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Learn 3 Killer Metal Guitar Lead Licks

Steve Stine has a great new course coming out and he has released 3 video lessons from it.  It’s called 36 Metal Licks. There are a TON of “licks” courses out there but most are blues or your standard rock licks.  There arent too many metal licks courses out there so this should be a [...]

Deal Alert- 50% off Guitar Jamz Blues Masterclass

Just a quick post to let everyone know that Marty Schwartz is running a great deal on his Blues Masterclass 20 DVD set.  The sale is only good for today so if you’re looking for some great blues guitar instruction, you might want to check it out. Head over to http://www.guitarjamzreview.com/special-1-day-sale-on-guitar-jamz-blues-masterclass/

Win A New Taylor Guitar

Marty Schwartz has partnered with Taylor Guitars to offer an awesome contest where you can win a brand new Taylor 614CE-FE Click the link to head over to GuitarJamzReview.com to learn how you can win and watch a short video where Marty demos the guitar Guitar Jamz Taylor Guitar Giveaway  

Fun Acoustic Blues Guitar Lesson

There is a new lesson over at Twelve Bar Blues Academy where David Taub and Jeffery Paul Ross of Next Level Guitar show you a fun acoustic blues guitar lesson in the style of Elmore James where you will learn some cool licks in the style of Dust My Broom and learn some fun slide [...]

Learn 3 Killer Metal Guitar Lead Licks

Steve Stine has a great new course coming out and he has released 3 video lessons from it.  It’s called 36 Metal Licks.

There are a TON of “licks” courses out there but most are blues or your standard rock licks.  There arent too many metal licks courses out there so this should be a treat for you shredders!

If you love heavy metal guitar and want to break out of the same old pentatonic rut, you’ll love these licks.

Check out the free video lessons below and if you dig the licks, watch for the release of 36 Metal Licks.

In the meantime, start shredding out these licks and work them in to your metal guitar solos

Have fun!

Click on the video below to learn 3 cool metal lead guitar licks from 36 Metal Licks

 

Deal Alert- 50% off Guitar Jamz Blues Masterclass

Just a quick post to let everyone know that Marty Schwartz is running a great deal on his Blues Masterclass 20 DVD set.  The sale is only good for today so if you’re looking for some great blues guitar instruction, you might want to check it out.

Head over to http://www.guitarjamzreview.com/special-1-day-sale-on-guitar-jamz-blues-masterclass/

Win A New Taylor Guitar

Marty Schwartz has partnered with Taylor Guitars to offer an awesome contest where you can win a brand new Taylor 614CE-FE

Click the link to head over to GuitarJamzReview.com to learn how you can win and watch a short video where Marty demos the guitar

Guitar Jamz Taylor Guitar Giveaway

 

Fun Acoustic Blues Guitar Lesson

There is a new lesson over at Twelve Bar Blues Academy where David Taub and Jeffery Paul Ross of Next Level Guitar show you a fun acoustic blues guitar lesson in the style of Elmore James where you will learn some cool licks in the style of Dust My Broom and learn some fun slide guitar licks to go with it. You’ll also learn how to mix licks in with acoustic blues rhythms. -

If  you’re looking to spice up your acoustic guitar playing this is a fun way to do it.

See more at: http://www.twelvebarbluesacademy.com/killer-acoustic-blues-guitar-lesson/

Easy Chord Changes For Beginners

One of the most challenging tasks for a new guitarist can be making chord changes smoothly and quickly, without creating a pause in the music. Often times, coming up with a specific strategy for getting from one chord to the next can make all the difference.

Lisa McCormick over at GuitarTricks.com did a great beginner lesson where she teaches you some tricks to make your chord changes smoother and easier. This first lesson looks at chords which share one note in common. By holding this note in place while you make the switch from the first chord to the second chord, you keep your hand oriented and in position, and the chord change goes much more smoothly.

Practice the following chord changes, and keep the common note held down while you make the switch.

C and Em (middle finger stays down)

G and Em (index finger stays down)

C and Am (index and middle fingers stay down)

E and B7 (middle finger stays down)

C and F (Index finger holds position on 1st fret of 2nd string)

Practice these pairs of chords with a simple strum pattern, to work on your ablity to make the change without creating a pause in your rhythm.

When you are ready for more, try this four-chord progression, taking advantage of chords which share a common note to make your changes as smooth as possible:

 

 

Last Chance For Papastache’s Hendrix Masterclass

Just a quick post to let everyone know that Brett Papastache has decided to give you procrastinators one last chance to grab his brand new course- Hendrix Masterclass.  Using 5 classic Hendrix songs, Brett breaks down the technique, licks, rhythm style etc of the world’s greatest guitar player.

Click the link to learn more and check out some preview videos and jam tracks

Click Here ===> Hendrix Masterclass Info

He is also throwing in his 100 Blues Rock course FOR FREE.  This is an awesome course where Brett not only shows you 100 licks but using some really awesome jam tracks, teaches you HOW TO USE THEM.  This is really the missing piece from most of those licks courses but Brett covers it all.

We got our copy here at Six String Madness and it is by far some of the best instruction on how to play like Jimi Hendrix.

Dont miss out!!

 

How To Play Guitar and Sing at the Same Time

Griff Hamlin of Blues Guitar Unleashed wrote a great article where he gives you tips on how you can develop the skills to be able to sing and play guitar at the same time.

This is something that so many guitar players WANT to do but struggle with it.  It can be like patting your head and rubbing your stomach at the same time.

Read Griff’s article below and use his advice the next time you are sitting around the bonfire or performing a song for your friends and family

 

So you want to be able to sing and play at the same time?

Pretty hard, huh?

It is, but it doesn’t have to be. It all boils down to timing (doesn’t everything?) Read more

How to Avoid Pain When Playing Guitar

A common problem that beginner guitar players face is soreness and sometime a bit of pain in their fingers, wrist and arm when learning how to play the guitar.

there is a great article over at GuitarJamzReview.com where Marty Schwartz helps a student who wrote in to him by offering some awesome tips on how to deal with this very common issue that beginner guitar players face.

Marty goes through several different points and suggestions to help beginners cope with this issue when they are stretching their hand out to form chords or make wider stretches to reach notes.

If you are a beginner guitar player and having discomfort in making wide stretches and forming some of your chords and such, read through this article and apply the tips and suggestions that Marty offers.

Check it out ===>  Marty Schwartz takes the pain out of playing guitar

Learn an Eric Johnson Style Riff

Tony Lee, instructor at GuitarTricks.com did a cool lesson where he teaches you a killer riff in the style of Eric Johnson

Check it out!


Read This Before Buying Your Next Guitar

Whether it’s your very first guitar or your 100th, buying a guitar is always a exciting thing. To ensure you’re making the best guitar-buying decisions, consider the points below before you leave the store with a new guitar.

Figure out why you are shopping for a new guitar

This is a very important question you need to ask yourself. If you already have a guitar, but you’re not digging it, think about why. That way, when you go guitar shopping you’ll know what things to avoid. Take a second to sit down with your old guitar and figure out what about this guitar is making you hit the shops.

Define your budget

The very first thing you have to ask yourself is how much do you want to spend. Knowing your budget will save you a lot of time when searching your local guitar shop. Dont play guitars that are out of your price range.  You run the risk of falling in love with it and over spending.

Used or new

I always recommend buying used.  There are some incredible deals out there for virtually brand new guitars.  Many people buy guitars with good intentinion to learn but never do.  They sell their guitars for a fraction of retail to just unload it.  Be sure to check that things look correct, the guitar is in good shape and the electronics work.

Acoustic or Electric

Do you want to get an acoustic guitar or an electric? If you’re stumped on this one, ask yourself what style of music do you want to play? If you’re looking forward to strumming some Neil Young or Tom Petty, go with the acoustic. If you’re looking to shred some Ozzy or Slayer, go with an electric. The type of guitar you buy needs to match your playing style.

Accessories

Guitars require some accessories. Make sure to leave room in your budget for them.  You’ll probably need to grab a small amp, guitar cables, a fresh set of strings, a cleaning kit, a guitar strap, and a case. Also, many brand new guitars need what’s call a “set up.” This is where a professional adjusts the guitar by truing the neck and getting the action just right, making sure it’s totally ready to be played.

Now what do you do with it

Many folks buy a guitar, get home, and realize they have no idea how to play it or even hold it. We’ve all been there. Everybody’s got to start somewhere. If you are looking for some great lessons to help you get your guitar journey started, check out The Best Guitar Lessons of 2014.