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Hi, I’m Josh.

 I play guitar for a living.

Blah blah blah.

Enough about me, let’s talk about you.

More specifically, let’s talk about

how I can help

YOU.

You enjoy playing guitar. You took some lessons, you bought some books & DVDs, you watched some YouTube videos, and you learned a whole lot of songs, licks, scales and such. You’re pretty decent. But somewhere along the path, you stalled or plateaued.

After all that, you’re not really that much closer to where you’d like to be with guitar, never mind “mastering” the damned thing.

There’s a reason for that:

Guitar instruction is hopelessly broken.

It’s a vast echo chamber of the blind leading the blind.

Sure, it’s fine if all you want to do is find the TAB or YouTube video for that song you like. It’s fine if you’re trying to find a scale shape that’ll let you solo over some progression.

But if you want to understand how music works? If you care at all about continuing to improve? If you want write better songs, get better gigs, or work with more talented musicians?

Conventional guitar instruction can’t really help you. It’s too broken.

What’s broken about it is this: the way most guitarists think about music is totally incompatible with the rest of the musical world. The majority of the people who are out there making amazing music, making money playing music they love––they don’t think about guitar in the same way you do. It’s as if they speak completely different language. Their brains run on a completely different operating system.

Simply doing more of what you’ve been doing isn’t going to make guitar suddenly click for you.

What got you here won’t get you there.

But it doesn’t have to be this way.

I wasted years (maybe decades) doing things all wrong, and I’d like to help you avoid a similar fate.

 

Lemme ‘Splain

Understand, I’m no guru on a mountain top, dispensing wisdom. I’m a regular guy who was too stupid to give up.

I lucked my way into a scene of incredibly badass musicians, then scrambled like mad to figure out how to be more like them.

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Another day at the office.

It turns out that these professional musician badasses all think about music in more or less the same way, and it’s totally different from how we guitarists have been taught to think about it.

Our conventional guitar pedagogy teaches ALMOST NONE of the things that badassery requires.

Because I’m super-nerdy about learning & pedagogy, I’ve been obsessively deconstructing and teaching myself these vital skills & this essential knowledge.

I built a systematic, step-by-step method of understanding music in the same way that professional musicians do. For guitarists like us, it’s like updating your operating system––like throwing a switch from Amateur to Pro.

 

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It’s called GuitarOS, and I want to share it with you. I want you to have the first module––Metronome Boot Camp––for free.

It’s a two-week romp through the ins & outs of using a metronome. Even if you’re already a metronome user, I promise you’ll find something new & useful in here.

So go check out Metronome Boot Camp. Or don’t. Whichever suits you.

 

Thanks for stopping by,

 

Josh