Category Archives: Lead Guitar

St Patty’s Day Sale- Gibson Learn and Master Guitar

  If you’ve had your eye on the award winning Gibson’s Learn and Master Guitar or if you are a beginner looking for some awesome guitar instruction, you wont want to miss out on the St Patrick’s Day sale. Through this weekend, you can save $100 on Gibson’s Learn and Master Guitar course Here is…

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Hendrix Revealed

New Guitar Jamz Course Marty Schwartz has just released a brand new course that looks totally awesome!  It’s called Hendrix Revealed and is a 26 video digital download where Marty teaches you the guitar playing style and techniques of the master- Jimi Hendrix. Jimi Hendrix was (and still is) one of the most influential guitar…

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How to Build Shredding Speed

Master guitar instructor Steve Stine has put together another awesome lesson for his column in Guitar World magazine. It’s no secret that virtually every kid who picks up a guitar dreams of one thing — playing super fast. And I don’t blame them. Playing fast is fun. It is exhilarating. And it sounds awesome when…

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The Essential Guitar Practice Workout

It’s good to sometimes go back to the basics, zoom in and make sure everything is working right. So in this lesson from GuitarTricks.com instructor Anders Mouridsen, we’ll work on some basic alternate picking in the minor pentatonic and blues scale. First he will show you the basic technique, and then play through an exercise…

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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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