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My first ever Guitar Instructional video is here. 

I'm proud and excited to announce my first guitar instructional video, Essential Percussive Guitar Riffs, available today from 

A huge lesson with me, over 2 hours long, based around 10 riffs which I've specially composed to break down modern techniques like percussion, tapping, harmonics and upside-down playing, step by step, so that you can understand them, master them, and make music with them.  

I will teach you not just what to learn, but how to learn it. All the secrets, revealed.  

  • 2 hours 25 minutes running time  
  • Multiple video angles  
  • 10 incredible riffs  
  • Full tab for every riff  
  • Every riff in the same tuning  
  • Playable on any acoustic guitar  
  • Every technique fully explained  
  • Advice and guidance  
  • The impossible, made possible!  

Only from 

I've put my heart and soul into making this. If you're not a guitar player yourself, please recommend this video to any that you know, or maybe share my facebook video commercial:

If you are a guitarist but you don't think you can manage these techniques: That's because I didn't show you how yet! YOU. CAN. DO. IT. :)

New video, with tab and Fishman pickups competition 

New vid: The Secret Of Learning To Fly Is Forgetting To Hit The Ground 

Watch it on Youtube
or on Facebook

This tune is the hardest thing I have ever written, or attempted to play, or imagined existing on a guitar. I'm curious to see if anyone else can play it, so I've transcribed the guitar tab and instructions (all nineteen pages of it) and it's available from my website, and the first person to learn it to any vaguely OK-ish standard (as judged by me) wins my complete guitar pickup system - a Fishman Rare Earth Mic Blend plus a Fishman BP100, total list price over $750. Submit your entry at

Germany Tour 2018 

I'm taking the rest of 2017 at home to finish writing my next album. I just have a couple more tunes to finish. So far they're digging deeper into my psyche than anything I've written before. For the first time when making an album, I have a clear image in my mind of the sound, the themes, the videos, the artwork, and I've found a great videographer and an artist, plus an old friend of mine with a background in electronic music who will be producing. It'll still be an acoustic guitar and vocal record, but with added depth and colour and bigness. 

Then early 2018 I'm heading back to what is rapidly becoming my second home...

All info and ticket links on the Live Dates page.

London Masterclass 2018 

If you wanna be there when I demystify guitar techniques like percussion, tapping and tuning, explain my unique approach to composition and how I see the guitar, and explain my gear setup, or ask me the question you've always wanted to ask like "Hey Jon, what's with the bare feet?"... then get to London on March 7th for this... 

Tickets from 

New vid: High & Dry out today 

New vid: My cover of High And Dry by Radiohead

Watch it at

Guitar Tab finally available for this song at  Every technique is explained. It’s a complete walkthrough guide to the song.

High And Dry is the 7th video from from the Acoustic Asylum series. Get the song and album and Pay What You Want from
Also on iTunes or Google Play or Amazon 

I've been playing this song for the best part of two decades. For my very oldest fans and friends, this is the one they think of when they think of me, even though it's a cover. I love the song deeply. I’ve always been convinced it’s about Gene Kelly's character in the movie "Viva Kneivel!", an alcoholic ex-stunt motorcyclist. 

Performance wise, this arrangement channels Michael Hedges maybe more than anything else I've ever come up with. Not just the guitar techniques, but the vocal, even the bare feet. 

I've played it better than this, but I've played it worse. It's kinda slow: I was a bit bipolar, so I'm dragging it back, fighting myself, and I probably over-compensated. Maybe that makes it me.