Renaissance Man

Jamie Akers Has Realised A Dazzling Career As A Multi-Instrumentalist Of Historical Stringed Instruments Including Early 19th Century Guitars, Lutes and The Amazing Theorbo. Ged Brockie Of GMI Find Out More About This Fascinating Musician & His Instruments.

Jamie Akers Theorbo
Jamie in action with the Theorbo. Note, the instruments goes higher than the top of the image!

Once the instrument of choice for those with plucked string leaning, the Lute is now a distant second to the guitar in terms of popularity. This is unfortunate as it’s beautiful sound and aesthetic should mean that it gets a lot more attention than it does.

Jamie Akers has worked with just about every major orchestra in the UK, recorded for film, taught across Europe and performed at some of the most prestigious venues in the UK and beyond.

Ged Brockie delves into, or at least talks about medieval instruments and later examples of stringed instrument history with Jamie as well as questioning him about the an instrument that he owns which you can see in the above image which is called the Theorbo.

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Blues Guitar Book – Latest Release

blues guitar book

Fastlines Blues – Intermediate To Advanced Tutor

Here are the facts about this publication released on the 12th of April 2019.

FASTLINES BLUES INTERMEDIATE TO ADVANCED OFFERS THE FOLLOWING
● 40 Tasty Blues Licks Written In The Styles Of The Blues Guitar Greats From R&B To The Edges Of Jazz
● Each Blues Lick Comes With Instruction & Background To Help You Understand Where The Fastline It Comes From & The Techniques Needed To Play It
● All Licks Played A Second Time Without Backing Chords With Many At Half Speed For Clarity Of Learning
● Two Short Solos Let You Hear Many Of The Lines Within The Context Of An Actual Solo
● TEN Professionally Recorded Backing Tracks In A Variety Of Blues Styles & Tempos Played By Real Musicians – Nearly One Hour Of Backing Tracks To Jam Along With
● All Lines Provided In Music & TAB
● Fifteen Projects To Help You Get The Most From The Lines Offered & Expand Their Possibilities Endlessly
● All Fastlines & Backing Tracks Offered As A MP3 Download

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