David Hodge

Since joining Guitar Noise in 1999, David has written over a thousand articles, lessons, interviews and reviews here. He also serves as the site's Managing Editor, supervising all content in addition to the continued writing of his own lessons and articles. And if that wasn't enough to keep him busy, David is also the author of seven instructional books, the most recent being Idiot’s Guide: Guitar Theory.

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  1. David
    March 7th, 2012 @ 4:06 am

    I’m glad to learn that you won your battle with the legal people regarding the TAB on your website.
    Could you please put the TAB for HURT (johnny Cash) back in place. I’ve been trying to learn this song with just the text and the sound files, but TAB would simplify things alot.
    All the best

    • David Hodge
      March 7th, 2012 @ 6:57 am

      Hello David

      Thank you for writing. As far as “winning our battle,” that’s really not what the whole copyright situation is all about – it’s about legal purchasing the rights to use these songs as lessons here at the Guitar Noise website. What you may not understand is that we don’t have permission to use all the song lessons just yet. We have to negotiate, and then pay for, the use of the copyrighted material on a song by song basis. Getting all the old song lessons back may not ever happen. It’s totally possible, for example, for us to get permission from the publishers and then not get permission from the songwriter!

      As of right now, especially since we still want Guitar Noise to be a totally free website, we’re on a pace to get one old song lesson back per month. The next one, I beleive, will be “Margaritaville” and that should go up online around the first of April.

      I hope this helps and I also hope it clears things up concerning the copyrighted material. It’s taken us a long time to work out the deals we’ve gotten so far and we plan to do our best to continue working with the various publishing houses to put more (hopefully most!) of our old lessons back online. And we’re also hoping to have totally new ones as well, in the very near future.

      Please feel free to post here or to email me directly (dhodgeguitar@aol.com) with any further questions you may have. I look forward to chatting with you again.


  2. Randy Cockastua
    June 16th, 2016 @ 12:54 am

    I just wanted to point out that Johnny Cash sang Hurt before the nine inch nails

  3. Randy Cockastua
    June 16th, 2016 @ 12:54 am

    I believe

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