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: November 27, 2023
Time: 1:00 pm CDT (Chicago time)
Topic: How To Learn And Master Rhythm On Guitar
Host: Guitar Playing Breakthrough Specialist Tom Hess
Guest: Rhythm Master Brian Fish
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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.
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What people say about the Guitar Mastery Talk Live Stream:
"THE 2 masters of guitar education! Thank you for an incredible 90 minutes, Tom Hess and Dr. Zillio!"
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"What an exceptional lesson! I think this is exactly the input I needed in order to improve my playing."
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