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Guitar Picks Give You Cancer

In a recent interview, Eddie Van Halen talked about the tongue cancer that claimed 1/3 of his tongue back in 2000, and he’s pretty sure he knows what caused it-       GUITAR PICKS I used metal picks – they’re brass and copper – which I always held in my mouth, in the exact…

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Learn how to play Metallica Battery inspired 80s thrash style guitar lesson

Check out this awesome lesson from Dave Nasse from Next Level Guitar where he shows you how to play riffs from Metallica’s Battery and more importantly helps you develop your Thrash Metal guitar techniques. If you love to play songs from the big Thrash Metal bands like Metallica, Slayer, and Megadeth, you’ll definitely want to…

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Just Move On

Do you have that one (at least) little thing that you seem to get hung up on? For some people it’s the first time they try to play a difficult chord like F… for others it’s barre chords… it could be something as elementary as the open position C chord. It all depends on where…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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