Hey, Brian Kelly here…
My own personal goal with the guitar has always been to understand the fretboard so that I could freely play up and down the neck and always know what I was doing. Not only did I want to know how to do that, but I wanted to get to the point where it was like second nature to me…to the point where I didn’t even have to think at all. In all honesty, I’m not there yet. In fact, I don’t think I will ever get to that point, because you literally can never stop learning on the guitar. It’s a lifelong journey, and I’m about 25 years into it.
Like most players, I started out just wanting to play some songs. In my first few years of playing, I learned hundreds of songs and solos. I had like 5 binders full of TABs that I had printed out from the internet. A few years later into my guitar journey when I started playing in bands, I stopped really focusing on learning other peoples’ songs and instead began to write my own music. It didn’t take me long to realize that I really knew nothing about the guitar (even though I could play a bunch of songs).
Slowly but surely I would tackle new concepts that required several months (or years) of dedicated focus to actually become somewhat competent in. An example would be learning how to play “in key” up and down the entire fretboard with relative ease. This required countless hours of running up and down the different scale patterns, studying other peoples’ solos, practicing improvising over looped chord progressions, etc. Once reaching a point in which I felt that I “had it”, I would then move onto something else…some other concept that would take another several months or years to fully internalize…
I’ve been doing this for over 20 years now, and I still do to this day. Some may say that this obsession to “understand the fretboard”, which often results in a major lack of sleep can have the tendency to turn someone into a Zombie, and that’s where the name came from :).
Anyway, I won’t bore you with my entire life story, but let’s just say that this site is my ABSOLUTE PASSION put into the form of a guitar lesson video site where you can simply pick and choose what you want to learn about and then learn at your own pace. There are THOUSANDS of videos on this site all geared towards sharing everything that I have learned with those who are willing to listen, and I am constantly adding more. As I continue to learn new concepts, I continue to share what I learn. It never ends!
Browse around the site a bit and you will quickly see what I am talking about. My goal is for you to just simply be able to pick up your guitar and start playing EXACTLY what you hear in your head!
P.S. - Here is a video of an original song that I wrote if you want to check it out!