Category Archives: Lead Guitar

Rock Rhythm & Lead Guitar Lesson

John McCarthy and the team at Rock House Method put together a killer lesson on rock guitar rhythm and lead guitar . SixStringMadness is a huge supporter of Rock House Method so be sure to check out the awesome catalog of guitar instructional material they have.   In this lesson, we’ll go over a complete…

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Stuck In A Guitar Playing Rut?

If you’re like me, every once in a while, you might get stuck in a “guitar-rut.” (When playing guitar is about as much fun as watching paint dry or plucking your eyebrows.  OUCH!) When this happens there’s a surefire way to break free — LEARN SOME NEW LICKS! There is nothing more energizing than firing…

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Get The Perfect Blues Sound From Your Amp

Here are some suggestions and tips to help you get the ultimate blues guitar tone from your amplifier. Step 1 – Set your bass, treble and mids to noon. Step 2 – Make sure your amp is on the clean channel if you have a multi channel amp. Step 3 –  Turn your volume up to a comfortable level.  Keep…

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Make Your Guitar Practice Sessions FUN

There’s one ugly truth about practicing guitar… it’s not always fun. In fact, sometimes it can be downright tedious. Obviously you need to do it to get better, but sometimes the idea of sitting down and playing scales or working through a difficult song can be nothing short of torture. We’ve all been there and,…

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Top 5 Tools Every Guitar Player Needs

Tool #1: Songsterr My favorite tool at the moment (and it has been for a while now), is a website called Songsterr If you’re a tech-savvy guitar player, you’ve probably heard of Guitar Pro. It’s a desktop application that improves on standard guitar tabs, turning them into midi-playing note sheets which show the exact duration…

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Gain- How and How Much

Gain is probably the most common guitar “effect”, but the term covers a wide array of sounds and styles. In this lesson courtesy of GuitarTricks.com instructor Anders Mouridsen, we’ll talk about how to obtain the different sounds and how to use them, focusing on overdrive, distortion, and hi-gain. Check it out-        …

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Real World Soloing Now Available Plus 2 More Preview Videos

The highly anticipated new course from Steve Stine- Real World Soloing is now available! This course will completely change the way you look at soloing.  Every other course, book, DVD etc approaches the concept of lead guitar from a textbook sort of approach.  How far does that actually get you in a real life jam…

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Awesome Interview With Steve Stine

Dan Denley, founder of GuitarZoom who is responsible for bringing us all of the great Steve Stine courses, posted a 80 minute unedited phone interview with Steve. Not only was it fun to listen to two of the heavyweights in the guitar instruction field chat with each other but Steve gives us some insight in…

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Real World Soloing Video 2 Plus Win a Guitar Hand Picked By Steve Stine

The second preview video in the series for Steve Stine’s new course- Real World Soloing has just been released. In the 2nd installment, Steve discusses how you should never “play” scales the same way you “practice” them.  He also discusses the best fingering to use when moving in and out of the different patterns. Check…

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Real World Soloing- NEW Course From Steve Stine

Steve Stine is at it again with another fantastic guitar course. Real World Soloing is a practical look at guitar soloing and how you can apply the concepts and techniques that you learn in a real world situation. Dan Denley and the GuitarZoom team have released the first of 3 preview videos from the course.…

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