Joshua Bishop

Joshua Bishop

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Guitar

“A few can touch the magic string,
And noisy Fame is proud to win them:–
Alas for those that never sing,
But die with all their music in them!”

The Voiceless – Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809 – 1894)

 

The guitar is an instrument of the people – these days it seems like just about everyone can strum a few chords. I, myself, was a late starter on the guitar. I first picked one up at the age of 15 when I got a Fender guitar from Argos as a birthday present from my mum. (I loved that guitar, and although it’s really not a very good instrument I’ve still got it!) I was into Heavy Metal at the time and immediately plugged in my amp and set about learning all the Metallica songs my fingers could handle. I’m fairly certain I made my mum regret her choice of present quite quickly!

After a while I chilled out a bit, and expanded my musical horizon to encompass finger style and Classical guitar music. This was both a breath of fresh air and like stepping into a cold shower – what a wake up call! They are two very different ways of playing the guitar and required a complete rethink of my approach to guitar technique. A steep learning curve, but I got there.

So if you want to play loud, fast and mean we’ll be there in no time. But perhaps that’s not your style. Perhaps you’re more into spicy Flamenco music of the Gypsies of Andalucía, or the beautiful finger-picking style of the nylon string Classical guitar. That’s great! It’s beautiful music, and I can help you make that too.

Talk to me about what you want to be able to do. Call me and tell me why you want to play the guitar, and we’ll waste no more time!