Today I thought I’d share something a little different.

If you’ve been following it, you may know we are now on Epsiode 31 of the Acoustic Asylum podcast.

Wow, these 31 episodes have gone by in the blink of the Gatekeeper’s evil eye.


So, what is the relevance of the number 31?

It is, of course, the number 13 reversed.

(The number 13 is the Gatekeeper’s favourite number. Hence, why we have the 13 Ways to Escape the Acoustic Asylum book).

Last week, I released the new Halloween episode for the podcast which was one of my personal favourites to record so far.

Even though Halloween has come and gone, it’s well worth checking that episode out, simply because the lessons inside are relevant all year round and every single day you practise. (It’s all about the ‘demons’ of guitar playing).


Anyway, I thought I’d share the ‘best of’ of the Acoustic Asylum so far.

Below are six of my favourite episodes…

Each episode has some real nuggets of value and I’ve tried to give a balance between practical, fun, and motivating stuff in each of them.


Ep4 – A Fun 10-Question Ear Training Test to Keep The ’Gatekeeper’ Away! 

Ep12 – The Rollercoaster of Guitar Playing

Ep15 – How to Fix Suffocatingly Slow Chord Changes 

Ep23 – The Rules of The Asylum: Rule #7 – Failure Is Not Permanent

Ep29 – 10 Tips to HELP You Improve the Fundamentals (And a Lesson from the Movie The Shining)

Ep 31 – The Halloween Demons of the Guitar World Are Chasing After You Right Now


You can check out the podcast and those specific episodes (or any others that take your fancy) at the link below if you have an Apple device or iPhone.

Listen to the Acoustic Asylum on an Apple device

…Or you can listen in a variety of other ways HERE.


Enjoy, and if you do like the podcast, I’d very much appreciate it if you could leave it a review.

The reviews really do mean the world to me and they help keep the ‘Gatekeeper’ at bay and weaken his powers!


Dan Thorpe

Guitar Domination

P.S. By the way, if there are any specific topics you would like me to talk about, leave a comment and let me know.


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