Be part of creating a truly revolutionary guitar orchestra

Chris Woods' latest project 'Guitar Revolution' is making its debut at the London Acoustic Show on 10 September, giving you the chance to join The Chris Woods Groove Orchestra on stage!

Guitar Revolution is your chance to learn something new, and be part of creating a truly revolutionary guitar orchestra. The piece is made up of four parts: some so simplistic an absolute beginner could learn them and other parts that are perfect for a virtuoso.

There is a part for everyone to play in this unique piece. All tabs can be found in the July issue of Acoustic Magazine, on sale 5 July. It’s up to you to decide which part you want to learn, on the day there will be a run through before the performance, so don’t panic. Click here to sign up to the Guitar Revolution mailing list, so we can let you know any important info. There are four parts in this piece: The Riff, which is a simplistic, repeated pattern. It’s ideal for less confident players or someone who has never touched a guitar. This is tinted red in the official video. The Arpeggio part, which contains just four chords. It’s tinted green in the vid. The Melody – simplistic and catchy. Tinted blue in the video. And finally the Advanced part, which is a real pleasure to wrap your fingers around. This is tinted yellow in the official video. Now it’s up to you to decided which part you want to learn. The tab and in-depth tuition videos are also available to download and view for you from chriswoodsgroove.co.uk – all for free. Of course you can always email Chris at contact@chriswoodsgroove.co.uk. So what are you waiting for - pick up a copy of the mag or visit Chris's website and get learning!
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Top retailer Ivor Mairants Musicentre to exhibit

Ivor Mairants has long been established as one of the UK’s finest specialist guitar stores. Established in 1962, Ivor Mairants continues to stock the finest selection of acoustic, jazz and classical guitars in the UK. On display at this year’s show will be a mouth-watering selection of acoustic gear - make sure you stop by their stand and check it out. You might even nab yourself a bargain! Other exhibitors confirmed for the September weekender are C.F. Martin & Co., Taylor, Lowden, Collings and Yamaha to name a few. Click here for the full exhibitor listing.
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C.F. Martin to bring new models

Iconic guitar brand Martin have confirmed their presence at the London Acoustic Show this year. They will sponsor the Acoustic Cafe stage, as well as bringing some beautiful new models for you to check out. You can also nab a copy of Volume 5 of Martin's Journal of Acoustic Guitars, celebrating 100 years of the Dreadnought, which will be free with every subscription. AER Amps will also join them, bringing their world-class amps for you to try. Martin and AER join loads of other fantastic acoustic brands at the show this year, so don't miss your chance to see all of this and some incredible virtuoso talent, all under one roof.
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Rockschool teams up with Takamine

Rockschool, the world’s leading contemporary music exam board, has partnered with Takamine for a scholarship programme aimed at aspiring acoustic guitarists. The scholarship programme will launch at the London Acoustic Show, with Rockschool representatives explaining how aspiring guitarists can get involved. The scholarship will reward outstanding academic achievement, with Takamine providing four acoustic guitars for the first guitarists to achieve a distinction at grades one, three, five and eight (a GD10, GN30-Black, GN51 and GY93E, respectively). Rockschool’s Nik Preston said: “Rockschool is incredibly proud to partner with such a giant of the acoustic guitar market. Takamine’s consistent dedication to quality and the hard working musicians that it supplies make them an ideal partner for our Acoustic syllabus scholarship.“ The scholarship programme will open in September 2016 and close in July 2017. Winners will be selected during August and announced in September 2017. To find out more visit: www.rslawards.com/acoustic-scholarship  
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