Hello, fellow guitar nerd

Stairway, Denied is a collection of guitar tabs, transcriptions, videos and background miscellany for off-the-beaten-track songs and bands.

It exists as an excuse for me to indulge a nostalgic obsession with music that inspired me to play guitar so badly for nearly 30 years. The focus is nineties and early-noughties alt-rock: it’s what I grew up with, and it’s an era littered with underrated and overlooked guitarists. As I settle into middle age you might see some blues and 70s rock too.

For you, if nothing else it’s an opportunity to learn something that will impress guitar shop employees and patrons alike with something they don’t hear every day.