Guitar Pickings


For as long as I can remember, I’ve always searched for better ways of learning to play guitar. To understand more about how the very best musicians and teachers learn and play so that I can become better by replicating their ideas.

This section of the website is dedicated to this pursuit, where you’ll find articles and videos highlighting ideas (Pickings) that I think we can all learn and benefit from.

I hope you enjoy and learn from them as much as I do.


Date: 28/11/2023

Category: Practice

Reading Time: 2 minutes

Jimi Hendrix and Free Flowing Guitar Practice

In this short note, we quickly take a look at how Jimi Hendrix went about practicing guitar.


Date: 16/11/2023

Category: Practice

Reading Time: 5 minutes

Josh Smith’s Practice Method

In this note, I dissect Josh Smith’s approach to practice into 6 actionable steps.


Date: 26/05/2022

Category: Practice

Reading Time: 5 minutes

Yvette Young’s Practice Method

In this note, we explore Math Rock virtuoso Yvette Young’s method for efficient guitar practice.


Date: 24/06/2021

Category: Practice

Reading Time: 5 minutes

Guthrie Govan on Technical Exercises

In this note, we hear Guthrie Govan’s take on technical exercises. I then go on to explore how we can apply the information he gives us to our own practice sessions.


Date: 21/07/2020

Category: Tips

Reading Time: 4 minutes

5 Top Tips for Guitarists from Josh Smith

In this note, I pick out 5 top tips from an interview that Josh gave for ICMP back in 2019.


Date: 19/06/19

Category: Practice

Reading Time: 3 minutes

Tommy Emmanual and Learning Songs

In this note, I explore Tommy Emmanual’s answer to the question “what do you practise?”…