How To Create Chord Progressions

Almost everything I write starts with lyrics – guess years as a journo has made the words the part that comes easiest! So what I’ll generally do is draft the lyrics, then come up with a chord progression…. Read More

Top 3 SoundCloud Tips

Before I discovered SoundCloud I used to email an mp3 of my latest song around to a group of friends I’d deemed my “critics’ circle” – it was a nice way to take my creations to a small… Read More

Jake Shimabukuro: Bohemian Rhapsody Live In Japan

I’ve been hunting around online to get some ideas on how best to record ukulele for my next song – it’s tough as it never feels like the sound is “pure”. Until that is you check out this… Read More

Review: It’s So Easy: And Other Lies by Duff McKagan

I’m a bit of a sucker for a good rock biography and I recently read Duff McKagan’s book, It’s So Easy: And Other Lies. McKagan is a fascinating character. All the sex and drugs stuff from the early… Read More

Mixed Up…

Recently I’ve been really enjoying the weekly newsletter from Harmony Central – lots of stuff that interests me so it’s a great filter for content when I don’t have the time to wade through their site. A recent… Read More


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