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FREE Jam Track And Guitar Soloing Ebook

David Taub and the crew over at Next Level Guitar put together an awesome guitar soloing ebook and jam track that you can download for free. David also put together a short note on some tips for the best ways to use this ebook and jam track From David- Keep in mind that for this [...]

Practicing Guitar In The Summer

Summer is A great time of year.  Lots of outdoor activities, great concerts, long days, gorgeous weather.  People get busy with all of this fun and the same thing happens every year – guitars go back in their case and seldom see the light of day until fall. I’m like everybody else, I want to [...]

Learn To Shred Like An 80′s Rock God

If you’re a fan of 80′s hard rock and metal guitar players like Slash, Eddie Van Halen, Geroge Lynch and Randy Rhoads, then you wont want to miss Steve Stine’s latest course- 80′s Guitar Soloing Masterclass. Over 8 weeks, Steve provides personal instruction through live and recorded video, tabs, backing tracks and other student exclusive [...]

New Papastache Guitar Licks Course

Brett “Papastache” Papa, Marty Schwartz’s best friend, amazing guitar player and teacher has just released an awesome new course called 100 Blues- Rock Licks Brett is Marty’s childhood friend and has appeared as a guest teacher on the Guitar Jamz YouTube channel dozens of times and has several of his very successful channels. I know [...]

FREE Jam Track And Guitar Soloing Ebook

David Taub and the crew over at Next Level Guitar put together an awesome guitar soloing ebook and jam track that you can download for free.

David also put together a short note on some tips for the best ways to use this ebook and jam track

From David-

Keep in mind that for this lesson I use the jam track as a template to help teach you how to unlock and understand the mystery of jamming. You’ll also learn how to know what avenues to try when soloing and improvising. 

First off, in the eBook I teach a bunch of different soloing avenues that you can try. If some of these are not familiar to you, that is okay, you can just start off with what you feel most comfortable with and build from there. It’s always nice to try and push yourself into new territories and try new things.

The track is in the key of G minor, so you can play G minor Pentatonic and Blues Scales over all the chords. I diagram out the Blues scales over the entire neck in the eBook so be sure and try out a few new positions if you don’t know them as yet.

Also illustrated in the eBook are the Expanded I and II Blues Scales. Be sure and also try these scales as they will get you playing laterally across the neck connecting boxes together – lots of fun.

You can also play the Natural Minor Scale over all the chords in this track. That scale adds two notes to the Minor Pentatonic Scale and those two added notes will add tons of melodicism and wow factor to your licks. A few positions of the Natural Minor Scale are in the eBook so also give those a try.

Be sure and check out page six of the Ebook as I teach the steps to determine the soloing avenues that you can try over the Jam Track. This will help you to use this lesson as a template and build lead guitar confidence so you can solo over any track!

As you get more comfortable you can try to solo over each chord independently. That option gives you a very sophisticated sound as you outline the chords with your lead lines – read more about that choice in the eBook.

Then fire up the track and just get lost in playing and soloing and enjoy the process!!
Click here to download the Jam Track and eBook 

P.S. To dive into these materials deeper and to get another nine killer jam tracksand over 22 hours of video lessons, check out The Ultimate Blues Explosion Course 

Click below to watch a video preview and learn more about the course:

http://www.nextlevelguitar.com/pages/ultimate_blues_explosion/ 

 

 

 

 

Practicing Guitar In The Summer

Summer is A great time of year.  Lots of outdoor activities, great concerts, long days, gorgeous weather.  People get busy with all of this fun and the same thing happens every year – guitars go back in their case and seldom see the light of day until fall. I’m like everybody else, I want to be outside as much as possible during the summer too and it can be hard to fit guitar practice time in.

During the summer it’s important to not lose the progress that you have made throughout the rest of the year. If you don’t touch your guitar for weeks on end you’re going to end up back where you started. Since it’s difficult for many of us to plan daily guitar practice it’s important to get the most out of the occasional times that you do practice. Here are some ideas for making the most out of even 10 or 15 minutes of practice.

 

Identify Your Weakness

If you’re only going to play guitar for a few minutes today, it’s important to focus on exercises or activities that will yield the most gain with the least amount of effort. Here are a couple of common weaknesses and what you can do to fix them.

 

Weakness – I don’t know many songs or my repertoire isn’t very good. Learn a new song, riff, lick every week. Don’t learn complicated leads or super difficult songs. Learn easy songs that can be shown to a friend in a few minutes. Also be sure to play the songs that you do know.  It will keep them fresh in your mind and ensure you can play them well.  Summer time is all about campfires.  Learn some easy strummers and share with your friends and family around the fire.

Weakness – I find it difficult playing faster than X beats per minute. Here’s the cure. Play the same exercise every day for the next 30 days. Each day move the metronome up just one beat. Today you’re at 90, tomorrow you’re at 91. In thirty days you’ll be playing at 120 beats per minute.  This works with an exercise, a lick, anything you do on the guitar.  Work with your metronome or a program that allows you to adjust the tempo of a song.

I hope this article shows you that you can continue to have plenty of fun outdoors and still make progress with your guitar over the summer. Keep a timer handy. Your phone probably has a timer app. Set the timer for ten or fifteen minutes. After the timer sounds that’s all the practice you need to do. Chances are you’ll sit there for several more minutes because you’re having so much fun.  Enjoy the summer and keep the guitar in your hands.

And if you’re looking for some great courses to work on during the summer, check out the following Six String Madness Summer Top Picks

Steve Stine’s 80′s Guitar Soloing Masterclass-  Get personal instruction from Steve as he teaches an 8 week course highlighting the playing styles of the top guitar players from the decade of BIG GUITAR.  You’ll learn the guitar styles of George Lynch, Slash, Eddie Van Halen and others

Marty Schwartz and the Guitar Jamz Beginner DVD Bundle-  Learn to play your favorite songs quickly and easily in Marty’s awesome 12 DVD Beginner set

GuitarTricks.com- Purchase a year subscription to one of the best online sites to learn to play the guitar and they will give you a FREE guitar!  How cool is that?!  Click here to check it out-  GuitarTricks.com FREE GUITAR offer

Learn To Shred Like An 80′s Rock God

If you’re a fan of 80′s hard rock and metal guitar players like Slash, Eddie Van Halen, Geroge Lynch and Randy Rhoads, then you wont want to miss Steve Stine’s latest course- 80′s Guitar Soloing Masterclass.

Over 8 weeks, Steve provides personal instruction through live and recorded video, tabs, backing tracks and other student exclusive resources to teach you how to play like the guitar legends that defined the decade of big guitar.  Icons that changed the way guitar would be played forever.

No other course has been created at this level of detail and packed with EVERYTHING you need to shred like a 1980′s rock-guitar-great.

80′s Guitar Soling Masterclass is the class you’ve been waiting for.

Click the video below to watch Steve discuss what you’ll learn in 80′s Guitar Soloing Masterclass


New Papastache Guitar Licks Course

Brett “Papastache” Papa, Marty Schwartz’s best friend, amazing guitar player and teacher has just released an awesome new course called 100 Blues- Rock Licks

Brett is Marty’s childhood friend and has appeared as a guest teacher on the Guitar Jamz YouTube channel dozens of times and has several of his very successful channels.

I know what you’re thinking- “yet another licks coiurse” but this course is different See, Brett is not satisfied with teaching you a few blues-rock licks and leaving it at that.

There’s one huge mistake people make when learning how to play licks. It’s that they are taught guitar licks – and nothing else.

In other words, they leave it up to you as to how to make use of the licks themselves: how to practice them, how to apply them, how to solo with them, etc.

BIG MISTAKE.  You’re WAY better off learning right off the bat how to APPLY the lick.  And how to ATTACH it to other licks.  And how to play them all over the neck.

It means you can now do almost anything you want on guitar.

I’m telling you, this is the big missing piece that gets you to that next playing level quickly.

So here’s what Brett did ….

He created a 5-DVD set in which he breaks all this down in his own inimitable style.

It’s called “100 Blues Rock Licks,” and you can take a look here:

>>>  http://www.papastache.com/blues_rock_licks/index_sc.html

A cool bonus that Brett is giving away if you order his new Blues- Rock Licks course is that you get a  free 14-day pass the Guitar Jamz private membership site where you can get access to every single guitar lesson Marty Schwartz ever created
(1,500+ and counting).

Go see this now to see what it will do for your playing:

 

100+ Blues Rock Licks With Free
Guitar Jamz Membership Bonus!

 

There are some awesome styles and genres taught in this package, too …. Stuff you don’t normally hear, such as Hendrix psychedelic rock, punk rock blues and more.  But he DOES cover the killer stuff we all love, like classic rock, hard rock,basic 1-4-5 blues, etc.  You can listen to samples here.

JamPlay July 4th Sale- Save $40!

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Learn Fingerstyle Guitar With Marty Schwartz

Playing fingerstyle guitar is an art all its own. And if you haven’t explored it much … well, you should!

Fingerpicking on guitar gives you a very different and unique sound that you arent able to get with a pick.

And this is true no matter what genre you play.

I mean, no matter what style you’re into, soon as you start playing fingerstyle, the notes just seem to LEAP off your guitar and pretty soon you transport yourself and your listeners to another place entirely.

Anyway, I found an awesome resource to learn this for yourself. Marty Schwartz, who teamed up with John Konesky (of Tenacious D
fame) to create an “all-in-one” 2-DVD set on fingerpicking techniques.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This special set is ONLY
available for the next 48 hours.

I’m talking about playing in the style of Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell and other masters like Lindsay Buckingham, Tommy Emmanuel and more.

Ever hear how James Taylor produces that awesome “orchestral” sound with his fingerstyle playing? Well, you’ll learn how to play that and more with these DVDs.

The lessons start at the very beginning and build from there: how to hold the guitar, what fingers to use, how to play basic chords …. and then they go into the really cool stuff like how to do Travis picking and even how to play fingerstyle for acoustic blues.

This stuff is FUN and not all that hard!!

Check out this video:

 

Learn more about this awesome DVD set


Free Guitar Songwriting ebook

David Taub and the team over at Next Level Guitar put together a great ebook on chord construction, music theory and songwriting.  This is an awesome resource for guitar players that want to understand the WHY of guitar playing and learn how to write their own songs.

 

 

Click Here to download ===> Next Level Guitar Songwriting ebook

Be sure to check out all of the awesome lessons that Next Level Guitar has to offer with a 3 Day FREE TRIAL

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10 Famous Songs With Three Chords Or Less

GuitarTricks.com recently did an article on 10 Famous Songs With Three Chords Or Less

If you are a beginner and looking for some good chord practice with some easy songs, this would be a fantastic list to work from.

 

 

Click here to see the list ===> 10 Famous Songs With 3 Chords

 

Check out a FREE trial of the GuitarTricks.com site.

Click Here ===> GuitarTricks.com FREE Trial

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.


Shortcut the Guitar Learning Process

Most people think you need natural talent to be successful at play the guitar.  Guess what?  That view is OVERRATED

It is much more powerful to have KNOWLEDGE

Even guitarists we think of as amazingly “gifted” turn out to be hard-working craftsmen who applied knowledge and practiced diligently.

Let’s take Jimi Hendrix.  He got his first acoustic guitar for $5 at the age of 15, collected tips from experienced players, and practiced like crazy.

There’s no getting around that you gotta learn this instrument from the ground up, so to speak.

And the best way I know to shortcut the learning process is to
learn music theory.

You don’t need to learn every last thing about music theory —only the essentials that you’ll really use.

When you learn just a few of the fundamentals of music theory, the fretboard opens up to you like one of those enchanting musical boxes where beautiful music just comes pouring out, seemingly by magic.

That is why everyone’s favorite guitar teacher, Marty Schwartz has created a course called Music Theory Survival Guide,

Seriously, forget everything you may have heard about music theory. This is way cooler, easier and more fun — than you think.

 

 

If you are:

a) A beginner who wants to make faster progress than normal because you’d rather not remain a beginner very long;

Or …

b) An intermediate or longtime player who has been pretty much stuck at the same level, perhaps hitting plateau after plateau, never really getting much better (and maybe even sliding backwards a bit) …

…then Marty’s Music Theory Survival Guide is what you need

 

Most music theory courses are extremely boring, complicated and not guitar oriented.  Marty has created a music theory course that is the most practical, useable, hands-on and just plain FUN course that will serve as maybe the most important stepping stone to your guitar journey.

He has cut out all the non-essential theory and only handed you the stuff you REALLY need to know.

Check out this video to learn more about how Music Theory Survival Guide will finally get you over the hump

 

Learn To Play Like Keith Richards

Certainly an icon to rock and roll and guitar players everywhere, Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones is as cool as they get.

Rolling Stones magazine gave Richards the honor of “rock’s greatest single body riffs” on guitar and even named him #4 of the 100 greatest guitarists ever!

While we all weren’t born with the talent of the great Richards, we can still come close by studying the fundamentals that influenced his sound.

Here is a great lesson from the team at GuitarTricks.com on playing with open G tuning, which Richards was notoriously known for.

And if you dig this lesson, check out a FREE trial of the GuitarTricks.com site.

Click Here ===> GuitarTricks.com FREE Trial

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.