YGA BLOG

Guitar Lessons
25 April 2018

In this blog post we discus how effective Skype lessons can be, and if they can ever equal face to face guitar lessons. We answeer that question coming from our years of experience teaching both and the answer may suprise you! Read on to find out more.

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Announcements
20 April 2018

Join us in welcoming Todd to the Your Guitar Academy team in London. Todd is a fantastic playter and teacher, and has an impressive CV, as you'll see in this post. During our interview we were instantly impressed with Todd as he is extremely personable, easy to get on with and a true professional. We can see exactly why all his students love him!

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Inspiration
19 April 2018

Have fun jamming over this David Gilmour and Pink Floyd inspired backing track in the key of D minor. You can use a range of scales and arpeggios as the track only consists of two chords, a C major and a D minor. Try using your D minor pentatonic shapes, as well as the D minor scale and arpeggios, which we'll show you in this blog post.

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Announcements
18 April 2018

Please join us in welcoming Connor to our fantastic team of tutors in London. Connor is easily one of the best guitar players we have ever met, and his teaching skill matches his playing. He is just as comfortable walking advanced players through epic Dream Theatre songs as he is teaching an absolute beginner the first few notes of the James Bond theme! please read on to find out all about Connor!

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Live Streams
17 April 2018

Check out this acoustic guitar lesson on how to play 'Isn't She Lovely' by Stevie Wonder from our live Facebook streams. Simone skillfully guides you through all the chords, meldoy parts and structure of this classic Stevie Wonder hit. It is such a cool song to play on the guitar, and great to sing along with as well!

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Live Streams
14 April 2018

In this guitar lesson we learn how to play the chords for 'You Shook Me All Night Long' by ACDC. Ollie walks you through the chords and rhythm sections from this classic AC/DC track. We use a lot of open powerchord shapes, which sound amazing when you have a good crunch sound on the guitar!

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Announcements
13 April 2018

A Massive Welcome to Ben, Our New Tutor In London. Ben has recently completed the YGA training and is now teaching from his awesome home studio in Brockley, South London. We are very lucky to have such a talented tutor and player on the YGA team, so read on to find out more about Ben!

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Inspiration
12 April 2018

Wow, our tutors are talented! Before becoming an official YGA tutor, we put every single one of them through their paces to make sure they are at the right level to teach for us. Of course, 75% of this training and testing is to do with teaching, but we also make sure that each and every tutor can seriously play! So it's no surprise that we have some serious talent on show, as you'll see from this video!

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Inspiration
11 April 2018

Vintage VE300N electro acoustic guitar demo. Our amazing tutor Jorma gets his hands on this beautiful electro acoustic guitar and puts it through its paces! This guitar was recently voted one of the best acoustic guitars under £1000, and we see why! For the tiny price tag it packs a mammoth punch.

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Live Streams
10 April 2018

How to play 'That's What I Like' by Bruno Mars. Learn from this live stream acoustic guitar lesson with Simone. This massive pop hit by Bruno Mars actually features some very cool chord shapes, and a very interesting chord progression. It's perfect for intermediate players who are looking to extend their chord repetoire beyond basic triads and 7th chords.

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