You could be Gui­tar Tech­niques’s GuiTarisT oF The Year!

Be part of GT’s new com­pe­ti­tion to find the next gui­tar god.

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GT needs you! We’re on the hunt for the best new gui­tar ta­lent and if you’re read­ing this you’re al­ready one step closer to lift­ing the tro­phy and walk­ing away with a prize booty from the top names in gui­tars.

Pre­vi­ous win­ners in­clude Guthrie Go­van, Dave Kilmin­ster and James Bell (check out James’s win­ning 2011 Young Guitarist per­for­mance on Guitarist’s YouTube chan­nel), so this could be spring­board to sim­i­lar great­ness!

We’re work­ing along­side our sis­ter ti­tles Guitarist, To­tal Gui­tar and Mu­ to find our 2018 Guitarist of the Year, Young Guitarist of the Year and Acous­tic Guitarist of the year at our

UK Gui­tar Show on 28 and 29 Septem­ber 2018. Lots more de­tails on this ex­cit­ing Lon­don, Olympia event soon!

So how do you get in­volved? Sim­ple. Upload a video of your play­ing to YouTube and send us the link. That’s it. Make us a video that shows why you de­serve to win and our ex­perts will be pick­ing the best and broad­cast­ing a playlist of favourites to our mil­lion-plus au­di­ence as the event nears.

Send a link to your video by email to… gui­taristoftheyear@ fu­ Sub­ject line your email as ‘Guitarist’ ‘Young Guitarist’ or ‘Acous­tic Guitarist’ to let us know which cat­e­gory you’re en­ter­ing. We’ll han­dle the rest and will email you back if we love what you’re do­ing and want to fea­ture your video on GT’s Face­book page as part of the build up to the event. Our pick of the best will be in­vited to play at the fi­nal in Septem­ber, live in Lon­don at the UK Gui­tar Show, where our win­ners will be crowned. The com­pe­ti­tion is now

so get prac­tis­ing, shoot­ing and up­load­ing to­day! Good luck!

GT’s Top Tips For GreaT­ness

1. Keep it tight. Get to the point fast. Our ex­perts are beg­ging to be im­pressed so 15 min­utes of noodling, won’t make the grade. 2. Keep it mu­si­cal. We’re all for fret­board mad­ness and next-level histri­on­ics but not at the price of true mu­si­cal­ity and gen­uine mas­tery of which­ever tech­niques your cho­sen style in­cor­po­rates. 3. Make it im­pres­sive. Go for it. We want to see the full breadth of your creativ­ity in as tight a play­ing pack­age as pos­si­ble. It’s not all about speed though; pre­vi­ous win­ners have been tasty blue­sers. 4. Just your best video please! Don’t make us wade through mul­ti­ple en­tries where one would do.

5. Want to en­ter all three cat­e­gories? ‘Guitarist’ ‘Young Guitarist’ and ‘Acous­tic’ Guitarist of the Year? Yeah! Go for it.

GOTY win­ner Guthrie is widely recog­nised as one of the finest gui­tarists there is

James won in 2011. His per­for­mance tops Gui­tarist’s YouTube view­ing fig­ures

Dave K was GOTY’s first ever win­ner. He now plays with Floyd’s Roger Wa­ters

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