A Lifetime Of Limitation, Frustration and Damage To Your Guitar Playing.... Gone In Just Three Days
There is something very specific about your guitar playing that is causing you several big problems. You already know what this weakness is and that you definitely have it. What you may not yet know is just how much damage this is really causing you.
If you had to learn guitar all over again from the very beginning, you already know you would fix this weakness from the start.
Here are some of biggest, most frustrating and most damaging problems this weakness is causing you:
You cannot improvise great lead guitar solos because your brain is constantly burdened with trying to ‘find the right notes’ instead of ‘already knowing’ exactly and immediately where all best notes are!! You cannot be creative with this burden on our mind. You cannot be expressive with this burden on your mind. You cannot be you with this burden on your mind. It’s killing your potential… but it doesn’t have to be this way. You can stop it.
You cannot write your own songs easily because your mind is still burdened with just trying to ’figure out’ where all your possibilities are. Instead, you think, “I’m not sure what to do” and conclude that you lack ‘creativity’ when the truth is your creative mind has never fully been given a real chance to even be in a completely creative state… but it doesn’t have to be this way. You can stop it.
You don’t have all the names of the notes fluently memorized, do you? I’m not asking you if you can ‘figure it out’, or ‘find the names with a little thinking’… I’m asking you if you have ‘instant recall’ of every note, everywhere on the guitar. Because being able to ‘figure it out’ is simply not good enough. I’ll explain why in more detail later.
Even if you have fluently memorized all the names of the notes and can recall them ‘instantly’… so what? It doesn’t matter. Why? Because you memorized the wrong information.
You do not actually need to know where B flat is on the G string. What you DO need to know is what the function of the B flat note is within every context it appears within a chord, arpeggio, scale and key. Knowing ‘where’ B flat is, is not important. Knowing where the 3rd of a G minor arpeggio is, or the 5th of an E flat major scale is, is ‘everything’.
Knowing where B flat is located is great. But if you don’t know what feeling it will create before you play it in a guitar phrase, lick, solo or melody is a problem. Now it’s easy to see why your mind has been unable to be fully creative, expressive and unique… you have not yet mastered that which you need to master… and it’s seriously killing your ability to become a much better musician… but it doesn’t have to be this way. You can stop it.
Can you do this?:
If you have your guitar nearby, grab it before reading another word….In the fourth position, quickly play an A flat major scale from low E string up to the B string. Then immediately and seamlessly (without missing a single 16th note) jump up to the 11th position and descend the scale from the B string down to the A string. Then immediately and seamlessly (again in time and without missing a single 16th note) shift down to the 6th position and ascend up to the high E string.
Did you hesitate? Did you struggle even for a tiny moment? If the answer is yes, then you have NOT mastered your scales, period. It’s not good enough to be able to ‘figure it out’. Because in real life (when improvising, jamming, etc.), there is no time to ‘figure it out’… Either you know it… or you don’t.
And if you don’t know it, then one of two things will happen: Either you will avoid these kinds of position shifts when soloing (because you are afraid to make a mistake or have everyone hear your sloppy hesitation)… the result is boring solos, or you will try it and make mistakes and everyone will hear that you are struggling.
Either way, it’s limiting you and damaging your guitar playing potential… big time. You know it, I know it and other people will know it… but it doesn’t have to be this way. You can stop it.
Just as your lack of scales mastery is limiting you, so is your lack of arpeggio and chord mastery. Listen, I’m not intentionally trying to ‘make you feel bad’ about your guitar playing. I’m simply trying to help you by shining a light on what you already know but haven’t been able to fix yet.
- Learning new things and applying what you are learning is hard for you. There is always an unnecessary & damaging barrier and time delay between learning and applying everything because you simply don’t know where everything is and what all the options are. Instead, you have to stop and try to figure it all out. But you don’t. Why? Because it’s boring and hard for you. Instead, you just want to play and do the fun and easy stuff. You tell yourself that one day you’ll finally learn & master your guitar fret board, all the notes, all the chord positions, all the arpeggio options, all the modes etc.… but you never do… It doesn’t have to be this way. You can stop it.
Here’s The Worst Part:
If you ask 100 guitar players what they are thinking about while soloing (improvising), 97 of them won’t tell you the truth… mainly because they are not consciously aware of everything they really were focused on. The most common thing they will tell you is, “I’m thinking about what to play next”.
The truth is, 97 of them are REALLY thinking these kinds of things:
”Where are the notes in the next scale position lower on the guitar neck?”
“Where are the notes in the next chord within the scale I am in? Where are they in the next position?”
“Key change? Uh oh, where are my scales in that new key?”
“I want to jump up or down a few positions on the guitar, what scale position starts there?”
“Where is the arpeggio shape near the 11th fret for the next chord that will be played?”
Every great guitar player once has to ask himself the same questions… the difference is the great players got sick and tired of having to be burdened with this stuff and made a simple choice to dedicate the time and effort to get beyond it. The result is, they are now able to focus entirely on being creative and expressive… instead of focusing on the mechanical / music theory stuff.
Guess who has more fun playing guitar, people who can be free to express themselves or those who struggle every single time they pick up the guitar… (?)
Even if you have to hesitate for half a second, it still hurts your guitar playing, improvisation, soloing and creativity.
The real cause of all these problems you are dealing with is:
You learned about the fretboard, where the notes are, scales, chords, arpeggios, but you never mastered any of it. Instead, you learned it only to the point where you kind of know it, but you have to stop and think about it for a moment (even if it’s only a very short moment).
Listen, here’s the bottom line: If you want to play guitar great… or even ‘good’, you MUST finally get over these limitations once and for all! It’s not a choice…it’s an absolute essential requirement.
“…But Tom Hess, It Takes Many Years To Truly Master The Fretboard. That’s just how it is…”
No, it doesn’t have to take years to finally master this! With the right training and coaching, you can get there in just 3 days! – not 3 years, not 3 months, not 3 weeks… 3 days!
Fretboard Domination Bootcamp
June 14-16, 2019
in St. Charles, Illinois, USA
Plus… You Get These Big Bonus Gifts:
Big Bonus Gift #1: The Fretboard Domination Bootcamp 3-Ring Binder filled with fretboard memorization and music theory concepts, strategies, tactics, secrets and training. Having this in your hands will not only enable you to get the maximum possible results from the event itself, but will also solidify for you everything that you have learned, done and experienced here once you go home… Years from now you’ll have everything at your fingertips and know exactly what and how to do things… forever! This binder is so extremely valuable and contains such Top Secret Training secrets that I’ll only give it to LIVE attendees, and only after signing an agreement not to sell, copy, share or redistribute the binder in any form or fashion.
Total Value = $1,000
Big Bonus Gift #2: 10 Weeks Of Fretboard Domination Bootcamp Pre-Training Before The Event Even Begins. At the event, you learn innovative fretboard memorization and music theory concepts, approaches, strategies secrets and tools eight hours per day. You get all this great education in advance so that you get even more out of the event. As a result of this highly specialized pre-training, you’ll become a better guitar player even before the event begins!
Total value = $684
Big Bonus Gift #3: Learn Guitar While You Sleep Video Series – For some, the very idea of learning anything while you sleep sounds laughable… Before you laugh or dismiss the possibility of learning while you sleep consider who has used it: Michael Jordan (arguably the greatest basketball player in history), Carl Lewis (Olympic champion won 10 Olympic medals… 9 of them gold), Boxer Ken Norton (utilized visualization in his victory over Mohammed Ali in 1976), Phil Jackson (NBA-record eleven championships), John Wooden (won 10 National College championships), Lance Armstrong (Tour de France winner 7 consecutive times), Mark McGwire (single season record: 70 home runs), Tiger Woods, Kobe Bryant, Wayne Gretzky, Jack Nicklaus, NASA astronauts, Top managers of fortune 500 companies, etc. etc. The principle of learning guitar (or anything else) through visualization has been proven very effective. I’ll show you exactly what to do and how to do it so that it can work for you… while you sleep!
Tuition To Attend The Fretboard Domination Bootcamp Is $997
(A 3-month payment plan is available)
This event is NOT cheap, and for very good reasons. People who pay little or nothing for something naturally don’t really fully value it and do not fully learn nor implement what they have learned. That’s simply human nature. I guarantee that if I charged you $100, $200 or $500 for this event, you simply would not maximize your time here and soak up the full benefits of the event. But if the fee is $997 you will be on the edge of your seat, paying attention and soaking up every single aspect of this event! The end result is you’ll get 10x more out of this than if it was free or the fee was low. It only makes sense for you to come if you are going to actually get 100% of what I’m giving to you… at $997 that is sure to happen.
You already know that there is nothing else like this anywhere else in the world, in fact, you have never even heard about anything like this before unless you’ve been to one of my previous training events. And you also know by now if this event is right for you or not… but just in case there is any chance you are not 100% sure yet, consider this:
Massive Access to the very best guitar trainers anywhere in the world, period. – This is where these same elite trainers are going to be right in the room with you, not simply ‘teaching you stuff’, but literally sitting right in front of you and coaching you on EXACTLY what to do every single step of the way and then training with you as many times as it takes until you ‘get it’. Then we are going to ‘BURN IT IN’ your mind so that you’ve GOT IT… FOREVER! Imagine how you’ll feel once that happens for you!
This event is the only place on Earth that you can attend and achieve everything that you’ve been struggling with your entire musical life (as described above) and get it FINALLY SOLVED!
Best investment of your money. Even though it’s not possible to get this training anywhere else, what would it cost you if you could get it? 24 (8 hours per day for 3 days) hours of training x $70 an hour from some mediocre guitar teacher = $1680 (note: a mediocre guitar teacher wouldn’t have a clue how to do anything like this type of elite guitar training anyway) Or you could pay me for private 1-1 time (24 hours x $250 an hour for private live guitar lessons = $6,000). But let’s forget about money and just talk about your time…
Best investment of your time. If you do not attend the Fretboard Domination Bootcamp, how long will it take you to train yourself? Obviously, you’ve been trying to learn & master this stuff your entire guitar playing life and you haven’t been able to get it done in all that time… so how many more years do you want to struggle doing that? 2 years? 4 years? 7 years? 10 years? … or would you rather get it done in just 3 days? Your time is valuable. It’s worth more than $zero…
Investing $997 to get this done in 3 days is really nothing compared to the real costs you’ve already spent up to now in terms of time and the huge amount you would spent in the future in terms of time if you don’t attend. Attending this event is a no-brainer... Think about it…
- Ironclad 100% Money Back Satisfaction Guarantee! You will be very happy you attended – guaranteed! If you are not 100% satisfied by the end of the first day of the event… I’ll gladly refund 100% of your tuition! (Please note that refunds can only be given under this condition).
The time for talking is done. Now it’s your time to take action so that you can be one of the guitar players to reserve a spot at this event before it’s sold out (If you have been to or seen any of my events over the last several years, then you already know they ALWAYS sell out FAST... the demand will be very, very, very high. This event WILL sell out fast.
Here is what you need to do right now:
1. Scroll down.
2. Click on the orange button that says: “Add To Cart”.
3. Then, on the next page, follow the very simple instructions (it’s very easy and fast to do).
Do it right now.
Once that is done, I’ll show you exactly how to book your hotel room (at our special low $95 discount rate) and then book your airplane tickets (you will get easy step-by-step instructions once your tuition payment is processed).
Listen, every year now my live events sell out VERY FAST (usually within just minutes) and every year the people who procrastinate (by not clicking that button above) miss out.
And if you hesitate or procrastinate, you will be one of those people sitting at home and reading on my forum about how AMAZINGLY LIFE CHANGING this event was (it happens every year immediately after my other live events too). And you will be the person who regrets that you didn’t act fast enough to attend this event. DON’T BE THAT PERSON THIS YEAR! If you think my words are just a bunch of slick marketing hype and not 101% true, you’ll find out for yourself when long before the event begins it’s completely sold out and there will be zero chance to get in. Every year people find this out the hard way when they try to buy a ticket but can’t.
Register now before it’s too late.
PS: If after reading all of this you are ‘afraid’ to come because it’s your first time, don’t be! Don’t worry about how good your guitar playing is compared to other people. If you are not an advanced guitar player yet, don’t worry - not everyone who will attend this event is an advanced guitar player. The point is, you should come in order to BECOME a great guitar player… that means you do not need to be one now before you come. Nobody is going to judge you. Don’t let irrational insecurities, self-doubt or fear stop you… get your butt to this event!