My name is Brent Tuller and I am your guide to all things guitar.
I guess you’re here because you want to know a bit about me,
I’m really not that comfortable talking about myself but I’ll try just for you.
Aside from my love of guitars, music, writing, surfing, computers, and sci-fi movies (wow that sounds super nerdy). I have also always had a love for teaching.
This passion has lead me to create StringDreaming.com
In 1992 I moved next door to this random guy who used to play basketball for the Golden State Warriors. At the time I was totally into basketball and was pretty excited about it. I came to find out this guy was also an avid guitar player and he introduced me to the music of Joe Satriani.
I was hooked. I got a copy of a tape (yes a cassette tape leave me alone) of Surfing With The Alien. I played it until it almost wore out. I said to myself that sounds so awesome I have to do that.
I got my first guitar On Christmas Eve of 1993. I still remember my Uncle teaching me my first couple of chords. I played non stop all through High School I was completely hooked and played all the time.
Unfortunately I lived in a little town in central California which can only be described as a “The Black Hole of the Music Universe” needless to say I had a hard time finding people to play with and places to play. I was in a couple of rather unsuccessful bands. But I kept on practicing and getting better.
For some unknown reason I went to a community college and then a Bible College for a year. I believed that a person really couldn’t make a living off of music so I tried this and that but I loved music so much that no other career choice really suited me. I decided to drop out of college and start a band. I did and the band was somewhat successful we started to get record label notice but then it’s members just fell apart.
The Story Continues
My love of music and disgust with being in a band led me back to college. This time I did something I loved and got my degree in music management (like a music degree and business degree all in one). I had a great time and learned a ton…
…But. I still lived in the “Black Hole of the Music Universe” I almost moved to LA (which career wise would have been a great idea) but I met my beautiful wife about a month before. We got married and I supposed I needed a “real job” to take care of her.
After trying a couple of jobs I ended up substitute teaching and I fell in love with it. I Actually got a full time position teaching Math of all things (music teaching jobs are very hard to get and you really need a degree in music education not management. I have no idea how to play a clarinet and I don’t want to )
Because I have always maintained a passion for guitar I decided to make StringDreaming to combine my love of teaching and my love of guitar and music without having to have a “job” doing it.
You want to know I can play don’t you?
One reason you might have clicked this about page was to see if I was any good before you learned from me. If that’s the case you can check out one of my recordings. This one is called “Just Messing Around”. I just improvised the solo.
What I’m doing right now
Right now I’m the guitarist for “Dig” a 70s-80s-90s-00s cover band with Daniel Formica, Demi Lee on Drums and Damien on Bass. We play around in the San Luis Obispo area north of Los Angeles. If you live around there you can come check us out!
I also have plans to break out into a solo project to play here and there. But i need to get writing first!
Learn What You Love
One reason people say it is so hard to learn to play the guitar is that they don’t start by trying to learn what they love.
You don’t have to take private lessons for the guitar. You can learn on your own. You can learn the music you love to listen too. People give up because they go to learn the guitar and start with super boring things like scales and stuff they don’t care about.
The solution learn from tab books or even better a program like guitar guru. You can get a hold of the music for your favorite song or guitar player and start learning how they play right now!
You can learn all about scales and chords and stuff later. Start learning from your favorite artists today right now!
People who start learning this way can’t put their guitar down. It’s the amount of time practicing and level of interest this will generate that will turn you into a good guitar player. Not scales and theory and stuff. You will learn that anyway because you will want to.
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Thanks for visiting
I really appreciate you vising my site. Keep checking back because I am adding new information all the time If there is anything i can help you with on your own StringDreaming quest let me know! The more I learn about music and the guitar the more I’ll be sharing with you.