I hope this post finds you well and ready for some musical inspiration.

I want to give you a heads-up about the latest episode of the Acoustic Asylum podcast.

This is all about giving you some valuable insights for playing guitar in the icy cold winter months.


In this episode, I’ll take you through a little warm-up process.

I use the warm-up myself as we go through the podcast…

Taking my fingers from icy cold to getting ready to play.


Here’s a sneak peek into what you can expect:

Why it’s essential to steer clear of the dreaded “death grip” during the winter months, and how it can impact your playing.

Uncover a crucial tip for maintaining fluidity in your playing by focusing on your non-playing fingers.

Get valuable fingerpicking tips and learn how to eliminate the “shy tone” that might be holding you back without you even realising it

Bonus tips, including “The Butterfly Touch,” a simple one-chord ear training test, a fantastic rhythm exercise, and a ii-V-I jazz chord progression

Plus, how the Gatekeeper has been giving out ‘pro bono’ guitar lessons as he tries to fill up the cells of his Acoustic Asylum this Christmas.


It’s a bit zany as one reviewer said recently… but if you like light-hearted stuff while getting instantly applicable guitar advice, then I think you will enjoy it.

If you’re using an Apple device or iPhone, you can tune in to the episode below…

Listen to the Acoustic Asylum

Alternatively, you can listen on various platforms by clicking HERE.


Enjoy the podcast and please do leave it a review if you enjoy it.

Have fun and keep enjoying your playing

Dan Thorpe

Guitar Domination


P.S. Don’t miss out on the golden nuggets in this episode – it’s like a mini lesson packed with powerful reminders for your guitar journey.


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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