Free Guitar Lesson – Clean Up Your Lead Playing

In this video I answer a question sent in by a Rock Guitar Power member. I talk about using your fingers to control the strings that you don’t want to ring out to achieve cleaner lead and rhythm playing. I get asked this question a lot from private students so I wanted to shoot a quick lesson answering it and covering some techniques…. Click Here To Check Out The Free Rock Guitar Power Webinar Mentioned In The Video! The RGP Webinar is a hour and a half long lesson, that you can pick a time that’s take on your own,…

NAMM 2013 Review Video

Hey Everyone, So I recently got back from attending the 2013 NAMM show and had an Awesome time! It’s been 4 years since I last went to the show and I was reminded of how fun, exciting and cool it is to be there. I shot a lot of video and took a lot of pictures and just finished putting together a really cool video to show you what the show is all about. You can watch the video here: Feel free to comment on it, leave questions and give it a thumbs up if you like it. There was…

Video Response For Question On Learning Guitar Solos

Hey Everyone, So I got an email recently from Sandy, a member of the Rock Guitar Power community. She asked an awesome question that I get asked A LOT and the question is: “Why does it feel like you go over a lick or part of a solo.  Start slow , work on it over and over again.  It seems like you put in a long time just for that on part, let alone the entire song and still cant nail it.” So to answer her and give her some tips, I made a short video! Check it out below…

Finding Inspiration In Other Walks Of life

In this article we talk about how to find Inspiration for your music and guitar playing endeavors from other aspects of your life. Enjoy! Often you can find habits and skills from other walks of life that will help you in your pursuit of musicianship.  Some little known trivia about me is that as I was practicing to become a musician I was also an athelete.  I wrestled, played tennis, studied Washin Ru, was a body builder, and even can boast that I have a varsity letter in bowling.  Along the way I had several serious back injuries that contributed…

Mixing It Up

It is common to see great progress when you are learning a new skill in the beginning and later see your returns on effort diminish at some point. It happens in all walks of life such as athletics, academics and people just being “stuck in a rut” in their careers. Mixing things up a bit and trying a different approach can be a remedy for this problem. A few examples of this are when a bodybuilder gets stuck at building a muscle group and isn’t seeing much growth they will introduce new exercises to shock their muscles back into growth….

Live Show Footage With Helmet Cam View

Here’s a really cool video of me playing Bass guitar with Teagan And The Tweeds at Sticky Lips BBQ in Rochester, NY on 3/30/2012. Since I don’t play live shows all that often, I wanted to take this opportunity to do something really cool and a little ridiculous…. To catch some really cool footage I wore a bike helmet with a helmet cam attached to it during one of the songs so that you can see what it looks like from my perspective on stage! Yes I looked pretty stupid, but it was a ton of fun and we caught…

The Importance Of Daily Practice

The following article was written by Bob Prong. He brings up an awesome point in this so check it out and implement! I recently re-learned a valuable lesson about practice that I have been telling my students about for years but not putting in to use myself.  That is the importance of DAILY organized rehearsal of something you are working on. I had lost track of the importance of daily practice in my own growth as a musician.  There’s not much that I haven’t seen technically or musically so I’m used to learning new music with ease.  This had led…

Hi From Costa Rica!

I was recently on a vacation that I take every year where I go on a cruise with a big group of Internet Marketers. While spending the day in Costa Rica, I managed to shoot this quick video to say hi! This cruise is always the highlight of my year because I get to hang out with some of the most fun, exciting, intelligent and successful Internet Marketers and Entrepreneurs in the world! We spent 8 days vacationing in exotic places, networking and sharing ideas. I always come back from this trip refreshed and ready to start some new and…