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.
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, […]

207, 2019

Easy Guitar Songs For Beginners

By |July 2, 2019|Guitar Lessons|0 Comments

This blog post is the first in a series on easy guitar songs for beginners. In this installment, we’re going to start with learning easy […]

3107, 2018

Guitar Speed Exercise (Pentatonic)

By |July 31, 2018|Guitar Lessons|0 Comments

In my last blog, I talked about some techniques and tips for increasing speed on the guitar. Now let’s put them to use in an […]

1507, 2018

How to Increase Speed on the Guitar

By |July 15, 2018|Guitar Lessons|0 Comments

In this post we’ll look at how to increase speed on the guitar. Developing speed on the guitar will not happen overnight, and like any […]

1805, 2016
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8 Tips to Improve your Guitar Tone without Breaking the Bank

By |May 18, 2016|Guitar Lessons|0 Comments

Unlike most guitar players who obsess about tone, I have to admit that I never really cared so much about achieving a guitar god-like sound […]

2303, 2016
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Improve Your Bass Playing in 6 Steps

By |March 23, 2016|Bass Lessons|2 Comments

As a bass player, your job is to provide a solid foundation for the band you are playing in, both rhythmically and dynamically. These 6 […]

1401, 2016
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Improve Your Rhythm Guitar Playing in 6 Steps

By |January 14, 2016|Guitar Lessons|0 Comments

Let’s face it, people in general do not naturally possess a good sense of rhythm and tempo. In fact, most beginning music students tend to […]

912, 2015
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Play Better Guitar Solos in 8 Steps

By |December 9, 2015|Guitar Lessons|2 Comments

Assuming you understand the basic theory of playing in keys and the fundamentals of soloing, and you know the Pentatonic scale patterns, the following 8 […]