April 10, 2014

The Power of Process

This article explains that a solid process occurs over time through incremental change. Be patient, small daily improvements add up to huge improvements. These principles apply to all projects - from mastering a difficult guitar technique to making blueberry pancakes. Yes, I really said that.
July 1, 2014

Musical Scale Practice

One of the hidden barriers to progress can be thinking we know more than we do. I remember thinking that I “knew” the pentatonic scale and feeling that there was something else that I needed to know if I wanted to play even simple solos and riffs. If I could go back in time and teach myself, I would share the information that I now show to my own students today.
July 9, 2014
Shred Guitar

Shred Guitar – How fast is fast enough?

Identify your strengths. If you choose to be the fastest guitarist on the planet, be prepared for the massive dedication that goal will require. You may find that incredible playing speed isn't necessary to reach your objective.
July 11, 2014

The Power of Persistence

You don’t have to be good to be great but you must be persistent. Most people fail at reaching their goals because they lack persistence. The […]
July 11, 2014
Classic Guitar Licks

Motivation for Guitarists – Small Goals for Huge Gains

Everything becomes easier when you're motivated to excel. Motivation can make a challenging project an enjoyable process.
July 11, 2014
Doug Marks

A Killer Guitar Sound

A Killer Guitar Sound A question from our forum: “I am on Stage Two and want to find out if I can get the type of […]
July 11, 2014
Doug Marks

Conquer Stage Fright

How to Conquer Performance Anxiety and Stage Fright When I was in grade school the only thing that I feared more than my dad seeing my […]
July 11, 2014

Are You a Natural

Outliers, The Story of Success I’ve always been fascinated with the concept of “a naturally talented person.” I’ve found that “a natural” is usually someone that […]