The Thrill of Playing Live!

Hi and welcome along to Music2Tattoos! Today I want to talk about the thrill of playing music to a live audience!

Having been away on holiday with my wife, daughter and Rocket the Dog for a few days I’ve had chance to take in the feelings of playing at my first large live festival and I have to say that I want more! As per one of my previous posts (click here) the band I’m in – The Rocket Dogs – played at The Willow Festival in our home town of Peterborough recently and it was just an incredible experience.


If you want to learn to play an instrument and play to a live audience, if you want to feel that thrill, then click on one of the links at the bottom of this post and get started today!


the Rocket Dogs

The Rocket Dogs live at The Willow Festival 2013

It’s not just playing a big festival that can get me pumped up, as a covers band we play local pubs and clubs as well and the atmosphere in some of those places can be electric. Seeing people dancing, jumping about and singing along to songs that you are playing is such an inspiring feeling.

I can walk off having played for 3 hours, be completely exhausted and yet still be bouncing because of the reaction we have got from the crowd. Having people come up to afterwards and congratulate you or just want to talk to you and tell you what a great performance it was has got to be one of the best feeelings in the world!


Surely this can’t just be me? Can it? If you get a massive thrill from playing live – no matter what type of music you play – drop me a comment and let me know how it feels to you. Click on the little speech bubble to the top right of this post and let me know your thoughts.



If you are just starting out in your music career and can’t wait to play live then check out the links below which may help you improve your playing:

Learn To Play Guitar

Learn To Play Drums

Learn To Play Bass Guitar

Click on the one that grabs you the most now and get started!


Until Next Time

Remember to Live Life and Have Fun


P.S. I also write another free blog that can help you to achieve whatever you want to in life, click now and head over to see how I can help you! It’s called The Priority Coaching Blog!


Bon Jovi – Richie Sambora to Re-Join in September

Hi All and welcome once again to Music2Tattoos! and it appears that after a very public falling out between Singer Jon Bon Jovi and Guitar Player Richie Sambora that they may well be coming back together!


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Isn’t it typical that just as the UK leg of the latest Bon Jovi tour comes to an end that they announce Richie Sambora is re-joining! As a Bon Jovi fan who is a guitarist I couldn’t bring myself to go and see them without Richie playing and now it seems that, after a much extended falling out that they are getting it back together.

Check out this article from


Bon Jovi drama might be finally cooling down as axeman Richie Sambora recently hinted at returning to the ranks of New Jersey rockers.

During a chat with the Sun, Sambora called the entire matter “a family drama” that “will be resolved,” expressing his hopes for a September return.

“I’ll be in Paris with my daughter Ava while the band rocks the UK,” the guitarist said. “But let’s see what happens at the end of summer. September’s looking good. So, maybe September.”


The axeman also confirmed that he will not be performing with the group during the upcoming Hyde Park show in London, confessing he is feeling sad for skipping such a major concert.


“I am not going to be on stage at Hyde Park sadly,” he said. “It’s just not happening right now. I truly want to be there and I feel very sad for the fans that I won’t be performing.”

Sambora continued, “I love the fans, I love the band. Jon and I have been tight for like thirty years, so all of this is very sad and it affects so many people around us.”

According to the previous reports, the guitarist was furious at singer Jon Bon Jovi for basically calling him a replaceable member of the group. As initially reported, Sambora left the band in early April due to “personal issues.”


Personally I hope that they can get back together as I’m hoping they come around again so I can get to see them one more time!!


If you want to learn to play like Richie Sambora (or any other rock god guitarist you like then why not get started with some Free Guitar Lessons from Jamorama – Click Here Now!!



Until Next Time

Remember to Live Life and Have Fun!


P.S. Make sure you head over and check out Jamorama


Independent Online Guitar Lessons – Review

Hi All and Welcome to the Thursday post from Music2Tattoos!

Today I’m reviewing an independent online guitar lessons site called Scale Trainer.

Online Guitar Lessons

Scale Trainer Online Guitar Lessons

There are many online guitar lessons sites out there on the web, some good, some great and some downright awful! There are also some that will simply rip you off. There are a few ‘big’ sites that are top quality and supply massive amounts of video lessons and ebook lessons etc but the one thing you don’t get from them is a personal service.

Personal service is something that Neil from Scale Trainer prides himself on, whatever your question he will do his best to answer and help you out. You can contact him through his website or he is on both Facebook and Twitter so make sure you catch up with him on there as well.

The website itself is based on a wordpress blog and Neil regularly updates it with useful hints, tips and some great free lessons. Neil has also offered a one time opportunity to get one of his EBooks for FREE only to Music2Tattoos readers!!

Click Here Now and sign up to his newsletter and you’ll get his Ebook, that he usually sells for $7, for FREE!!!

Signing up to his newsletter will not only give you the free ebook but it will also keep you up to date with all of his blog posts / lessons, which is so useful if (like me) you don’t have the time to keep popping back to his blog to keep up with the posts. I simply wait for the weekly email detailing what lessons are available and then choose the ones I want.

I highly recommend you visit Neil at Scale Trainer whether you are a beginner or you’ve been playing for a while and want to improve your skills further – he’s the man who can help! So make sure you head over to Scale Trainer today by Clicking Here Now! To be honest I haven’t seen a better independent online guitar lessons site out there!

Until Next time

Remember to Live Life and Have Fun


P.S. Make sure you visit Scale Trainer Now

Online Guitar Lesson Review Article

Hello and welcome to another post on Music2Tattoos!

The weather has been so up and down here in the UK that I’ve either been walking my dog Rocket in the blazing sunshine or the pouring rain – and that could all be in the same walk!!! The one benefit to pouring rain is that I stay inside more which gives me more time to practice on the guitar!


Check out these 2 great Online Guitar Lesson Sites

–          Jam Play

–          Guitar Tricks


I also spend my time searching for and reading great sites and articles and I came across this article the other day reviewing 2 of the best online guitar sites out there…………. Zach Eapen certainly seems to know what he’s talking about!!

Learning Guitar was never this easy and interesting until the online guitar courses came into existence. Though you may find thousands of online guitar lessons that promises to transform you into a Guitar Virtuoso, you will be disappointed to find out truth only after joining one of them. Since I had gone through a bad experience myself I thought of sharing this knowledge about 2 of the most genuine, reliable and at the same time very affordable online guitar lessons that can teach you everything from reading guitar tabs to advanced level techniques. I must emphasize that, It is highly essential to know how to read and write Guitar Tabs and Notations to become a full-fledged musician and guitarist.

Here I will be giving you an insight about these guitar courses,

* JamPlay

* Guitar Tricks

Why should you join JamPlay?…………………………. To read the full article Click Here Now!

When I read that article I agreed with everything Zach had to say about both sites and if you are looking for online guitar lessons I highly recommend you check both of them out and choose which one of them is best for you………….. click on the links below to head to them right now!

Jam Play

Guitar Tricks

 Well the sun is shining at the moment and Rocket is desperate for a walk so I’m off for a wander with him. I hope you find the article and the 2 sites above useful and get into learning with one of them soon!

Until Next Time

Remember to Live Life and Have Fun


P.S. Remember to add your email to the box to the right of this post so that I can keep you up to date with all of my posts ………………. and I’ll send you 2 free ebooks just for signing up!

You can also follow me on Twitter @grahamnicholls5 is where I am on there!

And please head to these 2 great online guitar lesson sites and get your learning up and running!

Jam Play

Guitar Tricks