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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 joined the writing staff of Answers.com, heading up their Guitar Pages. And if that wasn't enough to keep him busy, David contributes to regularly Acoustic Guitar Magazine. He is also the author of seven instructional books, the most recent being Idiot’s Guide: Guitar Theory.

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6 Comments

  1. T E
    April 29th, 2008 @ 3:43 pm

    David… thanks alot for ALL these podcasts.I am a retired teacher who has been through several “teachers” while trying to learn to play(from scratch)…these have been a great help.You are a good teacher…keep ’em coming…

  2. David Hodge
    April 29th, 2008 @ 7:01 pm

    My pleasure, T E! Glad that these podcasts are helping and please feel free to drop a line of feedback whenever the mood strikes you.

    Peace

  3. mrsxbbf
    April 21st, 2009 @ 11:20 am

    Mr. Hodge

    First i want to thank you again for your lessons.

    I have one question about the “pattern” of crosspicking.

    While you say there’s no pattern as long as you feel comfortable, i often find myself confused this way. Maybe i am just being stubborn on sticking to the up and down picking pattern, or maybe because i’m just a beginner with little experience on dealing with the free style.

    I hope you can give me some advise on this, should i practice both ways until i feel totally comfortable with them or maybe even have to bother noticing them?

    excuse my poor expression, my english is just one step ahead of my guitar skill.

  4. mrsxbbf
    April 21st, 2009 @ 11:23 am

    there’s a mistake in my last comment, at the second paragraph from the end, should be” or maybe even don’t have to bother noticing them”.

    thanks

  5. Stuart
    May 13th, 2009 @ 3:09 pm

    This website just gets better. I love this place and will have to use it more!

    Thanks David

    Stu