How To Play Guitar Faster & Cleaner By Practicing With Just A Few Simple, Yet Powerful Approaches
Are you having a difficult time playing a guitar lick, solo or exercise with speed and perfect cleanliness?
No doubt, this is very frustrating.
Learning how to practice using several simple, yet powerful approaches helps you play guitar faster and easier than ever before. Nothing feels better than playing fast, emotional and expressive guitar phrases that really engage people - all with total ease and effortlessness.
Find out how these powerful practice approaches work, and how to use them right away to overcome any speed plateau in your playing to play faster and cleaner in no time:
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So, what do you do once you have some good guitar practice approaches in place?
Should you go look up a ton of new videos online? No.
Find a guitar teacher today who will help you achieve your musical goals quickly.
It's no secret:
One of the best tools for any guitar player looking to get better fast is working together with a great teacher.
This helps you learn from perspectives you never knew about, fix frustrating mistakes and get better knowing you're on the right path.
I once had a guitar teacher too, and this has been instrumental in me becoming one myself and deciding to help many others get better at guitar. Here are some of the students I am most proud of and what they think about taking guitar lessons:
"When I came to Tom for online guitar lessons, I already had a decent overall level of technique and understood the basics of music theory pretty well. I had taken lessons with other teachers before, and went through several guitar method books that promised to teach me how to become a great lead guitar player. I learned all the materials in these books and courses and picked up some useful tips and knowledge along the way. Yet for some reason I still wasn't feeling like a musician. I struggled very much with writing my own songs, creating my own solos and pushing my guitar technique and speed to a higher level (especially sweep picking, alternate picking, and playing clean at high speeds).
When I started learning from Tom, the main thing that made him different from other teachers was that he was showing me how to excel in all aspects of my guitar playing by applying the skills that I already knew together with the new material that I was learning from him.
He made me aware of both strengths and weaknesses in my playing that I did not even know I had. From there he gave me the knowledge, tools and guidance to literally transform my guitar playing by enabling me to overcome things that were preventing me from becoming a truly creative and self-expressive guitar player. These were the kinds of things that none of my previous guitar teachers and books I studied were able to do for me.
After Tom made me aware of all the things I was missing in my guitar playing and provided me with the strategy and tools for solving them, I began to make very fast progress in all areas of my guitar playing.
I can now write my own music and can create lead guitar solos that I am happy and fulfilled with. I also have the technical skills to confidently and easily play anything that I want to express. I have overcome all of the lead guitar challenges that I struggled with before, and increased my guitar speed to virtuoso levels. More importantly, I have the knowledge and understanding of how to continually improve my guitar playing and musical skills to higher and higher levels to continue expressing myself with my music. Overall, I have definitely transformed in a huge way as a musician and as a person through my lessons with Tom Hess. I am grateful to him for guiding me towards becoming the guitarist I always wanted to be!"
Mike Philippov, Indiana, USA
“When I first heard about Tom Hess, I saw that he was a teacher that was very dedicated and serious about it, and that drew me in immediately. That this is a guy that has a plan, has a goal and really if you’re serious about learning guitar, this guy is equally as serious in a way. So it resonated with me straight away.”
I started out just learning by myself and as many others I got stuck. I had a few issues I wanted to get by, but when I met Tom and talked with him and started lessons with him, he opened up a whole new world of possibilities of what guitar playing can be.
I feel very grateful that I found lessons from Tom since I then did what worked from the very beginning. Many guitarists I see that played way longer than I did, they have build up many bad habits. That from the very start, there was clear instruction of how to practice correctly. You build the ability for high speed and whatever you want from the very beginning and you don’t waste time doing inefficient things. So I’m very grateful that I did that, and now I really feel I am able to reach whatever level I want.
The reasons why I think I feel so motivated all the time is because I know that the thing I’m working on is relevant for me and it’s exactly the direct thing I need to get.
The forum just kicks ass. The people in the forum - it’s just like unconditional help all the time. They love to help out, and you also get very inspired by seeing someone just really getting speed really quick and then you say if he can do it, I can do it. It works on the mental side of being a guitarist and that of course that’s the most important thing. Just being around other musicians like that, is just you learn so much faster, is so much less frustration when you can see that all the people are having the same issues that you do, not anything special or anything. It’s just part of learning process, so it kicks ass.
Magnus Gautestad, Norway
“At the time when I decided to sign up for online guitar lessons with Tom, I didn’t really have specific goals in mind, so when I was filling out his page, when I signed up for lessons, he asked a lot of questions about where are you at now, and what do you want to become, what do you want to achieve…”
I’m not 100% as goal oriented as Tom is, but it’s a good example of how you should do it in your life.
One of the differences between Tom Hess and other guitar teachers is that the lessons are huge and you never lose anything. You always have your guitar lesson in your account and you can download it. The volume of the things described in the lesson is not like “to do this until the next lesson”... it’s some examples with a lot more general stuff you can implement and use for years... to master. When you try to get some ideas from friends... some tricks... it’s almost always not so wide spread, you get only one specific thing to learn and you may not even be able to implement it into your own guitar playing. In Tom’s lessons, he shows you the way to implement any technique and integrate all the things together..
If you receive your lesson and have a hard time grasping things from it, it’s almost 100% you’ll find a topic on the same thing on the forum where there are already a lot of things explained by a lot more experienced guys. There are a lot of discussions going on and you can immediately get your answers. I have my answers immediately all the time. But I don’t really have that much questions. The single most important thing for me that I got from the forums is a full understanding of how modes and scales work. There are a lot of things about music theory in the forums.
Vasily Rusakovich, Minsk, Belarus
Practicing guitar without tracking your results massively slows down your progress.
Don't fall into the common trap of practicing things at random, without planning or without any particular goal in mind.
The more efficiently you plan, the better your chances of truly achieving the results you want!
So, what is one good way to do this?
I'll tell you:
Make your practice more efficient and effective by tracking it with the Guitar Practice Generator, as my students did:
“Before the Practice Generator, I knew that I had a lot of things to practice, but I had no way of really having an idea how much time should I spend on this one thing? How often should I do this one thing? And I’d spent so much time wondering that, that I wouldn’t practice guitar.”
So what the Guitar Practice Generator does is it makes it easy. You plug in the things you know you need to be working on, hit the button, there’s your schedule. You can sort it out depending on how much time you have and there’s your 8 days to practice, it’s right there. And so if you follow that, you’re going to be getting better. So there’s not that time waste of wondering what should I be doing?... How often should I be doing this? And really, it’d be easy to use that in your guitar teaching business too for your students. Just run them through the same program that you’re doing.
Neil McCammon, Maryville, Tennessee, USA
“Day one was just like 3 times better than any other practice… 5 hours of practicing can be cut into you know… 30 minutes… an hour. I’ve progressed so fast because of the Practice Generator.”
I don’t practice without the Practice Generator it’s just like you know… you’re focused all the time. You’re not just doing some random stuff, and then getting side-tracked, you know playing your favorite song or whatever… and 2 hours later you feel like whatever… nothing happened you know. It’s like 5 minutes you do this… 10 minutes you do this… and in those 5 minutes you feel improvement… you really feel it. It’s not like you sit there, and after like a week you get something… it’s like after 5 minutes.
Matteo Miller, San Diego, California, USA
“The thing that the Practice Generator does for me is it helps me to organize my schedule without me having to put a whole bunch of thought into how I’m going to break down the schedule. Since I’ve only been taking lessons with Tom for two years now, prior to that I just did all that myself… and I just never really could figure out how to get it in a way that worked well for me.”
I usually spent too much time thinking about how to organize my schedule. So the Practice Generator takes a lot of that time out of it, and just makes it easier for me to jump right into what I want to do.
The way I look at the Practice Generator, every time you choose a topic, there’s a series of questions that you have to answer that they use to kind of help you figure out how much time you should be spending on what particular area or another, and it’s really dependent upon what your goals are and what you’re trying to do on the guitar.
The Practice Generator is definitely a valuable tool to be used, because one, it’s going to help you organize your time… especially nowadays, we all have limited time, we all have a lot of commitments and things we have to do. So when you sit down to practice, you want to make sure that you’re getting the maximum amount of time out of that hour or two hours that you might have in a day. And the other thing is it helps you just stay organized. It helps you actually keep track of what you’ve done, so you can look back over the course of the last week and have a sense of you know what you did.
Andrew Tintle, Richmond, California, USA
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