Friday, May 15, 2009

Tony Hogan Acoustic Guitar Blogs

I have noticed major changes n Google Search within the last few hours and thought I'd let my readers know about it. My other acoustic guitar blogs are at Acoustic Guitarist and The Guitar Player

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Acoustic Blues Guitar Lightning Hopkins

This Acoustic Blues Guitar Video is of Lightning Hopkins. It's a simple blues but it shows how it does not matter whether music is complex or not; what IS important is that the personality of the musician is expressed. If many other players were to play the same notes and chords and would not necessarily be of the same quality because you can't buy or practice the hidden elements of music, it is the inbuilt nature of the musician which really counts.

For some brilliant and and inspiring acoustic guitar go to:

Acoustic Guitarist Website and

The Acoustic Guitar Player

for Electric Guitar go to:

Electric Guitarist

Tony Hogan

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Acoustic Guitar Blogs 250,000 Visitors

That's me Tony Hogan on the left playing a guitar break on my semi acoustic guitar with the very cool Jazz Blues vocalist Karen Brown

It was only a year ago that I set up a series of test blogs to see how powerful blogging is, and I find this quite extraordinary. My two Wordpress Acoustic Guitar Blogs have now gone way past my wildest dreams and are heading towards a quarter of a million visitors.

Admittedly I know my stuff, I have had almost 40 years on the guitar plus I teach Web Development for a living.

If you'd like to see examples of Guitar blogs that actually function well, are maintained and have relevant information go thee now

One major difference is that I play guitar and am not just marketing blog trying to trade off other peoples skills.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Lightning HopkinsYoutube Guitar Video

Here's a great old blues guitar youtube from 1962 of Lightning Hopkins playing acoustic guitar.

For other youtube videos visit the worlds best acoustic guitar blogs at

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Acoustic Guitar Web Sites

This beautiful Guitar is made by Linda Manzer

Of late I've been writing mainly for my other two blogs.

Both my other guitar blogs now have a whole lot of guitar videos of acoustic guitar players of all styles, players that you may know, like Keith Richards on Acoustic Guitar, or Jimmy Page doing acoustic tunes off the Led Zeppelin 3 album. Plus some of the greats like John McLaughlin, and numerous players that are newer on the scene such as Andy mcKee, Phil Keaggy.

The guitar sites are educational with TAB and notation of Blues Scales, as well as lots of ideas to get your playing going. I've written a few hundred articles and they are designed to help players reach a greater level of musicality.
Ok, so what's different about my sites?
After playing for almost 40 years, I've watch the development of contemorary music and how it has been influenced by various styles, while this has been happening I have been learning, teaching, performing, recording , I haven't stayed still, I have continued to learn and am willing to share with others and make their journey through the musical maze faster. So other players can reach the standards they aspire to.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Guitar news

I've been working lately developing good resources for guitar players wtiting tabs and notation on how to play country blues scales, some alternative blues chords and scales in the key of E and A.

I've also uploaded a few guitar recordings at and also

If you are interested in improving your playing you will find numerous documents in both open and normal tuning.

The tunings used are standard with a dropped D, DADGAD, CGCGCF

Tuesday, January 1, 2008

DADGAD D scale TAB Notation

I've added a DADGAD scale at

It's a standard D major scale. It's in TAB and notation including the guitar fingering

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Guitar Blog - how to upload an image


I put this article up because a number of people wanted to know hoew to upload an image to blogger

Click on add image icon

Browse to image

Click ‘Open’Click on ‘upload image’ button

Click on 'Done'

Make sure you are in ‘Compose’ view, else you will just see the script

The image should be there

Be aware of file naming conventions.

Use underscore acoustic_guitar.jpg or

Camel case AcousticGuitar.jpg.

You'll find the latest DADGAD Scale update at free tab and guitar notation

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Guitar Blog A Blues Scale and C Country scale

A blues scale - for the printable version go to

to find out how to use it and for other scales and guitar information

Guitar Blog Free Tab E Blues scale

Here is a free tab and music notation of an E Blues scale over 3 octaves.

I have used the open strings intentionally because it sounds very nice on acoustic guitar.

For the printable version go to