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Top Guitar Players stay accountable and you should too!

Olà from the fastest growing community of guitar players!

When I created Guitar Hacks my goal was to provide guitar players with the tools needed to unlock their potential and become the best players they can be.

In addition to that, I wanted to create a community of people who are passionate about guitar and share a common desire to become great players. 

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I’m overwhelmed by how great the response has been since launching Guitar Hacks.

With over 7200 guitar players, three full student batches, and more than 1300 comments and replies, and we’re just getting started! 

An active community of guitar players

Being able to interact with other players of varying skill levels is extremely helpful. Our community gives us a way to hold each other accountable for the goals we’ve set.

Lack of accountability is the number one reason people fail, so this is a great resource in helping us achieve those goals.

Over the past few weeks, myself and a select group of students have been testing out a new community platform. It’s been a lot of fun and there is already some great content here! 

Now, I would like to welcome all of you to the Guitar Hackers Community Forum!

Here, students can hang out and discuss gear, other artists and practice techniques, or get help if they’re struggling with something. 

More importantly, the Hackers Community gives me a place to interact with all of you through the comments and we’ve even had some live zoom sessions with the most active members! It’s been great to see the progress you’re making. I especially enjoy the student Show and Tell videos — there’s a lot of great talent here! 

What are you waiting for? Click here and introduce yourself!

Happy shredding and see you in the forum!


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#1 Batch of students Full, Online Camp Registration Closed

We have reached our capacity for Kiko’s Complete Guitar Workout Strategy online camp.

Registration is now closed and I am going to spend time with batch 1 students to make sure they are making progress and evolving as guitar players.

I wanted to thank everybody who has signed up for Guitar Hacks and joined the community. The free videos are still up and I encourage you to watch them and focus on how to study and not just what to study.

Time is precious and once you’ve spent it you don’t get it back. So spend your practicing time wisely!

Private Live Event Chat for Online Camp Students

Batch 1 students will join me in a private live session Sat, March 7. I will be taking feedback on the course, and look at the needs of each student to make sure everybody is making progress.

When will Kiko’s Complete Guitar Workout Strategy open again?

The date is yet to be defined, as registered members of Guitar Hacks you will get priority status when batch 2 student registration opens later this year. 

Stay tuned!

— Kiko
Kiko’s Complete Guitar Workout Strategy


1400 registered users, a winner plus coffee with Ola Englund

Launching a new website is challenging and Guitar Hacks was no exception. I didn’t know how people would perceive it or if it would even be successful.

4 weeks in, we have already reached some encouraging milestones and I want to thank you for being a part of these achievements!

Since launch over 1400 users have registered. In addition, there’s been more than 4000 total video plays and over 1500 plays of “How to divide the hour video” which is the foundation for my guitar workout strategy.

Join me in congratulating Alan Woodward who has been awarded the Rock Star badge. Alan wins my Complete Guitar Workout strategy course.

Commenting and interacting with other active users is an essential part of Guitar Hacks and promotes faster, more consistent progress. For instance, Alan posted 30 great comments in less than a week providing encouragement to other users.

"I think I am going to use these to teach my kids how to build technique. My 6-year-old is showing interest (proud father moment)," said Alan.

Awesome Coffee with Ola in Copenhagen while on tour with Megadeth.

We chatted about many things including Guitar Hacks, my practice routine and teaching philosophy.

You can watch the full coffee with Ola video on youtube.

I want YOUR opinion: Tell me, what guitar lesson next?

To show my appreciation for being a founding member of our community, I would like to produce some specific content for you.

This poll has been up for a week and got lots of interesting answers already! But if you haven’t done so, please complete the poll and let me know what guitar lesson would be most valuable to you.

Many thanks, my friend!

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Help guitar players express themselves musically

As 2019 comes to an end,

My goal for 2020 is to help as many guitar players as I can achieve the skills they need to be able to express themselves musically. To give them the ability to play what they want, and be creative without being limited by technique. That’s why I created Guitar Hacks.

Learning to play guitar is a process. As a result, it takes time and it takes discipline. Having discipline, and putting in the time, will bring more joy to your playing and give you the energy to take it further than you ever thought possible.

I want to share my practicing strategies with you.

Above all, there are three key points musicians sometimes forget when it comes to practicing.

Practicing is not playing

We should play as much as we can throughout the day, but you must set aside a specific time for practice. Practice means we correct mistakes the moment they are made, analyse our hand movements, set goals, and rotate through different exercises and techniques.

There needs to be metrics

If you want to reach a specific goal, you need a strategy that provides you clear milestones to measure your progress with. Without metrics, you are likely to play beyond (or below) your ability, sacrificing both accuracy and control.

Self Awareness

As you practice you need to recognize and fix mistakes the moment they occur before continuing. This requires self-awareness. By doing this, you will begin to play cleaner with more control and accuracy.

I would love that every guitar player has the tools to be able to express themselves. Whether you want to break speed barriers, or play something simple and emotive, it’s about having the discipline to achieve it. Discipline is freedom — and that freedom is being able to play whatever you want.

Guitar Hacks will help you achieve your New Year’s resolution to become the best guitar player you can be.

Click here to get started!

Kiko Loureiro – Official website