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Be Extreme in Your Guitar Playing

As guitar players, we spend so much time learning licks and ideas from other guitar players, that we fear we may end up sounding too much like someone else and not ourselves. I think an important expression that guitar players should live by is “be the most extreme version of you that you can be.”…

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Part 2 of 4 Learn to Create and Play a Melodic Rock Guitar Solo

Check out part 2 of 4 in this awesome series  where Chris Liepe, lead instructor at JamPlay.com will teach you how to create, improvise and play an incredible sounding melodic guitar solo. Many guitar players learn how to play other people’s solos but never crack the code on how to create, write and just improvise their…

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Part 1 of 4 Learn to Create and Play a Melodic Rock Guitar Solo

In this exciting 4 part guitar lesson series, Chris Liepe, lead instructor at JamPlay.com will teach you how to create, improvise and play an incredible sounding melodic guitar solo. Many guitar players learn how to play other people’s solos but never crack the code on how to create, write and just improvise their own. By…

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The Electric Guitar is DEAD

I’m fired up! Why? Well, did you hear about the controversial essay published a few days ago in a major newspaper about the supposed “Death of the Electric Guitar”? Sure got MY attention, I can tell you that 🙂 Headlined “Why My Guitar Gently Weeps” — clever headline, I’ll give it that — it makes…

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The Four Stages for Learning Any New Skill on Guitar

Are you frustrated with your progress lately on guitar? Then what I’m about to show you in this simple article that Aaron Miller of JamPlay.com wrote and will blow your mind! Ok like the subject says… There are 4 stages to learning anything. And these stages apply PERFECTLY to you and your guitar. Here they…

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Learn to Play Guitar in the Style of Slash

Slash is easily one of the most influential guitar players in the last 30 years. From the epic riffs in Welcome to the Jungle, the singing melodic lines in Sweet Child O Mine, the acoustic grooves in One in a Million and the epic solos in November Rain, Slash has written some of the most…

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3 Easy Songwriting Ideas

There’s no one way to write a song. Talk to ten successful songwriters and they might describe ten different approaches. And then there’s genre to consider; most songs in any style have a melody, a lyric, chords, and a groove, but the type of music you write is going to have an impact on your…

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How to Make a Cheap Guitar Sound Like a Million Bucks

    A good friend and colleauge of Six String Madness, Will Ripley recently wrote a great article that we wanted to share with our readers. Check it out- Who doesn’t like a nice guitar? I’ve got really nice guitars that I’ve acquired over the years… A Flying V, Les Paul, SG, Stratocaster and Mustang…

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Are You a Guitar Sinner?

Here’s 3 of the most common deadly sins guitar players commit on a daily basis and are the cause of so much sorrow and grief and are fatal to any aspiring guitarist… see if you can spot anything familiar on the list. Sin 1: The Google Guitarist – Symptoms: Frustration, anxiety, depression These days this…

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Learn Lynyrd Skynyrd Southern Rock Style Guitar Licks

Doesn’t guitar just seem totally suited to Southern Rock?! I mean, it’s not the only genre that loves this amazing instrument we play, but dayum, those long jams … … those boogie rhythms … that deep-fried, country blues foundation … … the whole outlaw, pedal to the metal vibe … You gotta just love that!…

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