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How To Make More Progress In Your Guitar Playing By Using More Effective Practice Exercises
By Tom Hess - 12/29/2015 - 12:33 AM EST

One of the biggest reasons why you struggle to improve your guitar playing is that you never learned which of your guitar practice exercises are helping your improve your playing and which ones are not. Take these 5 steps and get back on track towards reaching your musical goals...

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Are You Writing Bad Songs?
By Anthony Ceseri - 12/22/2015 - 04:08 PM EST

Are you writing bad songs? In this video, we'll look at why you should (as crazy as that sounds)...

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Want To Play Cool Arpeggio Guitar Licks? Do This:
By Tom Hess - 12/21/2015 - 01:58 PM EST

Tired of playing boring arpeggio licks and want to make them more creative? Hereís how: focus a lot more on applying the arpeggio patterns you already know as creatively as possible instead of looking for tons of new patterns or exercises. This is not difficult to do and you can easily turn the patterns you know into badass guitar licks using the following 4 approaches...

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How To Become A Highly Successful Guitar Teacher
By Tom Hess - 12/16/2015 - 03:31 PM EST

Statistics revealed that the vast majority of guitar teachers almost never earn huge amount of money with their teaching businesses. For most of these guitar teachers, the idea alone of making $80,000 in a single year is an unrealistic dream.

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3 Quick Techniques for Memorable Lyrics That Attract Listeners
By Anthony Ceseri - 12/15/2015 - 10:31 PM EST

This video will show you 3 ideas you can use right away for writing memorable lyrics.

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How King Diamondís Vocal Technique Will Help You Play Killer Guitar Solos Part 1
By Tom Hess - 12/08/2015 - 01:53 AM EST

Want to play killer guitar solos? Listen to your favorite singers! You heard right... Fact is, the majority of guitarists never even thought about studying singers to improve their guitar solos... they only take the conventional routes of increasing speed, researching new licks or attempting to learn different scale positions. If you understand how to integrate the vocal style of great singers with your own guitar playing style, you will be able to play amazing solos that sound highly emotional and expressive.

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An Easy Technique You Learned in Grade School for Writing Memorable Lyrics
By Anthony Ceseri - 12/01/2015 - 02:53 PM EST

In this video we take a look at a simple technique you're probably already aware of. It'll help you make your lyrics much more memorable. 

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