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How You Can Play Kick-Ass Pinch Harmonics On Guitar
By Tom Hess - 06/29/2015 - 06:02 PM EDT

Being able to play pinch harmonics will make your guitar playing sounds totally badass. With this single technique, you can add true passion, quickly and easily to your guitar playing. However, if done improperly, it can be a very frustrating technique to deal with.

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CD REVIEW: Mondo Art’s Music Factory - Counterfeit Lampshades
By Cyrus Rhodes - 06/25/2015 - 01:13 PM EDT

Alt Pop/Rock

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Why You Are Not Making Progress In Your Guitar Playing & How To Start Improving
By Tom Hess - 06/23/2015 - 03:26 PM EDT

Does this scenario sounds familiar?: learning to play guitar at a higher levels, required you to practice various guitar skills and techniques for months or even years. Yet after invested all this hours into practicing, you still lose your bearings when playing in front of others, improvising, or recording music.

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How To Play Excellent Lead Guitar Licks & Solos By Developing Better Musical Creativity
By Tom Hess - 06/22/2015 - 03:15 PM EDT

Do you know many guitar licks, scales and arpeggios but still can’t play very creatively? If so, you are not alone – many guitarists are in the same boat. However, you shouldn’t make the same mistake as them. Don’t waste your time trying to learn as many new licks/scales/etc. as possible... this will NOT make you a more creative player.

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The Four Keys To Making An Effective Guitar Practice Schedule
By Tom Hess - 06/09/2015 - 02:47 PM EDT

How do you feel when practicing guitar for extended practice sessions and making few or no progress at all? Do you know why you are struggling to get better at guitar regardless all the time you are practicing?

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How To Make 6-Figures Per Year Teaching Guitar & Turn So-So Guitar Students Into Great Players
By Tom Hess - 06/09/2015 - 02:45 AM EDT

Guitar teaching reality: you can achieve incredible success and earn great money teaching guitar whether you are a total beginner or have been teaching for many years. The world’s most profitable guitar teachers are not smarter than you and don’t have a lot more talent or potential than you... Fact is, they have all had to overcome the same (or greater) challenges than you in their guitar teaching journey.

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