Category Archives: Instructional Material

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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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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Learn 4 Awesome Jimi Hendrix Style Guitar Licks

Got an awesome free video for you today … I’m stoked about this one because it’s ALWAYS a good time to play Hendrix! His stuff just never, ever gets old, I think we can all agree. Anyway, check out NLG’s very own Dave Nassie get right down to business as he breaks down these four…

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Learn Thrash Guitar in the Style of Megadeth

There’s ONE guitar genre that just might be the most misunderstood guitar style in existence. And this is important because it will help you no matter what style you play. Okay, so what style am I talking about? It’s SHRED guitar. Yeah, shred … where tatted-up metal heads blindly thrash and do nothing more than…

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4 Must Know Tech Tips for Electric Guitar

There are HUGE benefits to learning how to properly maintain and setup your guitar! (And it’s not just about saving money … which is admittedly quite awesome all by itself). Check out this awesome lesson from the good folks at Next Level Guitar where you will learn how to adjust your intonation, pick up height,…

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