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Rob Garland / Press

“Excerpt from TrueFire Fireside Chat with Rob Garland. 4. Who’s been your biggest influence as a musician? What is the best advice you ever received on your musical journey? I would say my biggest influence as a musician has been watching and playing with other musicians. I started playing in bands when I was very young in the UK and often played with musicians that were older than me who I looked up to and tried to learn from. I've been fortunate to play with some amazing musicians and playing with them has been very inspiring, I am also lucky to now be living in LA where I can go to a place like The Baked Potato (Studio City jazz club) and watch some of the greatest musicians in the world from a few feet away - that is very inspiring! I have received some great literal music advice from other musicians and teachers, but the one that comes to mind is Larry Carlton who said "Just go get 'em Rob!"”

“Let’s start by introducing yourself. Who are you and what do you do? Rob Garland: I am Rob, a professional musician, originally from Margate, Kent now living in Los Angeles, CA, because let’s face it, the weather is so much better! I have been fortunate to have a varied career as a musician, performing and teaching. This year marks my twentieth anniversary as a guitar teacher. Currently I teach group and private guitar at a Music Academy in Santa Monica, private lessons out of my home studio and online interactive lessons through TrueFire. I have sample video lessons, music and commercials for the online courses on my website at http://www.robgarland.net {Click below to read the whole interview} ”

“Spice up your blues solos with {Rob Garland's} book. Beginning and even not-so-beginning blues guitarists can build on their basic blues techniques by exploring jazz-the modes, outside tones, articulation techniques, arpeggios of jazzy harmonies, and more!”

“Q: What's your preferred musical instrument? A: Guitar, because with it, you can express the full range of human emotions and as a kid it was a lot quieter to practice than the drums!”

“With combinations of blues, rock and some jazzy swing the Blue Monks deliver a tasty sampling featuring English blues guitar-man Rob Garland”