Welcome to Guitar With TonyG!
You Guessed It, I’m TonyG!
We All Start Somewhere…
The first time I heard an awesome song on the radio, I knew what I wanted to do with the rest of my life.
I didn’t know the first thing about guitar but I knew it was going to be a big part of my life from then on.
The next day I went to a guitar store, I bought an awesome-looking guitar along with some tablature books and guitar videos then went home to start “playing” right away.
I put hours and hours into practicing daily and after a few weeks I finally felt like I was getting somewhere.
I felt accomplished when I nailed a lick.
I felt accomplished when I could play something fast.
Little did I know I was doing the most harmful thing I could have for my playing…
And I Struggled…
The problem I soon realized was that I had no difficulty figuring out WHAT to play, but all the tabs and videos never showed me HOW to play what I was learning.
No one taught me that alternate picking is faster and more efficient.
No one taught me that it’s just as important to pay attention to my thumb as it is to pay attention to my fingers.
No one taught me effective practice techniques.No one taught me to look for patterns in chord transitions to make them easier and cleaner.
No one taught me how to actually PLAY the guitar, I just learned how to play songs and melodies from tabs, videos and chord charts.
The Turning Point…
It was a tough time and I was about ready to give up. Luckily, with the help and encouragement from an awesome instructor…
I learned how to approach learning everything from a fundamental standpoint and everything started making so much more sense and felt much more natural!
I had to put in a lot of extra work to undo every bad habit I had taught myself. But looking back…
That was the BEST DECISION I ever made for my guitar playing career.
Once I had direction and had built good habits, I knew what to look for in chord transitions to make them effortless and clean.
I could make more progress with less practice time.
I could learn any riff or song quickly and easily.
I could solo in any key and add many different soloing techniques for some extra flavor.
It was the best decision I’ve ever made because now, PLAYING THE GUITAR PAYS MY BILLS.
Dedicating My Life To Guitar
I left my 9-5 career path to pursue my passion and follow my dreams of being a professional musician.
I’ve now played over a thousand shows, have laid down studio work as a session guitar player, and have had the privilege of changing the lives of so many of my guitar students.
All of this was possible simply because I learned essential fundamentals and techniques which taught me a more complete understanding of how the guitar works.
All of this is possible for you too.
I can’t wait to show you how.
If you haven’t already—check out my FREE 5-Day Guitar Starter Course. No Charge. Just sound fundamentals and progress towards your goals.