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Bob McGowan

General Details

Professional Guitarist, recording artist, teacher

I am a professional guitarist and guitar teacher. I’ve have playing and teaching for approximately 30 years, playing a variety of styles from rock and roll to acoustic blues, ‘folk’, bluegrass and rhythm and blues.
As well as performing and recording music I am an experienced guitar teacher, teaching most styles and techniques of guitar music to students of all ages and abilities from beginners to advanced levels, specialising in blues, Piedmont Blues, ‘Travis’ fingerpicking styles, bluegrass, and roots music
Beginner students are welcomed, as well as anyone who wants to learn a new style, brush-up and extend what they know, or get out of a ‘musical rut’.
Whilst regular lessons are best for beginner students, lessons can be arranged on a casual or needs basis.
Students are encouraged to develop their own style and soloing concepts while broadening their appreciation of different types of guitar music.
My special musical love is blues and ‘roots music’ – traditional and contemporary. I would love to share my knowledge with you.
Above all, when all is said and done……I want you to have fun playing guitar. It’s a stimulating and enjoyable pastime and who knows where it might take you!
For musical samples students are encouraged to bring a usb memory stick, use your smart phone, or I can record and email song studied in the lesson

Subjects covered in my guitar lessons
• Guitar Basics
• Chords
• Music theory for guitarists 
• Barre Chords
• Technique exercises
• Blues scales and soloing concepts
• Bluegrass and Country Styles
• Fingerpickin’ (Folk, Blues and ‘Travis’ double thumb)

These details were last updated on February 16, 2015