AccessRock is a free interactive web site for guitarists of all levels. Our goal is to give guitar players the tools and training they need to reach their goals, and at the same time, provide a really interesting, interactive, online experience.

All of the guitar lessons in this site were created and written by Mike Abbott

Mike is a pro guitarist in Denver Colorado.  He is jazz guitar faculty at the The Lamont School of Music at University of Denver.  He also teaches at the Colorado Conservatory for The Jazz Arts and privately in Denver. Mike currently performs with The Mike Abbott Trio as well as many of Denver’s finest musicians. 

He has performed and/or recorded with The Rolling Stones’ horn section, Randy Brecker, Maria Schneider, Jeff Hamilton, John Clayton, Chie Imaizumi, Sammy Davis Jr., Burt Bacharach, Paul Shaffer, Joey Calderazzo, and Marc Copland. After earning his Music Degree in 1988 at the University of Miami in Florida, he moved to New York City and started playing clubs, touring the US and Europe, and recording.

In 2012, Mike’s book, The Guitar and Amp Sourcebook, was published by Harper Collins Publishers. This 450-page tome provides an insider’s look into the who, what, where, when, and how of guitar and amplifier development from the dawn of the 20th century to the present day. He has also transcribed rock and blues guitar songs and solos for Guitar World magazine, Warner Brothers Publications and Hal Leonard Publications. In 2003, Mike and his family moved from New Jersey to Denver. He has mentored many guitar students on to study at prestigious music colleges. 

Mike is available for Video Skype lessons.  Click here for more info….