News: GE Instructors Take Home SAMMA Awards

    By Erick Gerber
    In Apr 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 Feb 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...
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    Guitar Effects Buzzwords Volume 3: All Analogue

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

    By Devlon Horne
    In Feb 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...
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    Funk Guitar Lesson: ‘Get The Funk Out’

    By Erick Gerber
    In Jan 31, 2018
    In this Funk guitar lesson, we’re going to work on playing chords and adding muted strumming in-between. This exercise is designed to help you work on getting your muted notes perfectly silent while playing your chords flawlessly too. Always make sure that there is a clear difference or contrast...
  • True Bypass

    Guitar Effects Buzzwords Volume 2: True Bypass

    By Stefan Vos
    In Jan 8, 2018
    This time we look at the concept of ‘true bypass’. Do you have it? Do you need it? Will it make you sound better, and therefore play better? As I’ve mentioned before, the ‘Golden Age’ of guitar effects we find ourselves in can have some accompanying pitfalls, one of...