If you have been clicking around on YouTube lately, then you know it’s not hard to find a guitar teacher who will tell you what to play. Whether it’s playing like Jimi, or a method for improvising over changes, or a daily dose of neo-soul guitar licks, it’s all out there, and much of it is available for free.
But where do you turn if you want to start to sound like YOU?
I’ll admit this is a topic that borders on intangible, and not something that everyone desires to achieve. 20 years into playing the electric guitar, I knew there was a deeper place I could get to creatively, but I was feeling stagnant and discouraged. How had my heroes (David Torn, Bill Frisell, ….) figured it out, but I couldn’t? It was the simple practice of experimentation and listening that helped me break free of that dip and the last 4 years I have found my creative, musical voice in a new and personal way. The permission to try new things and experiment in new ways has given me even more creative freedom. I want to help you experience the same thing!
This is why I created my new course, Guitar Speak: Learning to Listen to Your Sound and Develop Your Voice on the Electric Guitar.
This is not a course about what to play, it’s a course about HOW you play. We’ll go deep into the minutia of guitars and amps so that we can pull back and make huge strides in the big picture of our playing. Like a painter who works on a canvas from a few feet away, then has to step back and see the whole thing, or like a runner who spends a few miles just paying attention to how their right foot lands with every stride, in order to run a marathon.
It’s also a course about learning to see that the instrument we play, “the electric guitar”, is really a system made of two big parts and it’s important to play the whole thing. You’ll begin to see that the electric guitar and amplifier are one complete instrument, full of fascinating and complex interactions, and one can’t function without the other.
Most of all, I want players to experience more joy and freedom in their music making! Less wondering why they can’t get the sound in their head, and wondering why other people seem to have it dialed in. Expression is the name of the game…being able to say what you want to say on the electric guitar!
Click here for more information about the course. I hope you’ll join me because I know this has the power to help you create your own unique sound!