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. Mogens
    April 23rd, 2012 @ 5:05 am

    This is amazing, thank you so much. I love celtic music, please do continue doing celtic lessons if you feel like it :)

    • David Hodge
      April 29th, 2012 @ 6:05 pm

      Hi Mogens and thank you for your kind words.

      I’m hoping to do a few more Celtic style lessons in the upcoming months, believe it or not, one on the ukulele! In honor of the July 3 publication date of “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Playing the Ukulele,” I’m doing a uke cover of an original song that I wrote for Guitar Noise’s Sunday Songwriters’ Group a few years back called “Cooraclare.” It’s meant to sound like a traditional Irish song:


      While I was working on the ukulele book, I discovered that this song translates very well to the uke so I thought it might make an interesting lesson.

      Also on the docket is a traditional Irish reel (at least I think it’s a reel, it may be a gig for all I remember!) called “Paddywhack.” It’s included in “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Guitar,” and is a great exercise for how understanding chord shapes and how they are used in songs can make your fingerstyle playing much more effective. I hope you’ll find them helpful!

      Looking forward to chatting with you again.


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