Your online guide to alternative & indie guitar
Hi, I’m Chris, and I teach guitar lessons online, for beginner & intermediate players.
If you’re like me:
- You’re not interested in being the fastest “shredder” on guitar
- You don’t want to play cheesy pop songs or classical guitar, either
- You’d like to play for your own enjoyment, to de-stress, and maybe make your own music
- You find it hard to find motivation, without a solid plan or structure.
If this sounds like you, then I can help you. My guitar teaching is based around:
- Alternative/Indie styles
- Step-by-step instructions you can actually follow
- Learning that moves you towards an outcome
- Creativity and writing, instead of just playing other people’s music.
- Music theory & ear training applied to guitar & songwriting
- 9 Easy Guitar Chords You Can Play with 2 Fingers
- 17 Strumming Patterns for Alternative/Indie Rock
- The Four Fundamentals of Guitar
You don’t need to be a virtuoso to make good music on guitar. This website is all about mastering the fundamentals, and understanding how music works, so you can get busy making music.
This site isn’t about being the fastest or flashiest player who can “shred”. It’s not about learning exercises & drills that don’t lead anywhere. It’s about making real, honest music, and playing what’s best for the song.
Four Stages to Learning Guitar: What’s Your Goal?
My guitar basics course is a little different – we make bad sounds first! You’ll also learn how to play your first chord, parts of the guitar, how to hold a pick, and how to check your hand position. All this in less than 30 minutes, with videos to follow along.
Maybe you’ve tried learning some songs, but can’t quite put everything together. If you’re finding it hard to transition between chords, and hold down a solid strumming rhythm at the same time, my beginner course is made for you.
Technique & rote memorisation will only get you so far. Stop adding exercises to your routine and start making music with what you know! Inspiration runs dry, and guessing is a haphazard approach. You need a system to fall back on. That’s where music theory comes in.
Don’t become reliant on TAB sites and YouTube song tutorials.
Instead, focus on training your ears. If you can take what you hear – and translate it onto the guitar, you’re a better learner, improviser, and songwriter all at once.
Choose a goal above to get started.
Hi, I’m Chris, former soulless retail worker, then briefly a human billboard…
…and since 2014, guitar teacher in Leeds, UK.
I teach adult beginners & self-taught guitar players how to master the fundamentals, understand how music works, and learn & create music with ease.
I also write, record & tour as a guitarist for Team Picture, an Alternative Rock group in Leeds.