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Are you no longer having fun during your guitar practice time? If so, you will get much slower results (if any) for these reasons:
1. When you feel bored or tired, you are going to practice less. When you spend less time practicing guitar, you make much slower progress.
2. In some cases, ... Views: 17
Most guitarists can’t make their guitar playing sound emotional for these reasons:
Reason One: They have not tried to improve their creativity as an actual skill. Instead, they can only be as creative as the licks they have memorized.
Reason Two: They don’t know how to ... Views: 34
You deserve to rest and unwind, and that can mean giving yourself permission to take a spa day. Stress will take a toll on your physically, emotionally, and mentally, but a short vacation and some pampering may be just what the doctor ordered. If you’re ready to schedule your trip, follow these ... Views: 78
The Worst Misconception Guitarists Have About Taking Guitar Lessons With A Teacher
By Tom Hess
What is the most crucial role of any great guitar teacher? You might be thinking that it is: “To teach students a bunch of interesting things to play like songs, techniques or other ... Views: 75
Five Incorrect Questions Guitar Players Often Ask And What You SHOULD Be Asking Instead To Become A Great Guitarist
By Tom Hess
A large percentage of guitarists ask incomplete and misinformed questions in order to fix the issues that prevent them from making fast progress in their ... Views: 94
Stress can help…to a point
Stress management tools are part of your early warning system.
Feelings of tension alert you to things you need to take care of, so you can move on to more important things, like getting your work done and having fun with your kids.
When your early warning ... Views: 157
Using foot and hand massage as a healing tool has been around, in varying forms, for centuries. In fact there is evidence in the form of illustrations that show the Ancient Egyptians used foot and hand massage as a way of activating the healing powers of the body. It was also a long established ... Views: 105
How To Dramatically Improve Your Guitar Playing And Reach Your Musical Goals Fast
Most guitarists have no idea which of their guitar practice exercises are improving their guitar playing and which ones aren’t. Consequently, they constantly struggle to get better at guitar and end up ... Views: 148
Do you have swelled body parts like ankles, feet and hands? Have you suddenly gained weight? Does your weight fluctuate a lot? Is there lot of stiffness and pain in your body? Are you bloated all the time? If you have any of the above symptoms you may be suffering from Water Retention or Fluid ... Views: 185
Transform Boring Arpeggios Into Highly Creative Sweep Picking Guitar Licks
By Tom Hess
Do you want to make your sweep picking licks more creative? Do the following: focus more on creatively applying the arpeggio patterns you already know into music rather than seeking out as many new ... Views: 180
We’ve all been to a county fair and stopped to watch the hypnotist make his volunteers do crazy things by suggesting that’s what they should do when he says the magic word. Whether its singing and dancing or clucking like a chicken, whenever that word is said the volunteer immediately does what ... Views: 277
There's no doubt that seafood in the US is a must have menu item for many diners and restaurants. Below are six seafood specials you should try before your time is up. When it's time to write that bucket or travel list, consider these six seafood specials.
Seafood with a Touch of the Old ... Views: 140
“Music is therapy for the soul.” My love for music began, during my military career. I started listening to music in the early 1980’s for enjoyment, but as I expanded my taste in music, I discovered certain types of music relaxed me and other types gave me energy. My favorite genre of music is ... Views: 208
We all have an inner ocean with its own rhythm. It's apparent in how we walk, how fast we talk, how well we relax and in our ability to deal with stress. It’s connected to our life force or ki. Our inner ocean is our soul’s vibration.
Have you ever met someone who regardless of ... Views: 234
How To Become An Incredible Guitar Player - Part 2 – Three Reasons Why You Haven’t Become A Great Musician
by Tom Hess
What’s stopping you from being a great guitarist? Do you have undeveloped playing technique? Poor musical creativity? Didn’t begin with lots of ... Views: 133
Infrared saunas are the modern-day version of saunas. The days of steam saunas are past now. These days, individuals no longer need to boil their bodies in a steam room to gain the benefits that a sauna offers. In fact, infrared saunas are more effective compared to steam saunas, as the infrared ... Views: 108
Insomnia can be exhausting. Sleep is something that most of us take for granted. And yet, when we cannot sleep, this can have consequences on everything in our lives, from our performance at work to our health, and even our weight. Insomniacs typically try everything first then find out about ... Views: 298
If you’re tired of making mistakes or being nervous about performing live, I have some good news for you. ALL guitar playing mistakes come from a lack of practice (or ineffective practice). “Wait, Tom. How is that GOOD?” It’s good because knowing this gives you all of ... Views: 172
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: 262
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: 152
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: 163
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: 237
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: 173
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: 236
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: 182
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: 382
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: 282
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: 284
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: 222
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: 271
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: 286
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: 279
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: 300
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: 365
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: 325
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: 264
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: 221
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: 175
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: 349
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: 339
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: 267
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: 304
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: 339
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: 331
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: 290
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: 335
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: 326
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: 821
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: 281
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: 417