Guitar Mastery Talk - Live Stream
During each Guitar Mastery Talk live stream, I talk with a world class guitar teaching expert about a variety of specific topis that help you master your guitar playing easier and faster. And yes, you are able to ask questions to my guest, and/or to me.
Date: October 3, 2022
Time: 1:00 pm CDT (Chicago time)
Topic: The Top 5 Ways To Write Great Lyrics
Host: Guitar Playing Breakthrough Specialist Tom Hess
Guest: Master Songwriting And Lyric Writing Coach Diana de Cabarrus
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How To Stay Motivated To Practice Guitar
I interview master guitar practice trainer Mike Philippov to share his insights on how to stay motivated to practice guitar. We discuss the reasons why a lot of guitar players have periods where they don’t feel very motivated to practice guitar, how Mike Philippov trains guitarists to stay motivated and the action steps anyone can take when they struggle with motivation or focus while practicing guitar.
5 Easy Ways To Improvise Better Guitar Solos
I bring in special guest James Maxwell to teach you 5 easy ways to improvise better guitar solos. You'll learn simple things you can do to have more fun with improvisation and create better guitar licks, solos, and lead parts. These 5 things apply to every musical style (from rock to blues, to metal, etc.), and they are easy enough for anyone to use but make your improvising sound more sophisticated (and cooler).
The Coolest Fingerpicking Techniques Ever
Acoustic guitar expert Simon Candy and I discuss the coolest fingerpicking techniques ever (at least in our opinion). We talk about what they are, what makes them sound so great and how to use them for acoustic guitar, or electric guitar. Plus, we demonstrate how to play these incredible fingerpicking techniques!
The Coolest Music Theory Concepts Ever
Music theory for guitar expert Dr. Tommaso Zillio and I sit down to discuss and explore the coolest music theory concepts ever (at least in our opinion):
5 Easy Ways To Instantly Make Your Blues Guitar Playing Sound Better
I sit down with blues guitar expert Antony Reynaert to discuss 5 easy ways to instantly make your blues guitar playing sound better:
How To Master Rhythm Guitar Playing
Rhythm guitar expert Mark Turko and I discuss why many guitar students tend to focus most of their time and effort on lead guitar playing and as a result, lack good rhythm guitar skills – and the action steps you can take immediately to master your rhythm guitar playing:
How Learning Music Theory Can Hurt You
I sit down with music theory for guitar expert Dr. Tommaso Zillio to discuss why music theory helps some musicians and seems to hurt others:
Rhythm Guitar Lessons Interview With Mark Turko
I interview rhythm guitar teacher Mark Turko who specializes in teaching rhythm guitar lessons to people around the world. We discuss what things typically hold guitar players back from developing great rhythm guitar playing and what you can do about it:
How To Make Guitar Practice More Fun
Guitar practice coach Mike Philippov shares his (deep) insights on why some people get bored when they practice, the real root causes behind why (hint: it's probably not what you think) and what you can do any time you feel bored practicing guitar.
Common Mistakes In Teaching Guitar To Beginners
Teaching guitar to beginners seems easy to most guitar teachers. The truth is, teaching beginners is the hardest to do WELL. Many inexperienced guitar teachers think they are "probably good enough to teach beginners". But the reality is, inexperienced teachers are better off starting to teach intermediate players instead - because it's much easier to do this well. Here we discuss the common mistakes guitar teachers make when teaching beginners and how to avoid them:
What Happened To Music Theory? What Happened To Music?
Music theory expert Dr. Tommaso Zillio and I discuss how music (and music theory) evolved throughout history. We talk about how music theory began and evolved over the centuries, how it got to the state it is in today and what's next for music theory.
How To Immediately Improvise Better Guitar Solos
If your guitar solo improvisations sound lame, it may be because you're "winging" it all the time. Here's how to instantly make your improvised guitar solos sound better ... And not like your winging it.
What To Do When You Lose Motivation To Practice Guitar
Here's what you can do right now to boost your motivation to practice & play guitar more. We all lose our motivation from time to time or feel uninspired to play. So I've brought in guitar practice motivation expert, Derk Stiepelmann from Germany to discuss his secrets on what you can do today to feel more motivated to play and practice your guitar.
The Top 3 Things You Can Do Today To Play Better Blues Solos
Learn the top 3 things you can do right now to play better blues solos. Blues guitar master teacher Antony Reynaert from Belgium shares his best tips on what you can do immediately to improve the sound of your blues soloing. These little tricks will help you play with more feeling and expression. His way to thinking about blues licks and solos is useful for anyone wanting to create better solos in the blues style.
Acoustic Fingerpicking For Electric Guitar Players Who Play With A Pick
Acoustic guitar teacher extraordinaire, Simon Candy from Australia and I talk about how electric guitar players with little or no fingerpicking skills on the acoustic guitar can learn the right ways to fingerpick.
We talk about what you can do to learn the right way to fingerpick from the beginning.
Why Music Theory For Guitar Is (Not) Hard To Learn
Music Theory Expert Dr. Tommaso Zillio and I talk about why music theory is not hard to learn on guitar (many guitarists think that it is).
We talk about what you can do to make learning and applying music theory to your guitar playing a lot easier, faster and more useful.
If you've ever felt frustrated when trying to learn or apply music theory on guitar, this talk will help you to make learning and mastering music theory easier.
How To Practice Guitar For Massive Gains - Focus Rotation
Guitar practice expert Mike Philippov and I talk about how you can make massive gains in your guitar playing through a concept called Focus Rotation, a unique way to practice guitar that works wonders for guitar players who use it.
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