Tom Hunt guitarist video reel

Turning ‘up to 11′ for new video

I decided my recent ‘guitarist video reel’ needed to showcase a bit more of the louder stuff – so I have made up and added a metal-style solo to the start of it. I’ve always loved playing in a variety of genres on the guitar and am happy to teach all sorts of things! If…




‘Notes like raindrops’

The title of this article, ‘Notes like raindrops’, refers to a review written about one of my favourite jazz guitarists – Randy Napoleon. The words are as lyrical as the musician himself: “…each note hangs, suspended with raindrop-like clarity from its bough of melody.” (Lawrence Consentino, Lansing Michigan’s City Pulse). What a beautiful way to…



Acoustic Applause guitar - shot taken by Lyn Ison

Free online guitar lessons

I’ve recently uploaded some free online guitar lessons which you can check out under the ‘Teaching’ page of this website. To begin with I’ve added a few ‘In the style of…’ licks to help you play like some of the Blues/Rock greats such as Jimi Hendrix, BB King and Stevie Ray Vaughan. Once I’ve added a…



Guitarists – Look after your tendons!

The title of this article would have been good advice for me several years ago! Unfortunately back then I was playing lots of guitar without well-aligned posture and with some subtle errors in my technique. This soon took its toll in the form of a repetitive strain injury, the pain centred in my right shoulder…



Tom Hunt Guitar gift vouchers

Xmas guitar lesson gift vouchers!

Feeling musical this Christmas? I am selling guitar lesson gift vouchers! Choose between a 30 minute or 1 hour session (£15 or £30 with free P&P). All ages and abilities welcome, a variety of styles taught and delivered at my home studio in St Albans. Limited availability. Please email lessons@tomhunt.co.uk if you’re interested and for…




Lyric writing and pimpin’ my studio

I’m currently enjoying one of those rare but cathartic moments when I feel I have things to write about. Usually a new song or two comes along at some turning point in my life or when some intense experience naturally brings a lyric into my head. Having just had a pretty intense week, I’ve opened…



Tom Hunt above the clouds

New songs on the way…

Having been sitting on a few new songs for a while, I’m pleased to say that I’ve finally recorded them in a way that I’m happy with.  The first song I’ve put online (which is in the ‘Listen’ section of this website) is called ‘The Kindness of Strangers’. It’s written about the various hiking trips and…