Online Lessons Lessons

Hands of Fury Cover Text for Truefire Guitar Course

The Combined Hands of Fury

Free Lessons


Testimonials about “Combined Hands of Fury”

When I signed up for the course, I had a pretty firm grasp of the major scale and modes through a “5 shape” system, also knew CAGED and fair amount of chord construction theory (I predominately play jazz)…….But absolutely had no speed in my playing or abilities in legato, sweeps, tapping and 3-note per string approaches.

I principally was attracted to Dave’s course to learn techniques to increase speed in an attempt to access ideas I could hear in my head but could not play with my fingers.
The course was great….! If you are prepared to work, you can get a tremendous about out of it. After completing, I still have a long ways to go to actually have the speed, but now I have the road-map and drills…..just metronome time now.

And while I am working on speed, introduction of ideas in this course (legato, new ways to look at intervallic stuff, some of the arpeggio approaches), has given me a whole lot of new “connections” on the fretboard…..that I am already weaving into my jazz playing.
Highly recommended and good luck to all.

Jim Klingensmith

Dave Martone’s Combined Hands of Fury workshop is absolutely the best online guitar course I’ve ever taken. The material is challenging but still attainable. Dave’s personal feedback helps you master the course’s concepts and even adds to it. If you’re looking to take your playing to the next level, this is the place.

Chris A.

I just completed Dave Martone’s “Combined Hands of Fury” course. It exceeded my expectations, and turned out to be one of the most valuable classes I’ve taken. Dave’s a very effective teacher. He’s really good at explaining musical concepts in a way that makes sense and clears up any confusion. His delivery is energetic and upbeat, and you can tell he’s happy to be playing and sharing his knowledge.

If you go by the intro/demo video, you may think this workshop is only for advanced players. Don’t let that stop you. He’ll still have you learn the same material, but you’ll play it slower, focusing on those areas needing improvement. If you have the basics of hammer-ons and pull-offs, and can play a major scale from the low E to the high E, then you can probably handle this course.

As for the material itself – I learned some cool new ways to play some old stuff – scales, speed picking, and legato, as well as some new stuff like two-handed pentatonic tapping, which sounds “bubbly” once you get it up to a decent speed. There was also some material on the modes which helped fill in the blanks. I’ve been able to use a bunch of these new tricks in several of the songs I play with my cover band.

Overall, it’s an excellent workshop – I give it a 10/10 and highly recommend it to anyone who listened to the intro/demo video and said “wow, that sounds pretty cool!”

Jim Dekan
Houston, Texas

Just wanted to take a minute to give a testimonial for Dave Martone’s Combined Hands of Fury Workshop at If you want to get your chops together, this is the workshop for you. Dave covers classical technique, sweeping, picking, tapping, and everything in between. There is something for everyone in the workshop, which covers all the bases of guitar technique in a musical way. Dave’s teaching style is also incredible. Dave breaks down concepts very well, turning seemingly impossible techniques into very do-able licks and phrases. The correspondence is also great, as Dave will review your video and provide you with feedback via video response. I had a lot of fun in the is workshop. Getting a chance to learn from a world class musician is the best way to take your playing to the next level. I can personally say I can tell a noticeable improvement in my playing thanks to the Combined Hands of Fury Workshop. Sign up now!

Recent Testimonial from Blayze Windham who just completed my “Combined Hands of Fury” Workshop at