Welcome to my blog, specifically to do with the guitar in musical theatre.
I’ve been playing guitar since the mid 1980s, and since about 2003 I’ve been working a lot in musical theatre as a guitarist, bass player and reeds player (sometimes even in the same show!)
Over the years, I’ve noticed that the guitar parts often need some thinking and creativity to play them successfully. No-one in the guitar community really discusses the guitar in the context of musical theatre or reading sessions generally (the exception to this was the wonderful long-running column by LA session legend Tommy Tedesco that ran in the US Guitar Player magazine for many years).
So, this blog is 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 across…