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. Troy Aurio
    January 18th, 2014 @ 4:39 pm

    Another awesome lesson David! Thank you for still adding to the list of songs. I’ve been playing guitar for about 5 years now and it all started when I found guitarnoise from a random search on the internet. Please keep them coming. Mahalo nui loa!


  2. Noelle
    September 29th, 2014 @ 8:11 pm

    I’ve played guitar for 5 years and this is the best website yet for learning new songs. Thank you so much, I needed this!

  3. Hannah
    December 1st, 2014 @ 8:14 pm

    This is my first song on guitar, but I love Green Day, something I noticed is that Billie Joe plays way faster in the actual recording than you are telling us to play, and way faster than in the example recordings. This is very helpful, but I was a little surprised when I went to play along to the origional recording and it was way too fast for me.

  4. Bert Tougas
    February 14th, 2015 @ 5:17 pm

    Hi Dave,
    Five years ago I took up the guitar again and found your site and followed you religiously every Sunday morning. As I became more familiar with all the stuff that’s out there, lesson wise, I moved on. I just looked up your lesson on “Semptember” by Greenday. I’m not sure what I was thinking by staying away this long. Your lessons are superb, I mean world class. I’m back and my apologies for my abscence. You are quite simply the best. How you provide so many layers of any song you choose to cover, is uncanny.

    Rock on David,

    Bert Tougas
    Montreal, Quebec

  5. Michelle
    February 23rd, 2015 @ 12:53 pm

    How lovely! I have got to play this!

  6. Mercedes
    April 2nd, 2015 @ 2:07 pm

    I just started playing guitar in February and I like Greenday so I chose this to be my first song. I LOVE the way you laid out your lesson, I am a teacher and I appreciate the thought you put into this! :)

  7. shubham
    June 10th, 2015 @ 4:44 pm

    thank you .very nicely described. it helps me alot

  8. Matt Baynes
    July 20th, 2015 @ 7:44 pm

    Excellent Dave!! Great easy songs for any one at any age to learn. I always start the student with easy songs to get quick results. Astounding some teachers give. Material that’s way to hard and the students quite.

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