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You, Your Guitar and Some Patriotism

For those of you that live in America, Happy 4th of July!  To those currently serving and to those that have served in the past, we certainly thank you and appreciate your service. Griff Hamlin of Blues Guitar Unleashed just put out an awesome lesson on how to play the Star Spangled Banner. He walks [...]

Your Guitar Practice Problems SOLVED!

  Everyone’s schedule is different. We all have different demands, work days, obligations, the list goes on. It might be quite tricky to find meaningful, regular practice time with goals being the major focus. Even if you have hour upon hour per day, it is easy for an entire day to turn in to a [...]

Under My Strum

Many argue that the golden age of rock was the 1970s and that the Rolling Stones was a solid part of that. The Rolling Stones continue to be one of the most influential rock bands around. Keith Richards’ guitar style is raw, rockin’, and so much fun to play! Guitar Tricks has put together an [...]

25 FREE Jam Tracks

JamPlay.com is kicking off their annual summer event by offering a sweet collection of 25 jam tracks in a variety of styles and playing levels to help you put those licks you’ve been working so hard on to good use. The jam tracks use a variety of keys and scales and each track comes with [...]

You, Your Guitar and Some Patriotism

For those of you that live in America, Happy 4th of July!  To those currently serving and to those that have served in the past, we certainly thank you and appreciate your service.

Griff Hamlin of Blues Guitar Unleashed just put out an awesome lesson on how to play the Star Spangled Banner.

He walks you through a great basic version that you can have down in less than 1/2 an hour and then goes on to show you how to Hendrixfy (is that a word?) it.

We all know that Jimi is famous for his amazing rendition of the Star Spangled Banner that he played at Woodstock.

Check out the lesson below have some fun with it and get a chance to crank up a little and let your inner Hendrix out :)

http://bluesguitarunleashed.com/blog/independence-day-2014-star-spangled-banner/

Steve Stine covers the secrets to creating your own killer version of the Star Spangled banner as well in his Learn to Phrase in 14 Days course.  It’s a great lesson and if you’re struggling to really get your solos to sound good then Learn to Phrase in 14 Days is the course for you.

Steve Stine’s Learn to Phrase in 14 Days

And if you love Hendrix and want to learn the tips, tricks and secrets to capturing the playing style of Jimi, then you’ll definitely want to check out Brett Papastache’s Hendrix Masterclass.

If you click the link below, you can get Brett’s best selling 100 Blues Rock Licks course for FREE when you purchase Hendrix Masterclass

Learn to play like Jimi Hendrix

 


Your Guitar Practice Problems SOLVED!

 

Everyone’s schedule is different. We all have different demands, work days, obligations, the list goes on. It might be quite tricky to find meaningful, regular practice time with goals being the major focus. Even if you have hour upon hour per day, it is easy for an entire day to turn in to a noodle-fest.

As part of their summer kick off, JamPlay.com put together an awesome and completely FREE resource to help you organize and develop an effective guitar practice routine.

This template guide is not meant to design any one program for you, but rather to show you how to design your own programs, set your own goals, and evaluate your progress.

This way of disciplined, goal-oriented practicing is more efficient and beneficial than any other method by far.

The great part about this way of thinking and planning is that it works at any level of guitar playing. Get ready to think critically and honestly about your own playing.

 

You know your own playing. You know what you need to work on, you know what your strengths are, and you probably have a pretty good idea of where you want to go long term.
When you design your own plans, you are not just inventing something out of thin air. You are pooling all of the resources you have available to you as a practicing guitarist, and organizing them in a way that helps you stay on task for a very specific time frame.

This practice routine spans 18 pages of information, as well as the template to develop your routine. Feel free to download it now and begin making your sessions more effecient, effective, and beneficial towards your development as a guitarist!

 


Under My Strum

Many argue that the golden age of rock was the 1970s and that the Rolling Stones was a solid part of that.

The Rolling Stones continue to be one of the most influential rock bands around.

Keith Richards’ guitar style is raw, rockin’, and so much fun to play!

Guitar Tricks has put together an awesome Artist Study on Keith Richards that you are going to want to check out

Click Here  ====> Play in the style of Keith Richards

Not only can you learn all these hit songs, but with the Artist Study, you can learn everything about Keith Richards’ guitar style and how to play like him.

To give you a taste, Guitar Tricks unlocked this juicy lesson on Richards’ unique strumming style. 

If you want to learn more, like how to play Wild Horses and the secrets to Keith Richards’ signature tricks, riffs, and licks, just upgrade to Full Access by clicking here. 

Secret tip- Grab a 14 day trial membership that wont cost you a dime and you can check out all of the great artist study lessons and Rolling Stones guitar lessons for FREE.

Click the banner below to grab your free trial


25 FREE Jam Tracks

JamPlay.com is kicking off their annual summer event by offering a sweet collection of 25 jam tracks in a variety of styles and playing levels to help you put those licks you’ve been working so hard on to good use.

The jam tracks use a variety of keys and scales and each track comes with notes to help give you some direction on how to use them.

This collection of jam tracks will do amazing things for your lead guitar playing and really help you develop your improvisation skills and perfect your lead licks.

And they are completely FREE

 

 

And as part of JamPlay’s summer kick off they are offering a killer deal on their 1 year memberships.

Starting today through July 5th, you can get a year membership to one of the oldest and largest online guitar lesson sites on the web for only $109.95.  Regular price is $179.95

Thats a savings of $70!

Jump on it NOW before the price goes back up.

Click here ====>  JamPlay Summer Membership Sale

 

Here’s Why So Many Players Struggle With The Guitar

Have you ever watched your favorite guitar player and said, “What the heck is that guitar chord he’s playing?!”

There’s a reason you don’t know. And it’s actually the missing piece to your playing . .

I promise that once you “get” this, your skill level will leap forward like you won’t believe.

So let’s talk about that mysterious guitar chord for a second, the one you can’t figure out … Read more

The Ultimate Fender Blues Jr Tone Guide

A very popular page here on SixStringMadness.com is the Fender Blues Jr settings.

There were roughly 30 settings that were developed that you gave you a wide range of awesome “presets” for your Blues Jr amp.

Because that page is so popular, the team here at Six String Madness decided to take it up a notch and create a killer ebook called The Ultimate Fender Blues Jr Tone Guide.

It’s a completely FREE ebook and contains the original settings that we offered before AND adds several sections on the best speakers, tubes, cabinets, pedals etc that you can upgrade with to get the maximum tone from your Blues Jr amp.

There’s more!

We have also included an interactive database of the original tones so you can use those as a base, tweak to your liking and save your settings.  There is also a section where you can create your own.

Again the ebook is completely free.  Visit www.BluesJr.com and register to get your copy.

 

Guitar Lessons From Marty Schwartz FOR LIFE!

BIG NEWS ..

Marty Schwartz has opened up a very small number of spots for his popular Guitar Coaching Club

If you understand why this is such a big deal, then go here now:

Guitar Lessons for life from Marty Schwartz

What the heck is the “Guitar Coaching Club??”

It’s simple …

Basically, Marty’s Guitar Coaching Club is where you get every lesson DVD package he has ever produced (which is 69 DVDs and counting!) …

plus every future lesson product Marty ever releases as an instant digital download …

plus lifetime membership to his private website vault with 1,600+ video lessons in all styles and genres for all ability levels …

plus a free 5-CD set of 54 killer jam tracks ..

plus a killer collection of guitar ebooks

… and you get all this ongoing instruction without lifting a finger or asking for it.

And you get all of it for a one-time investment you can break up into 3 payments if you wish.

It’s simply the best value that Marty has ever created …

Marty keeps his Guitar Coaching Club very exclusive and opens a very limited number of spots a couple of times a year.  And thats it.  When the spots are gone, they are GONE

These spots will go fast, so click here right now to grab yours:

http://www.guitarjamz.com/gcc/  <= click here

Marty Schwartz’s Guitar Coaching Club is the absolute best way to ensure that you’ll always have the lessons you need for wherever you are in your guitar journey.  Click here to see everything you get in the club listed on one page.  Marty even shot a short video on that page that explains everything, too.

 


5 Notes That Changed The World

The pentatonic scale is the most widely used scale in blues, rock, pop and metal.

The 5 notes of the pentatonic scale are responsible for some of the greatest solos ever written.

Guitar greats like Jimi Hendrix, AC/DC, Keith Urban and Metallica all have used it at some point to create the mind-blowing, legendary solos you hear today.

There’s a simple and easy way for you to learn the 5 positions of the pentatonic scale and more so you can be well on your way to becoming a high-flying lead guitarist you’ve always dreamed of. Just watch this video:

 

Be sure to download the free tab that comes with it as well.

Thing is, just knowing the patterns of the pentatonic scale is not enough. You need to know how to apply these positions into your playing and be able to switch smoothly and effectively on the fly.

Steve Stine has invited his good buddy and fellow guitar teacher, Casey Smith in to the Guitar Zoom studios to show you a stunningly simple way to apply Pentatonic concepts to create killer guitar solos…and he wants to teach it to solo-hungry guitarists like you!

Check out Casey’s powerful new course on Pentatonic soloing.

Inside, you’ll learn all the trade secrets we guitarists use on a daily basis as the bread and butter of our solos.

…and it isn’t even that hard! If you know the pentatonic scale, you’re halfway there (if you don’t, Casey will teach you).

This has to be one of the best courses out there that shows you the ins and outs of the most powerful scale used in music history.

There is even a special discount on Ultimate Power Pentatonics for Guitar right now that expires Sunday June 7th so be sure to check it out

Start playing mind-blowing solos of your own right NOW.

ultimate power pentatonics info

 

There are 2 more awesome FREE lessons that you can check out from Ultimate Power Pentatonics

Casey goes through some important warm-up and technical exercises so you can play with the clean, crisp speed required to play awesome solos.

In video 3 you will learn a sweet sample Blue solo from Casey himself. Casey will talk through as he plays so you know what he’s doing at all times and won’t be left in the dark.


Papastache Answers Your Questions

Since getting his start as a guest instructor on Marty Schwartz’s YouTube channel, Brett Papastache has put together an awesome catalog of guitar courses including his best selling 100 Blues Rock Licks course and gained quite a following of loyal guitar students.

Brett did a couple of fun videos where he answers questions from guitar students about his gear including the amps he uses, his favorite guitars, what pickups he uses and shares some history about how he got his start in guitar playing and teaching.

If you’re a fan of Brett, you wont want to miss this

Be sure to check out the awesome catalog of guitar lessons that Brett has to offer at PapastacheGuitarLessons.com including the very awesome 100 Blues Rock Licks course.

Click the banner below for more info

blues rock licks from papastache

 

Discover The Next Step In Learning To Play Songs On The Guitar

Here is a great video lesson that Brett Papastache put together as part of his Beginners Breakthrough Series where he shows you what the next key step is that you need to develop in your guitar playing so you can be on your way to playing your favorite songs.

After you conquer the milestone of learning your basic chords, strumming is the next key component that you need to master.

In this great video below, Brett shows you how to develop your sense of rhythm and strumming.  Use the concepts that he shows you and you’ll be on your way to strumming and playing along with your favorite songs.

If you saw the post here on Six String Madness from yesterday, then you’ll know that Brett is running an awesome sale on his best selling Beginners Breakthrough Series.

Click here to find out what the 5 most common obstacles beginner guitar players face and how Papastache’s Beginners Breakthrough Series will help you overcome them