Take your guitar abilities
to the next level!
Everything you have ever wanted
to know about mastering the guitar.
Over 25 insane chapters
of material covering everything from
technique to developing your own sound.
Develop a winning mindset that will
guarantee your success as a guitarist!
Discover the secrets to achieving your
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Joel Wanasek, Creator of
Have you always wanted to master the guitar?
The Ultimate Guide To
Becoming A Guitar Virtuoso is essential for any serious
guitarist looking to master his craft. It's rare that a
world class virtuoso guitarist, such as Joel Wanasek, takes
the time to share all his secrets behind the highest level
of guitar playing and musicianship.
Unlike most books written by master musicians, this one
won't leave you overwhelmed or even more confused after you
read it. Instead, you will find yourself inspired to get up
and practice, armed with the secrets, knowledge and
inspiration you get from Joel's instruction both in the book
and in the motivational audio seminar. This book is a must
guitarists want to master the guitar, but how many of them actually
do? Mastering the guitar can be an insanely difficult
ordeal. There is so much information out there that it is
mind boggling to even know where to start! Often, guitarists
get confused in their path to master the instrument. It is
all too easy to pick up bad advice and develop bad habits
that can severely hinder progress. There are so many people
who play guitar, yet so few who actually become virtuosos.
Most guitar books teach
you a whole array of licks. They are all the same: "Here is
a lick in the style of _____." Here are all the scales
in D. Here are all the permutations of e--1-2-3-4-- that you
can play. How does that help you master
the guitar? The simple fact of the matter is that almost no
book on the market really teaches you the actual secrets of
the mechanics behind mastering guitar and the philosophies that
will make you successful in learning them.
What if there was a solution to this problem?
Well, the time has finally come!
If all these other guitar
books are the "what"
to practice, The Ultimate Guide to Becoming a Guitar
Virtuoso is the how, why, when, and where part.
The secrets to mastering the guitar are revealed. “The
Ultimate Guide to Becoming a Guitar Virtuoso” contains
everything you need to know to become an unstoppable guitar
"This book is
an absolute essential for any guitar player at any
level. It basically tells you what you need to know as a
guitar player and tips on how to be successful as well
as a good person. I've learned more from a few chapters
in this book than I have from 2 years of music school.
This book is the guitar players bible!!!"
- Charlie Wepfer,
you interested in getting actual results when you practice?
you interested in learning the secrets behind wicked
you interested in being able to communicate your emotions
more effectively through your playing?
you interested in learning the true secret behind permanent
Are you interested in learning about how to be a master on
stage and how to stun your crowds?
you interested in learning how to put together an effective
band and actually succeed in the music business?
you interested in learning valuable life lessons that can
help make you an unstoppable force that can accomplish any
of your dreams and desires?
you interested in getting better tones in the recording
Would you like to know the secret to having incredible
endurance and finger strength?
Are you struggling with a
particular technique like alternate picking?
are just some of the many questions that will be revealed to
you in this book! The range of topics covered in “The
Ultimate Guide to Becoming a Guitar Virtuoso” is so wide
that any guitarist can learn something from it. It doesn’t
matter if you picked up guitar for the 1st time
yesterday or you are already a master axe slinger, there is
truly something for everyone! The technique section of the
book is slightly geared towards guitarist in the
rock/metal/blues genres. However, do not be fooled by this!
This book is universal and all guitarists in
every genre can learn from it! Never
before has there been such a wealth of knowledge about the
guitar compiled in one place! This is truly an
you do not want to pass up.
"Joel, your book is incredible! I've never seen
anything published for guitar that even comes close. In
2 weeks, my picking chops nearly doubled in speed after
following your advice. Thank you!"
- Matt Jones, Guitarist - Boston MA
Ultimate Guide to Becoming a Guitar Virtuoso
the following topics:
SECTION I – Philosophy
How to Practice Correctly
Body building and Guitar Playing
Ego and Attitude
SECTION II – Technical and Musical
How to Properly Use a Metronome
2 Handed Techniques
The Real Secrets to Insane Speed
Techniques to Stimulate Creativity
Thoughts on Music Theory
How to Write Better Guitar Solos
SECTION III – Completing the
Guitar Setup Tips
Recording Studio Tips
Protecting Your Hearing and Ear Training
Putting Together an Effective Band
Business and Networking
Become an Autodidact
A Recipe for Success
With all this incredible
information in just one book, it is almost overwhelming!
But, the excitement doesn’t stop here! When we said that
this book has everything, we really meant it. So, why
stop there? Not only are there 25 hard hitting chapters, but
as an added bonus, “The Ultimate Guide To Becoming a Guitar
Virtuoso” contains a 36 minute audio seminar covering 5
36 minutes of inspiring audio
lecture covering essential topics like the real secret of
permanent motivation, how to take your playing to the next
level, and what it takes to make it in the music industry.
For only $24.95 you can have a
whole lifetime of guitar knowledge at your fingertips!
Think about it! For a price lower than a few packs of
guitar strings, a tank of gas in a small car, or a
single hour guitar lesson with a local teacher, you can make an
investment in yourself that will last you a lifetime!
Guitarists spend thousands of dollars on amp, guitars,
and pedals, but why not invest in something you will never
throw away or that will never break: your playing:
"Your book is
the best money I have ever spent. Thank your for
writing this Joel. It has helped my guitar playing
- Rob Carpenter, Guitarist - Los Angles CA
This sort of advice is priceless!
Guitarists shell out top dollar to take lessons from great
virtuosos. So, why not save yourself the time and money and
do it right the first time? Never before has a guitarist had
access to this sort of knowledge in one concentrated place.
Do yourself and your guitar playing a favor and give
yourself the tools to take your playing through the roof!
However, don't take
our word for it, here is what guitarists are saying about
The Ultimate Guide to Becoming a Guitar Virtuoso:
"This is not
a standard guide to becoming a "master of guitar". The
book is not a big compilation of exercises, but of
advice and philosophy for a guitarist. This book ain't
gonna walk you to being a guitar virtuoso, instead it
will show you the way there. I have listened to the
audio seminar that came with the book last evening, and
that night I had little sleep. The topics Joel discussed
in that seminar were very deep, and they left me
thinking. I started seeing flaws that I have had in my
practicing, thinking, and behaving that I would
certainly not want there.
Most importantly some of the advice you could apply to
yourself not just as a musician, but also as a human
The book itself is full of invaluable advices that range
from practice efficiency to dealing with sound guys at
gigs. I strongly recommend getting it. It costs only
24$, and to me it seems an unfair deal for Joel. The
content is worth much, much, much more. Reading this
book may save you from trouble in your life as a guitar
player, be it hand injuries or even problems in the
music industry. It will show you the way to acquiring
not only motivation to become a great player, but just
anything in life." Dmitry Torkin, Guitarist -
was really blown away when I read your book Joel. There
is so much great information that it is almost
overwhelming. I've read it 3 times already and I learn
something new every time." - James Moskel,
I picked up your book, I haven't been able to put it
down. It has really inspired me and is helping me
improve greatly. Thank you so much for putting this out.
It is totally badass!" Steve Dobson, Guitarist -
“The Ultimate Guide to Becoming a
Guitar Virtuoso” contains a
Winzip file with:
25 Chapters (~50,000 words,
130+ pages) in pdf format
5 topic audio lecture in high bit
rate mp3 format
If you would like to order
via postal money order and have the eBook delivered via CD
Rom, then add $3.50 for shipping and handling and email
joel(at)joelwanasek.com for further details.
Review from Tinfoil.net:
the award-winning creator of the instructional web-site
Insane Guitar and lead guitarist for the
band Silvergun, has been known in guitar
circles for years as a top-flight player and instructor. He
is also the owner of a successful recording studio, and
produces dozens of musical acts a year. He has also decided
to write a book to help others learn to play at their best -
to become, pardon the phrase, all they can be.
The book is "The Ultimate Guide to Becoming
a Guitar Virtuoso".
"Virtuoso" is a download-able e-book
that is worth every penny and more.
This book is NOT the average "how to" book. Not by a long
shot. Bluntly, this book is not for everyone...especially
those who just want 48 pages of cool licks or "secret"
exercises that will magically turn them into their favorite
player. This book, used properly, will make you take a long,
honest look at yourself, your motivations, your strengths,
your weaknesses, and more. It will ask you to change your
attitudes, change your methods, change your habits, and
more. It will tell you how to practice, what to practice,
and why to practice. It discusses your technique, your gear,
and what's in your head.
Joel's "Virtuoso Guide" contains 24
chapters crammed into three sections - 131 pages plus a
6-part streaming MP3 sound file (audio seminar) on
motivation. Chapter 3 alone (the audio seminar) is worth the
cost of the book. Chapters include How to Practice
Correctly, Avoiding Injury, Ego & Attitude (from section 1),
Picking Techniques, Vibrato, Speed (from section 2), Guitar
Setup, Live Performance, Recording (from section 3), and
sooo much more.
Joel's approach is not to get you to spend your hard-earned
cash on magic that doesn't work, but focuses on how to work
efficiently so that you can earn the magic...and fast. "Virtuoso"
starts not with exercises and licks, but with why and how
you approach practicing. This is to prepare you for the
fierce work that comes in section 2...the section everyone
is expecting when they buy a book like this. Here, Joel
really digs in and delivers the goods. From practice to
performance, Joel gives a very comprehensive list of most
guitar techniques - from different types of vibrato to
whammy tricks to touchstyle techniques to "weird noises". He
also discuses speed and creativity, music theory,
composition, and more. This section will keep you busy for a
The final section, "Putting it All Together", deals with
your playing, but also with business, forming a band, and
other crucial items.
All in all, my biggest critique is the name of the book. It
is FAR more than just a book on becoming a great player. The
bottom line is this: If you are a guitarist who aspires to
not only great technique, but to learning to be a working
musician, this book is a great investment!"
Joel Wanasek has been teaching guitar for over
14 years and is an award winning guitar
instructor. His website
served hundreds of thousands of
guitarists from all around the world
since 1999, as well as won recognition
from authorities on guitar instruction like Troy Stetina. Joel also plays in the rock band
Silvergun and owns a
commercial recording studio in Milwaukee, WI. He
has written and sold songs to major
organizations like The Bristol
Speedway (NASCAR), The Atlanta
To hear Joel play: www.myspace.com/joelwanasek