Andy Guitar Talk

Posts from our members with advice for beginners, details of jam sessions, and general guitar chat.

Questions, suggestions and all things Brighton!

Welcome to the Brighton student chat area! This is for those currently attending Andy's regular Brighton guitar workshop sessions to keep everyone up to date with what they are working on, get help from Andy, suggest songs and to keep in the loop of ...

Facebook Blues

I'm gutted for you Andy, really sorry to hear about this.  Keep your chin up, every cloud has a silver lining and you are still the best teacher so your flock will follow you. All the very best John

Group chat for Andy's Leeds Guitar Workshops

Welcome to the Brighton student chat area! This is for those currently attending Andy's regular Leeds guitar workshop sessions to keep everyone up to date with what they are working on, get help from Andy, suggest songs and to keep in the loop of any...

Good Luck Andy

Sorry about your FB account. Your lessons have been a big help so far. I bought your beginner course and some T-shirts. Keep up the good work!

How did you choose your guitar(s)?

I'm interested in how people chose their guitars. Did you use reviews, go on looks or the model used by a particular performer, try it out in a shop, or something else? I bought my first acoustic based on online reviews of reasonable beginner's guita...

Welcome to the new Guitar Talk section!

Let me know in the comments what guitar questions you have! I will then write a few posts around those topics and help out where I can!

Electric guitar with headphones

I have had my first electric guitar less than a month. I use the amp with headphones so not to upset my neighbour but the problem I am having is I can't then hear my voice when singing. Is there any way round this? I am still learning about the amp a...

My top 10 rock power chord songs

To get this ‘talk’ section started, I thought I’d make a list of my all time top 10 rock power chord songs! I’ll add links to songs that have tutorials by me on this site to


Great tutorial and content. I've signed up and purchased several books and will buy more as I progress.  Em7 chord. Very minor comment on the book, page 69. Unclear if the strum starts from the thickest string or the A string. No circle or cross to ...

Newbie here, Hello from Manchester

Hi all, I am at intermediate level and I have been playing and learning on YouTube with Andy’s channel. I currently have a Tiger acoustic and a rare Gibson Epiphone Les Paul in cherry sunburst with tiger stripe running through. (which was a gift fr...

Maintain Chord Shapes In The Air

Hello,   To improve chord changes, several lessons recommend forming the chord shape before pressing down, or for practice, lifting the formed chord off the strings, holding, and then pressing back down.  This has been a big help to me.     On s...

hi Andy and all

Hi andy first let me say how disgusted i am in FB but this talk section and the new app you have coming out is fantastic if it wasn't for you i would have stopped learning guitar months ago, 

World cup song

Hi everyone, still learning with Andy's tutorials. I decided to do a world cup song the other day for fun. What do you all think? Hope you all enjoy 😂

Improve Picking Accuracy

Hi Andy,   I have done your Improver course and am now working through your Intermediate course.  Both have been very helpful to me.  Thank you!   I'm writing to ask if you have any recommended exercises or courses for improving picking accuracy....

1 year on

Hi Andy Hi everyone. It's now been a year and a week since I started learning and still loving it. I've been trying some David Gray and was wondering of you could do a lesson on it? It's only now playing (or trying to) play sail away and this year's ...


Plz Andy post a totorial of West coast by imagine dragons plz broooooo

Total Beginner looking at chord sheets

I'm still at the absolute beginner stage, although I'm getting on well with Level2 lessons, I'm still on Level1 songs. I was struggling with U2's When Love Comes To Town, so I stepped back to Love Me Do. In the video, at about 7:04 you say the chor...

Use of capo with harmonica

Thanks for setting up this way of communication, Andy. It's awful how Facebook rules destroyed such a well working community just like that. As I want to combine guitar playing with harmonica (mouth organ), I would like to hear/read/see some general ...

Start Stop

One issue of mine,is that i tent to start a song and get to a tricky bit normally a fast cord change or a barre cord and not finish the whole song. So  I have lots of tunes but cant play them all the way through, I do come back to them and try the b...

Strings and string noise/ screech!

Here's a message from a student and my response, hopefully helps some of your guys out!  GrahamHi Andy, I really enjoy the lessons. I am still very much a beginner, still at the guitar tormenting stage. As I have hands very much modeled on bunches o...


General Interest

A little bit of everything!

Brighton Jam Class

A public group for attendees of the regular Guitar Workshops in Brighton. Also a place for anyone interested in attending in the future to ask questions and find out what we get up to!

Leeds Jam Class

A public group chat for attendees of the Leeds guitar workshops

Student Chat

A place for those learning with Andy's lessons to share their story of learning guitar so far, ask questions, and to get help from Andy and fellow students to help make progress!


Get help from Andy and fellow online learners for anything to do with getting started on guitar or any questions regarding Andy's Beginners Course lessons!