Category Archives: Misc

Be Extreme in Your Guitar Playing

As guitar players, we spend so much time learning licks and ideas from other guitar players, that we fear we may end up sounding too much like someone else and not ourselves. I think an important expression that guitar players should live by is “be the most extreme version of you that you can be.”…

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The Electric Guitar is DEAD

I’m fired up! Why? Well, did you hear about the controversial essay published a few days ago in a major newspaper about the supposed “Death of the Electric Guitar”? Sure got MY attention, I can tell you that 🙂 Headlined “Why My Guitar Gently Weeps” — clever headline, I’ll give it that — it makes…

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The Four Stages for Learning Any New Skill on Guitar

Are you frustrated with your progress lately on guitar? Then what I’m about to show you in this simple article that Aaron Miller of JamPlay.com wrote and will blow your mind! Ok like the subject says… There are 4 stages to learning anything. And these stages apply PERFECTLY to you and your guitar. Here they…

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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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Do You Suck at Practicing the Guitar?

It’s probably safe to say that most if not all guitar players have struggled with their practice routine at some time or another.  And very few guitar players know how to create a truly effective practice routine that will help them reach their goals in the most effective way. Wait did I say goals? You…

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5 Signs You Need to Change Your Guitar Strings

In all my years of teaching guitar, I am always amazed at how long students go before they change their guitar strings.  Many dont know how and certainly dont recognize the signs that their strings need to be changed. How can you tell when it’s time for a change, before it’s too late? As always,…

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10 Awesome Guitar Practice Tips

No matter whether you are a beginner guitar player or a seasoned pro, you can never be reminded too often about effective methods of practicing the guitar. David Taub of Next Level Guitar put together an awesome video lesson on his top 10 guitar practice tips Be sure to check out the #1 resource on…

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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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How to Change Strings on your Electric Guitar

Want to guarantee that your guitar lives a long, healthy life? Would you like to be able to set up and maintain your instrument to your own personal playing style and preferences? Would you like to save a ton of money by doing it yourself from the comfort of your own home? If so, then…

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5 Reasons Why You Lack Motivation To Practice Guitar

Are you feeling less motivation to practice guitar lately? Fortunately, you are not the only guitarist who goes through this. Every guitar player (regardless of skill level or experience) struggles to find the motivation to practice guitar. There are many reasons why guitarists lack motivation to practice. To help you overcome this problem and learn…

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