I’m Andrew Siemon. I’m also the creator of Garageband Professional, which is another site about music production, more specifically, how to use Apple’s music production software, Garageband.
Traveling Guitarist is a site that I built in the last few months that revolves primarily around guitar playing, including guides, tutorials, tips, and tricks, and music theory lessons.
I know how difficult it is to learn an instrument, especially with the amount of information out there today. Everybody has their own unique way of teaching some of this material, however, it’s my goal to explain the concepts that I’ve learned in a way that, hopefully, many other people can understand, even beginners.
I first started playing guitar in 2002, when I was around 10-years-old, and I took guitar lessons for the next eight years of my life at a music store here in Canada called Long and McQuade’s.
Initially, for the first 2-3 years, I wasn’t that crazy about playing the guitar and music in general, however, once I discovered the band, Nirvana, I became a massive music fan and did everything I could to play their songs.
When I discovered Metallica, however, I became obsessed with guitar playing, and guitar solos, specifically, and since then, I’ve been practicing on a daily basis.
I went to the University of Toronto in 2012 and graduated in 2016, and for a few years, I worked various odd jobs, until I discovered blogging, and since then, I’ve been making the most helpful content out there about what I care about the most.
When I was in school for Political Science, I studied music theory a little bit on the side and learned Advanced Rudiments.
Not only does this site touch on guitar playing, but I also do my best to share any music theory knowledge in a way that people can understand.
I hope you manage to learn something from this site.