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Whether you are an advanced guitarist or you are just starting, there is one thing that can help you gain massive results from your guitar practice and enhance your motivation for practicing every day. This powerful technique is: tracking each aspect of your guitar playing progress on a regular ... Views: 47
If you are a keen observer, you must have realized how badly people ignore nature these days; people hardly ever have time to think about it as soon as they get home. Most people have become couch potatoes sending countless hours glued to their TVs and video games as they while away time instead ... Views: 54
Why is it necessary to repair pools?
Acquiring swimming pool can only be a dream for many as it is quite expensive. This may be installed in or above ground and it is important to keep the pool in correct form. Despite of taking appropriate measures, if your swimming pool is getting damaged, ... Views: 59
How To Play Clean & Articulate Legato Guitar Technique
By Tom Hess
Wish you could play legato guitar licks with much better technique? Well, you don’t have to seek out any special licks to do this - you need to learn the best way to practice legato efficiently as the great ... Views: 66
Part of physical wellness is that we should be able to look our best all the times. There are many treatments like pedicure, manicure, body massage and facials that one can do at home itself. You can find a lot products for facials and other treatments in the market and then you can bring them ... Views: 68
Ever wonder why guitar players struggle to express themselves? It is not that they don’t know enough guitar licks or scales or that they lack natural talent. Truth is, most guitarist do not even attempt to improve their ability to express emotion in their playing.
If you neglect ... Views: 81
How To Quickly Get More Music Gigs
By Tom Hess
Having difficulty getting new gigs? You might be holding yourself back due to holding one or more limiting beliefs such as “venues aren’t looking for bands right now,” or “the competition is too great for my band to ... Views: 80
Inducing relaxation and alleviating stress are a goal that many of us have and many people believe that the way our home is setup contributes significantly towards these mood changes. Let us begin by saying just how easy it is to change the mood of a room by just using a few of the following ... Views: 161
If your smart phone could talk back to you it would probably say something like, 'Touch me again this is a great massage' or “Ah, what a relief it is to get rubbed like this” Think about it, we all do it, we give our cell phones a rub down off and on all day long well into the evening hours. ... Views: 128
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.
Look at this video to see ... Views: 115
For me, meditation is one of the most effective, simple and inexpensive ways to calm the body and the mind, to gain insight about oneself and to feel more open, loving and grounded. There are probably thousands of articles, books and research studies about the positive effects of meditation at ... Views: 112
The living room is a very active area in the home and you can do a lot of things with it. The traditional route is to make the living room the primary activity area for the family. So this is where you’ll find the TV, the console games, and probably the sound system as well.
Another common ... Views: 105
Can you see it now? Another busy work day on your feet, and beyond… You speed walk down the aisle for that crucial purchase just before you pick the kids up from school—then hoof it out to car. You beat the clock just in time to take your lively treasures to their gymnastics practice at the ... Views: 182
When you first began to practice guitar, you quickly observed that you’d need to practice several techniques and skills for a long period of time (even for years) in order to become a great player. That said, even though you've now invested a huge amount of time into practicing your ... Views: 115
How You Can Play Killer Lead Guitar Licks & Solos Using Better Creativity
By Tom Hess
Do you struggle to play creatively on guitar even though you know a bunch of licks and scale patterns? One thing is for sure – you will NOT become more creative by simply “learning more ... Views: 122
Are you suffering in pain? Is your pain long lasting or chronic? Do you lose sleep because your pain is so intense that you cannot easily drift off to sleep? Are you avoiding certain activities due to your pain? Is your pain negatively affecting your mood or emotional state? Would you like to ... Views: 142
Did you know that according to recent studies and surveys by the Centers for Disease Control, the United States Census Bureau, and the National Institutes of Health, stress and stress burnout have been called America’s number one health challenge? Did you know that a 2013 study by the American ... Views: 159
We all have to deal with stress. Some of us can handle stress better than others. But the more tools, knowledge, and skills that you have, the better off you'll be able at handling it. This guide will help you to improve your quality of life and your overall well-being, with some coping ... Views: 124
As a small business owner, mother, and wife, I'm a busy gal. And as a creative entrepreneur, I have enough ideas to keep me going 24/7 for years to come. And I like to paint, draw, quilt, cross-stitch, write, run, hike...
Unfortunately in some ways, though, I seem to be wired to work, work, ... Views: 113
When you have a swimming pool in your property you add a number of benefits for its inhabitants such as having a place where they can relax or host parties apart from changing and enhancing the landscape and property value. Just like anything else in the world, these benefits don’t come without ... Views: 88
Striving for inner peace in the midst of the drama, chaos, or any experience that is less than desirable is difficult for the most mindful person. In many situations, we can fend off the pressure of being drawn into the experience; however, some situations or experiences reach our vulnerability ... Views: 222
If you read Part 1 of this article, you already understand the tremendous importance of developing your 2 hand synchronization so you can play guitar faster and cleaner than you ever have. The next step is to learn the 3 main reasons WHY most guitar players never achieve perfect 2 hand ... Views: 142
Do you know exactly how much your guitar practice exercises are helping you to improve your guitar playing (or if they are at all)? Most guitarists tend to think that MORE exercises will help them improve…this is false. To start seeing big improvements in your guitar playing, you need to follow ... Views: 144
Ever heard people say: “To be a creative guitar player, you must be born with this skill - otherwise it’s hopeless”? Like most guitarists, I used to believe in this myth and almost gave up playing guitar in frustration.
When I finally learned how to become a creative ... Views: 161
Does it seem nearly impossible for you to play both fast AND clean on guitar? A lot of guitar players have this same issue, and try to fix it by moving their hands faster. However, this will not help you play guitar both fast and accurate. To do this, you must identify the most fundamental cause ... Views: 164
It is impossible not to be swept away by the charming and stunning beaches in the Philippines. The Philippines is home to clear, turquoise waters with the most diverse marine life. The powder-fine beaches, the majestic islands, and the very friendly locals are your gateway to the best summer ... Views: 149
Curious about Reiki? Reiki is a holistic therapy that gently balances energies and brings health and well being to the recipient. As a Reiki Practitioner, I find that giving a Reiki treatment is so simple, yet the benefits can be profound.
When I explain Reiki, often times people can be quite ... Views: 200
How To Quickly Play Challenging Guitar Licks And Solos
By Tom Hess
You will have a very hard time playing awesome guitar solos if you believe this myth:
“To play hard guitar solo licks that utilize various techniques, you need to practice these techniques on their own until you ... Views: 172
By studying guitar players like Steve Vai or any other great guitarist, it can be helpful for refining YOUR own musical skills but only if you know exactly what to look for. Fact is, Vai's guitar playing greatness comes from his capability to deeply express himself with music, NOT because ... Views: 175
One of the almost universal phenomena that I see in people using PEMFs, regardless of PEMF system, is that people almost universally describe improvement in sleep. Because of this feedback, I felt it was important to dedicate an update to the subject.
Sleep disturbances are very common: from ... Views: 416
Everyone wants to accomplish a few important goals in their life, but those with a well-defined bucket list can actually re-focus on what is important and leave the world a better place than they found it. Here are five activities that may inspire your own bucket list.
1. Adopt a Shelter ... Views: 201
Fears keep you in the background. In fact, it convinces you that you cannot make your dreams come true, it tells you to be quiet, and it even separates you from your loved ones. But living in fear is neither acceptable nor necessary. Facing fear is something with which every person must try to ... Views: 261
How To Create Cool Exotic Guitar Licks Using Expressive Soloing Techniques
By Tom Hess
Fact: you will never become a more creative lead guitarist by repeating the exact same licks or scales (you can already play by heart) over and over. Instead, you must learn how to play with passion, ... Views: 195
Hydrotherapy is a form of physical therapy also known as aquatic therapy where water revitalizes, maintains, and restores health. These can include hot tubs, saunas, steam baths or foot baths. Warm water makes moving safer with gentle resistance and soft pressure on the body. It also provides ... Views: 216
Hydrotherapy is a form of physical therapy also known as aquatic therapy where water revitalizes, maintains, and restores health. These can include hot tubs, saunas, steam baths or foot baths. Warm water makes moving safer with gentle resistance and soft pressure on the body. It also provides ... Views: 184
Hydrotherapy is a form of physical therapy also known as aquatic therapy where water revitalizes, maintains, and restores health. These can include hot tubs, saunas, steam baths or foot baths. Warm water makes moving safer with gentle resistance and soft pressure on the body. It also provides ... Views: 185
Hydrotherapy is a form of physical therapy also known as aquatic therapy where water revitalizes, maintains, and restores health. These can include hot tubs, saunas, steam baths or foot baths. Warm water makes moving safer with gentle resistance and soft pressure on the body. It also provides ... Views: 189
Hydrotherapy is a form of physical therapy also known as aquatic therapy where water revitalizes, maintains, and restores health. These can include hot tubs, saunas, steam baths or foot baths. Warm water makes moving safer with gentle resistance and soft pressure on the body. It also provides ... Views: 180
Hydrotherapy is a form of physical therapy also known as aquatic therapy where water revitalizes, maintains, and restores health. These can include hot tubs, saunas, steam baths or foot baths. Warm water makes moving safer with gentle resistance and soft pressure on the body. It also provides ... Views: 183
There is no such thing as stress. Got that? Good. Then why are you wasting so much of your time with “stress management” programs, lectures, coaches, books, articles and websites? Could it be because you really don’t believe that there’s no such thing as stress?
Oh, I know it’s a cottage ... Views: 225
How can studying the guitar playing of Steve Vai improve your own guitar playing? If you think learning his guitar solos or looking up transcriptions of Steve Vai songs is going to make you a great guitarist, then you are wrong. These things may help you in small, insignificant ways but they ... Views: 194
You just mopped your kitchen floors. Satisfied, you enjoy the gleam for a moment, then off you go to whatever’s next. You hear the back door slam. The kids are home - great! Until you see the muddy footprints they left all over your just-cleaned floor. You sigh, grab the mop, swab quickly. ... Views: 222
CAUTION: If you are a guitar player currently using the CAGED system…STOP NOW. If you don’t, you will start developing these 7 problems in your guitar playing:
Problem #1: Your Guitar Solos Will Bore People To Death
If you want to play great guitar solos, don’t use the ... Views: 288
If you are just now getting back into practicing guitar after being away from your instrument for a while, you probably noticed one thing: your guitar playing skills have dropped a lot! Don’t worry, I understand exactly how you feel...several years ago I finished a world tour, and decided ... Views: 305
Is sweep picking a technique that you constantly struggle with?
It doesn’t matter how hard sweep picking may SEEM to you right now because I’m
going to show you how easy it can be when you do it right. Furthermore, I’m
going to show you how learning to effectively practice this technique can ... Views: 277
"I'm so hurried at this time of the year, I don't have time to breathe,"my Caffeinated Corner buddy spouted on and on. What's a Caffeinated Corner? Oh, that's the group I see nearly every morning at the local Starbucks where we sit and over coffee and a muffin solve the problems of the world. ... Views: 245
EXPLAINING BINAURAL BEATS AND THEIR BENEFITS
Binaural beats is a new technology that can help increase human perception and focus. It is a type of technology that is often met with a sense of skepticism. Quite often professionals dismiss binaural beats on the basis of the placebo effect. ... Views: 302
by Tom Hess
What is the biggest thing that keeps you from becoming a great guitarist? It’s NOT trying to play challenging techniques, playing with greater speed, understanding music theory or any other music related factors. Truth is, being able to play guitar well is not extremely ... Views: 258
There is no doubt about it, we all lead stressful lives. Work, family, finances, traffic, even the television shows we watch contribute to our daily stress levels. All of these little stresses can take a toll on our bodies leaving us tired, irritable, unable to concentrate and even open us up ... Views: 307