David Hodge

About David Hodge

Since joining Guitar Noise in November 1999, David has written over a thousand articles, lessons, interviews and reviews. He also serves as the site's Managing Editor, supervising all content in addition to the continued writing of his own lessons and articles.

In April 2013, David also joined the writing staff of Answers.com, heading up their Guitar Pages.

And if that wasn't enough to keep him busy, David also contributes frequently to Acoustic Guitar Magazine. He also is the author of three Idiot's Guide to Guitar books: The Complete Idiot's Guide to Guitar, The Complete Idiot's Guide to Playing Rock Guitar and The Complete Idiot's Guide to Playing Bass Guitar as well as The Complete Idiot's Guide to Playing the Ukulele and the co-writer of The Complete Idiot's Guide to the Art of Songwriting.

St. Patrick's Day 2014

It’s the Saint Patrick Day’s edition of Guitar Noise News, or if you prefer, you can just think of it as the “March 2014″ edition. Feeling lucky?

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Lego Green Day

What does it mean to play a song? Does strumming a few chords count? Or does it have to be note for note and the whole song?

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Van Morrison Live

This single-guitar arrangement of Van Morrison’s “Crazy Love” explores using arpeggios and open string chord voicings to create a fitting accompaniment to this wonderful song.

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The Clash

Here’s a primer to help you understand and form any power chord you want on your guitar in several different ways.

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Valentine's Day 2014

It’s Valentine’s Day, which means that you’re either about to have a great day or that you’re a bit of a wreck because you’ve forgotten it. Let’s hope it’s the former!

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Joni Mitchell

Here is an easy fingerstyle arrangement of Joni Mitchell’s “The Circle Game,” done in open G tuning. As always, we’ll walk you through it step by step.

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Ventura Highway

This single-guitar arrangement of America’s “Ventura Highway” focuses on strumming but also adds little fills to give it a similar style to the original recording.

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America - Here and Now

America is a folk-rock band formed in London 1970, by Gerry Beckley, Dewey Bunnell, and Dan Peek. In 1972 they won a Grammy Award for Best New Artist.

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