Neil Spencer Bruce

Guitarist – Composer – Producer – Tuition

Manchester based guitarist, Neil is an in demand professional guitarist, composer, sound designer, producer/engineer and educator.

Throughout his varied career, Neil has bridged the gap between creativity and technology. As such, he is in continual demand for his skills and ability to make things happen.

Neil has been playing for over 30 years, has gigged around the world and has had his guitar playing featured on numerous recordings, TV and film and corporate jingles. He writes and films guitar lessons and gear reviews and has also published a book on creativity and guitar playing, entitled Guitar Creativity | A new way of thinking.

Neil has released several albums under the name ‘Light B4 Sound’, his music and sound design has been featured on numerous films, TV, computer games and other platforms.

Neil lectures at a number of Universities in the UK, provides masterclasses for various organisations and private tuition, in person or via Skype.

On the site you will find guitar lessons, gear reviews, and also inner reflection on the nature of what it is to be a creative.

Contact Neil now to see how he can help you achieve your goals and ambitions.

What can Neil do for you?

Empowering YOU to achieve your goals.

Performance and Sessions

Professional guitarist available for recording sessions, tours, dep gigs, online recording and band projects.

Tuition and Training

Looking for expert tuition from guitar playing, composing, sound design, music technology, creativity and confidence? More Info…

Composing

Providing bespoke music for Film, TV, Computer Games, Mobile Apps, Digital Content and much more. More Info…

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Recording and Production

A recording engineer or producer for your music project.

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Recent Blog Articles

Quick Lick #13 – John Petrucci Chromatic style lick

This quick lick is a John Petrucci style chromatic lick, it isn’t to tricky and you can have a lot of fun with this in any position on the neck! I will post the tab at http://www.spencerbruce.com when the video gets 30 likes. For those of you who lead busy lives... read more

Quick Lick #12 Paul Gilbert String skipping arpeggio lick

This is a Paul Gilbert Style string skipping lick, but it is also a great exercise in finding your way around the fretboard, learning and harmonising the major scale (or any scale you choose), it is a way of expanding on the chord knowledge too as well as moving... read more

Quick Lick #11 Steve Vai Lick

Well it had to be Steve Vai one day didn’t it Here is a Steve Vai inspired lick today, lots of double notes and slides. Based on E Lydian.   The tab will be posted when it reaches 30 likes here http://www.spencerbruce.com/ For those of you who lead busy... read more

Guitar Creativity – A new way of thinking

This book doesn’t teach you or tell you how to play the guitar, it isn’t full of exercises or techniques. Instead, it is a holistic approach to helping you develop your own, unique voice on the instrument. Guiding you to develop your creativity, personality and connection with the instrument.

We live in an age of unparalleled access to information and we are witnessing an incredible upsurge in talented musicians, yet very few are making into the the fabled realm of guitar god. This book aims to help you, not only improve your playing, but how to be more effective in your practising and learning, as well as most importantly become the unique guitar god you are destined to be. FIND OUT MORE

“I fully recommend this to any serious musician and will personally be teaching some of these concepts to my local guitar students. Thank you Neil for writing this great book” Joel Moesker

Guitar Teacher, Netherlands

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“Through his recordings, Neil Spencer Bruce explores various influences including Brian Eno and Trent Reznor, synthesising the mood and tone of their music to create an individual sonic footprint.” Music Review Unsigned

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