Tom Hess Articles - Free Articles Directory TheWritersBag Tom Hess's Latest Articles Submissions from TheWritersBag How To Become A Great Live Guitar Player Tue, 06 Oct 2015 09:29:03 -0400 Want to make fewer mistakes playing guitar live and become a better performer? Then you need to practice like the pros do to develop your live guitar playing skills. Here is what you need to do to make this happen: 5 Things Successful Professional Musicians Have In Common Tue, 29 Sep 2015 16:07:27 -0400 How do you think professional musicians grow their music careers? It's true that not all musicians achieve success in the exact same way... but they all know and apply the same principles in order to make their music careers more successful. Things That Slow Down Your Guitar Playing Progress Tue, 15 Sep 2015 15:33:07 -0400 Do you practice guitar often because you want to become a killer player, but feel frustrated because you don't see fast progress? If the answer is yes, you might be doing what most guitar players do... How To Make More Progress On Guitar Mon, 07 Sep 2015 17:18:10 -0400 Whether you are an intermediate, beginner or advanced guitar player, I can show you one thing you can do to get massive results from your guitar practice. Do this: consistently track the progress you make with every single element of your overall guitar playing. The #1 Reason Why Some People Become Great Guitarists While Most Don't Fri, 14 Aug 2015 18:33:40 -0400 It is very common for many guitar players to be continually frustrated because, as much as they practice, they simply do not get better. I've even been there myself, years ago. Mistakes You Must Avoid On Your Guitar Lesson Ads Fri, 10 Jul 2015 12:26:02 -0400 Are your guitar lesson ads getting you the amount of new students you want? The Main Requirements For Guitar Playing Fluency Tue, 23 Jun 2015 14:58:56 -0400 Can you relate with this scenario?: learning to play guitar at a higher levels, required you to practice various guitar skills and techniques for months or even years. Yet after invested all this hours into practicing, you still lose your bearings when playing in front of others, improvising, or recording music. How To Create A Guitar Practice Schedule That Gets Results Tue, 09 Jun 2015 12:48:26 -0400 Do you practice guitar for too much hours but can't see real results in your guitar playing? Do you know the reasons why you cannot make progress despite the huge amount of time you invest practicing? Why You Aren't A Creative Guitar Player & How To Become One Tue, 05 May 2015 16:47:30 -0400 True or False: "Creativity is something only a handful of musicians are privileged to have. You must be blessed with it, or become a child prodigy... otherwise you will never become a creative musician." Can you relate to the statements above? Those were the exact beliefs I had about musical creativity many years ago. Steve Vai Guitar Lesson On How To Become a Better Guitarist - Part 2 Wed, 18 Mar 2015 14:06:20 -0400 Without doubts, you will learn a lot by studying the greatest guitar players like Steve Vai, but... only if you actually know what to look for. Fact is, great guitar technique alone was NOT the reason for Vai's guitar playing greatness... Steve Vai's greatness is the results from his ability to express himself with music. The CAGED System Sucks…And I Can Prove It Tue, 30 Dec 2014 09:08:09 -0500 Do NOT spend another second learning guitar scales using the CAGED system. How To Get Your Guitar Playing Skills Back After You Haven't Played For A Long Time Fri, 26 Dec 2014 09:01:10 -0500 Are you experiencing a lot of frustration after returning to guitar practice from a long break from playing? No matter if you haven't been playing for a few weeks, several months or longer – you were probably shocked to see how your playing skills have diminished over time. Four Ways You Are Sabotaging Your Music Career Success Mon, 15 Dec 2014 20:18:14 -0500 Question: Why do so many musicians fail to make it in the music industry? Is it because they aren't great musicians? Don't know any good music business connections? Don't get enough opportunities? Are low on money? NO! In reality, musicians fail for countless reasons, but in the end it all comes down to one thing: FEAR. How To Determine If You Can Become A Great Guitarist Pt. 1: How Bad Do You Want It? Tue, 18 Nov 2014 17:16:32 -0500 If you have doubts that you can become a great guitar player because you aren't fast enough, don't have the technical skills or don't know enough about music theory... you can take a sigh of relief. Reality is, anyone can master these things and do well on guitar. How To Play Sweep Picking Arpeggios Faster And Cleaner Mon, 15 Sep 2014 11:53:12 -0400 Most guitarists can't play sweep arpeggios as fast or as clean as they would like. They struggle to improve their technique but in reality, they have no idea where to even begin. How To Make Faster Progress To Become A Better Guitarist Wed, 20 Aug 2014 19:41:37 -0400 It will take you forever to get better at guitar if you don't completely understand what is holding you back from reaching your musical goals. Until you know this, you will always struggle to move forward in your practice sessions.