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Learn a Cool Country Rock Riff Form Brett Papastache

Here is a fun country, rock, 80′s ballad sort of riff that Brett Papastache put together.  It’s a super fun riff to play and will remind you of a number of songs you listened to back in the day. It’s an easy riff to get a handle on where you are just using a few [...]

Master Guitar Phrasing For Better Solos

Are you ready to start building  your own earth shattering solos  from  scratch? I’m not talking about putting a bunch of licks and  scales  together. I mean a REAL solo ​using your own style and  “voice”. Check out this short video from  my good  friend  Steve Stine and  find out how you can do that [...]

Does Your Guitar Playing Have Direction?

Do you find yourself wanting to learn a certain skill, but not knowing why you want to learn it? Or finding yourself already playing something that you have no idea why other than someone told you to? The next time you find yourself wanting to learn a certain skill on the guitar, or in relation [...]

Guitar Jamz Daily Deal Killer Clapton Sale

Marty Schwartz is releasing another 24-hour special deal For the next 24 hours only, he is lowering the already-low price on his popular 22-video series titled “Killer Clapton Guitar Licks & Tricks.” Grab it here, or see below for more details: [DAILY DEAL] 22-Video “Killer Clapton Licks & Tricks” + 54 Jam Tracks and Ebook [...]

Learn a Cool Country Rock Riff Form Brett Papastache

Here is a fun country, rock, 80′s ballad sort of riff that Brett Papastache put together.  It’s a super fun riff to play and will remind you of a number of songs you listened to back in the day.

It’s an easy riff to get a handle on where you are just using a few basic open chords and some cool hammer on and pull off tricks to add movement and flash to the riff.

Dont know who Papastache is?  As childhood friends of Marty Schwartz, Brett has put together some killer guitar courses in the styles of blues and rock.

Check out www.PapastacheGuitarLessons.com to learn more

 

Master Guitar Phrasing For Better Solos

Are you ready to start building  your own earth shattering solos  from  scratch? I’m not talking about putting a bunch of licks and  scales  together. I mean a REAL solo ​using your own style and  “voice”.

Check out this short video from  my good  friend  Steve Stine and  find out how you can do that  today.

 

How To Make Your Lead Guitar Solos  Sound  Awesome

 

Steve will be showing you exactly how to do that  in his ​“Learn To Phrase In 14 Days” course ​where you’ll be learning, step-by-step, how to make  your solos  sound like YOU and  not a mediocre copy of someone else

Now the awesome thing is that  for a short time you can get the entire course for a big 31% discount.

Just make  sure  you ​claim  yours  before March 1st ​because then the special  website will be taken down  and  this awesome offer will be gone  forever.

 

Here’s the link to the special  website with all the details: Steve Stine’s Phrasing in 14 Days Special Offer

Preview Lessons

Steve put together 3 awesome preview lessons from Phrasing in 14 Days that you can check out to see if this course is right for you

Video 1

Phrasing in 14 Days Preview 1

Steve talks about what phrasing is and why it is so important.  He teaches you how to create a simple melody by finding a “balance” between the chords and visualization of the guitar.

Video 2

Phrasing in 14 Days Preview 2

In this video you’re going to learn what makes a solo sound natural and authentic just by applying a simple technique Steve likes to call the “box technique”.

Video 3

Phrasing in 14 Days Preview 3

Video 3 of Phrasing in 14 Days is all about improvising.  Forget about all the scales, techniques, plotting points and all that. Focus on the melody and how they work with the chords. Try to feel out why it works and how you can improve on it to bring out a part of you to make your own phrases.

 

Does Your Guitar Playing Have Direction?

Do you find yourself wanting to learn a certain skill, but not knowing why you want to learn it? Or finding yourself already playing something that you have no idea why other than someone told you to?

The next time you find yourself wanting to learn a certain skill on the guitar, or in relation to music in general, make sure you know what you are going to do with that skill.

There is so much information out there nowadays that it can become overwhelming and everybody has a different opinion on what it is you should learn.

The only person that can truly answer that is you.  To do so though, you need well defined goals.  Without good solid goals you will make very little progress and waste a lot of time bouncing from one topic to another or worse yet hopping from one YouTube guitar lesson to another.

Let’s say that you really want to learn how to play like Jimi Hendrix (dont we all?!)  Then you need to find the appropriate material that is structured and organized that will help you achieve that.  For example, Marty Schwartz has an amazing course on the techniques and style of Jimi Hendrix called Hendrix Revealed.

Or maybe you want to improve your Blues and Rock improvisation skills.  Well learning weird jazz chords wont help you.  You need to find a good guitar course that focuses on Blues and Rock guitar improvisation like Brett Papastache’s 100 Blues Rock Licks

If you are a total beginner then you need to build a solid foundation before you start exploring specific topics like I mentioned above so find yourself a good solid beginners course that is well laid out and organized.  Here are a few I recommend

 

Although I would never suggest you skip learning anything… everything has it’s place and time and there’s no need to learn something now that you won’t really use and forget before you really need it!


Guitar Jamz Daily Deal Killer Clapton Sale

Marty Schwartz is releasing another 24-hour special deal

For the next 24 hours only, he is lowering the already-low price on his popular 22-video series titled “Killer Clapton Guitar Licks & Tricks.

Grab it here, or see below for more details:

[DAILY DEAL] 22-Video “Killer Clapton Licks & Tricks” + 54 Jam Tracks and Ebook ONLY $49.

You CAN play many of the same killer sounds he does, absolutely.

They’re actually easier than you think because while Clapton’s stuff is incredibly TASTY, it’s not acrobatic or difficult

Among other things, you will:

  • Learn Marty’s favorite “go-to” Clapton guitar lick to gain the respect of your fellow musicians.
  • Discover the bittersweet beauty of playing a sour bend.
  • Master a great repeating lick that is used all of the time in classic rock and blues.
  • Learn a classic sounding rock solo with all the bells and whistles that’s totally Clapton! You’ll learn it all in this one: bends, hammer-ons, pull-offs, double-stops, the works.
  • Master the secret to mixing the minor and major pentatonics together. (This will make a HUGE difference in your play.)
  • Put TONS of new licks in your arsenal!!


The Long Way IS The Shortcut

You know, sometimes when you’re learning guitar it’s hard to know what to do next.

Especially in the modern world with all the YouTube stuff and TAB sites and so
much info available – it’s really tough to filter through it all and focus on the
right things.

So what do you do?

I came across a great article from Griff Hamlin of Blues Guitar Unleashed where he talks about this very topic and how sometimes it makes more sense to take what seems like the long approach than going at it head on.

Check it out… Read more

Guitar Jamz Dollar Days Are Back!

 

For the next few days only, you can get any one of Marty’s multi-DVD guitar lesson programs for just $1 (yes, ONE DOLLAR) if you sign up for a
one-year membership to his website.

It’s quite a deal because any one of these DVD programs normally sell between $200 and $300 each.

 

Check out the full details here:
http://www.guitarjamz.com/dollar_days.html

So why would you want to sign up to his private website?

Because he has more than 1,500 video lesson tutorials on there covering every genre and style you can think of.

Any one of the DVD programs will give you a blueprint for reaching ANY guitar goal you may have, and the year-long access to his entire library of online lessons will let you fill in the blanks on whatever else you may need.

These courses from Guitar Jamz will get you MOTIVATED and playing regularly …. not just noodling around but GETTING BETTER by using Marty’s step-by-step video instruction.

The $1 bonus is expiring Friday, February 20th at midnight,Pacific Time.

You owe it to yourself to at least take a look here:

Click here to see the $1 bonus DVD program offer.

Here is a list of the DVD programs that are part of the $1 offer
12-DVD Beginning Guitar bundle. Perfect for any
beginning guitarist or anyone who knows a few chords.

5-DVD Acoustic Blues bundle. Everything you need to
play gritty, acoustic blues in one package.

10-DVD Blues Domination bundle. (Marty’s “mega-Blues”
package for beginner through advanced players.)

4-DVD Soloing bundle. The complete plan to become a
lead guitarist.

4-DVD Music Theory bundle. Music theory made simple
and fun to rocket your skills in any genre.

4-DVD Chord Expander and Rhythm Master bundle. How to
get “from here to there” really fast by exploding your
repertoire of chords.

See them all listed in detail here:
http://www.guitarjamz.com/dollar_days/ 

How cool would it be to sit here exactly one year from now and look back on actually achieving whatever it is you want to do with guitar? I’m telling you, it CAN BE DONE if you have a plan and stick to it!

Can’t Find Time To Practice Guitar?

As a guitar teacher, one of the most common issues I deal with is students not being able to find time to practice.  We all have busy lives and it can be hard to fit yet one more thing in our lives but with an honest look at how you spend your day and a change in how you approach practicing the guitar, you will be able to get quality practice time in and start reaching your guitar playing goals.

There are many guitar players who spend hours and hours reading about guitar playing, watching gear demos, surfing the web for the latest and greatest guitar lick lesson etc and complain that they don’t have enough time to apply all the information into their guitar practice routines.

The problem is- they never put the guitar in their hands.

Learning to play the guitar is a contact sport.

You will not improve your guitar playing skills by reading about it or watching videos of others doing it.  Sorry but you have to actually put the guitar in your hands and play it yourself.

 

But don’t get me wrong. I do believe that reading is fantastic, for me it is one of the most rewarding activities. It is also great to get advice from more accomplished guitar players and other musicians. But if you really want to get somewhere, you must apply what you have learned. It is your responsibility to find out how any piece of advice can help you to become better at what you do.

With that said, here’s are a couple of suggestions to help you get your guitar practice time in each day Read more

Learn 52 New Blues Rhythms

Tired of those old stale blues rhythms you’ve been playing?

As you may have learned by now, most blues falls into a couple of common feels…

There’s the slow blues, something like the old familiar “Blues In E” so common at any jam session…

And then there’s the shuffle blues so common in songs like “Sweet Home Chicago,” “Tore Down,” and… well… about 1000 other songs.

Now you might have some pretty good “stock” rhythm patterns that you use for tunes like that… but what happens when each song is going 10-12 choruses (meaning 10-12 times through the chord progression?)

Yup… it gets pretty dull pretty fast.

If you are sick of playing the same old boring blues rhythms that every blues course, guitar teacher and YouTube video show you then I have a treat for you.

 

Griff Hamlin of Blues Guitar Unleashed has created a killer new course called 52 Rhythm Fills and Variations

as the name implies, there are 52 different ideas in slow blues, shuffle blues, straight feel blues, latin blues, even 2nd line Louisiana styles.

So you’ll never be without some cool ideas for variations on any rhythm or feel that comes up at your next jam session.

With even just a small portion of the ideas inside 52 Rhythm Fills & Variations you’ll have more than enough ideas to keep your comping and rhythms sounding fresh and unique, chorus after chorus.

There isnt another course out there like 52 Rhythm Fills and Variations.  As always, Griff did a fantastic job in putting 52 Rhythm Fills and Variations together.  There are a ton of great blues rhythms across a variety of styles of blues guitar.  It’s a lot of fun

So if you are sick of playing the old standby blues rhythms, check out the preview video below so you can see and hear some of the different blues rhythms that Griff covers in the course.

 

Griff is offering a 33% off discount for a short time through the link below so be sure to jump on it if it is something you are interested in.

Griff has a longer video where he explains in detail what 52 Rhythm Fills and Variations is all about and how to get the 33% off discount.

 

Click the link below to learn more


Huge List of Fun and Easy Beginner Songs For Guitar

The first part of the year always has lots of new guitar students as they either got guitars as gifts for the holidays or make that resolution to commit to learning to play the guitar so this is the perfect opportunity to give you a fantastic ebook that David Taub over Next Level Guitar put together.

We all want to learn songs on the guitar.  That is what drew it to us in the first place.

Playing songs are perfect to help propel your playing to the next level. Use a song as a vehicle to practice your chord changes, work on your strumming, and to work on your rhythm and timing.

David and the team at Next Level Guitar put together an awesome ebook called “Easy Campfire Songs” where he listed popular songs that can be played with just a few chords and easy strum patterns. Read more

FREE Guitar Jamz Acoustic 4 DVD Set

I just found out Marty Schwartz is doing another special 24 hour “flash” sale.

This time he is giving away a free, 4-DVD set on “Acoustic Guitar Techniques” when you purchase his 2-DVD set, “Fingerpicking Techniques.” That Fingerpicking set by itself is already the lowest priced bundle Marty has ever offered …. and now he is throwing in a fantastic 4-DVD set from the good folks at Next Level Guitar.

[DAILY DEAL] 2-DVD “Fingerpicking Techniques” + 4-DVD “Acoustic Techniques” ONLY $39 with FREE SHIPPING

These two packages are the perfect combination because you’ll learn:

  • Fingerpicking techniques that take you from basic to advanced — FAST. Includes folk style, basic chords, Travis picking, acoustic blues, and how to play in style of Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, James Taylor and many others.
  • Every technique you’d ever need to master acoustic guitar, including: how to make chord changes effortlessly, adding rhythmic elements such as the chuck and rhythmic slap, a nifty little trick that lets you totally change the sound and tone of a chord with just one finger, learning hammer-on and pull-off chords, and a myriad of new chords, pseudo bar chords, strum patterns, and much more!

And if that wasnt enough, Marty is throwing in a 14 day FREE TRIAL to GuitarJamz.com

 

Sale ends on February 10th, 2015 at Midnight, Pacific Time

CHECK IT OUT!