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This determines if you are a professional or not

There is one thing above anything else that sets you apart from the amateurs. It’s not picking speed, not how many chords you know or anything like that.

It’s a fundamental skill that most people overlook. It’s 50 % of music, but only 10% of practice. When you master this skill you will instantly sound like a total pro even if all you are playing is just one chord.

Most guitar players have a weak link in the chain of skills. Something that they aren’t sufficiently good at. One skill that holds all other skills back and sets the height of…

Play riffs like a pro now!

You will never reach the highest level of playing if you don’t practice it and practice it now.

Most people practice the simple and easier things hoping that this will someday take them to the peak of what they can do. It never does.

The only way to reach the top level is to go for it now. Don’t wait. Decide to play your favorite riff like the best in the world, now, now, now.

When you make this decision you will start to practice very differently. Instead of settling for the ability to play the riff, you don’t stop. You…

How to Play Riffs and Fills by Claus Levin

We often struggle with going back and forth between two things and a good example of that is the ability to play riffs with fills in between. It seems difficult to shift from rhythm playing to soloing but the reason for that is very simple:

We don’t practice it.

We are focused on learning certain skills individually, but overlook the fact that putting those skills together is a specific and separate thing we need to practice and focus on.

This goes for combining sequences and licks as well as going from one rhythm to another. We also have the challenge when it…

How to Practice 5 Hours a Day!

Did you know that the average US citizen spends over five hours watching TV every day? That’s 77 days a year or over 2 1/2 months of nothing but practicing every waking hour!

You might spend a little less than that, but just imagine if you could watch TV AND practice at the same time without losing time with your family or for relaxation.

If you spend the limited practice time you have by yourself by preparing for TV practice, you can build world class skills in your living room, while being entertained and talking with your friends and family.

With…

How to Practice and Learn Nothing

Here’s another great video by master guitar wizard Claus Levin.

The most intuitive way of going about learning something new is also the most inefficient.

The design of your brain is at least 200.000 years old and it’s built for hunting wild animals with a spear, not for learning something as delicate as playing a guitar.

That’s why most people use caveman strategies to go about getting better on their instrument. This is not for you though. You need to upgrade your brain and get ten times the results in the same amount of time.

This is the true source of talent: Doing…

The science of getting better faster

This is the first in a series of videos that will make you much better faster. Claus Levin has 30 years of insights and experience into the science of fast guitar results so he is worth listening to.

In this video:

The power of focus will absolutely change the way you practice and increase the results you get many times. Try this simple method of practicing and I promise you, you will get results like never before.

The power of focus

What Style of Learning is Best for Playing Guitar?

Hey guys, this is James from Riffmaster Pro back with another weekly guitar tip.

Today I’m going to look at different approaches to learning.

With so many different products out there, all promising to teach you how to play guitar, how do you go about finding one that works to get you results?

It’s said that people remember 10% of what they read, 20% of what they hear, 30% of what they see, 50% of what they see and hear, 70% of what they say and write and 90% of what they do.

(There’s also one…

Invitation to the GuitarWank roadshow in Hollywood!

We’re pleased to invite you to the GuitarWank roadshow in Hollywood next month! Below is the official press release from Ben Scholz.

Ben Scholz
Cell: 940.206.8045
Office: 503-297-6949
info@benjaminscholz.com

 

“GuitarWank Roadshow”
Live podcast taping featuring performances by Bruce Forman and Scott Henderson.
Thursday September 1st 2016, 1pm at
Musicians Institute Concert Hall
Free with event RSVP
Musicians Institute
Concert Hall
6752 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028

 

Los Angeles, CA – Announcing a live podcasting event sponsored by “Guitar Wank Podcast” and Musicians Institute.

“GuitarWank” is the off-center brainchild of guitarist and host Troy MacCubbin.  Recorded weekly at Prohibition Studios in North Hollywood CA Troy, along with guitar legends Bruce Forman and Scott Henderson…

Slow down your music on iOS 10!

Apple has recently released the beta for iOS 10! The official release will follow in the Autumn of 2016.

We’re in the process of testing our software to see if it’s still compatible with this latest release. If you’d like to help out in this process then please drop us a mail at support@riffmasterpro.com

In any case we’re going to make sure you’ll be able to slow down your music on your iPhone and iPad on iOS 10 with Riffmaster Pro as well!

Slow down your music on Mac OS Sierra

Apple has recently released the beta for Macintosh OS Sierra. This is the successor of el Capitan and it is packed with new features.

We’re in the process of testing our software to see if it’s still compatible with this latest release. If you’d like to help out in this process then please drop us a mail at support@riffmasterpro.com

In any case we’re going to make sure you’ll be able to slow down your music on Mac OS Sierra with Riffmaster Pro as well!