Entries by Ross Helmot

What is the ‘CAGED’ system?

The 'CAGED' system is a way of visualising the guitar that gives you a point of reference for chords and scales in any position. The system  breaks the guitar down into 5 positions built on the basic (cowboy) chord shapes C, A, G, E and D. It connects the chords in that order as you […]

A bit of music…

Here are a few clips that I've enjoyed watching recently. The great Tommy Emmanuel with John Knowles, Tommy just loves what he does and it comes through in his playing and in his life. If you are lucky enough to know or have met Tommy his personality is infectious and he has time for everyone, […]

Another Year…

Well, as we come to the end of 2012 here's wishing you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. The plan had been to get some video and interviews up in 2012 and looking back at some of my notes it seems I have missed a few deadlines. Where did the time go? Promise […]

Can you help me with this

I've recently added a new Facebook page 'Guitar Lessons with Ross Helmot' and am trying to get as many likes as I can to build the profile. So if you like the lessons you have had or are having with me could you click on the like button on the home page of my web […]

So…where did rock come from?

One thing's for sure, it didn't just arrive with Bill Haley and the Comets 'Rock around the Clock'. The roots of rock can be found in the Mississippi delta region of America with the birth of the blues. It's really worth understanding how this music evolved and the key players as you work to develop […]