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Jon Gomm to film exclusive video lesson for The Virtual Guitar Show

We're delighted to have acoustic guitar (opens in new tab) virtuoso Jon Gomm in our lineup of stellar artist for our Virtual Guitar Show (opens in new tab)on 25 and 26 September. And the Ibanez artist is going to be delivering something really special for players. 

Sublime comeback single Cocoon is his first new material in seven years, taken from the forthcoming album The Faintest Idea, out via Kscope Records on 16 October. And Jon will be filming an exclusive lesson teaching you to play it.

As he's proved before (opens in new tab) for us, Jon is a fantastic teacher as a well as a pioneering fingerstyle player; able to make his complex and intricate techniques approachable for players. 

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He'll also be performing the first ever live performance of the Cocoon before breaking it down for fans.

"I think the only video out there right now of it is the official video," says Jon, "because there's no gigs right and nobody is filming me from the audience. This might be the only live video that exists."

The Virtual Guitar Show (opens in new tab) is hosted by MusicRadar on 25 and 26 September and stand by for daily gear and artist updates in the lead-up to the show. 

Rob Laing
Guitars Editor, MusicRadar

I'm the Guitars Editor for MusicRadar, handling news, reviews, features, tuition, advice for the strings side of the site and everything in between. Before MusicRadar I worked on guitar magazines for 15 years, including Editor of Total Guitar. I've currently set aside any pipe dreams of getting anywhere with my own songs and I am enjoying playing covers in function bands.