Category Archives: Instructional Material

This Story Will Inspire You

No matter how famous you are, how much money you have, how successful you have become, you are not immune to tragedy. Close friend of Six String Madness and rock star,Steve Mastroianni aka VOID who toured the world with Kiss, wrote with legendary songwriter Desmond Child and created some of the most popular guitar courses used…

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Monster Pentatonic Chops

A couple of days ago David Taub of Next Level Guitar shot a cool little backyard interview with the incredible guitar player Dave Nassie, who also happens to be one of the (several) great instructors at Next Level Guitar. Dave is an internationally renowned guitar player who has played with mega bands such as Suicidal Tendencies,…

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All Good Things Come to an End

You know.. we talk a lot about playing the blues and how to start songs, or starting solos, or playing chords or solos or licks or fills… But a song’s gotta end too, and the ending at a jam is the last impression people have of your performance (so you probably want it to sound…

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[FREE Course] The Roadmap To Jamming With A Blues Band Or Backing Track

Griff Hamlin, the biggest name in blues guitar instruction has put together an exciting mini course that will give you the roadmap to learning how to play at a blues jam, with a group of other guitar players or even just a jam track. In the 3 part series, Griff covers everything from common rhythm patterns…

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The Secret Techniques of Joe Satriani Revealed

Imagine yourself performing killer blues licks … the catchy melodies …the fluid legato … the two handed tapping … the modal lines … of one of the most well known virtuoso guitar players to ever grace the instrument You’ll learn it all in Next Level Guitar’s latest digital download series- >>>Joe Satriani Made Simple<<< David…

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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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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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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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