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. Greg
    October 15th, 2008 @ 7:29 am

    Great way to make counting time interesting and pleasant to the ears!

  2. gjcamann
    October 15th, 2008 @ 10:47 am

    Great podcast, i’m up to #7. I just had my first real lesson with an instructor – he’s not so much an instructor as someone that’s really good at blues and willing to try teaching it. I’m totally lacking in string and chord theory, and thought those would make good topics for a couple podcasts. What makes a 7 a 7 and a 9 a 9? How do i figure out the 1st,2nd… strings of each chord? And why are they in that order? And as far as blues goes why does a 1-4-5 sound so good, and what variations are there? And do you have any tricks/exercises/ditties with barre chords that will smarten up my fingers? I can imagine some of this stuff might not be well suited for a podcast, what other resources / books do you recommend to learn this sort of stuff. Keep up the great work, i really appreciate it.

  3. Dave
    October 24th, 2008 @ 9:17 pm

    As a struggling advanced beginner getting tired of my instructor demonstrating stuff that was two years beyond me, I tried your podcasts. Really great. I was able to go over the lessons several times, not just once. I am cross picking “Bojangles” well, also “Streets of Laredo”.

    How about a beautiful gospel or Christian song like “Just a closer walk with thee”

    My rating of your web site? Give me more, give me more, give me more. What else can I say?

    Thanks David

  4. brad
    August 13th, 2011 @ 7:55 am

    I am 50 years old and restarting at guitar after about a 30 year vacation. I found this website when I was searching the net for some simple tab songs. I stumbled onto your lessons then I looked at one of your podcasts. What a wealth of information to find. Thanks so much for all the work and sharing that you have on your website.

    • David Hodge
      August 14th, 2011 @ 4:21 am

      Hi Brad

      Thank you for writing and thank you as well for your kind words concerning both Guitar Noise and our Podcast series.

      Things have been more than a little hectic at home for a bit but I’m hoping that we can start back in making more podcasts very soon. So hopefully you’ll get even more material to work with!

      Looking forward to chatting with you again.


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