About Hotfrets

Is this site for you?

This site is here for the guitarist who really wants to get to know their guitar intimately and pull back the veil of mystery that, for so many players, is never pulled back.

They seek instruction and tools to help them grow into creative, proficient guitarists. They're not so much looking to be spoon-fed the latest riff or how to play some current popular song as much as they are hungry to learn how to create their own music - their own signature riffs - their own style. And, they enjoy the process of getting better and better at it especially when they find tools that are a joy to use.

If that describes you, you'll be glad you found this site. All our tools are completely free and there are a bunch of lessons that are also free. We will offer some special items for sale from time and if you'll sign up for our newsletter we'll let you know when new things are posted to the site - free or not.

If you are looking for a site that offers popular riffs and how to play the lick from your favorite song, you've come to the wrong place. There's absolutely nothing wrong with that, in fact I love to pick up some cool riffs myself but that's not what this site is about.

The tools I have created here were born out of countless hours of thinking through what might be fun and extremely useful at the same time. If while using these tools you have insight into something that might make them better, please contact me. I'd love to hear from you.

I've come to realize that this site can't be all things to all guitarists. It's with that understanding that I've decided to remake HotFrets into something that serves those who have the same passion I have for the instrument. Just the sheer enjoyment of continuing to peel back the onion on this wonderful instrument is enough for some folks. I hope that describes you. If not, that's ok too. I'm cheering you on too and hope you find another site that serves your purposes.

Bottom line is this - Players that stick around and spend some concentrated time here are the guitarists who one day will be playing stuff everyone else wants to copy!

Carvel Avis - Founder