Blogging for musical theatre guitarists everywhere

Welcome to my new blog, specifically to do with the guitar in musical theatre.

I’ve been playing guitar for nearly 25 years, and in the past 5 years I’ve been working a lot in (amateur) musical theatre as a guitarist and as a reeds player (I also play clarinet, various saxophones and a bit of flute). I’ve noticed that the guitar parts often need some thinking and creativity to play them succesfully. I also noticed that no-one around the blogosphere (or in the guitar magazine community) really discuss the guitar in musical theatre or often in the context of reading sessions of any kind (the exception to this was the wonderful long-running column by LA film/TV session legend Tommy Tedesco that ran in the US Guitar Player magazine for many years… a stroke ended his musical career in 1992 and he died in 1997).

So, this blog will be a place to put some of these things right, spread the word about the particular disciplines of playing guitar in musical theatre, and share some of my insights into how to actually perform some of the guitar parts I’ve come acros…

Enjoy, and please send any feedback, comments, tips or suggestions…

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One thought on “Blogging for musical theatre guitarists everywhere

  1. Hi, I would love to get into playing guitar in theatre work. Is there anywhere that sells the guitar parts so that I can see what I am up against?

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