The ‘good enough’ chord.

The ‘good enough’ chord.

Most beginners feel the need to be brilliant as quickly as possible. At Guitar Access we say slow down and move at your own pace. And beginners will often interrupt the flow of a song or practice piece by ‘reconstructing’ a poorly made chord. So….it doesn’t matter if the chord is poorly made as long as it’s good enough to do the job. After all, the listeners at a gig rarely pick up on minor mistakes and very often the chord onely lasts for a very short space in time, maybe just one beat, and if it is going to last through a bar, for example, you’ve got time to micro adjust as you play through. Great players often make mistakes and laugh them off because they ‘don’t sweat the small stuff’! 

Gary Levinson Acoustic Guitars

Gary Levinson Acoustic Guitars

Gary recently gave me a great lesson on the qualities of English walnut. The LS-58 Sangamon made by Gary is the lightest guitar I have ever played. Fantastic sound balance and a joy to play. I have now dubbed it the “weightless wonder”.

Gary’s great guitars are difficult to get in the UK but if you would like to buy one, please contact us.

Go here for the Levinson Guitars website.

Welcome to the new Guitar Access site.

Welcome to the new Guitar Access site.

This is where you will find out about the teaching activities of British guitarist and songwriter John Ellis. He has worked with major names in British music including Peter Gabriel, The Stranglers, Peter Hammill, The Vibrators, Judge Smith and many more.

There is a resource page for John’s students and all kinds of information if you are interested in learning to play guitar.

To view John’s extensive biography go here.