James Ledley

My name is James Ledley and I teach Guitar Ukulele and Bass full-time.  I've been teaching professionally, full time, since 2006 and run my teaching business from Lurgan, Co Armagh N Ireland. My goal is to help everyone fulfil their dream of turning their passion for music into playing Guitar, Ukulele or Bass.

How can I tell if my Guitar Neck is Warped? A Comprehensive Guide

As a guitarist, maintaining your instrument is crucial for preserving its sound quality and lifespan. One common issue that can affect a guitar is a warped neck. A warped neck may cause playing discomfort, fret buzz, and tuning instability, ultimately altering its performance. In this article, we’ll explore how to identify a warped guitar neck …

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Should a Beginner Buy Classical Guitar? 5 Best Buying Tips

Beginner guitarists often face the challenge of choosing the right type of guitar to start their musical journey. Among the various options available, classical guitars stand out as a popular choice for beginners. Classical guitars are known for their softer and mellower sound, which can be easier on the ears of novice players. However, whether …

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Barre Chords – 5 Tips That Will Instantly Make Your Barre Chords Clearer And Smoother

For beginner guitarists, barre chords are always a tricky hurdle to pass.  They can be a source of great frustration for so many budding guitar players.  It can take a long time and a lot of patience to get them sounding as smooth and clean as the guitarists you hear on the radio.   Barre chords …

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Can You Cut Guitar Strings with Scissors? 5 Essential Tips for Safe Removal

As a guitarist, at some point, you might need to cut your guitar strings, especially when you’re changing them. You might wonder if using scissors can be an efficient way of cutting these strings. In this article, we will explore the possibility of using scissors to safely and effectively cut guitar strings. Understanding the materials …

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