Category Archives: Lead Guitar

Use Call and Response Like a Blues Legend

Have you ever listened to a great player improvise and wondered how they can make spontaneous ideas seem so organized? A great solo is like a great story, everything that happens flows perfectly from the things that came before. The legendary bluesmen achieved much of their soulful sound from the simple technique of call and…

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How To Keep Your Solos From Sounding Like A Scale

There’s a simple trick that guitarists have used forever to sound hot even when the lick is relatively easy. It’s called “efficiency picking.” Basically, you play FOUR notes with only TWO pick-strokes. Here’s how: Let me tell you this… When you have a ton of licks in your playing arsenal, you don’t have to worry…

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Why the CAGED system makes playing guitar 10x easier

Knowing how chords and scales fit together in songs doesn’t have to be complicated.  In fact, there’s a brain-dead easy system that tells you instantly where chord changes are happening and what notes to play.  It’s called the CAGED system and that’s what master guitar instructor, Steve Stine is going to show you in this guitar…

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Steve Stine Helps You Understand the Modes

Steve Stine gets a lot of questions about modes, what they are and how to actually use them when you play. To most guitarists, modes are the annoying theory we have to learn but have no idea what to do with. In this video Steve hopes he can shed some light on the ideas behind…

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“Help, I’m stuck and can’t get out of the pentatonic box”

We, at Six String Madness get asked this question a lot … QUESTION: “How do I break out of the pentatonic box scale patterns. I’m stuck and can’t get out!” MY ANSWER: This is a great question and a common problem … I have found that an easy way to cover more territory on the…

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This Simple Guitar Lick-Trick Makes You Sound Amazing…

Check out this guitar lesson from master guitar teacher Steve Stine where he has a killer new blues-rock lick idea that you can use right now to spice up your leads…     when you know a ton of sizzling hot rock licks, you can improvise great guitar solos. And… It feels amazing. Enjoy sinking your…

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HOT LICKS for Slide Guitar

In this guitar lesson video we have red-hot new slide-guitar lick from my buddy Rob Ashe’s  Slide Guitar Secrets course. This course will teach all the ins-and-outs of slide guitar for blues and rock… plus the secrets that most guys will never know. So, watch this video now… Watch video 2 now ⇐ See for…

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Play An Awesome Blues Guitar Solo With Only 3 Licks

In this free lesson from Steve Stine’s best selling 96 Blues Licks, he is going to show you how you can create a killer blues guitar solo with only 3 licks! Imagine what you can do with the remaining 93 licks from the course!! Be sure to check out the bonus section toward the end…

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Steve Stine Shows You His #1 Chord Soloing Secret

Do you ever trip over your fingers or get “stuck” in one spot playing your guitar solos? That happens because you can’t move freely across the fretboard. So, today Steve Stine is going to show you his secret chord chasing technique that will help you move with confidence and play the “right” notes every time:   When…

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Sweet Tips For Sour Bends

BENDS SUCK!!! And there are a few reasons why… Your hands Your ear Your instrument Here is a great article from JamPlay cofounder Chris Dawson where he shows you why you’re struggling with bends and how to practice to quickly get better at them.There’s also a 17 minute video that’s perfect for beginners that will leave…

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