Entries by Ross Helmot

Beware – this could damage your guitar…

This is only a short post but very important for all those who value their guitars. I have an acoustic guitar that I used for years, mainly to play around the house and for teaching. I wasn't doing any acoustic gigs at the time so I used to leave it out on a stand. Sounds […]

The 2 most important guitar players of all time…

...and I bet they're not who you think they are. When we think of the great guitar players the names Hendrix, Clapton, Beck and Page easily fall off the tongue. If we're into country guitar it maybe Atkins, Reed, Burton or Lee. Thinking back it could be the Kings or T Bone, for the jazzers Django, […]

Do Something, Do…

You might not know this but then again...you just might. I am a bit of a fan of Australian Football, fan = fanatic, I guess that's about right. One of the icons of the game, John Kennedy Snr. made a speech during the 1975 grand final that has become immortalised. The key message of the speech was 'Do something, […]

Do you need to read music?

I'm often asked about the importance of learning to read music. Is learning to read music important? Do I need to read music to learn guitar? Will reading make me a better guitar player? Like many things in life the answer is not so simple, there are a few things that need to be taken into […]

The Search for Tone

One of the most frustrating things about being a guitar player, working with a guitar player or living with a guitar player is the constant search for the "holy grail"...TONE. It not only drives us crazy as guitar players but effects everyone else we draw into our vortex. Don't mention the "T" word. If you […]