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Publisher's Summary

Here's a book intended to challenge you. Here's a book meant to inspire you.

This book is a wake-up call to the global problems and roadblocks for you as a guitarist.

This book is meant to be a reality check.

Even if guitar playing is a hobby for you, your levels of enjoyment and satisfaction will increase exponentially if you get better, start to like your playing and sound, and then continue to move forward. But if you aspire to be a part-time gigging and recording musician or full-time musician/guitarist, this book is filled with the 10 reasons that are seriously holding you back. (It might even give you enough clues to help you teach guitar lessons for years to come!)

I want you to attack any or all of these problems that apply to you and get your momentum back as a guitarist.

I've always believed that the expression "momentum builds motivation" is the key to developing as a musician. Once you're truly excited about your playing, your creativity, and your growth, amazing things can happen with your music.

If you're here even reading about a book called Why You Suck at Guitar, then it means that you're finally ready to deal with those issues that plague aspiring musicians everywhere. It means that you're brave. Brave enough to face the facts.

I wrote this to help you and not to make you feel bad - or worse - about your music. This is your wake-up call - a musician-to-musician intervention with the goal of helping you get back on the right path. Music should be fun, and it's always fun to get better. I wrote this to help all guitarists because I know that if we don't like our sound, our abilities, or our playing, then music isn't fun at all. It's an annoying feeling.

©2015 Tommy Gordon (P)2016 Fretboard Media Group

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Nothing New Constructive

Spend your time practicing, not on this book.... A lot of Blah, Blah, Blah for common sense ideas... After a couple of chapters of "run-on" ad nauseum and redundancy, I noted that the summarized idea for each was "stated" in the first few phrases... Fast Forwarded through the content in a few minutes.---Randal H.

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why you suck at writing books.

I have no ideal what the author is writing about but it's not playing a guitar

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more than words

I loved this book.it spoke volumes to me ,about how I've been practicing and what I didn't know.Get info and insight I look forward to reading more from this author how about guitar scales..no not the same old scales tell us why certain scales are used when to use them.it would be interesting to read the history behind them and know what songs use them.

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Thank you for the constructive critiques and focus I can incorporate into my learning process.

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good food for thought

good listen. short and to the point. anyone wanting to be a better player should invest in this one

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Nothing very special in here but some key info

Key info in this book. A lot of fillers though; but if you can grab a pen and paper and pull out the good stuff, you will get better with what you learned.

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Excellent basics primer and/or review

I found this book to be a wonderful back to basics review. it's the kind of stuff that those of us with a bit more experience should have discovered over time and a most excellent primer for those with a little less playing under their fingers. A guide that should probably be reviewed by all level of players every six months to a year.

Great job Tommy!