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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: 41
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: 29
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: 32
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: 41
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: 46
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: 49
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: 68
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: 69
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: 70
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: 165
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: 135
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: 141
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: 101
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: 112
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: 97
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: 94
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: 103
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: 95
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: 98
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: 133
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: 121
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: 130
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: 155
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: 164
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: 154
"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: 163
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: 192
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: 163
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: 226
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: 245
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: 253
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: 187
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: 265
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: 203
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: 240
It could be argued that stress management is a lot like time management. Everyone has the same amount of time in a day, but the individuals who are most productive tend to be those who are very careful about how they spend their time.
In terms of tackling stress, the same principle applies. ... Views: 278
You’re not going to quickly improve your guitar playing unless you understand precisely what prevents you from reaching your musical goals. In fact, you might go years without making significant progress until you figure this out. To propel your guitar playing progress forward like a ... Views: 299
3 Step Guitar Practice Approach To Playing Anything You Want
By Tom Hess
Have you ever spent a lot of time practicing something on guitar without making much progress? Even though you work really hard, you just can’t move forward... Then you feel like maybe you simply won’t ... Views: 250
Admit it. It’s easier to slog along in life without great spikes of joy or great valleys of sorrow. It’s easier to follow the path of least resistance. But are you merely existing? Do you feel you could do more with your life? If so, it’s time to jolt out of your comfort zone. Here are a few ... Views: 226
5 Fundamental Elements Needed To Succeed In Music
By Tom Hess
No matter what you do, you will NOT make it in the music industry until you attain the 5 key elements possessed by all successful musicians. Building a successful long term music career is a lot of hard work... and it will be ... Views: 290
Being able to relax is an essential life skill. Being able to manage your own nervous system so that you are not overwhelmed by life, is a must. The rewards of greater well-being are worthwhile.
When we are stressed, the focus of our attention is narrowed down. When we invoke the ... Views: 280
How To Play Lead Guitar With Excellent Guitar Phrasing - Part One
By Nick Layton
Wish you knew how to make your lead guitar playing and improvising sound totally killer? You’re not alone. Many guitarists struggle with this and never truly learn how it’s done. Contrary to ... Views: 278
You can achieve outstanding results for your body, mind, and soul with this relaxing and rejuvenating foot soak (hot or cool as desired).
Preparation – what you will need:
Foot bath or basin for foot bath
1/2 cup favorite carrier
Use one or more of the recommended pure essential oils ... Views: 431
Most guitarists have never figured out the reason why they are unable to build tons of speed on guitar. This is usually because they take one of the following approaches:
1.They consistently practice at very slow speeds while believing that it will help them become faster players. Usually ... Views: 319
The Main Reason Why You Aren’t A Better Guitar Player
By Tom Hess
Do you ever wonder why you haven’t reached your guitar playing goals yet? You might think that it’s a lack of talent or musical ability, but the truth is far more complex. In reality, nothing is stopping ... Views: 332
How To Play Awesome Guitar Solos, Part 1: Vibrato
by Tom Hess
There are many possible reasons why your guitar solos and licks don’t sound totally amazing. The good news is, every problem you can think of has a very specific solution that you can implement to fix any issues and ... Views: 392
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: 447
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: 416
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: 405