You could be Guitar Techniques’s GuiTarisT oF The Year!
Be part of GT’s new competition to find the next guitar god.
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 MusicRadar.com 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@ futurenet.com. 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