• SA Guitar and Music Expo 2018

    SA Guitar and Music Expo 2018

    By Erick Gerber
    In May 22, 2018
    The SA Guitar and Music Expo is an event held at the Wanderer’s Club in Illovo, Johannesburg. Some say that this is South Africa’s equivalent of the NAMM Show in the U.S. because it’s one of the only events (at least, that we know of) that allow many different music...
  • Mother's Day

    5 Songs To Serenade Mom With This Mother’s Day

    By Erick Gerber
    In May 11, 2018
    Do you want to do something extra special for your mom this mother’s day, but you’re running a little low on cash? Or maybe she feels too bad when you spend money on her and appreciates gestures more than gifts (moms for the win!). Well, lucky for you, we’ve...

    News: GE Instructors Take Home SAMMA Awards

    By Erick Gerber
    In April 24, 2018
    2018 marks the 3rd year that a Guitar Excellence instructor’s band has been awarded prizes at the annual SAMMA evening for their outstanding performance. Our teachers continue to prove that Guitar Excellence only hires the best in the business. What is the SAMMA? The SAMMA (South African Metal Music Awards)...
  • Top 5 Percussive Guitar Players

    Top 5 Percussive Guitar Players

    By Craig Goudge
    In February 28, 2018
    If you don’t know what percussive guitar playing is or how it works, then you NEED to watch these amazing videos! We’ve compiled a list of our top 5 favourite percussive guitar players, particularly of the acoustic variety. All 5 of these are definitely worth checking out, so make...
  • guitar effects buzzwords all analogue

    Guitar Effects Buzzwords, Vol. 3: All Analogue

    By Stefan Vos
    In February 12, 2018
    The ‘Golden Age’ of guitar effects you say? Sounds fantastic! Anything I should know about, any words of caution? Well, yes, actually. Don’t fall for the hype. Be informed regarding ‘the latest and the greatest’ trend. Know what the buzzwords are all about. The following for your edification:  ...
  • Songwriting With Chords

    By Devlon Horne
    In February 11, 2018
    It could be said that songs consist of only three things and they are namely melody, lyric and chords. Let’s have a look at how to focus on the use of guitar chord changes in the songwriting process and how you can use them to make your songs communicate...