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Episode 51 – Trevor Gordon Hall’s Latest Album Release

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Prolific guitarist and composer Trevor Gordon Hall has just released his latest album “This Beautiful Chaos”. Ged Brockie from GMI discusses this and many other things including meditation with one of American’s rising acoustic stars

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Christmas Carols For Guitar 2 Released By GMI

CHRISTMAS CAROLS FOR GUITAR 2

After the runaway success of the James Akers Christmas Carols For Guitar, we’ve now released the aptly named Graded arrangements 2. With 12 more of your all time favorite Christmas songs for acoustic, fingerstyle and classical guitar players.

The release of the latest collection of twelve Christmas carols for guitar by guitarist James Akers, sees an even bigger book (now 94 pages) with amazing arrangements and a perfect compliment to the first book in the series this time in 2020.

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Episode 50 – GMI Podcast Retrospective

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Not Exactly In The Blink Of An Eye, The GMI Podcast Finally Hits Fifty

GMI - Guitar & Music Institute Podcasts For Guitar Players

Our podcast has now hit fifty episodes and we thought it be a great chance to relive some of the funnier and also poignant moments from the array of wonderful musicians, inventors and those connected with the music industry.

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TWO NEW BASS RESOURCE BOOKS RELEASED BY GMI

TWO NEW BASS GUITAR BLANK TAB & CHORD BOX BOOKS

GMI is delighted to announce the launch of not one, but two new resource books for bass guitarists. Both are derivatives of resource books we created for guitarists, but we are already seeing a fast uptake from bassists around the world.

They are well designed but not expensive and we’ve sell a growing amount around the world and we’re always looking to expand our range.

BLANK BASS CHORD DIAGRAMS BOOK

First up is a book we feel should have been brought out years ago, but we’ve been so busy writing and launching new music it fell by the wayside.

Blank bass chord book

 

Each page of the 100 page book includes 12 chord boxes that are six frets long. As we say in the book copy, no more bits and pieces of paper with odd chords or scales here and there.

 

 

 

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Episode 49 – Music Lawyers: Who Needs Them?

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If Your Only Thought Regarding Lawyers & Music Is That They Deal With All The Bad Things In The Music Business…Think Again!

It’s often said that musicians are pigeon holed by professionals. A range of stereotypes come to mind regarding laziness, unpredictability and flakiness. The thing is, it’s true both ways. Many musicians feel anyone connected with business and legal matters are not to be trusted. If you’re a musician, you need to listen to this interview with a practicing music lawyer. If you do have the former opinion, the following podcast will hopefully help change your mind.

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Sea Shanties For Easy Guitar Released By GMI – Guitar & Music Institute

Sea Shanties For Easy Guitar Released For Guitarists & Guitar Teachers

How To Play a Sea Shanty

SEA SHANTIES ARE MORE POPULAR NOW THAN EVER. NOW YOU CAN PLAY AND SING ALONG WITH THEM IN NO TIME!

Sea Shanties For Guitar Players

Sea Shanties For Easy Guitar offers you ten of probably the most popular sea shanty songs that can be played on guitar. Created by Ged Brockie, the sea shanty phenomenon is exploding around the world and now you can learn to play these wonderful songs quickly and with the backing tracks provided.

  • Play the chords and sing along with these wonderful songs from Sailors the world over. Sea Shanties For Easy Guitar offers you:

  • All songs include lyrics and guitar chord boxes.

  • Guitar chords and lyrics also provided in large easy to read text.

  • The songs are all TAB’D out for you to play the melody. No sight reading skills needed.

  • All ten songs are supported by free downloadable backing tracks and example rhythms for you to hear and learn to play from.

  • Each song comes with a short background history.

  • Help section for reading rhythms plus pages of extra chords for you to learn and play.

sea shanty on guitar

SONGS INCLUDED:

  1. What Shall We Do With The Drunken Sailor

  2. The Wellerman

  3. Leave Her Johnny Leave Her

  4. Spanish Ladies

  5. Blow The Man Down

  6. South Australia

  7. A Drop Of Nelson’s Blood

  8. Don’t Forget Your Old Shipmates

  9. Randy Dandy Oh

  10. The Banks Of Newfoundland

Buy this 74 page book as a flat lie wire bound version direct from the GMI GUITAR SHOP by clicking HERE or buy on Amazon by clicking the buttons below.

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Episode 48 – Help Musicians: A Pandemic Lifeline!

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It Is Not An Overstatement To Say That The Charity “Help Musicians” Have Made The Difference Between Many Musicians Surviving Or Going Under Across The UK.

The pandemic has hit so many people in all walks of live very hard. For many in the arts, the actual foundations that underpin their lives has been taken away; the opportunity to perform and earn a living.

Help Musicians are one of several non governmental options available. If you are a musician or you know someone who is and they need financial and or other help, then please listen and share this podcast.

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GMI – Guitar & Music Institute 2021 Catalogue

The Latest GMI – Guitar & Music Institute 2021 Catalogue Is Now Ready To Download

It really is amazing how time flies as we realised that we were so busy working on projects last year that we didn’t get round to releasing the 2020 GMI catalogue, but we’ve set that right now with this years release pretty early on.

GMI - Guitar & Music Institute Catalogue
CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE CATALOGUE

This years offering builds on the success and growth that GMI has seen over the last eighteen months.

NEW AUTHORS, NEW BOOKS

We have two new authors writing for GMI in Jamie Akers (classical) and Honza Kourimsky (Rock). We will soon have another addition in Ricky Boa who adorns the front page of our catalogue and who will be bringing out a book titled “The Secrets Of Slash”.

Along with Ricky’s new book, GMI founder Ged Brockie will also be releasing a mammoth book for jazz guitarists which is reported to be around 250 pages in size with a huge free download pack accompanying. Early indications is that this will be released within the 1st quarter of 2021 with Ricky Boa’s book being released in the 2nd quarter.

With all book releases, there may be slippage in the time table, but we’ll wait and see.

OTHER DEVELOPMENTS

GMI is also developing a wide range of branded and non branded (but with guitar related text and images) apparel for guitarist as we widen out our offering. We are also creating guitar related art for the home. Have a look at the GMI GUITAR SHOP categories and see what we’re creating. We’d love to hear what you’d like to see made available.

GET THE CATALOGUE AND PLEASE SHARE

As always, we’d like to thank you for all your continuing support. Please download the catalogue and consider the new books, apps and free offerings we provide for guitarists.

CLICK THE IMAGE ABOVE OR CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE GMI 2021 CATALOGUE

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TAPPING DISCOVERED RELEASED BY GMI – Guitar & Music Institute

LEARN TO TAP ON THE GUITAR WITH TAPPING DISCOVERED

GMI are delighted to announce the release of our latest publication by guitarist Honza Kourimsky titled “Tapping Discovered”.

Honza Kourimsky
Honza Kourimsky at the video & recording session for Tapping Discovered at GMI.

The book has taken over one year to create but the actual content has been gathered from over one and a half years of teaching, performance and recording experience in guitar tapping techniques. Honza Kourimsky GMI - Guitar & Music Institute   The best way to know what this huge project was all about is to watch the promo video that let’s you in on a huge amount of information.

WHAT’S IN TAPPING DICOVERED

So what do you get in this book? Here are the five chapters outlined.

146 pages of pure tapping goodness takes you from first principles in chapter one all the way through to the fiendishly complete solos in chapter five.

★ After legend and Tapping Form sections and videos there are 5 chapters.

★ Each of the first three chapters offer 14 exercises and then a complete solo.

★ Chapter four demonstrates ten amazing tapping licks in a variety of styles.

★ Chapter five includes two extended solos which includes all techniques, concepts and ideas presented within the text and videos of entire book.

CHAPTER 1

By the end of this lesson you will be able to travel up and down the length of the top string using multi-finger tapping. You will also learn how to adjust both your fretting and tapping grip to fit into and complement specific harmonic contexts. Finally, you will also learn to connect tapping patterns in a way that keep your hand relaxed and your playing in time with the music.

CHAPTER 2

By the end of this lesson you will be able to move up and down the length of the top string using legato tapping as well as combining legato tapping with multi-finger tapping as covered in lesson 1. As always, the emphasis will be on being able to execute these multiple techniques whilst staying relaxed and in time with the music. Honza Kourimsky

 

CHAPTER 3

By the end of this lesson you will be able to connect multi-finger and legato tapping patterns with pentatonic tapping patterns and legato playing as well as making use of each of these patterns to cross strings on the guitar neck. You will be shown how to combine and use all the patterns you have learned so far to move both up and down the instrument horizontally and vertically.

CHAPTER 4

In this lesson we will study a variety of licks that use tapping to form at least a part of their melody. Apart from adding to your library of patterns and tapping technique, these licks will also show you how to connect tapping with other popular guitar techniques such as bends, slides vibrato etc. Of prime importance is how many of the styles presented are in styles of music often not thought compatible with tapping.

CHAPTER 5

In this final lesson you are presented with two contrasting solo pieces that involve all of the ideas and concepts presented across the last four chapters. You will be then be able to play these solos at various tempos with the downloadable backing tracks that are integral to the learning process of this publication. Once completed you will have an excellent grasp of tapping and how to use it in a myriad of improvisational scenarios. Honza Kourimsky and GMI - Guitar & Music Institute  

WHERE CAN YOU GET THE BOOK?

Tapping Discovered is available as a wire bound flat lie version only from the GMI guitar shop. Click HERE to be taken to our sister website to find our more and purchase. You can also buy a perfect bound version or Kindle version of the book direct from Amazon. Here are two links which give GMI a small referral fee that helps support this website for both the USA and UK Amazon websites.

 

A LOOK AT THE LEGEND & ONE OF THE PAGES IN THE BOOK

Tapping Discovered Legend

 

Some examples from within the book itself.

TAPPING PREVIEW 1

This is the latest and will certainly be right up there with the hightest quality guitar tuition books that GMI – Guitar & Music Institute is becoming well known for. If you’re into tapping and want to take your playing to the next level, or perhaps you’re completely new to the technique then get Tapping Discovered, you will not be disappointed. 

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