Advanced Guitar with Express Guitar Volume 2 – The Advancing Guitarist

Advanced Guitar with Express Guitar Volume 2 - The Advancing GuitaristI was flat out playing in bands, doing recording dates as a session musician on video soundtracks, albums and demos, and on top of all that I had a gruelling teaching schedule.

The more I played the better my playing got, I’d learn all the popular songs, hot licks and tricks everything seemed to be going along just fine … until …

"I suddenly realized I was trapped … stuck in a rut, my playing had hit a brick wall and I was going around and around in musical circles."

… I was out of my depth, playing with musicians who "knew their craft inside out" … I couldn’t bluff my way with these guys …

… I went into damage control practicing relentlessly … faster, louder, more licks, more scales, more tricks, more gear!

It finally hit me all the stuff I have been concentrating on was ‘smoke and mirrors’ stuff … showbiz tricks …

Devastating but true, I knew a whole ‘bunch of stuff’ … I was a competent guitar player but I was a stranger to the language of music and how it applied to the guitar fingerboard.

The cruel reality was very hard to take … I was on the wrong path, no matter how hard I practiced I would NEVER achieve my goal of being the complete guitarist, a musician who uses the guitar as a means of expression.

Maybe you’ve experienced a "guitar rut" or two yourself, I think most players do; getting stuck is actually part of the growing process on guitar … the problem is many players don’t know how to get out of the "rut".

We All Come To The Planet With The Music In Us … … It’s Just A Matter Of Working Out How To Get The Music Out!

"it’s not a matter of how much practice you do … it’s about the quality and… Read more…

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