September 9, 2021
Squier strat after modifications and upgrades

These are the upgrades and mods that will make a difference to your Strat

Here’s a guest blog from our in-house guitar technician Simon: Upgrading a Squier Strat – I built my dream Stratocaster from a £110 ebay find. These […]
February 17, 2021
Before and after- Vox custom Valvetronix AC30 style mod

Custom Vox Valvetronix VT15 makeover

Custom Valvetronix VT15 Vintage Makeover (AC30 style) This blog come from our in-house guitar technician Simon, who has recently taken up a brand new hobby: giving […]
August 30, 2020
Why I love teaching guitar in Sheffield

Top 5 reasons I love being a guitar teacher in Sheffield

Top 5 reasons I love being a guitar teacher in Sheffield How I became a guitar tutor… I first began teaching the guitar when I was […]
January 13, 2020
A blog about social evolution and the physics of harmony

Social evolution and the physics of harmony

  Social Evolution and the Physics of Harmony I have long been fascinated by evolutionary biology and the idea that any mental faculty shared by all […]
January 2, 2020
Finale Guitar Studio Sheffield

2019 – The Year in Review

2019 – The Year in Review 2019 has been a huge year for Finale Guitar. Here’s my best bits selection: Back in March I finally found […]
November 13, 2019
Aiersi tenor ukelele

A guide to buying a first ukulele

Buying your first ukulele online- a guide from Finale Guitar Ukeleles for beginners Ukuleles are a great instrument for beginners. They’re easy to play, with chord […]
November 4, 2019
Backing Guitar Techniques for Traditional Celtic Music cover

Backing Guitar Techniques for Traditional Celtic Music

Everything you need to know to learn Irish Rhythm Guitar When you see great folk backing guitarists like John Doyle, Tim Edey, Ed Boyd, Dennis Cahill […]
February 16, 2017
Left handed guitar

Left handed guitar lessons- aren’t they really difficult?

A lot of potential guitarists are put off by an entirely fictitious blight- finding good… Left handed guitar lessons   There have been countless famous left-handed […]
May 23, 2016
C major triad- piano diagram

Harmonising the major scale- why do certain chords go together?

Harmonising the major scale- why do certain chords go together?   As a guitar, ukulele, music theory and composition teacher I am often asked “Why do […]