Ah, I’ve been so busy lately.

I’ve not written as many emails as I’d like.

In fact, at first, when writing this email today, I was thinking, “Crikey, I’m rusty”.


It took me a moment to get back into the swing of writing.

That just goes to show how important it is to keep up with our skills…

Writing and guitar playing – they’re similar in some ways and both are like muscles that need flexing often.

Anyway, today, I want to tell you about a new episode of the Acoustic Asylum podcast.


It’s an entertaining little one.

In it, I’m talking about the power of learning Christmas songs.

I share a little story about a student and why he finds this type of song to be very powerful for his progress.

Plus, I’m talking a bit more about my No Chord Fingerstyle method of playing songs, and how a certain type of Christmas song is perfect for this way of playing.

I also want to share with you a little piece of music I recorded that will hopefully entertain and inspire you.

…And I mention the Gatekeeper’s favourite Christmas tune – it’s probably not what you imagine it to be!


Finally, I mention this in the podcast, but tomorrow I’ll be announcing something very special indeed which I’m very excited about and no doubt you will love.

You can check out the new podcast episode below if you have an Apple device or iPhone.

Listen to the Acoustic Asylum

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


Dan Thorpe

Guitar Domination

P.S. Here is a snippet of a recent review of the podcast I thought I’d share:

“Don Thorpe is an interesting dude with an interesting podcast. He channels his positive and zany energy into fun ways to encourage and instruct guitarists! The result is a podcast done in 10–15-minute episodes that give a guitarist at least one useful thought on which to focus for a day or two while picking up the guitar for the first time…or the 10,000th.”

Ha, not been called Don for a while, but the review is much appreciated, so please do take a moment to review the podcast if you can. I love to read the reviews.


P.P.S. This post was originally taken from Dan Thorpe’s private email list. To get blog posts like this sent to you which are full of great tips to make fingerpicking, strumming, and learning guitar more enjoyable (especially if you are over 40) join Dan’s list. It’s 100% free, HERE.

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