Today, I’ve released a new podcast where I’m talking about an unsung hero of the guitar world.



The other day was Thanksgiving, so this ties nicely in with that.

I’m very thankful for a lot of things in my life.

Archie, my family, the guitar, being able to teach and share my passion with you all…

…And I think having ‘gratitude’ is incredibly important.


Today’s podcast is a very short one but well worth a listen if you have ten minutes.

In this episode, I’m talking about things such as…

How psychology has proven that there are startling differences between the happiness of people who show annoyance versus those who show gratitude.

If you’ve ever seen the video of the “World’s angriest guitarist”, you’ll probably agree that he never seemed like a happy fella.


Plus, I share tips such as one thing you can do to be a happier guitarist today.

…Why the guitar is like a microcosm of life and how I believe learning the guitar can help improve other aspects of your life.

…A bit of a backstory about a school trip from when I was 15 and how this trip changed me and made me become a guitarist.

Plus, one way you can use the musical skills you have (no matter where you are on your journey) to add more happiness to your day.


I hope you enjoy it.

This isn’t a topic that gets enough attention, but it’s definitely important.

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.

Enjoy and thank you.

I’m very grateful for you reading these posts and being part of this guitar journey with me.

Dan Thorpe

Guitar Domination


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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