How you play is way more important than what you play.
The intertubes abound with lessons on how to shred, but there was nothing good written about how to develop killer time & feel.
“Use a metronome!” they’d say.
No shit, asshat. Show me how.
So instead of well-meaning BS advice from folks who don’t actually know, I made you this.
We’ll cover the specific things you’ll need to do to get your time & feel together (and sound like a badass professional).
Learn how to learn.
If you ask a hundred badass musicians:
"What's the most valuable thing you learned in music school?"
Ninety-eight of them will answer:
"How to practice."
I didn't go to school for music. So in order to get my practice chops together I read, studied, experimented, and pestered better, more experienced players in a quest to figure it out.
The result is this course: Ten lessons on how to build the habit of practicing. Twelve lessons on what to do once you're showing up consistently. Plus a copy of my favorite book on practicing. For the cost of one guitar shop lesson.
Luck is for amateurs.
And let’s face it—the way most of us approach a solo over even a simple blues progression involves a lot of guessing, and hoping, and spotty unevenness.
In other words: luck.
Which is fine for the garage where your midlife crisis blues band jams, or in the bar full of drunks where you play on the weekends.
But what about in an expensive studio where you’re burning through a couple hundred bucks an hour? Or in front of a crowd full of people who paid $50 each to see you? Or on live TV?
How do badass pro musicians improvise with such confidence?
The answer of course, is by “playing the changes”—they’re hyper-aware of the chord changes, they know which notes sound best over each of those chords, they’re crafting lines that land on those exact notes right at the moment when the band changes to a new chord, and they’re doing this all at an intuitive, almost unconscious level.
That’s a tall order.
Can mere mortals like you and me develop this superpower?
Learn to hear in high def.
You know you should be doing ear training, but you aren't.
It's not you, it's them.
Most ear training methods suck.
They require superhuman effort. Or they just plain don't work. Sometimes both.
If you have five minutes a day, you can develop professional-grade ears, one tiny step at a time.
Let me prove it to you...
Music theory for the real world.
Music theory is an operating system—words & symbols that help you think about musical sounds. It’s a lot of information, and having names for things helps make sense of it all.
The standard way to approach theory on guitar treats you like a child—velcro instead of shoelaces. (And about as useful once you’re out in the real world.)
The music school way is like that guy in the bar scene of Good Will Hunting: “my contention is that the economic modalities in the Southern Colonies could most aptly be characterized as agrarian precapitalist…”
Congrats, you took one of the best things in life and turned it into a boring lecture.
Both approaches dump the box of puzzle pieces out at your feet and leave the assembly up to you.
Luckily for you, there’s a third way.
Real-world theory used everyday by real musicians. Short lessons, arranged in logical order. Built-in review. Truly useful stuff, not superfluous arcane BS.
It’s called GuitarOS. When you’re ready to update the operating system between your ears, come join us.