Publishing Credits


Guitar Player Magazine: 

February ’99             “Heroes: Eddie Hazel”

March ’99                  “Sessions: The Harmonic Porcupine”

July ’99                      “Sessions: Wind Chimes for Guitar”

April 2001                  “Sessions” Medieval Finger Torture”

June 2005                 “Contemplating Zen Guitar”

February 2007          “101 Forgotten Greats Unsung Heroes

December 2011       “What I Learned at Dweezilla Boot Camp”


Premiere Guitar Magazine:

January 2009           “String Skipping Exercises”

February 2009          “Sweep Picking on the 7-String Guitar” (By Hurwitz & Riley)


Guitar Magazine:

November ’97          “Encore: I don’t do windows And I Don’t Do weddings”

August ’98                 “Encore: Babes in Bluseland”

September ’98         “Studio work For the Average Joe”


Guitar One Magazine:

October ’97               “Slippery When Legato”

June ’98                    “Electronica, How to Technically Jam”


Baltimore City Paper:

December ‘99 Fly Away Home- Remembering Charlie Byrd


Books published by Alfred Publications

  • “Learn How to transcribe For Guitar”
  • “Getting Your Sound, the Players Guide to Guitars, Amps, and Effects”
  • “Rock Guitar for Adults”
  • “Punk Guitar Styles”
  •  “DayJams Guitar Method”
  • “Guitar Technique Encyclopedia”
  • “Rock Chops for Guitar”
  • “Seven String Guitar Styles”  By – Tobias Hurwitz and Glenn Riley
  • “Shred Head #1” By – Tobias and Orpheus
  • “Rock Guitar Getting Started” Book/DVD
  • “The Total Rock Guitarist”
  • “The Book of Six Strings”   By – Philip Toshio Sudo and Tobias Hurwitz
  •  “Shred Boot Camp”   By Tobias Hurwitz and Jesse Smolover
  •  “Serious Shred Advanced chords” Book/DVD
  • “Teach Yourself Guitar Tone and Effects” By Tobias Hurwitz, Ethan Fiks and Vivian Clement


Solo CDs

  • Painted Sky – 1997 Hurwitz Records
  • The Way of Zen Guitar – 2004 Hurwitz Records
  • Zen Shred Zone – 2007 Hurwitz Records

Collaborations & Cameos

  • Marc Norgaard -Tolerance – 2007 Call Sign Records
  • Terry Gourley with Tobias Hurwitz – Dreamer – 2010 Bear & Spirit Records
  • The Psycho Skeletons – Ghetto Princess – 2011
  • Michael Angelo Batio – Intermezzo – M.A.C.E. Music 2013



  • Serious Shred Advanced Chords – over a million you tube hits



  • Play Rock Guitar


Take guitar or ukulele lessons in Towson, Maryland or over skype, zoom, face time, or jamkazam with Baltimore’s best guitar teacher, Tobias Hurwitz. Study with the guy who wrote the book on rock guitar! Experience Baltimore Rock Fest rock music camp with Tobias Hurwitz!