Category Archives: The Basics

Discover The Next Step In Learning To Play Songs On The Guitar

Here is a great video lesson that Brett Papastache put together as part of his Beginners Breakthrough Series where he shows you what the next key step is that you need to develop in your guitar playing so you can be on your way to playing your favorite songs. After you conquer the milestone of…

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Brett Papastache Reveals The 5 Obstacles Preventing You From Learning The Guitar

Look, guitar ain’t the easiest thing to learn. But it’s the absolute BEST, COOLEST and most REWARDING thing you’ll ever do. Which is why you need to be on guard for the very real obstacles that get in the way. I’m talking about the most common mistakes that plague nearly every beginning guitarist. (Or what…

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Send Your Fingers To Bootcamp

One of the biggest problems with guitarists (especially those who played for less than a year) is finger strength Many guitarists have trouble fretting difficult chords, playing certain scales and reaching big intervals. The good folks at Guitar Zoom created a killer book that will help solve these problems and more. If you will commit…

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Mega Sale on Marty Schwartz’s Beginner Guitar Course

If you remember the post from last week where we shared that Marty Schwartz was running his $1 sale on a special 11 part beginner guitar course… Well Marty is at it again with another awesome offer that we thought the readers of Six String Madness might want to take advantage of. If you took…

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Huge List of Fun and Easy Beginner Songs For Guitar

The first part of the year always has lots of new guitar students as they either got guitars as gifts for the holidays or make that resolution to commit to learning to play the guitar so this is the perfect opportunity to give you a fantastic ebook that David Taub over Next Level Guitar put…

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Beginner Guitar Lesson- Your First Chords

Here is another great beginner guitar lesson from JamPlay instructor Lisa Pursell. This time, Lisa will teach you the first guitar chords that you need to learn.  Learning these chords will give the ability to start playing along with your favorite songs. This is a fundamental lesson and something all of you beginner guitar players…

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Beginner Guitar Players, Your Very First Lesson

If you got your very first guitar over the holidays and it’s still sitting in the corner as you try and figure out what to do with it, check out this great lesson from JamPlay instructor Lisa Pursell. Lisa will walk you through the absolute basics to get you started.  She covers: String direction Tuning…

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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…

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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…

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What To Look For In A Guitar

Tis the season to be shopping for a guitar for either yourself or a loved one.  The choices are endless and you need to be informed to ensure you get a quality guitar that you will be happy with. Griff Hamlin of Blues Guitar Unleashed wrote a great article to help you make wise decisions…

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