The First 3 Chords The Beatles Ever Learned

The First 3 Chords The Beatles Ever Learned

Keith March 19, 2014 Comments Off

In the 1950s, long before the internet made lovely guitar learning sites like this possible  it was a little trickier to learn the guitar chords of your favourite songs on the radio. So imagine the young Paul and John tearing their hair out trying to work out what chords Little Richard was playing on Good Golly […]

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The Only 8 Guitar Chords You’ll Ever Really Need

The Only 8 Guitar Chords You’ll Ever Really Need

Keith March 19, 2014 Comments Off

When you’re learning how to play guitar, the amount of chords and songs you think you need to learn can be overwhelming. Do you want to know the secret to learning thousands of songs in one fell swoop? There are 8 basic chords that you should learn if you’re going to be a great guitarist. Learn […]

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Do Your Fingers Hurt from Playing Guitar?

Do Your Fingers Hurt from Playing Guitar?

Keith February 7, 2014 Comments Off

If you’re getting sore fingers after practicing the guitar then the good news is, you must be doing something right.  Sore fingers probably means you’re doing enough practice and believe me, you’re not the only one to get sore fingers. The other good news is your body will be creating calluses (hard bits of skin) […]

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Wednesday 15th January 2014 – Voodoo Rooms

Wednesday 15th January 2014 – Voodoo Rooms

Keith January 12, 2014 Comments Off

Hi everyone, We’re playing this Wednesday at the Voodoo rooms with Tom and The Blueswater. Doors are at7.30. I imagine first band will be about 8. Banish the January blues with some blues! The Blueswater+ Tomlin Leckie and The Strollers+ Keith Douglas From 7.30pm in The Speakeasy. Advance tickets £6 stbf available from Ripping Records.

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The Songs That Came In From The Cold

The Songs That Came In From The Cold

Keith January 7, 2014 1

Ever been to Krakow? There’s a suburb in Krakow called Nova Huta which was Stalin’s great attempt at Social Realism. My friend Jason and I were in a Trabant, being driven by the craziest tour guide east of Berlin, heading towards Nova Huta at 90 miles an hour. When we got there we took a […]

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Learn Guitar Online – Guitar Tricks Review

Learn Guitar Online – Guitar Tricks Review

Keith January 1, 2014 Comments Off

I love the blues and guitarists not many people have heard of. I learned through the music of Mississippi John Hurt and Woodie Guthrie. I used to have a lesson once a week from my old primary school teacher who would write out chords and tabs for me based on the old blues masters. In […]

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Saturday 23rd November 2013, 2.30pm

Saturday 23rd November 2013, 2.30pm

Keith November 19, 2013 Comments Off

Hi folks, We’re playing a wee set at Elvis Shakespeare on Saturday afternoon. 20 minutes or so. The Shiverin Sheiks are playing too. It’s gonna rock, baby.

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Saturday Feb 23rd, Cupar Corn Exchange

Saturday Feb 23rd, Cupar Corn Exchange

Keith February 19, 2013 Comments Off

Hi everyone, Battleofthebands_2013 (<— click to see poster) I’m playing a short set as part of the New Brunswick Battle of the Blues in Cupar Corn Exchange this Saturday Feb 23rd. Starts about 8pm and there are 6 blues bands playing. £8 for a ticket on the door. Hope you can make it!

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Abandon Cold War!

Abandon Cold War!

Keith September 10, 2012 Comments Off

Ok this is a bit embarassing. My 9 Cold War Love Songs project has gone  . . . well . . . cold. Abandon project! Seriously, I’ve tried to write 9 of them but it’s driving me crazy and my mental health is more important than a foolhardy concept album. I hit The Dip; that period in […]

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It’s All Just Made Up

It’s All Just Made Up

Keith September 7, 2012 Comments Off

It’s all man-made. It’s all been invented. Whether it was by kings, politicians, committees, businesses or philanthropists. It’s all man-made. We made it up. People just made stuff up. Some things are tactile, some things are simply ideas. Like rules and ethics and cities and schools and systems and curriculums and houses and pubs and […]

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