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Darrin Koltow, webmaster of

Playing Guitar: a Beginner's Guide

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Hi! I'm Darrin Koltow, webmaster of, and author of ebooks and articles for guitarists and other musicians. My goal is to be the best player I can be and help others do the same.


Visit for lessons and articles about maximizing your musical skill. You can download my free ebook: Playing Guitar: a Beginner's Guide.

Musical Influences

  • John Fogarty
  • Jimmy Bruno

Favorite Recordings

  • Bruno's Burnin