Mark Hamrock

About Mark Hamrock

Mark Hamrock has been Orange County's premier guitar and bass guru since 1995, teaching students how to excel in every genre including rock, blues, classical, metal, funk, and country. After studying rock guitar with Rusty Anderson (Paul McCartney, Elton John, Steven Tyler of Aerosmith, Willie Nelson, Santana), classical guitar with David Tanenbaum, Scott Tennant, Ricardo Cobo, John Schneiderman, and Jazz with Alan Rowe (Stan Kenton Orchestra, Keith Jarret); Mark has gone on to tour extensively and perform in concerts featuring Jazz Legend Larry Carlton, Tim Reynolds (Dave Matthews Band), and Dave Mason with Traffic. He currently produces, composes, engineers, and teaches, and is working on developing a series of instructional books and videos for guitar and bass. In what little free time he has, Mark enjoys traveling, culinary arts, scuba diving, and entrepreneurial pursuits.
1802, 2020
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Best Beginner Bass Amps for 2020

By |February 18, 2020|Bass Gear|0 Comments

In this post I’ll be going over the best beginner bass amps for 2020. There aren’t as many low price options like there are guitar […]

1202, 2020
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Best Beginner Guitar Amps for 2020

By |February 12, 2020|Guitar Gear|0 Comments

In this blog we’re going to break down the best beginner guitar amps for 2020. The following are selected based on reviews and affordability, with […]

1401, 2020

Best Beginner Acoustic Guitars for 2020

By |January 14, 2020|Guitar Gear|0 Comments

In this post I’m going to be presenting the best beginner Acoustic Guitars for 2020. Acoustic guitars typically offer a less expensive entry point into […]

901, 2020
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Best Beginner Electric Guitars for 2020

By |January 9, 2020|Guitar Gear|0 Comments

If you’re looking for the best beginner electric guitars of 2020 you’ve come to the right place! The following list is mainly organized by style […]

601, 2020
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Best Beginner Budget Electric Basses for 2020

By |January 6, 2020|Bass Gear|0 Comments

Here’s a roundup of the best budget beginner electric basses for 2020. If you are tight on cash or don’t want to commit to a […]

201, 2020
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Best Budget Beginner Electric Guitars for 2020

By |January 2, 2020|Guitar Gear|0 Comments

In this review, we’re going to look at the best budget beginner electric guitars for 2020. As a professional full time guitar instructor, I’ve coached […]

1612, 2019

How to Make Your Guitar Chords Sound Better

By |December 16, 2019|Guitar Lessons|0 Comments

In this blog I’m going to talk about how to make your guitar chords sound better. We’re going to focus solely on the basic open […]

612, 2019

How to Change Guitar Chords Faster

By |December 6, 2019|Guitar Lessons|0 Comments

Wondering how to change guitar chords faster? You’ve come to the right place. The following is a list of some tried and true tricks for […]

2507, 2019

Best Beginner Strumming Song For Guitar

By |July 25, 2019|Guitar Lessons|0 Comments

While the last two blogs focused on easy riff songs for beginning guitarists, this time we’re going to look at easy strumming songs for guitar. […]

1507, 2019

Easy Guitar Riffs For Beginners

By |July 15, 2019|Guitar Lessons|0 Comments

In the last blog, Easy Guitar Songs For Beginners , we started with 1st position riffs from songs by Nirvana, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, […]