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Start Playing Blues Guitar Licks More Creatively Using Double Stops
By Tom Hess
Wish you could play lead blues guitar licks that sound highly expressive and creative? One of the best ways to begin is to look into mastering blues guitar double stop technique. This technique is used ... Views: 3
How To Play Intense Blues Guitar Licks As Clean As Possible Part 2
By Tom Hess
This article is the second part in a two part series on creative blues guitar playing. It is crucial that you understand the concepts in part one before you read any further on this page. For a quick review of ... Views: 31
Looking for a gift to show that special someone how much you care? Something different to the usual flowers or chocolates? Why not consider offering to give them a massage?
There are great benefits for giving a massage (or receiving one!). Here are just a few -
Massage can be adapted ... Views: 58
Why You Have So Many Guitar Playing Problems (And What To Do)
By Tom Hess
Ever feel like you are going nowhere in your guitar playing? We’ve all been in that situation before, and usually this kind of stagnation comes from years of poor playing habits. These kinds of habits will ... Views: 46
Why You Struggle To Attract New Guitar Students
By Tom Hess
Are you tired of struggling to fill your guitar teaching schedule with new students? This is a very common problem amongst teachers in the guitar teaching community. The reality is, you MUST know how to attract a lot of guitar ... Views: 54
Listening to what lies behind the thought process can be quite helpful in understanding ourselves beyond the verbal explanations. Certain periods in our daily routine are conducive to that listening. It is good to pay attention to those times of inner silence.
The Conditioned Mind
True ... Views: 118
How To Play Awesome Blues Guitar Licks
By Tom Hess
Do you have a strong desire to play cool blues guitar licks but struggle to play them with great intensity because you can’t keep unused strings from ringing out? Truth is, most guitar players can’t do this and as a result ... Views: 99
For some people, music is a vital part of life. It is there when they are feeling up and during those moments when they are feeling down. It is then not just a nice addition and something they simply enjoy, it as much a part of their life as breathing is.
And while one can feel let down by ... Views: 142
How To Become A Better Guitarist By Studying John Petrucci’s Playing
By Tom Hess
One of the biggest mistakes you can make while studying John Petrucci’s guitar style is thinking that there is nothing more to it than fast playing and complex songwriting. Fact is, there is a ... Views: 129
Why Making ‘Fast Progress’ On Guitar Leads Many Guitarists To Failure
By Tom Hess
If you are similar to most guitar players, you are under the impression that becoming great requires progressing as quickly as possible. Fact is, this belief can potentially keep you from ... Views: 113
Seven Questions Not To Ask As A Guitar Teacher
By Tom Hess
As you advance your guitar teaching business you will have many questions about how to become more successful. However, until you understand the ‘right’ questions to ask, you will be doomed to repeat the same mistakes ... Views: 124
1) Get Movin And Groovin!
Movement creates momentum, positive momentum. Do you like to go dancing and feel that nightclubs and bars are a thing of the past for you? Schedule dance time at home to your favorite songs rather then sitting in front of the tube! Take a walk in nature and observe ... Views: 145
I recently took on the task of transitioning my daughter’s old bedroom into my new home office. To get some ideas for making it the best creative environment possible for all the writing I do, where better to look than on the web. As I considered my search terms and where I should start, feng ... Views: 223
How To Become A Better Shred Guitarist (Without Playing Faster)
by Tom Hess
Are you wondering what it takes to play great shred guitar licks? Although it might seem counter-intuitive, playing awesome shred guitar ideas is not all about speed. Fact is, playing cool shred guitar licks that ... Views: 167
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Natural Herbal Remedies for Stress Management - by Garth Delikan is the UK's leading lifestyle expert, as seen on BBC TV and in the national media. To learn more about Garth and to download his FREE Top Tip's for Success eBooks visit his website at http://www.GarthDelikan.com Like my FaceBook page http://www.facebook.com/Thelifestyleguyfanpage?ref=hl
Natural Herbal Remedies: St. Johns Wort Although often easily accessible from your GP, there are many well-established reasons why taking an antidepressant drug to deal with stress is not a particularly smart move.
However, there is absolutely no reason why you should do so because St John’s ... Views: 83
Why You Struggle To Think Of Cool Ideas For Writing Songs
By Ryan Buckner
Do you have a hard time thinking of new ideas for writing songs? Wish you could quickly write new music that clearly expresses whatever thoughts, feelings and emotions you want to express? First, you must change ... Views: 140
Looking for ways to slow your hectic pace and just plain have more “you” time? Most of us in today’s society are often exhausted from meeting the demands of both our personal and work lives day in and day out. It seems we’re trying to beat the clock on a daily basis and most nights just drop ... Views: 112
The night before my big tennis match I again did my guided visualisation session, but this time I added a progressive muscle relaxation session to it as well. My old junior tennis coach would always tell me the benefits of progressive muscle relaxation, so from time to time I used these ... Views: 178
Here's a fun fact: Having sex 3 times a week cuts your chances of experiencing a heart attack in half. Yes, that's right - in half! Now that I've got your attention on the benefits of sex let's look at 9 reasons you need to get your partner into the sack more often:
Instant Stress Relief: ... Views: 177
How To Play Powerful Sweep Picking Arpeggios
by Tom Hess
Think sweep picking is all about memorizing arpeggio patterns and playing them as fast as possible? Fact is, the greatest sweep pickers are not only ‘fast’ but understand how to use sweep picking to express themselves in their guitar ... Views: 191
A type of therapy many people may not be aware of is what is known as whole body vibration, that involves sitting or standing on a platform where vibrations are passed on throughout the body. It might seem to be too easy or far too simple to do much for the many systems in your body, but using ... Views: 144
Top 5 'Conventional' Music Career Approaches That Lead To Failure
By Tom Hess
Are you ready to start building a successful career in music, but uncertain about ‘what’ you need to do? Truth is, before you can become a successful professional musician you need to cleanse your ... Views: 190
The sleep disorder Insomnia either means you have trouble falling asleep or you have trouble staying asleep. It can have a negative effect on your concentration and memory, and as I've experienced in my past struggles as an insomniac, you can become quite accident prone no matter what you may be ... Views: 189
The Overlooked Songwriting Element Needed For Accurate Musical Expression
by Ryan Buckner
In order to become great at expressing yourself through music (in the most accurate way possible), you must continually ‘practice’ songwriting in the same way as you would practice a ... Views: 182
My vacation strategy! I can hear the cries already, “I have to have a strategy for vacation as well? Isn’t a career strategy, a life plan and an investment direction enough?” I’ll say “maybe” but mean “no.”
While I have written much about the value and importance of work, I am a devout ... Views: 191
Why You Have A Hard Time Expressing Yourself With Your Music
by Tom Hess
Of all the musical skills that you can develop as a guitarist, the single greatest goal you can reach is the freedom to express any musical emotion that you feel through your guitar playing. The ability to instantly ... Views: 211
Recent studies have revealed that surgery may not be a better option to treat spinal fractures and so non-surgical methods are the best choice.
A new study of Medicare patients conducted at the University of Washington in Seattle found that surgery may not be the best treatment for spine ... Views: 294
Want to become a great guitarist? You’ve come to the right place. After helping thousands of guitarists reach their highest goals, I have discovered five main requirements for true greatness. Before you can ‘truly’ reach greatness as a guitar player, you must attain all five of the following key ... Views: 214
Why You Haven't Made It In The Music Business Yet
By Tom Hess
Tired of not making progress in your music career? Until you abandon the amateur music career advice you have been given by others, you will not succeed in the music business. Following misinformed advice and anecdotes from ... Views: 259
How To Write Songs That Sound The Way You Want Them To
By Ryan Buckner
When you write songs, do you sometimes have a hard time making them sound exactly how you want them to? Do you ever find yourself saying “This doesn’t sound right” when you listen back to ... Views: 189
You’ve made your reservations. You’ve paid your deposits. Now it’s time to go on vacation.
Have you planned to have a great time?
Or, do you just hope it will happen and work avoids intruding on your experience?
Here are 3 Tips to Positively Enjoy Your Vacation More:
In ... Views: 182
10 Ways to BE MORE YOU:
Living creatively is about learning to enjoy your life and letting go of harmful stress. Easier said than done, of course, but like any other worthwhile endeavor, it takes practice and more practice. In fact as often as you can manage.
1. Have you worked out your ... Views: 288
Lack of sleep is one of the most common problems in today’s fast-paced world. Sleep deprivation can impact on many areas of our health including affecting our immune system and our ability to fight off illness, not to mention reducing our ability to deal with the effects of stress. And any new ... Views: 246
Wow, some people just know how to push your buttons, don’t they? Wait, I KNOW he did not just cut you off in rush hour traffic and you are already late as it is?! And why is she always so mean and nasty to you? This is her job. It’s what she gets paid to do. You would think Ms. Thing could ... Views: 191
Dance combines movement in the most pleasant way with music and communication, bringing cheerfulness and health. Nowadays, dancing is one of the best ways of discharging emotional stress, slimming and to improve communication between partners.
Dance creates harmony between body, mind, and ... Views: 234
Are you stressed? Are you feeling depressed? Do you know what causes your anxiety, depression and tension? Do you want to get rid of anxiety? Are you tired of having to deal with this pressure every day of your life? Does this make you unfocused to your task? Are you a pregnant woman who keeps ... Views: 221
If you thought about starting to teach guitar, you have probably felt apprehensions about getting started such as these:
•You don’t really know what you must do (and avoid doing) in order to successfully teach guitar as a career.
•You do not have highly effective teaching systems in place ... Views: 314
Massage is not a recent discovery. In most cultures, massage was already an acknowledged form of therapy for physical ailments and illnesses thousands of years ago. It must have been developed from people’s propensity to press and knead parts of the body where we feel pain, tension, stiffness or ... Views: 130
I've always been one of those people who couldn't sit still. I always felt that unless I was "doing" or achieving something, I was being "inefficient" or lazy and I felt guilty.
It was a constant feeling of have I done enough today?
It wasn't until the age of 38 that I finally realised ... Views: 142
As you age, there are certain problems that are inevitable. Disc degeneration is an inevitable part of life. Over the last few years, many patients have developed the problem of disc degeneration. Going by what doctors have to suggest, the disease is a condition. As far as disc degeneration of ... Views: 216
How To Play Great Lead Guitar Licks (Continued)
By Tom Hess
Think that creating great lead guitar licks is hard? Fact is, it is much easier than you might first expect. All you need to do is follow this fundamental principle: “Get as much expression out of every note as you ... Views: 378
When it comes to decorating a room, lights and light sources are two of the main features that contribute greatly to the overall effect. However, just as it is important to consider what kinds of lights to have, it can be every bit as important to consider what type of lamp shade you use. One ... Views: 319
Do you just roll in bed night after night trying to fall asleep? Do you easily wake up in the night and not go back to sleep? Then these proven rules of healthy sleep are for you.
The S&S bedroom rule
The bed is only for two s-things – sex and sleep. Any other activities are undesirable. ... Views: 391
Are you tired of not being able to play cool guitar licks? Wish you knew the process for coming up with your own awesome guitar soloing ideas? Fact is, a lot of guitar players have this same problem and are never able to solve it. Why is this?... because they believe that great guitar licks are ... Views: 163
I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - things I had no words for. ~ Georgia O'Keeffe
Have you identified a color palette that is “you?” Do you strive to show your personality through the choices you make for your home’s décor? Are there colors ... Views: 164
Unless you've been under a rock for the past few years, you are aware of the economic problems that the U.S. has been facing. Although we are not the only country coping with this hardship, it doesn't make things easier. The majority of the population has learned to tighten their belts. Families ... Views: 397
Is it more of an effort to keep the facade of being calm and in control at work while the anger fumes inside you? France has introduced legislation to criminalise shouting and applies to both men and woman and to co-habiting couples as well as married couples. If you spend your day at work with ... Views: 685
I like the term Christian Enlightenment as a movement to bridge the gap that exists between Christians and Fundamentalist. Enlightenment is a concept, which means being illuminated by acquiring new wisdom or understanding. While Fundamentalist go on the path of Inquisition, Christian ... Views: 165
Relaxation…without drugs or alcohol.
When I was growing up in my teenage and student year’s people would relax by taking drugs of some sort, prescribed, legal and illegal.
I want to differentiate between natural relaxation and chemical relaxation
Most evenings people have a routine ... Views: 336
Are you feeling numb most of the time? Do you experience having painful cramps on your legs and even on your arms? Is anxiety connected with your leg pain? Do you know what causes your leg pain? What triggers these to happen to your legs? How will you stop it from coming back? If you want to ... Views: 339