Become A Creative Guitarist And Musician

Forget the myth that you must be “born” with musical creativity - study the resources below and learn the exact steps to take to become a highly creative musician:
 

Learn How To Improve Your Guitar Phrasing
Materials On How To Build Lots Of Guitar SpeedThe key to emotional guitar soloing is mastery of guitar phrasing. These resources will help you master this critical element of your lead guitar playing. Learn more.
How To Build Lots Of Guitar Speed
Materials On How To Build Lots Of Guitar SpeedIf you think that fast guitar playing lacks emotion, then this is not for you. But if you are DYING to learn ALL the secrets that lead to ripping fast, face-melting virtuoso guitar speed, the resources on this page will get you there. Learn more.
How To Sweep Pick Arpeggios Cleanly And Fast
Sweep Pick Arpeggios Materials by Tom HessWant to play killer sweep picking arpeggios that sound fast and clean? Study these proven resources that will take your sweep picking technique and launch it into the stratosphere. Learn more.
How To Create Amazing Lead Guitar Solos
Creating Amazing Lead Guitar Solos by Tom HessStudy these lead guitar soloing resources and learn how to create breathtaking guitar solos that you will LOVE to call your own. There are no other guitar lessons like this anywhere online. Learn more.
Blues Guitar Playing Resources
Creating Amazing Lead Guitar Solos by Tom HessTired of the same blues guitar playing materials that teach you nothing more than boring scales and cliche licks? Check out these blues guitar resources and go deep into developing your blues soloing skills. Learn more.
Songwriting Resources For Guitarists
Materials On Becoming A Creative Guitarist And MusicianStudy these songwriting resources for guitar players and learn how to write your own creative songs and express the music you hear in your head. Learn more.
How To Practice Guitar Effectively
Creating Amazing Lead Guitar Solos by Tom HessThese resources will show you how to maximize the results you get from every minute of practicing guitar. Learn more.
Overcome Your Guitar Playing Frustrations
Materials On Becoming A Creative Guitarist And MusicianThese resources will help you overcome your guitar playing frustrations and reach your musical goals faster, while enjoying the process of getting there. Learn more.
What You MUST Know About Taking Guitar Lessons
Creating Amazing Lead Guitar Solos by Tom HessChoosing a guitar teacher is one of the most important decisions you can make about your guitar playing. Carefully study these resources and learn everything you need to know to choose the best guitar teacher for you. Learn more.
Learn To Play Rhythm Guitar
Materials On Becoming A Creative Guitarist And MusicianStudy these rhythm guitar playing resources and learn how to play super tight, ass-stomping rhythm guitar riffs. Learn more.

How to add emotions to your guitar playingLearn The Secret To Adding Fire And Emotion To Any Guitar Lick (Even If You Can’t Play Guitar Fast Yet) 
You want your lead guitar playing to sound expressive and emotional instead of dull and uninspired, right? Then you’d better make time for actually training to play guitar with emotion. Get this free guide to learn the secrets that the pros use to play emotional guitar licks and solos.

How to add emotions to your guitar playingBecome A Highly Creative Guitar Player  
Would you like to write catchy songs and killer guitar solos but feel frustrated due to not being musically creative? If you are not yet a creative guitar player, it’s simply because you don’t yet know what is standing in the way of your freedom to musical expression. Read more about how to develop your musical creativity.

How to develop your guitar playing creativityHow To Play Lead Guitar More Creatively
Being able to play lead guitar creatively requires much more than simply “knowing” many scales, arpeggios or licks. The real keys to developing more creative guitar playing skills are fluency, application, integration and mastery of the skills you already know. Read this article to learn 4 ways you can become more creative in your lead guitar playing now.

How to add emotions to your guitar playingHow To Improve The Expressiveness Of Your Guitar Playing  
Want to make your guitar playing highly emotional and expressive? Most guitarists struggle with this, but with the right approach this skill can easily be developed. Learn the common mistakes guitarists make that keep them from being creative in this article about adding emotion to your guitar playing.

Steve Vai's Secrets For Musical Greatness - Part 1Guitar Lessons You Must Learn From Steve Vai To Greatly Improve Your Guitar Playing - Part 1  USA Flag
Learn the secrets behind Steve Vai’s guitar playing greatness and how to use these secrets to improve your OWN guitar playing. Hint: These secrets have nothing to do with learning Steve Vai solos. Learn how to improve your guitar playing by studying a guitar master.

Steve Vai's Secrets For Musical Greatness - Part 2Guitar Lessons You Must Learn From Steve Vai To Greatly Improve Your Guitar Playing – Part 2  USA Flag
Part 2 of this article will reveal more key secrets behind Steve Vai’s musical greatness and how to apply them to grow as a guitar player. Become an awesome guitar player by studying this Steve Vai guitar lesson.

Ear Training For Guitarists The Most Important Skill That Most Guitar Players Don't Have  USA Flag  Germany Flag - Tom Hess Article German Version  Russian Flag - Tom Hess Article Russian Version  Portuguese Flag - Tom Hess Article Portuguese Version 
Ear training (also known as aural skills) is one of the most underdeveloped skills for guitar players. Learn what you can do immediately to improve your aural skills. Read the full article on developing your aural skills.

Expressive guitar solos with only one noteHow To Play Expressive Guitar Solos Using Only One Note USA Flag - Tom Hess Article English Version
The Holy Grail of guitar soloing is being able to express yourself fully while creating an intense emotional reaction in the listener. The cool part is, you can do this easily by using only ONE note! Read this article and find out how to play emotional guitar solos.

How To Play Expressive Guitar Licks Over Any ChordHow To Play Expressive Guitar Licks Over Any Chord USA Flag - Tom Hess Article English Version
You can easily express tons of emotion in any guitar lick you play without knowing a lot about music theory. To do so, all you need is a good understanding of the simple idea (similar to pitch axis theory) discussed in this article. Learn it now and start expressing emotion in your guitar licks.

Guitar lessons you can learn from Yngwie MalsmteenWhy Yngwie Malmsteen Is Underrated And How This Can Help You Become A Better Guitarist  USA Flag - Tom Hess Article English Version  Spanish Flag - Tom Hess Article Spanish Version
When you think of underrated guitar players, who do you think of first? Of all the great guitar players, there is one that should immediately come to your mind, and his name is Yngwie Malmsteen. Find out why he is one of the MOST underrated guitarist of all time and how his guitar playing can help you improve your own guitar skills in this Yngwie Malmsteen guitar lesson.

Guitar lessons you can learn from John Petrucci5 Elements Of John Petrucci’s Style That Will Make You A Better Guitarist  USA Flag - Tom Hess Article English Version  Spanish Flag - Tom Hess Article Spanish Version 
John Petrucci is well known for being a world class guitar player. However, there are 5 important elements in his guitar playing style that you have probably overlooked. Learn what they are and use them to enhance your own guitar playing in this John Petrucci guitar lesson.

Make any guitar lick sound amazingHow To Transform Any Guitar Lick Into A Killer Guitar Lick  USA Flag - Tom Hess Article English Version   
There are 2 things you can do to know and play better guitar licks. The first idea is to simply find cooler licks. The second (better) idea is to make small changes to the licks you already know which will make them sound killer! What you need to do is see and hear how a single tiny change to just one note of your guitar lick will make it sound massively cooler. Watch how in this lead guitar licks video and article.

Make any guitar lick sound killerHow To Transform Any Guitar Lick Into A Killer Guitar Lick Part 2  USA Flag - Tom Hess Article English Version   
You can make any guitar lick sound awesome by using guitar phrasing techniques to get as much emotion as possible out of each note. Use the exercise in this lead guitar playing article to learn how.

how to espress yourself in musicHow To Express Yourself In Music  USA Flag - Tom Hess Article English Version
The single greatest thing you can ever do as musician is to truly express yourself through your music and also to control what your listeners will feel… Now imagine having the unique ability to control their emotions in the way you want, how you want, when you want and how intensely or dramatically as you want. For most musicians, that is the absolute Holy Grail of musical goals. Read a lot more about how to express yourself in music.

How To Play Exotic Guitar LicksHow To Play Unique And Exotic Lead Guitar Licks  USA Flag - Tom Hess Article English Version 
Your lead guitar playing will never sound truly unique and creative if all you can do is play the same pentatonic licks over and over again. To become a truly great lead guitarist, you must not only expand your knowledge of scales, but improve your ability to play with excellent guitar phrasing. Once you have done both these things, you will be able to play creative guitar licks and solos that demand attention! Learn how to use exotic guitar licks and guitar phrasing together by watching this exotic lead guitar licks video.

Learn How To Play Lead Guitar Licks More CreativelyHow To Use Your Skills To Play Creative Lead Guitar Licks  USA Flag - Tom Hess Article English Version 
If you are having a hard time playing lead guitar creatively, do not make the same common mistake that a lot of players make: Assuming that you simply "don't know enough scales, licks, etc.", and overwhelming yourself with tons of new material. Fact is, playing creatively requires that you first learn how to use what you already know in a musical context. Find out how to become a much more creative lead guitarist through applying this concept by watching this lead guitar creativity video.

Tom Hess Shows How To Use The Harmonic Minor Scale GuitarHow To Use The Harmonic Minor Scale In Your Guitar Solos   USA Flag - Tom Hess Article English Version 
If you are like most guitar players, you want to find a way to make your guitar solos more powerful and intense. Part of the solution lies in the way you play guitar, and part of it lies in the scales you use to make your guitar solos. You will add great intensity to your playing by using the harmonic minor scale. Check out this harmonic minor scale guitar lesson to learn how to achieve a more exotic sound in your lead guitar playing.

How To Play Cool Rock Guitar LicksHow To Become A Great Classic Rock Guitar Player  USA Flag - Tom Hess Article English Version 
Are you struggling to think of your own killer rock guitar licks? Chances are, you are still using the ineffective approach of trying to memorize as many licks as possible before inserting them randomly into your solos. This same approach is used by the overwhelming majority of guitar players and it brings very limited results at best. Stop relying on memorizing a long list of random guitar licks and learn how to play your own rock guitar licks that sound amazing. By making this change in your approach, your guitar playing creativity will soar!

Tom Hess Shows How To Play Rhythm Guitar Riffs For MetalHow To Play Badass Rhythm Guitar Riffs For Metal By Using Aggressive Picking Technique  USA Flag - Tom Hess Article English Version 
One of the worst mistakes that most metal rhythm guitarists make is playing with weak articulation in their picking hand. To make your metal guitar riffs sound badass, you're going to have to pick with tons of power! This is what the best rhythm guitarists do, and this is what you must do as well to play killer riffs like them. Watch this metal guitar riffs video to learn how to play killer riffs whenever you want.

How To Play Creative Guitar ChordsHow To Become A Great Classic Rock Guitar Player  USA Flag - Tom Hess Article English Version 
Most guitar players do not pay much attention to how they use chords. Often they will simply take the basic open chords and play the same chord positions over and over. The problem with this is that using these same chords becomes boring quickly. The solution to this is to focus on how individual notes within each chord move from one chord to the next.  Watch this creative guitar chords video guitar lesson and find out how to play much cooler chord progressions.

Becoming A Great Classic Rock Guitar PlayerHow To Become A Great Classic Rock Guitar Player  USA Flag - Tom Hess Article English Version 
If you want to master the classic rock lead guitar playing styles of Angus Young, Jimmy Page, Eddie Van Halen and other classic rock guitar masters, there are several important skills that you absolutely must develop in order to reach this goal. Read this article to find out how to become a great classic rock guitar player.

musical sef expressionExpress Yourself  USA Flag - Tom Hess Article English Version  German Flag - Tom Hess Article German Version  Russian Flag - Tom Hess Article Russian Version  Portuguese Flag - Tom Hess Article Portuguese Version 
Self Expression is the pinnacle of all art. Anything less, "is less" in my opinion. I offer you both philosophical and practical advice on how to achieve musical self expression.

Originality In Guitar PlayingOriginality  USA Flag - Tom Hess Article English Version  German Flag - Tom Hess Article German Version  Russian Flag - Tom Hess Article Russian Version  Portuguese Flag - Tom Hess Article Portuguese Version
Is being original a musical goal you should pursue? Find out here and get real advice on how to become an original guitar player

article about creativity and self expressionCreativity and Expression - Part 1  USA Flag - Tom Hess Article English Version  German Flag - Tom Hess Article German Version  Russian Flag - Tom Hess Article Russian Version  Portuguese Flag - Tom Hess Article Portuguese Version 
If you have ever felt uncreative, uninspired or just not expressive musically, find solutions in this article about creativity and self expression.

article about self expression and creativityCreativity and Expression - Part 2  USA Flag - Tom Hess Article English Version  German Flag - Tom Hess Article German Version  Russian Flag - Tom Hess Article Russian Version  Portuguese Flag - Tom Hess Article Portuguese Version 
Part 2 in this guitar articles series about creative guitar playing.

developing your own guitar playing styleHow To Develop Your Own Guitar Playing Style - Part 1 (It's All About You!)  USA Flag - Tom Hess Article English Version  German Flag - Tom Hess Article German Version  Russian Flag - Tom Hess Article Russian Version  Portuguese Flag - Tom Hess Article Portuguese Version  Finnish Flag - Tom Hess Article Finnish Version 
"How can I develop my own style... my own sound?" This is the second most frequently asked question I am asked ("How can I become a great guitarist?" is the first). As a very broad generalization, people in the United States tend to focus more on originality, in Europe people tend to focus more on mastery. Read the full guitar playing article to begin developing your own guitar playing style.

article about creating your own guitar playing styleHow To Develop Your Own Guitar Playing Style - Part 2  USA Flag - Tom Hess Article English Version  German Flag - Tom Hess Article German Version  Russian Flag - Tom Hess Article Russian Version  Finnish Flag - Tom Hess Article Finnish Version 
Part 2 of this topic will take you deeper into the quest to develop your unique guitar playing style.

How to express intense emotions on guitarHow To Play Emotional Guitar Solos Using A Single Note 
To play great guitar solos you must understand how to express intense emotions with every note you use. Fortunately, this is much easier to do than you think. Watch this video and find out how to play emotional guitar solos using only one note.

Guitar Phrasing Concepts Course

How To Create Intense Emotions In Your Guitar Playing - video series

I'll Show You:

How to make people feel EXACTLY what YOU want them to feel, when you want them to feel it, how long you want them to feel it, and how intense you want them to feel it.

How to always know 'what notes to play' BEFORE you play them in order to express and feel exactly what you want to feel when playing/creating a solo or composing melodies.

The 'elusive' insight into the secrets of emotional guitar playing.... The things you can't put your finger on, the intangible, ethereal emotion in music, now finally laid out for you, for the first time ever - anywhere!

Guitar Phrasing Concepts Course

How To Write Great Guitar Solos

Imagine yourself creating guitar solos that are so unique, awesome and impressive that they grab people by the throat, shoot lightning bolts down their spine and compel them to love every note you play! ... Isn't that what you want? Of course you do, EVERYBODY wants this! And that is what the How To Write Great Guitar Solos video series will help you to do. You will discover totally new ideas for creating great guitar solos that you've never even thought about (or heard of before) so that your guitar solos immediately start to stand out from those of ‘average’ guitarists. You will also learn how to always choose the right notes to play in the right moment, how to seamlessly connect one note to the next and how to ornament every note in just the right way to make your guitar solos unforgettable! Myself and Fabio Lione (singer from Rhapsody Of Fire) will show you real life examples of how each element can be integrated into your guitar playing so that you can immediately start writing better guitar solos using these ideas.

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Online Guitar Lessons

Become the guitarist you want to be with the most effective, goal oriented, results driven guitar lessons online. Here is how it works: you tell me about yourself, your musical goals, skills, knowledge, style and your current guitar playing frustrations & challenges, and I will custom design the most effective lessons specifically for you. This will help you reach your goals fast. I will closely monitor your progress, give you my expert feedback on your guitar playing and provide you with lots of personal support to enable you to get the results you want in your guitar playing.

The Guitar Playing Accelerator

The Guitar Playing Accelerator

The most powerful invention for improving your guitar playing since the existence of guitar lessons... The Guitar Playing Accelerator ensures you get better faster... EVERY SINGLE TIME you practice your guitar. The one crucial element missing in your guitar practice that would guarantee you make bigger, broader and faster improvements as a guitar player is comprehensive tracking, monitoring and analysis of your guitar playing and practice. This key element ensures you make the big improvements you could be (and SHOULD be) making daily. Tracking all the important elements that make up your guitar playing skills is a proven method to make you more motivated, excited, encouraged and confident than other guitar players to continue to learn, improve and master your guitar playing. This is the only tool in the world that does this for you.
 
Guitar Practice Generator

Practice Generator

Practicing guitar but still not getting anywhere? What you need is a way to create personalized guitar practice schedules that will consistently, automatically and accurately take into account your current skill level and knowledge for each item you need to practice while ensuring that your practice schedules will always be personalized to you, your skills and your knowledge. This is critically important in order for you to get the most from your practicing. You also need a way for your practice schedules to ‘evolve’ as your guitar playing evolves so that they remain relevant and highly effective in helping you make progress every step of the way as you reach your musical goals. The Practice Generator gives you all of the above, while also providing you with a way to keep yourself accountable as you work through your practice schedules (plus a lot more). Your guitar playing will go through the roof when you FINALLY start following the practice schedules that help you maximize the results you get from every minute of practice time.


 

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