Today I want to share some advice on one key thing which is…

Why I encourage you to jam with other musicians when you can.


Not only will jamming with others help you become a more confident musician, but…

Jamming with others is great for the social side of music, it’s great for having fun, and it’s also great for sharing tips and advice.

I’ve just recorded an episode of the Acoustic Asylum podcast about this.

It’s a short episode today, but it’s packed full of useful stuff like:


A simple way to transition from playing on your own to with others

One of the biggest errors I made when I started out… which meant pretty much everything I played had zero rhythm

Why playing with recordings in a super simple way can help you improve everything

A weird bit of imagery of the ‘Gatekeeper’ spinning his head on his shoulders like Linda Blair from The Exorcist (yes, this is kinda relevant to the topic, ha-ha).

How to jam along with me, including three examples you can use today (includes blues, strumming, and Travis picking)


Listen, enjoy, and let’s keep building your guitar skills and confidence.

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

Listen to the Acoustic Asylum

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



Dan Thorpe

Guitar Domination


P.S. Last week I said, anyone who emails in after leaving the podcast a review, I’ll be entering them into a draw to win a copy of my book, 13 Ways to Escape the Acoustic Asylum…


Well, the winners were Joe Eder and Jack Leishman. Well done to those two! We will be in touch to post out the book to those two today.



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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