"The guitar playing accelerator is an unbelievable tool. It’s so thick and deep."
I have a long way to go that’s for sure, in anything that’s skills. It’s an interesting tool also to use conceptually for my students. The guitar Guitar Playing Accelerator tests you extensively on so many different topics that you can’t help but make progress. It gives you a ranking. You know where you are. It gives you a recommendation to what you need to do and then you go do it. And you test again, and gauge your progress from there.
I like the depth of the skills that it tests you on. It’s things that you don’t even think about and it’s very complete to the point it is also very humbling when you realize how much there is to know, and how much there is to still learn.
Ken Kaliszewski, Littleton, Colorado, USA
"The Guitar Playing Accelerator helps me because it measures things that I never even though to measure. When you’re on the accelerator, it’s very quick, you see, “Ah I thought I knew this… I thought I knew this subject really well... this area really well” ... and either you do or you don’t. And when you get your final score, you see exactly how much work you have left to do, which can be excited or depressing."
The Guitar Playing Accelerator helps you make more progress because you see the areas that your deficient in. You see what’s weak, what needs to be improved and how to improve it.
The thing I like the most about the Guitar Playing Accelerator is that viewing things in ways or looking at the guitar in ways that I don’t when I’m just practicing regularly. So I’m doing chord inversions in weird parts of the neck makes me think okay, I have to be on top of what notes are, where looking at the fretboard and understanding and doing it quickly. So that’s something that on my own I’d have never done.
The top 3 reasons I recommend the Guitar Playing Accelerator is you’ll see an immediate jump up in everything... you’ll do it the first week and you’ll get your baseline for where you are. You’ll come back the very next week and without even realizing it, you’ll be better. You’ll know more. You’ll answer things faster. You’ll look at the guitar differently. You’ll just be better. And next week, you’ll be even better and then better and better. The more you keep doing it, it’s like a snowball effect.
Byron Marks, Manchester, New Hampshire, USA
"Using the guitar player accelerator has been awesome because there were a lot of areas that I didn’t know how to track or that I should even be tracking my results of that area, and so it’s made it a lot easier because now I have that knowledge."
Now I know where I’m getting better, how much I’m getting better, what areas I need to work on more, and I don’t have to ask myself why am I not getting better anymore, because when I look at the data that I have there, it becomes really easy to figure out where I need to go and what I need to do.
I recommend using the Guitar Playing Accelerator because: 1. If you don’t track what you’re doing with your guitar playing, you’re not going to be able to measure it, and you’re not going to be able to improve. And if you aren’t keeping an eye on those things, then you aren’t going to know what weaknesses you have. It’s going to be a lot harder to identify what weaknesses you have and if those weaknesses are preventing you from using the strengths in your playing. So without that, it really makes it hard to identify exactly what you need to do. The other one is the bonuses actually. The bonuses that we get with the Guitar Playing Accelerator are worth more than what you pay for the accelerator itself. So, the bonuses are huge and I love getting those cause they’re awesome.
Brad Litton, Vernal, Utah, USA
"The Guitar Playing Accelerator is very good tool to find the real weakness in your playing and your knowledge of music theory. And that was something that I couldn’t really evaluate myself."
And I found that the Guitar Playing Accelerator, really found out my true weakness and exactly what kind of level I were at. So it was very easy knowing that, what to focus on. So, therefore, I can implement stuff on the real level that I’m supposed to learn from and grow faster basically.
Gottfrid Norberg Waxin, Sundsvall, Västernorrland, Sweden
"The most helpful part of the Guitar Playing Accelerator is that you can actually see and monitor everything that you’re doing."
Everything from theory to chords to scales to technique - everything is there. You can measure it, and if you can measure it, you can get better. If you can’t measure it, you probably will have hard times improving on it. And on the other hand, it shows you all the different aspects of musicianship that you need to master in order to get better. And it kind of spotlights your weak points so you can work on them and get better as a whole musician and guitarist.
I like most all the different aspects of speed and how you can measure different, not just maximum speed like most players do, but you have all these subcategories of measuring speed which really helps you develop and grow into an awesome guitar player.
There are awesome bonus features which are pure gold... all the information in the bonuses. Plus, you get access to the forum and you can interact with all the like-minded people there and just talk to them, tell them your problems, what’s sort of bringing you down and so on, and this is probably the third really important part of being subscriber for the Guitar Playing Accelerator.
Jure Golobic, Ljubljana, Slovenia
"I am becoming a better guitar player faster with the Guitar Playing Accelerator basically because I know where my weaknesses are."
Most people can tell where their most obvious weaknesses are, but it’s nice when you think you’re really good at something and then you go and you look at it and you’re like oh ha, I gotta work on this. So, it makes it little bit more obvious what you need to work on. Whereas if you just try to kind of measure on a piece of paper, or just trying to measure by comparing you know like a recording, you can tell the difference, but it’s not as obvious. So it’s much more measured, it’s much more tested so you’re like wow... I need to work on that... so that’s what makes it fun.
The Guitar Playing Accelerator helps you make more progress because it shows you your biggest weaknesses and you can target those, work on those, chip those up, try to get them up to wherever your other skills are, and that will allow you to make more progress faster and not be so lop-sided. So it’s easier to make progress when you know exactly what your biggest weaknesses are and can improve them very fast.
What I like about the Guitar Playing Accelerator the most happens to be how it kind of lays out all your skills in kind of like a chart form so you can see where you’re at. I actually really like that chart aspect where it shows you all your stats at the same time so I can make sure I’m not getting super distracted by things making myself super lop-sided, because I have a tendency to do so.
Chris Glyde, Rochester, New York, USA
"The Guitar Playing Accelerator has made me aware of some really key weaknesses that I didn’t know that I had."
I’ve taken music exams before. Plenty of them. And I’ve never had my knowledge tested and tracked and fed back to me in the way that the accelerator does. So I think that knowing that those weaknesses exist and where they exist is going to be very helpful in pulling those areas up to the level where they need to be.
The Guitar Playing Accelerator helps me make more progress by essentially keeping me on point. It’s very easy to practice things that I enjoy doing like many guitarists… going back to the comfort zone kind of thing. When you’ve been playing for quite a long time - I’ve been playing for about 15 years - you learn a lot of songs, you learn to improvise a bit, you can get kind of a bit complacent with your skills… quite happy with what you can do. And you think that you’ve got your practice down. I’ve had a tendency to think that in the past so the way that it’s going to help me with practicing and getting results is keeping my time focused essentially. Because I’ve got limited time to practice the guitar of course. And that’s a huge thing, getting that efficiency of time… zeroing in on what’s really going to make the difference.
I think the Guitar Playing Accelerator is worth way more than it costs. I think it’ll help you be a better player. Well no, if you use it, you WILL become a better player, because it will point out your weaknesses to you that you’re not even aware of currently… that maybe your guitar teacher wouldn’t even be able to point out. That thing is so detailed. I think the third way that it will help you is by focusing your practice time and stopping you from wasting time doing things that you can already do. It’s going to challenge you to actively solve your weak points instead of just ignoring them like most guitarists do.
Christy Bannerman, Glasgow, Scotland
"The Guitar Playing Accelerator is comprehensive, and I have to be honest, when I first used it I didn’t even know that you could test the things that it was asking you to test."
I wasn’t even aware of the ways of testing your speed, the ways of testing your picking, your arpeggio knowledge, your chord knowledge... didn’t know about it.
The Guitar Playing Accelerator helps me make more progress because it helps me to track what I’m doing... And all the different areas that it makes you track in are helping you play things really, really well. And become a professional sounding player. And not just a sloppy sounding speed demon, which is what most veteran players are at least.
My favorite thing on the Guitar Playing Accelerator is the chord inversions. And the fretboard visualization I think it’s called, which is awesome. I didn’t realize I was so weak in those areas until I did the test and I saw my kind of level scores were quite low compared to what it could be. And then I got really competitive about it and I’d go to sleep at night trying to practice my fretboard visualizations, which I'd never thought to do before, so I could get better at the Guitar Playing Accelerator for the next week when I did the test. Weird experience, but it made me a better guitar player. It means that now when I jump on the guitar, I can see the chords and my theory knowledge is not just good in theory… I actually use it on the guitar. And when I’m playing with people, it’s like you don’t need to know your theory in your head, you need to know it boom in 5 seconds and then play it in session.
Darryl Powis, London, England
"One of the most important things about the Guitar Playing Accelerator is that right off the bat, it lets you know where you stand with your skills… whether it’s music theory or your technique like sweep picking, legato, scale sequences, integrating techniques..."
It does a good job of tracking that stuff and letting you know where you stand with it. And not only that, but it also points you in the right direction as to how to improve your needs, where your problem areas are and what you need to do to move forward with that so, yeah it’s not lessons but it’s as if you’re sort of getting Tom Hess's critique right there.
Ryan Mueller, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
"So the Guitar Playing Accelerator has really helped me with my guitar playing because it’s a good way to track your progress on the guitar, and not only that, there’s a lot of great bonus material that I’ve downloaded and listened to that comes goes along with it, so that in itself, the extra bonus materials, are really helpful in improving your guitar playing and making progress because you can’t really make progress unless you have a good way of tracking that, and the Guitar Playing Accelerator has like a leveling system which is pretty cool because you can actually see whether you are making improvements or not in different aspects of your playing."
So the Guitar Playing Accelerator helps you make more progress cause it tells you what you’re doing good and what things you need improvement on. So, say for example you’re doing really good at like your scales and your sequencing, but you’re doing really shit in music theory, it’ll tell you because your music theory score will be lower than, you know, maybe your scales or sequencing score. So it tells you that you should focus your guitar practice in a different way so that you’re not becoming unbalanced in your playing. So that’s a good way of keeping track of your playing.
Lauren Bateman, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
"It’s a great tracking tool. You cannot measure what you’re not tracking, so it’s a quantifiable measurable tool to do that."
Once you get into the guitar playing accelerator, there’s so many systems in there, so many sub-categories, you quickly realize there’s no way you can track that yourself.
You’re tracking your progress. Good or bad. ... No progress is good to know, just as good progress is good to know. Another reason would be to show your areas of weakness, so that instead of avoiding your areas of weakness, you start to improve on them. And the third: the extra value in the bonus content that he gives you on the side.
Peter Birchenough, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA