Personal Tuition...

Aynsley is now taking on a limited number of students for private guitar tuition.

Lessons are based at Sheehan's Music Shop in Leicester (LE2 0QD), or via Skype/Facetime. Below is a very brief summary of the areas covered. For more details and available time slots, please email

Rhythm playing:

  • Timing / Groove
  • Chord inversions / open strings
  • Dynamics
  • Guitar sound / gear used
  • Simplicity vs. complexity
  • Rhythm playing to suit situation.
  • Acoustic / Electric

Lead Playing / Solos:

  • The right tone for the right player
  • Bending and Vibrato
  • Playing with simplicity and conviction
  • Phrasing
  • Dynamics
  • How to build intensity
  • Giving a solo a direction
  • A sense of space
  • Spontaneity
  • Guitar vocalising
  • Improvising tips

Solo Unaccompanied Playing:

  • Simultaneous chord and bass groove playing
  • How to play lead over an intricate chord sequence and keep the song going
  • How to keep the momentum and focus of the song
  • How to build intensity

Guitar Sound / Guitar Tone:

  • Correct guitar setup to suit your playing style
  • The path to good tone
  • How practising on an acoustic will drastically improve your tone
  • How to get the most out of your pedals
  • Sounds for different environments – bedroom vs. stage
  • How to get different tones without touching those dials
  • How to get the most out of your gear
  • Equipment interaction

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