“Without music, life would be an error.”—Friedrich Nietzsche

Welcome to GuitarEnergy.com

The Ultimate Resource
for the Serious Guitarist!

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George Bien's Personal Message!

Hi, I'm George Bien, and I've been playing guitar for quite a while. Yet, if you Google, Yahoo, MSN, etc., me on the web, you'll find that I'm very successfully involved in a number of professions. So "why", you might ask, did I create this guitar web site?

First of all, it's NOT about the money! And it's NOT about getting my "rocks off" by playing some technically challenging runs, scales or riffs! And it's most certainly NOT about trying to establishing myself as some sort of "Guitar Hero" or "Guru"! I would hope that I'm beyond that kind of nonsense!

Just like you, I've watched a lot of guitar videos on YouTube and other video sites, and although there are some great guitar players and very good training videos out there, it seems that the vast majority of them are about the player on the video, with little thought given to the person hoping to gain something by watching the video. For many it's more about "Hey look what I can do!" Perhaps you, like I, have also had enough of watching guitar players simply try to impress you with THEIR speed and tricks, rather than give YOU some concrete tools to better YOUR playing.

I created this web site NOT for ME to impress and challenge you, but for YOU to impress and challenge YOU. It's NOT about what I can do. It's about what YOU can do, or at the least, what you will be able to do very soon! I am committed to helping YOU play faster, cleaner, with more precision, technical proficiency and creativity; to help YOU transcend previous mental and physical boundaries and blocks, and do it in less time, with less effort, while simultaneously enjoying the journey. How's that for a commitment?

Note: If you are a beginning guitar player, you are more than welcome to explore this web site. You can definitely benefit from the sections on mind power, goal setting, effective practice habits, motivation, and theoretical application. However, the performance material is NOT designed for the beginner. It is for the intermediate and/or advanced player.

OK. Let's make it happen!

You might, however, want to first listen to me play. Below are some selections. Note: There are audios and videos throughout the website.


George Bien's "Tour de Force" performance of "Cherokee".
Recorded in 2010
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Some of George Bien's
Melodic/"Tasty" Playing.
Lots of bends and "tasty licks".
Recorded in 2010
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Bluesette in 3/4, George Bien
Recorded in 1984
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A Ballad, George Bien
Recorded in 1984
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Stella by Starlight, George Bien
Recorded in 1984
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George Bien plays "The Flight of the Bumble Bee". 2007

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George Bien (Improvisation on the Jazz Standard, "Blue Bossa"). 2007

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George Bien (Improvisation on the Jazz Standard, "Four"). 2008

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Recently added:

  1. George Bien interviews Jazz Guitar Duo:
    Peter Rogine and Joe Carter (1994).
  2. George interviews Jazz Guitar Virtuoso,
    Peter Rogine (1995).
  3. Unleashing the Creative Mind, with Prof. Peter Rogine (Filmed "Live" at Five Towns College, 1989).
Click Here for above"Insider Stuff".

George Bien discusses "Peak Musical Performance". Click Here!

 

Better Practice Habits:

1. Conviction: that the goal is desirable, will bring an immensely positive payoff, can be accomplished - you're fully and completely determined to achieve it.

2. Decision: to take deliberate action and make it happen.

3. Preparation for it: clarifying goal and strategic plan, daily goal action sheet development.

4. Initiate specific positive action: develop and use goal sheets begin active, new-habit, goal-directed reinforcement practice sessions.

5. Persist being disciplined until striving for subgoals and goal-related training is automatic. Maintain new habit reinforcement for each of 21 days using: consiciously initiated goal-directed, practice sessions, performed consistantly, visualizations/affirmations.

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