David Hodge

Since joining Guitar Noise in 1999, David has written over a thousand articles, lessons, interviews and reviews here. He also serves as the site's Managing Editor, supervising all content in addition to the continued writing of his own lessons and articles. And if that wasn't enough to keep him busy, David is also the author of seven instructional books, the most recent being Idiot’s Guide: Guitar Theory.

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  1. Thomas
    February 18th, 2014 @ 7:04 am

    I have spent the last month or two going over your pages of information. I practice everyday for at least 20 min, often 2+ hours, and i see some improvment rather consistantly. However, I have built up to doing that over the last two years. Studing your site has really opened my eyes and given me direction on how I will be able to make more of my time on the strings. Understanding the therory and the different scales is now a very obtainable goal thanks to your easy to understand explinations.
    Thank you for being a true teacher!

    • David Hodge
      February 19th, 2014 @ 9:59 am

      Hello Thomas and thank you for your kind words.

      One of the things about teaching people who’ve already had quite a bit of guitar (whether with a teacher or self-taught) is that they often know more about music and theory than they actually realize. I’m not sure I’m so much of a teacher as a tour guide, simply showing how everything they’ve already learned comes together and, hopefully, giving them the chance to access it quickly when they want to. Being able to access the musical knowledge we all have is often the trickiest step and it’s different for everyone. So whatever I, and all the folks here at Guitar Noise can do to help, we’re more than happy to.

      And you should always feel free to post up any questions or even email them to me directly. I’m glad you’re enjoying your time here at Guitar Noise and hope that you continue to find our lessons and articles helpful, educational, and entertaining.

      Looking forward to chatting with you again.


  2. Richard J F
    May 2nd, 2014 @ 11:19 am

    very Useful tips and info…will put them into practice straight away

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