My name is Dag and I’m 32 years old. I’ve been playing the guitar on and off since 2006, and playing fingerstyle the last four years. Never had any professional teaching a mainly taught myself looking at tabs and trying to copy things from youtube and different lessons sites.
Discovered Tomi on youtube and visited his site. Play without tabs? Didn’t seem possible. But after I bought a DVD from Tomi I was convinced. This was a good way to learn. And when he then launched Play what you hear program I decided to join. The course started with us learning to use our ears. This was really a big challenge, but as we practice the lessons online it all started to come together. The method to learn chord shapes, the cages system, notes on the fretboard, finding keys and notes, suddenly seemed not so hard as it did before. This course suits for everyone, from beginners to the more advanced players. I'm now able to find the right chords, and make arrangements by ear. No tabs!!. If you do join make sure you are available to join the online lessons, here I learned a lot! You also get lessons that you will prepare for the next session at his website. The consist of written material and videos. I recommend this course for anyone who wants to learn to make own arrangements and learn more about the guitar. And also, it's great fun! Now I preparing for Tomi's next course, AllEars Elite Group!
I would like to take the opportunity and review the PWYH program. I have played guitar quite many years, but now I have found a lot of new meanings to my playing. Course is very well structured and it´s easy to follow even if you are beginner. I find it very informative, but Tomi´s approach of teaching is pleasant and fun. CAGED shapes and position playing lead my playing into new level, as well how I can now explore the fretboard in a new way.
You can find the logic behind of chord progressions, how you should approach to different songs and what are the most common choices after finding the key. All of this and much more what we learned, makes your Ear Training easier as quite many of us do not have the knowledge where to start and what to do next. My ear has developed a lot in a very short period of time (15 weeks), so my journey has just began for arranging songs by ear, based on the valuable information what I learned from the course.
Hi Guys, I am 46 years old and have been playing guitar for a few years now. I had been doing private lessons, had learned a bit of theory, scales and the fret board but was still struggling with how to play what By ear. Then I found Tomis course.
The course goes for 15 weeks and you get 2 lessons stacked together (90 minutes) of tuition via webcam/ chat room twice a week. The room has other students of all levels (from beginner to advanced), learning at the same time and the interaction is fantastic. I live in Australia and the lessons war on at 1:30 in the morning I only missed 2 due to work commitments/ illness it was that much fun.
Tomi is an excellent teacher, he is amazingly patient but also encouraging enough to push you out of your comfort zone when he thinks he needs to and the amount of information he hands over for the price is amazing. The course is aimed at all levels of players and is both challenging and rewarding so If you want to learn some serious theory, get more confident playing live, meet some new friends from all over the globe, PLAY BY EAR, in fact become a better player overall, I highly recommend this course to you. Rob.
Let me start by saying I never write reviews, However this course was so epic that I had too. I have been playing guitar for few years, I am quite dedicated so have come a relatively long way, can read notation and tab etc. However if I had this knowledge when I first started out I would be way better than what I am now.
This course is an amazing foundation for EAR PLAYING, literally you would be stupid not to buy it! Tomi is right when he says this is the way the professionals do it. The course is very friendly and if you are lucky you will make a few good friends. The webcam Tomi uses is slightly fuzzy, Which you may think is bad for live sessions. IT actually isn't, If you cant see what he is doing what do you have to do? USE YOUR EARS. Which is what the course is all about.
Although you don't need to go to the live sessions I would recommend you do as that is where in my opinion most of the learning is achieved, through questioning things. So let me repeat, the price is brilliant, The material you learn would take you years to find yourself, And you are getting a university education for way less cost. And you will get this education in a matter of months compared to years. It is the ultimate fast track in playing the guitar.
I've done it and i would do it again, So take the course, Best of Luck and have FUN!
Hi. I am Mikko from the City of Oulu in Finland. I have been playing guitar for seven years. Occasionally I had come to the point where I could not get any good from the traditional approaches.
When Tomi offered his new guitar course, I was ready to go. The course was a hit. I was suprised how pleasantly Tomi taught the music theory, all grounded to guitar fretboard, guitar playing, and sample songs. Can theory be so practical and fun, almost no theory?
I learned music applied to fretboard, fretboad logic and various navigation skills, CAGED system. I learned intervals on the fretboard, chord triads, scales, how to form chords in any scale anywhere in fretboard. Tomi's approach is musical rather than mechanical, so you will easily understand and remember everything you have learned. I learned how to find out the key of a song by listening, how to find out the chords of the song, melody, and how to study the song structure.
Excellent guitar course!
Hey guys. I'm now 29 years old and started playing guitar just last year. Till i found Tomis course-i tryed to learn by my own, but my problem was what should i learn first? I saw Tomis music on youtube and i thought wow...he's good. Then i found his page with the course.
At first i had a bit skepticism, but after the first sessions the skepticism was blowing away. We all have the same goal. We want to be a good or even better guitarplayer. Tomi showed us they way...the path we have to go. I learned many theoretical stuff to understand music-structure,composing etc.
You wont find a music teacher for this price who give you so much informations. I definitely recommend that course.