About '77 Picking Exercises for Modern Guitar'

Joseph at Fundamental Changes has 6 books in Amazon's top 15 for Guitar Music - here is your chance to get an electronic copy of his '77 Picking Exercises for Modern Guitar', along with 15 lessons and videos for only $14.98.


This is an excellent series of exercises designed to give you the fastest results:

Glad to be a part of this community!

 HI, I've just signed up here as a teacher and i'm beginning to find my way around. I'll be making video lesson series based around my 5 books on guitar.

If you're interested in checking out my work so far, or getting a head start on the up and coming blues and jazz lessons series chck out for loads of free lessons. 


The Four Guitarists That Changed The Face Of Rock


Chuck Berry

Rock and roll? Chuck Berry not only created the genre, he was the first rock rebel, having spent 2


Think You Know Pentatonics? 

 Almost everyone student I have ever taught said the same thing to me whenever I talked about playing Pentatonic Scales… “That’s a beginners scale or I already know that one…it’s the first thing I learned to play…let’s lea

My guitar articles for the Chicago Examiner....

Hi all,

For anyone who is interested, I have a periodic column that I write for the Chicago Examiner related to all things guitar.   I try to keep the relevance local to a certain extent, but I think that most of the pieces are universal and of interest to folks outside the immediate Chicagoland area.  For example, my most recent article talks about the 2 days I spent as a guitar tech for the opening act on the current Creed tour:


Guitar Lesson Tips – Two Forms to Help You Learn

Here are two forms I use to help my students practice, learn and improve.

The first form is a Lesson Plan form that I created. It’s just a simple table with four rows and four columns as follows

Rows (top to bottom) – Goals, Worked On, Homework, Notes
Columns (L-R) – Songs, Technique, Chords, Theory

Free Lesson – How To Tune Out Distractions

Live Performance Techniques – Tuning Out Distractions

 I teach Live Performance Techniques to musicians who want to move from the comfort of their living room to performing on a public stage. For many, being in the spotlight does not come naturally so getting comfortable on stage and tuning out distractions is just as important as knowing how to set up and use your equipment.

Guitar Lesson Tips – My Recommended Practice Routine

Do you want to become a better guitar player? Of course you do, why else would you be reading this?

I’m going to share my best advice with you. Time tested and proven to work. It’s so simple that you’ll have a “Wow, I could’ve had a V-8” moment. Yet many instructors don’t teach it and many students don’t do it. It’s so effective, and critical, that I’m willing to give it to you for FREE!

Guitar Master


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