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Huge Sale on Steve Stine’s 96 Blues Licks

Hey! Steve Stine’s brand new course is coming soon so the good folks at GuitarZoom needs to make room in the warehouse NOW. So, from now until midnight, Thursday (April 3), you can grab your copy of Steve’s best selling course- 96 Blues Licks for a HUGE discount including the original bonuses that were offered [...]

Improve Your Picking

In order to pick faster, you need to think about several basic components. The efficiency of your picking motion: – You do NOT need to pick with the least amount of motion per note. – You do NOT need to use the least amount of force per note.  … but you DO need to minimize [...]

GuitarJamz Guitar Coaching Club Available Again

Never pay for a guitar lesson again!   Marty Schwartz has reopened his Guitar Coaching Club for a limited time. If you havent checked it out already, be sure to do so as the sale ends this Friday. This is the ultimate bundle of guitar lessons. It is everything that Marty has released. Marty Schwartz [...]

St Patty’s Day Sale- Gibson Learn and Master Guitar

  If you’ve had your eye on the award winning Gibson’s Learn and Master Guitar or if you are a beginner looking for some awesome guitar instruction, you wont want to miss out on the St Patrick’s Day sale. Through this weekend, you can save $100 on Gibson’s Learn and Master Guitar course Here is [...]

Huge Sale on Steve Stine’s 96 Blues Licks

Steve Stine's 96 Blues Licks

Hey! Steve Stine’s brand new course is coming soon so the good folks at GuitarZoom needs to make room in the warehouse NOW.

So, from now until midnight, Thursday (April 3), you can grab your copy of Steve’s best selling course- 96 Blues Licks for a HUGE discount including the original bonuses that were offered when the course was first released.

There’s no coupon code to type in. Your discount will be automatically applied at checkout. It’s easy! Here’s where you can get your copy-

96 Blues Licks Special Offer

Stay tuned for more info on Steve’s course coming soon!

Dont forget- this offer expires Thursday April 3rd at midnight

Improve Your Picking

In order to pick faster, you need to think about several basic
components.
The efficiency of your picking motion:
- You do NOT need to pick with the least amount of motion
per note.

- You do NOT need to use the least amount of force per note.

 … but you DO need to minimize the motions that do not
contribute to the sound you want to make.  For example: when
playing a scale, letting your pick move away from the guitar after
each note is very inefficient (which makes it difficult to play fast).
Another example, when playing rhythm guitar (with all
downstrokes), you need to practice minimizing the time it takes
your hand to return to its original starting point (rather than trying
to pick with the least amount of effort).
The efficiency of your fretting hand movements: The fingers of
your fretting hand should not move too far away from the guitar
neck, and you should be able to use each finger of the hand
without affecting the behavior of other fingers.  Likewise, your
fretting hand will need to learn to act independently of the picking
hand.  In other words, the fretting hand will usually be required to
apply less force to fret the notes than the picking hand will need to
pick the notes (with some exceptions).  You need to be able to
control the behavior of each hand on its own, without involving the
other hand.
Your coordination/synchronization: Focus your practice on
developing the ability of both hands to pick and fret each note
simultaneously.  This may sound obvious, but it is often the
biggest problem I see with new students who first come to me for
lessons.
Your guitar set up (and picks):  Make sure that you use a very thick
pick (you must not be able to bend it). Also, it is a myth that you
will be able to pick faster by tuning down your guitar (to reduce
string tension), or by using thinner strings.  This actually makes
the strings harder to control.  Of course, you “can” learn to play
very fast with such a set up, but that type of set up by itself does
NOT make you play any better.


GuitarJamz Guitar Coaching Club Available Again

Never pay for a guitar lesson again!

 

Marty Schwartz has reopened his Guitar Coaching Club for a limited time.

If you havent checked it out already, be sure to do so as the sale ends this Friday.

This is the ultimate bundle of guitar lessons. It is everything that Marty has released.

Marty Schwartz is easily one of the most popular guitar teachers found on the internet and his website membership and DVDs are a fantastic way for teach yourself players or those looking to supplement their private lessons to make REAL progress on the guitar.

 

 

“The Guitar Coaching Club Includes

  • Lifetime Site Membership to GuitarJamz
  • 69 Guitar lesson DVD’s
  • Lifetime Delivery of Marty’s Newest DVD’s
  • 5 Bonus Jamtrack CD’s
  • 6 Bonus Guitar Ebooks
  • Plus Member’s Only Access to the GuitarJamz Exclusive Guitar Forum

Using these DVDs along with lifetime online access to more than 1,000 tutorials is quite simply the best way I know to get better ….WAY better….on guitar.

Get lifetime instruction to reach your
guitar dreams and never pay for
another lesson ever again.


St Patty’s Day Sale- Gibson Learn and Master Guitar

 

If you’ve had your eye on the award winning Gibson’s Learn and Master Guitar or if you are a beginner looking for some awesome guitar instruction, you wont want to miss out on the St Patrick’s Day sale.

Through this weekend, you can save $100 on Gibson’s Learn and Master Guitar course

Here is a review of the course-

Gibson Learn and Master Guitar- Winner of the 2011 Acoustic Guitar Magazine Players Choice Award among others, this has to be one of the best courses out there for learning to play the guitar. Its got 20 DVDs, 5 jam along CDs and 100+ page book with free online support

This is a high-quality, step-by-step video instruction that takes you from beginner (or intermediate) all the way through advanced instruction. It is a complete step-by-step video instruction course that takes you from any skill level, even if you’re a total novice, through the advanced skills training used by the pros. Not a beginner? Just skip through the basics and jump into the more advanced training. Here are some Free Guitar Sample Lessons from the Learn and Master Course.

This is a monster course. I dont think there is a more complete course out there. It covers more topics and styles then any other guitar lesson dvd and has to have at least a year’s worth of lesson content.

Course instructor Steve Krenz has the perfect demeanor for a self study program. While he doesn’t rush through topics he takes care not to over explain either. If you’re ready to make the commitment of the recommended 20-30 minutes a day to learning and practicing the guitar, this course is perfect.

The course book and jam track cds are the perfect companion to the dvds and round out the whole package. All are really high quality.

Some people may be overwhelmed by the sheer size of the course. 20 DVDs is a lot of material but remember, guitar playing is a journey and the Gibson Learn and Master Guitar course is definitely a journey. I think it has to be the closest thing to getting a year’s worth of private lessons as you can get.

Price wise, its right around $149. That might seem like a lot but for the amount of material you get and how long it will take to get through it, its a bargain!

Be sure to check out the free Gibson Learn And Master Guitar App for iPhone, Droid, and Intel as well.

Check it out ===> Learn and Master Guitar Sale

 

Secret Revealed- The Strings Marty Schwartz Uses

For years guitar players have been asking what strings the internet’s #1 guitar teacher, Marty Schwartz uses.

Finally, Marty has given in to the pressure and let the world know what strings he uses for all of those popular guitar lessons that many guitar players have enjoyed on Youtube and Marty’s site- GuitarJamz.com

Interested in getting 3 free days to GuitarJamz?

Click Here ===>  GuitarJamz.com FREE Access

Check it out-


12 Things You Can Do To Be A Better Guitar Player Right Now

John McCarthy and the team over at RockHouseMethod.com put out a great article on 12 things that you can do right now to improve your guitar playing.

If you are a regular reader of SixStringMadness, then you know we are big supporters of John and his products so be sure to head over to www.RockHouseMethod.com and check out the cool lessons he has

12 Things You Can Do To Be A Better Guitar Player Right Now

All musicians want to get better with their instrument as quickly as possible. Whether  you play guitar, bass guitar, drums, keys or tambourine here are 12 things you can do to be a better musician right now.

1.  LISTEN….Everyone wants to become a better player but most sit and play their songs and exercises over and over but don’t really listen to what they’re playing they just play the same mistakes and sloppiness over and over. By taking your time and slowing things down and really listening to your self play you will start to realize the elements you need to improve your playing. You need to know your weaknesses to improve them
When your ears hear what needs to be done your fingers will react
2. PRACTICE SMART….Don’t practice what you already know practice what you don’t know and what you need to improve on. In all my years of teaching the one thing I’ve seen that most students did that curved their learning process is this, they learned a few songs and when they went to practice they played these song (that they already knew) over and over. You need to think of the techniques or musical pieces that you are not proficient at and set your goals to learn these in your practice sessions.
Save your pieces that you play well for performing and practice your weaknesses. By making your weaknesses strengths you will become a better player
3. WATCH YOURSELF…Sit in front of a mirror and watch your hands, your fingers, even your shoulder and arms. Look for tension and economy of motion. Make sure you are not causing tension by the way you are sitting and holding the guitar. To play great you must be a relaxed player. Make your arms and shoulder loose and even if you are playing an extremely hard piece don’t tighten up, even the fingers gripping your pick, keep your grip loose and relaxed.
Tension will create stiffness in your playing and cause you to be less creative. Read more


Not Making Any Progress On The Guitar?

Sometimes it may seem as if you practice and practice and practice but get nowhere.  All of  your life you have been taught that practice makes perfect but somehow, despite your efforts in practicing the guitar, you feel you aren’t as far along as you should be.

So why does this happen to people? This is very frustrating and I have seen countless students in this very situation. When you’re in this stage of guitar playing, it seems like you are looking through a long tunnel that doesn’t ever lead to anything. You’re doing what you think is the best way to becoming a guitarist and for some reason it just isn’t going anywhere.

Here are some tips that will help you get the most out of your practice time.

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Hendrix Revealed

new course from marty schwartz

New Guitar Jamz Course

Marty Schwartz has just released a brand new course that looks totally awesome!  It’s called Hendrix Revealed and is a 26 video digital download where Marty teaches you the guitar playing style and techniques of the master- Jimi Hendrix.

Jimi Hendrix was (and still is) one of the most influential guitar players of all time.  He did things with his guitar that had never been done before and even long after his passing, continues to influence guitar players.

I dont know of another course as complete as Marty Schwartz’s Hendrix Revealed that walks you through the techniques, tricks, rhythm style, lead guitar ideas etc of Hendrix.

When I saw that everyone’s favorite internet guitar teacher, Marty Schwartz had a new course and it was all about Jimi Hendrix, I didnt even bother to read the description, I just ordered it.  How can it not be awesome!

Here are some of the things you will find in Marty’s first ever digital download course- Hendrix Revealed

 

Understand the WHY of Hendrix’s playing. You’ll be able to analyze WHAT he’s doing and WHY.

Learn the famous “Hendrix chord” and how to apply it in your playing.

Learn the Hendrix style of barre chords that frees up his pinky finger when playing so that you can use it to substitute for any bar chord you’re playing. That’s right

Master Double Stop Bending Licks, as well as an easy classic lick using double stop bends that create a really powerful beefy sound and can be moved up and down the neck!

How to add “Hendrix-inspired spice” to an A Chord progression that is so killer you’ll want to set your guitar on fire.

Revolutionize your rhythm playing: discover how to incorporate licks into a basic blues progression to spice it up.

Learn the infamous bending style lick immortalized in the song, “Fire.”

 

The list goes on and on.  If you are a fan of Jimi Hendrix (what guitar player isnt?!) or just a fan of Marty Schwartz and his awesome guitar lessons, you wont want to pass this up!

Check it out ===>  Hendrix Revealed Course Info

Here is a video of Marty talking about Hendrix Revealed

 

Click the link below to learn more about Hendrix Revealed

GuitarJamz Hendrix Revealed Info

 

Steve Stine Presidents Day DVD Sale

Just a quick post that for the next 48 hours, Dan Denley and the crew over at GuitarZoom are offering a 40% off sale on two of Steve Stine’s most popular courses.  No coupon needed.  Just click the images below

 

Music Theory Made Easy

steve stine dvd sale

 

Real World Soloing

steve stine dvd sale

2 More Free Blues Guitar Videos From Marty Schwartz

2 More Awesome Blues Guitar Lessons

As I mentioned in my last post, Marty Schwartz of GuitarJamz is reopening his Blues Master Class program and to help promote it, he has put together 3 great blues lesson videos in the style of some of the greatest players to play blues guitar. I already mentioned the Eric Clapton style video in my last post. In case you missed it, here is the link-

How to play Eric Clapton’s signature style
and licks using hammer-ons and pull-offs.
(9-min. video).

Clapton, of course, is on everyone’s short list of
greatest lead guitarists of all time. But you might be
surprised how easily this lesson shows you how to
achieve his signature sound, move for move.

 

 

 

 

Blues Video Lesson No. 2: B.B. King

How to play in the “B.B. Box” and get that
same “sweet”, bluesy sound made famous
by one of the greatest blues players of all
time (10-min. video).

 

Watch that video whether you’re a beginner or intermediate player — you’ll watch the infamous “B.B. Box” explained step by step.

 

 

Blues Lesson Video #3
How to Play Licks Like Stevie Ray Vaughan!

You’re going to be stoked when you see this
awesome lick style. Learn exactly how to bend
your fingers on this one, which is key to re-creating Stevie Ray’s one-of-a-kind sound.

 

 

 

 

As I mentioned,  Marty Schwartz is RE-OPENING his infamous Blues Master Class shortly. In case you missed it last time, it’s basically every piece of instruction he’s ever done on blues carefully crafted into one killer package. PLUS an additional series of 10 Blues video lessons not available on YouTube. You’re going to love it, I promise.
If you want to get on the “early bird” notification list for
that, click here:

==> Click here to get on the early bird list now