You could be Guitar Techniques’s Guitarist of the Year!
Be part of GT’s new competition to find the next guitar god.
We want to find the best new guitar talent for this year’s Guitarist Of The Year competition. If you’re reading this you’re already one step closer to lifting the trophy and bagging with some prize booty.
Previous winners include Dave Kilminster, Guthrie Govan and James Bell (Guitarist YouTube channel’s most watched video), so this could be your springboard to similar greatness! Here’s Guthrie:
“Winning GOTY laid an important foundation without which my career might well have taken a rather different turn. And my favourite part of all? Discovering that the panel of judges at the finals would feature both fingerstyle jazz monster Martin Taylor and Friday Rock Show host Tommy Vance: I remember deeming that to be a pleasingly eclectic panel.”
We’ve got great judges this year, too: Paul Gilbert, Joe Satriani and Mark Tremoni will be helping to weed out the best entries. Finals take place at our UK Guitar Show on 29 and 30 September 2018.
How to get involved? Upload a video of your playing to YouTube and send us the link. Make a video that shows why you deserve to win and our experts will pick the best and broadcast our favourites to our million-plus audience. Email a to email@example.com. Subject line your email as ‘Guitarist’ ‘Young Guitarist’ or ‘Acoustic Guitarist’ to let us know which category you’re entering.
We’ll email you back if we want to feature your video on GT’s Facebook page. 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 officially
open so get practising, shooting and uploading today! Good luck!
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