guitar podcast

A short while back I mentioned that I have two pretty awesome announcements coming up soon. Well, here is the first one; it is my brand new guitar podcast.

Yes, that’s right, I have decided to create a regular podcast for all you guitarists. The content will vary wildly and I’ll be led by you guys. If you want me to create an episode on anything in particular, then let me know in the comments at the bottom of this post and if what you request sounds good, I’ll do it!

With these podcasts I have a range of topics that might be of interest that we can cover. Just a few of those ideas include:

  • Interviews
  • Reviews
  • Mini Lessons
  • Breakdown of a Classic Song (where I pick a song and we break it down and analyse why it is so great)
  • Aural Testing and Training (like an audio version of this aural training post)
  • One off tips that make a quick difference to your playing
  • Technique Advice (things such as strumming, fingerpicking, chord change advice, etc.)
  • A Hall of Fame (where we choose a great guitarist, and describe what makes him/her great, etc.)

The above are just some of the ideas that I have thought of. We can literally go anywhere with this and I’m pretty excited about it.

Podcasts have the benefit of you being able to listen to them anywhere, any time without having to use your eyes to read or watch a video. They are also often fun, and that is one of the big aims of this podcast – to help you improve your guitar skills in a variety of ways while being entertained.

Anyway, I want you to leave a comment on the bottom of this blog post and let me know any topic that you would like to hear in a future podcast.

As always, I’ll be led by you. If my little guitar podcast doesn’t get much of a response or much interest, I’ll drop it and move on to something else, so do let me know what you think!

The Guitar Domination Podcast!

Without further ado, below is episode #1 where I play you my new podcast theme tune (hope you like), talk briefly about what’s in the podcast and then discuss a modern guitar playing epidemic – the fact that most modern guitarists simply don’t use their ears when playing the guitar – the effects are huge, so have a listen, learn from the mistakes of others, and most of all enjoy the podcast.

Press play below or click here to enjoy!

Before you listen, don’t forget to leave a comment at the bottom of this blog post letting me know what you want in future podcasts!





March 24, 2017 Reply

Your list of ideas is great, great listening to this one. Been playing about a year and I’m 41. I have just now been listening to music on the radio and picking up what is actually happening.

March 25, 2017 Reply

Thanks Nemo,

That`s great to hear. Hope it is all going well and feel free to comment anytime. Hope you enjoyed the first one! Good luck.

John Philcox
March 24, 2017 Reply

Hi Dan, I love your stuff and I find you to be a great motivator, so thanks for that.
Whatever I seem to do though, my fingers still feel “clumsy” around the neck and awkward. I don’t seem to be able to get any speed at all with lead guitar – so anything you could do to motivate people like me on lead guitar or provide a rigorous practice routine that we could follow, would be really useful.
I’m a busy person with a day job, and I’m sure there are lots of people like me out there… BUT, thanks to your advice in a previous post/lesson, even if I can’t find time to put in a good practice, I do at least try (very hard) to pick up the guitar for 5 minutes on those extra busy days – that’s down to you and it was a great tip.
Keep up the great work and good luck with the podcasts

March 25, 2017 Reply

Hi John, thanks for the kind words.

Yeah, will be doing a little more stuff on lead guitar (got something cool coming for blues soon).

As for feeling clumsy on the neck – two quick things, make sure your guitar is setup well with an action that is suitable and make sure you play with a relaxed touch. Most people are far too tense when they play. This makes their fingers more tired and less accurate which equals clumsy-ness. Will be doing something on that for sure!


March 24, 2017 Reply

A podcast is a great idea. Tips on how to figure out a song by ear would be a helpful idea for a lot of guitarists. We all could use some aural improvement.

March 25, 2017 Reply

Thanks Bob, Yeah for sure will do something on this as it is an essential skill and would come across well in a podcast. Cheers

March 25, 2017 Reply

Hi Dan,
I absolutely loved the podcast. Your intro music was cool and the tips were helpful! I would love to see more podcasts. Your website is very helpful, and the podcasts are convenient because I don’t have to be sitting at a screen to hear them. Keep up the good work!

March 26, 2017 Reply

Hey Crash,

Glad you enjoyed it! The first one has had great feedback so far, so will be doing more for sure. Thanks a lot for getting in touch and hope your playing is going well! Dan

March 29, 2017 Reply

Hi Dan, its Angela here.. Loved the podcast… I have been playing for around 6 months and I find it easier to learn tunes by ear… All your info has been great.. Keep up the good teaching.. Would like to improve on tempo(speed) when strumming as sometimes my hand just goes into the same speed for some songs…any tips would be great.. Thanks

March 30, 2017 Reply

Hi Angela, sounds like you are doing great and ahead of most if you`re already learning by ear. Great work! Thanks for the ideas. A few things to help for now – practice to drum beats occasionally, make tapping your foot to the beat a habit when playing (it`s hard at first but stick with it as it gets easier) and check your tempo with a click every now and then! Hope that helps and thanks for the kind words!

May 9, 2017 Reply

Hi Dan-
Good first podcast. I fall into your demographics and have used a “dictaphone” before!
Looking forward to future podcasts to see where you go. Until then will be reading your various books.
thank you

May 9, 2017 Reply

Thanks, Anne-Marie. I`m hoping to get more podcasts done very soon. Haha, glad there is someone else who has used the mighty `dictaphone`. They used to work a treat. Also, have fun with the books. I hope you enjoy them and if you have any questions, give me a shout.

July 19, 2019 Reply

Hi Dan,

I have started listening to your podcast and find it very inspiring. I would really like to buy a guitar and learn to play but don’t know what kind of guitar I should get… I know nothing about guitars!
Should i get a Yamaha starter one online?
Help please


Dan Thorpe
July 22, 2019 Reply

Hi Pam, that`s great that you are enjoying the podcast. To be honest, when it comes to a student`s first guitar it is really tough to find something suitable as you will simply not know what suits you until you have played for some time. Therefore, it is wise to get something that is decent and not too expensive (as you will want to upgrade to something more ideal for you later on). Yamaha guitars – electric and acoustic usually tick these boxes. Good luck on your journey!

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