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The Four Worst Fears Of Guitar Players
By Tom Hess - 04/28/2014 - 04:47 PM EDT

What is the real reason why you havenít already become a great guitarist and musician? No, itís not your inability to play perfect guitar solos, a shortage of natural talent or anything like that. Itís your Ďfearí of negative outcomes. By focusing your mindset on what you Ďdonít want to happení you put yourself in a situation where you are more prone to NOT taking action to achieve your goals. Before you can become a better guitarist, you MUST figure out why these fears exist in you and what you can do to prevent them from controlling your musical future.

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How To Play Badass Lead Guitar Licks, Part One: Creative Vibrato Application
By Tom Hess - 04/14/2014 - 01:34 PM EDT

I often hear complaints from guitarists about how their lead guitar playing doesn't sound as creative/good as they want. Reality is, there exist tons of reasons why this might happen, but there are answers to help you solve all of those problems as well.

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Contrasting Your Sections, as Done by Judy Garland
By Anthony Ceseri - 04/08/2014 - 01:32 AM EDT

One of my favorite concepts in songwriting is writing contrasting sections. In other words, what you can do to make your verse sound different from your chorus and your bridge. Writing contrasting sections is too often ignored by aspiring songwriters, but itís so crucial to writing a song that people want to hear.

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