Composer, author, lecturer, guitar teacher

Spring Greetings

Some news after a long, long break from posting here.

Like many, I have switched some of my teaching online via Zoom. Get in touch if you are interested in guitar, bass, songwriting and other music online tutorials. I can also work with people who have copies of my books and would like to discuss and go through them together.

To get in touch, leave a comment at the foot of the page. You can also find me on Facebook.

This year should see the 3rd edition of How To Write Songs On Guitar in its 20th Anniversary year. It has been revised with a little new material, a re-write, a new layout and a general polish. I hope this will be the first of several revised editions of the series.

Stay well.


5 responses

  1. Shannon Conrad

    Looking forward to seeing the new Edition!

    April 14, 2020 at 10:31 am

  2. Troy Dalmasso

    I’ve got all your books, and look forward to the revisions. Have to say, I have quite a large library of music books (40 or 50) and yours are, by far, my faves. THANK YOU!

    April 17, 2020 at 6:41 am

    • Hello Troy, thanks very much for your comment. I’m pleased you have enjoyed the books. The new editions are to be published by Rowman & Littlefield. The books are slightly smaller but with more pages and new covers. The text has been fully revised and updated to take into account some figures from the past 10 years of popular music. The book on lyric-writing should be next, and I’m hoping Riffs after that. If there are any aspects of the books you want to discuss further you can always arrange a Zoom tutorial. Best wishes, Rikky

      April 17, 2020 at 9:17 am

  3. I’m obsessed with How to Write Songs on Guitar and I tell everyone about it. Currently on my third read, but this time putting in a lot more effort. I’m listening to at least a little bit of all the songs mentioned and I made a rule that every time I learn something new or useful, I have to stop and use that knowledge to write something. I’m very focused on improving my songwriting at the moment and I find this book basically to be a comprehensive course. Thank you!

    June 18, 2020 at 4:46 am

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