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Guitar Soloing Tips From Lita Ford

A British born rocker who grew up on the streets of L.A., Lita Ford is considered one of the most important female representatives of the rock genre. Being a founding member of the Runaways, one of the first girl groups who unexpectedly broke down barriers in the punk era as well as the male-dominated world [...]

Labor Day Sales and Deals

There are some good deals out there this weekend for guitar gear and courses.  Here are some that caught my eye that I thought I would share with all of you-   Guitar Center always has good sales during the holidays.  Click the banner below to check out some cool gear thats on sale this [...]

Last Day For the 34 Song Lesson DVDs for $1

Tomorrow is the last day to take advantage of the MEGA deal that David Taub over at Next Level Guitar is offering. The short of it is- David is offering all 34 of his song lesson DVDs for only $1 when you sign up for a year membership to Next Level Guitar. The fun doesnt [...]

The Secret To Effective Practice

Griff Hamlin of Blues Guitar Unleashed recently sent out an article where he discussed how to truly practice effectively and what it means to have direction in your guitar playing.  I thought his advice was so good that I had to share the article with my Six String Madness readers. The article is fairly long so [...]

Guitar Soloing Tips From Lita Ford

A British born rocker who grew up on the streets of L.A., Lita Ford is considered one of the most important female representatives of the rock genre. Being a founding member of the Runaways, one of the first girl groups who unexpectedly broke down barriers in the punk era as well as the male-dominated world of rock music, causing a stir with their six rebellious releases.

Following the demise of the Runaways, LITA FORD concentrated on her own career and produced many memorable hits including: the chart topping duet with Ozzy Osbourne “Close Your Eyes Forever”, “What Do You Know About Love”, “Shot Of Poison”, “Larger Than Life” and “Kiss Me Deadly.”

JamPlay.com as part of their Artist Instructor series is fortunate to have Lita Ford as part of the group.  Check out the video below as Lita will provide some killer advice on how to put together a memorable solo.

 

If you are intererested in checking out the rest of the awesome video lessons that Lita did for JamPlay, click the link below-

>>> Lita Ford Guitar Lessons <<<

You will need a subscription to JamPlay to be able to access all 11 video lessons but for a single month’s cost of $19.95, it’s an awesome deal.

If you want to learn more about JamPlay and check out all of the other artist instructors, click here-

>>>> JamPlay info  <<<<

 

 


Labor Day Sales and Deals

There are some good deals out there this weekend for guitar gear and courses.  Here are some that caught my eye that I thought I would share with all of you-

 

Guitar Center always has good sales during the holidays.  Click the banner below to check out some cool gear thats on sale this weekend


The Best Gear and the Best Deals- GuitarCenter.com

 

Gibson Learn and Master Guitar is having an $85 off sale on one of the most comprehensive guitar courses I have reviewed.  I have mentioned Learn and Master Guitar with Steve Krenz on Six String Studios a number of times and still think this is one of the best courses to take a new beginner all the way through intermediate level playing.  Click the banner to check out the sale

They also have a great Blues course that you may want to check out as well-

Learn and Master Spotlight Series Blues Guitar

 

TrueFire.com is having a Buy One Get One Free on all of their courses.  True Fire has some amazing lesson programs along with student plans where you can work directly with one of their teachers, watch ALL of the lessons on TrueFire TV or just purchase digital downloads of their top guitar courses.  If you are in to Blues, check out

50 Texas Blues Licks you Must Know

Blues Survival Guide Rhythm Edition

Solo Factory Texas Blues

And if you are in to hard rock and metal check out

Hard Rock Survival Guide

50 Metal Guitar Licks You Must Know

 

Guitar Effects Survival Guide

 

 

Click the link below to check out the entire catalog of guitar courses they have and to get your BOGO

TrueFire.com Labor Day BOGO

 

Next Level Guitar has been running their MEGA SALE where you get 34 song lesson DVDs for $1 when you sign up for a year membership to NextLevelGuitar.com.  They are also throwing in a FREE membership to Marty Schwartz’s site GuitarJamz.com.  Not sure if the promo is still going so you may want to jump on it.

>>> http://www.nextlevelguitar.com/full_promo/

 

 

Dan Denley over at GuitarZoom.com is running a sale on his mega 20 DVD RipFire Guitar course.  RipFire is a 20 DVD course designed to help intermediate guitar players take their playing to the next level.   

 

Check out some preview videos from the course

>>>  RipFire DVD Previews 

Click below to learn more about RipFire and order

 

Last Day For the 34 Song Lesson DVDs for $1

Tomorrow is the last day to take advantage of the MEGA deal that David Taub over at Next Level Guitar is offering.

The short of it is- David is offering all 34 of his song lesson DVDs for only $1 when you sign up for a year membership to Next Level Guitar.

The fun doesnt stop there.  His good friend and everyone’s favorite internet guitar teacher, Marty Schwartz will include a full year of access to Guitar Jamz as well.

The cost comes out to only 38 cents a day.  This has to be one of the best deals on guitar lessons I have seen all year!

You can see all that listed here, along with each song
lesson title on all 34 DVDs:

>>> http://www.nextlevelguitar.com/full_promo/

There have been a lot of questions around this insane deal that David sent out an email where he answered some of the most common questions-

YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED!

Let me answer some of the questions coming in
about all of this …. Read more

The Secret To Effective Practice

Griff Hamlin of Blues Guitar Unleashed recently sent out an article where he discussed how to truly practice effectively and what it means to have direction in your guitar playing.  I thought his advice was so good that I had to share the article with my Six String Madness readers.

The article is fairly long so I have cut out the highlights for you.  If you feel like you are stuck in a rut with your guitar practice, it may be due to how and what you are practicing.  Hopefully this article will help you.

When you think about where you would like to be with your playing in 3, 6, or 12 months down the road, what do you see? 

… if you don’t know where you are going, how will you know when you get there? 

When you practice you need to think in cycles of about 10 days (maybe 14 or 21 depending on how much you practice per day) at a time. 

Your brain simply cannot concentrate on the exact same thing for weeks and weeks on end. And I’ve found that after about 10 days it’s time to put some things on the back burner and work on something else for a cycle. 

Does that mean you’ll forget what you learned? 

So now that you know more about practicing in cycles, let’s talk about where you want to be… 

More than anything you want to have a purpose to what you are doing. 

My dad always said “you always need to have something look forward to.” 

It’s a simple premise, but when you think about it what he’s really saying is that everything you do needs a purpose. If your reason is strong, success is all but assured. 

So take today and get a clear picture in your mind of where you want to be in 30 days from now… write it down in a calendar or something that you’ll see in 30 days. 

And then look at what you’re practicing and make sure it lines up with your goals… 


Get 34 Song Lesson DVDs For $1

 

When you learn to play a song, you feel totally empowered, as if you just learned a magic trick.

If you have never felt the thrill of playing your favorite song on guitar, then hang tight because you’re in for a major treat.  I’m about to show you how you can ….

Learn 34 of the most popular
guitar songs in history.

And the reason for that is simple ….

There is nothing more motivating, empowering and just flat-out magical than learning how to play a complete song you didn’t know before.

Because let’s face it — when you play that song for the first time for someone you know, they instantly see you in a different light.

You’ve become a different person in their eyes: more creative, more talented, more artistic, more …. special.

Is there anything cooler than that?  I think not.

See what I mean by going here:

>>> http://www.nextlevelguitar.com/34DVDPromo

So here’s the deal . . . .

You may not know this, but David Taub, co-creator of Next Level Guitar has

created 34 song lesson DVDs of the most popular guitar songs ever written.
There is a wide array of rock and blues, but they all have one thing in common they’re ALL eternal classics that everyone loves to hear.

So here’s what David is doing. He wants to send you ALL 34 of his Song Lesson DVDs for just $1 when you become a member of his site.

Thats right: THIRTY-FOUR DVDs mailed to your doorstep for ONE DOLLAR that will show you how to play some of the most classic songs of all time, step by step,
move by move, in painstaking detail, so that you won’t miss a thing.

You get this entire collection of instructional videos for $1 when you purchase a one-year membership for the regular annual price of $139.

That’s just 38 cents per day. Total no-brainer if you ask me.

WAIT.  It gets better…

In addition to David’s membership site, You will get a membership to GuitarJamz.com

Thats right.  Access to BOTH Next Level Guitar AND Guitar Jamz
We’re talking more than THREE THOUSAND video lessons covering every aspect of guitar you can imagine.

And that’s not even counting the 34 song lesson DVDs dropped on you doorstep for just one lousy dollar.

Want to see the 34 songs you’ll learn for $1? Then go
here now:

==>  Get the 34 DVD bonus for $1

Oh yeah, you’re also getting jam tracks, written materials, and forum support for an entire year . . .

Seriously, jump on this if your gut tells you that this could be a good hing for you.

Or just take a look at the whole pile of DVDs and see
if any of the songs are your favorites:

http://www.nextlevelguitar.com/34DVDPromo

David is also throwing in ALL of his 7 written lesson ebooks. This is a
virtual LIBRARY containing 227 pages of carefully
constructed lessons detailing everything you could
ever want to know about Beginner Guitar, Blues Rock
Soloing, Rock Licks, along with Rock and Blues Jam
Tracks.

This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to get

  • 1 year access to BOTH Guitar Jamz and Next Level Guitar- Over 3,000 lessons!
  • 34 AWESOME song lesson DVDs
  • 7 written lesson guitar ebooks


The Secret Power of I-IV-V

Lisa McCormick of GuitarTricks.com recently wrote a great article on the power of the I-IV-V progression.  Understanding how you can use this progression in different keys will allow you to play virtually any song you want by ear.

Check it out-

 

Let’s face it, sometimes music theory just doesn’t seem very sexy.

But wait -

Have you ever lusted after figuring out how to play a song on the guitar, instantly, just by ear?

No sheet music, no tabs, no chord charts. Just you, the naked song, and the starry night. A match made in heaven.

Turns out, you may be a whole lot closer to that than you think.

In many cases, all you need is an understanding of the magic of “One, Four, Five”, in order to quickly figure out how to play thousands of songs, by ear.

What’s “One, Four, Five”?

“One, Four, Five” is common shorthand for Basic Chord Theory. And Basic Chord Theory is the hidden system behind what makes chords work together, within a key.

If you play a chord-based instrument (guitar, piano, organ, banjo, mandolin, uke, etc.), understanding Basic Chord Theory can be a real game changer for you and how you connect with your instrument.

What Does it Mean?

Let’s roll up our sleeves and dig in. Ready?

Every major key (like the key of C, for example), has a corresponding major scale (the C major scale).

Think: Do, Re, Me, Fa, Sol, La, Ti, Do.

(or: Sing the first line to the Christmas Carol ‘Joy to the World’, and you’ll have the major scale, backwards!)

Now, replace the Do, Re, Mi’s, etc. with numbers.

Do = 1. Re = 2. Mi = 3. Fa = 4. Sol = 5. La = 6. Ti = 7.

Sticking with the example of the key of C, and the C major scale, sing or play the scale starting on C.

Now, C = 1. D = 2. E = 3. F = 4. G = 5. A = 6. B = 7.

With me so far?

Now, single out number 1, number 4, and number 5.
(“One, Four, Five”, remember?)
And you get C, F, and G.

Finally, play those as major CHORDS (not just notes). You get a C major chord, an F major chord, and a G major chord. Read more

Improve Your Chord Changing and Strumming

Here is an awesome lesson for beginner-level players.

David Taub of Next Level Guitar put together a cool video lesson that will help beginner guitar players master two huge concepts:

1)  How can I change chords more smoothly and easily?

2)  How can I play with more natural-sounding rhythm?

Why those two questions?  Because these are two of the most challenging aspects of beginner guitar!

Keep in mind that guitar frustration often comes from not having solid fundamentals and not using the proper techniques.

So many students experience frustration because they were never taught how to use the proper techniques that make chord changing so much easier, less frustrating, and more rewarding.

But fear not — this new free lesson is going to blast your chord changing into the stratosphere!

Please remember that the exercise is very challenging and will take some time to master. Add it to your daily practice routine and chip away at it each day. Use it for a warm up or try to get through it when you have a spare few minutes here and there.

With time and patience you will amaze yourself at how quickly and easily you will be blowing through the most challenging of chord changes.

Check it out!

 

 

If you want to dig deeper into these principles be sure and check out the Next Level Guitar Beginner Thank You package.

That package will take you right from the start of your guitar journey and is perfect for the beginner player even if you’ve never touched a guitar!   The package has

  • 14 DVDs- over 28 hours of AWESOME guitar lessons
  • Two bonus song DVDs
  • 90-day site membership to Next Level Guitar that gives you access to more than 1,500 lessons in all styles and genres.

And it’s all for over half off

Watch a video preview and read more about these lessons:

Next Level Guitar Complete Solution for Beginning Guitarists at HALF OFF

 

 

Learn To Play Hendrix

I mentioned in my last post that Dunlop has teamed up with GuitarTricks.com to offer a killer contest where you can win Dunlop Hendrix guitar effects pedals AND get a free trial to GuitarTricks.com

What I didnt mention was all of that great Hendrix lessons that you can take advantage of with your free trial to Guitar Tricks.

Guitar Tricks has a huge collection of Hendrix song lessons including:

Hear My Train A Comin’
Little Wing
Manic Depression
Pali Gap
Purple Haze
Slow Time Blues
The Wind Cries Mary
Valleys Of Neptune
Voodoo Child (Slight Return)

Click the video below to check em out

If that wasnt enough, here is a cool Hendrix technique lesson-
Much of Hendrix’s style comes from his ability to express his emotion so deeply.  one of the tricks he used to make his performances so powerful was the skill of string bending.  Check out this video to learn the basics in adding more power to your bending and lead guitar playing.

Hendrix Style String Bending


Win Dunlop Hendrix Guitar Effects

Dunlop and GuitarTricks.com has partnered to create a killer contest where you can win Dunlop Jimi Hendrix effects pedals.

Step #1 Sign up for a free 14-day trial, which will give you access to everything on Guitar Tricks.

Step #2 Watch the Pali Gap lesson and get automatically entered to win.

Get Your Free Trial And Win Limited Edition Effects


14 Day Free Trial To GuitarJamz.com

Marty Schwartz has offered a 3 day full access free trial to GuitarJamz.com for a long time but for a limited time is offering a 14 day trial.  If you have ever wanted to check out GuitarJamz here is your chance.

Click the link ===>  GuitarJamz 14 Day Trial

 

And if you dig that you may want to check out these other great free trials

 

GuitarTricks.com

 

Not familiar with Guitar Tricks?
  • They have a fantastic step-by-step beginner program called The Core Learning System which includes onscreen notation to help you better learn.
  • There are over 8,000 lessons to choose from
  • They have twice as many songs as the competition (500 songs)  This is definitely THE site to learn songs from.  Learn songs from artists such as the Beatles, Kiss, SRV and Jimi Hendrix
  • Videos have a 3-angle view shot on HD cameras to give you the best view possible.
NextLevelGuitar.com
David Taub and crew have one of the longest running guitar lesson sites on the web.  There is a ton of great lessons on the site.  Perfect for all levels of playing.