Learn These Awesome Guitar Licks

JamPlay.com is offering an incredible lesson pack filled with some killer licks in a wide variety of styles. Utilize these licks to add more diversity to your lead guitar playing. From the blazing Bluegrass licks of Tyler Grant, to the scorching hot Country licks of David Wallimann, these tracks are sure to expand your portfolio…

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FREE 20 Killer Blues Jam Tracks

Enjoy these backing tracks to develop your lead playing! Learning the blues is a critical step for any guitar player, as the genre has influenced countless players and famed musicians. These JamTracks will give you the landscape to develop your phrasing, technique and timing while perfecting this unique and timeless style. All courtesy of JamPlay.com…

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Use Call and Response Like a Blues Legend

Have you ever listened to a great player improvise and wondered how they can make spontaneous ideas seem so organized? A great solo is like a great story, everything that happens flows perfectly from the things that came before. The legendary bluesmen achieved much of their soulful sound from the simple technique of call and…

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How To Keep Your Solos From Sounding Like A Scale

There’s a simple trick that guitarists have used forever to sound hot even when the lick is relatively easy. It’s called “efficiency picking.” Basically, you play FOUR notes with only TWO pick-strokes. Here’s how: Let me tell you this… When you have a ton of licks in your playing arsenal, you don’t have to worry…

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Steve Stine Shows You a Simple Tip to Memorize Notes on the Fretboard

Here’s an awesome video lesson from the world’s #1 guitar player, Steve Stine where he is going to show you some of the key fundamentals of music theory and how it applies to the guitar Check it out… In this video you’ll learn… How to transpose licks to any key A shortcut to memorizing notes on the 6th string The chromatic…

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Why the CAGED system makes playing guitar 10x easier

Knowing how chords and scales fit together in songs doesn’t have to be complicated.  In fact, there’s a brain-dead easy system that tells you instantly where chord changes are happening and what notes to play.  It’s called the CAGED system and that’s what master guitar instructor, Steve Stine is going to show you in this guitar…

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Learn Drop D Tuning

Alternate tunings are one of the quickest ways to open new worlds on your guitar. Drop D is one of the most widely used alternate tunings, and as a bonus it’s also quite easy to understand. Get started with Drop D Alternate tunings can open up all kinds of cool new possibilities on guitar, but…

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Steve Stine Helps You Understand the Modes

Steve Stine gets a lot of questions about modes, what they are and how to actually use them when you play. To most guitarists, modes are the annoying theory we have to learn but have no idea what to do with. In this video Steve hopes he can shed some light on the ideas behind…

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This 1 Practice Tip Will Have a HUGE Impact on Your Playing.

Here is a great video lesson from Jim Deeming where he discusses how you can optimize your guitar practice time and develop good time management.  The video is a bit long (25 minutes) but Jim has some really insightful tips to help you get the most out of the guitar practice time that you have…

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“Help, I’m stuck and can’t get out of the pentatonic box”

We, at Six String Madness get asked this question a lot … QUESTION: “How do I break out of the pentatonic box scale patterns. I’m stuck and can’t get out!” MY ANSWER: This is a great question and a common problem … I have found that an easy way to cover more territory on the…

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