Send a Message to Stphane Gagnon

An simple invitation to visit me

Hi and welcome to this small window on my world. My relationship to music started at the tender age of 4 (30 years ago). My parents were big fans of classical music and felt an early start at learning how to play was a good idea. Well, I never gave up, and if I don't play classical guitar today, it's because an electric one fell in my hands at 14, so you can imagine.

In the past decade, Teaching and finding new ways to explain and show music has become a passion. Recently, I've published a first book called THE ART OF CHORDS and am supporting it online with some free MP3 rhythm tracks, a weekly lessons, plus tons of fun stuff on the way. Come visit me and take a look at the book at I'll be there.


Here is a book about understanding the various options presented to the guitarist while creating chords. It is a step by step approach to chord visualisation and includes; chord theory, organization of the guitar neck, reading a chord's name, individual chord analysis, hints, tips and memory tricks, written exercices, practical exercices, complete chord dictionnary. Muzik etc. Magazine calls it: "a crafty system and...a valuable reference for any guitarist seeking to reduce unnecessary clutter in his comprehension of music theory".

Musical Influences

  • Plenty of Rock, Blues, Latin Rock
  • Classical music, Bach
  • Jimmy Page, Santana, David gilmour...

Favorite Recordings

  • Friday night in San Francisco, Al di Meola and friends
  • Van Hallen #1
  • Quatre saison dans le dsordre, Daniel Blanger