Chicago, IL (PressExposure) March 21, 2012 -- Online guitar teacher Tom Hess and Firewolfe guitarist Nick Layton have announced the release of a special online resource to help guitarists create better guitar solos.
It is common for many guitarists to search online for guitar lessons, videos, and tablature to learn how to solo on guitar. As a result, these guitar players often simply copy the guitar solos of others, but never learn how to make guitar solos for themselves. This is considered to be a problem for the majority of guitar players.
In response, Tom Hess has teamed up with guitar player Nick Layton (Firewolfe) to create "Master Guitar Soloing Now" in order to help other guitar players learn to compose professional quality solos. In this online resource, Hess emphasizes practicing "guitar phrasing" (how one decides to play specific notes on guitar).
"You can't name a single 'great' guitarist who wasn't a master of guitar phrasing. Different guitar players may have strengths or weaknesses in other areas, but all the great players have mastered phrasing. This is the ONLY universal truth among the greatest guitarists", says Tom Hess, co-creator of Master Guitar Soloing Now.
Hess goes on to say: "Why are there very few instructional materials on how to improve your guitar phrasing? The answer is simple:
1. The vast majority of guitar teachers simply do not have great guitar phrasing themselves.
2. The few that do, find it very hard to teach guitar phrasing to others in an easy-to-understand way... so they teach other things only instead.
3. Most guitar players who don't have great phrasing have a difficult time understanding 'what' they need to do to improve it. The few guitar teachers who attempt to teach phrasing typically say, "play this lick like I do, because the phrasing sounds good". Even if the student is able to play that specific lick exactly as the teacher can, he still has NOT actually LEARNED anything about how to improve his/her guitar phrasing in general. This means that when the student will play another guitar lick, the phrasing won't be any better because he only copied the teacher's playing without getting an understanding of 'how' to apply any real phrasing from the first lick to the second one."