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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: 5
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: 53
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: 39
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: 31
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: 41
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: 32
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: 78
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: 39
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: 42
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: 62
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: 77
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: 61
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: 62
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: 44
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: 144
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: 76
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: 77
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: 94
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: 99
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: 88
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: 122
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: 121
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: 113
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: 255
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: 165
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: 195
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: 141
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: 152
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: 130
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: 126
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: 135
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: 132
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: 133
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: 179
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: 153
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: 161
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: 217
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: 218
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: 206
"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: 192
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: 238
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: 204
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: 256
It's hard to believe that 10-years ago I set out on a mission to touch the world. I had been a massage therapist for 4-years and had provided treatments for close to a thousand clients, but I wanted to do more to facilitate healing for my community. You see, I grew up in Detroit, an automobile ... Views: 305
Have you just about given up on playing with faster tremolo picking technique? Don’t quit just yet! You are probably making the common error of thinking that faster hand speed leads to faster picking. This is not how it works! Let me tell you why...
A huge amount of guitarists already ... Views: 316
Have you ever thought about what the one thing is that your favorite guitarists have in common when playing fast? Here is the answer: every one of them plays in a way that looks extremely effortless. In reality, shredding on guitar not only looks easy - it actually IS easy…or, to be honest, it ... Views: 237
How often do you feel on the edge? Frustrated . . . anxious . . . tense . . . angry . . .
Whether it’s from arguing with your teenager or getting stuck in traffic, stress is an inevitable part of life. With so much on our schedules and so little time to get things done, we feel stretched to ... Views: 325
How To Play Killer Sweep Picking Arpeggios
Most guitarists have no idea how to transform their sloppy arpeggios into fast, clean sweep picking licks. I struggled with this, years ago, too. Playing
clean arpeggios is one of the most common guitar technique problems I see with the ... Views: 252
How To Shred On Guitar Using The Most Effective Picking Technique
By Tom Hess
Would you like to play faster with little effort using better picking technique? You’re not going to have to research a lot of new online exercises for guitar... you merely have to change your technique ... Views: 289