Two free guitarist and Mac seminars are being offered this month by Apple, and Apple Solution Experts Sound Control and Professional Music Technology.

These free events take place Birmingham on June 19 and London on June 22. Places are very limited, so it's important to pre-register for these free events.

It's a particularly attractive offer to Zutons fans: the band's guitarist Boyan Chowdhury will take part in both seminars.

The events will also explain how useful Apple's music software products - GarageBand, Logic Express or Logic Pro 7 - can be to music creation. They also look at third-party plug-ins that help guitarists reach that perfect sound.

Attendees will also be bought up to speed on recent developments in guitar technology, including using MIDI guitars to control samples, virtual instruments and synthesisers.

The event will also explain how guitarists can use their Macs to share, publish and promote their music.

The Birmingham event takes place at Professional Music Technology (PMT), 136 Lawley Middleway, Birmingham, B4 7XX.

The London date will be held at Sound Control, 14-16 Oxford St, London, W1D 1AR.