October 2, 2020

Resources for Folky Fridays #24 – Borrowing bossa chords for Celtic backing guitar

How to borrow chords from bossa nova for Celtic guitar accompaniment Here are the chord shapes I mentioned in Folky Fridays episode number 24! They are […]
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 […]
June 19, 2020
Jazz guitar for beginners - arpeggios

A few useful things to learn about jazz guitar arpeggios

Easy jazz guitar lessons from an experienced guitar teacher in Sheffield If you want to learn jazz guitar then you’ve come to the right place! I […]
June 10, 2020
Title picture- How to simplify jazz guitar chords for beginners

How to simplify jazz guitar chord charts- jazz guitar lessons for beginners

How to simplify jazz guitar chord progressions for beginners If you are new to the world of jazz guitar, it can seem incredibly complicated. The speed […]
May 8, 2020

Free diagrams to help you play each “Greek” mode of the major scale on the guitar

Learn the modes on guitar Just a quick post this week- I made these diagrams a while ago for my students to use and thought I’d […]
April 4, 2020
Chet Atkins - Mr Sandman CD cover

Mr Sandman – Chet Atkins style jazz arrangement with free guitar tablature!

Mr Sandman – Finale Guitar’s solo jazz arrangement Mr Sandman was written by Pat Ballard, published in 1954 and popularised by The Chordettes and The Four […]
November 8, 2019
Sergio Mendes and Brasil '66 - Mas Que Nada cover

Sergio Mendes and Brasil ’66 – Mas Que Nada (Finale Guitar Bossa Nova Arrangement)

  I have been amusing myself by writing bossa nova style arrangements of pop songs and Latin classics for several years now, so I’ve decided to […]
February 29, 2016
Chord construction explained- music theory guide blog from Finale Guitar Sheffield

Chord construction explained- 7, 9, 11, 13, major, minor, dominant etc

Chord construction explained- 7, 9, 11, 13, major, minor, dominant etc I am often asked questions like “what’s the difference between a major and a dominant […]