Category Archives: Misc

Don’t Play Tennis With Your Guitar

I came across a great article from Griff Hamlin of Blues Guitar Unleashed that I thought all of the readers of Six String Madness could relate to. Check it out- You know those tennis matches when the ball goes from one side to the other and back again… And you see the crowd turn their…

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Does Your Guitar Playing Have Direction?

Do you find yourself wanting to learn a certain skill, but not knowing why you want to learn it? Or finding yourself already playing something that you have no idea why other than someone told you to? The next time you find yourself wanting to learn a certain skill on the guitar, or in relation…

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The Long Way IS The Shortcut

You know, sometimes when you’re learning guitar it’s hard to know what to do next. Especially in the modern world with all the YouTube stuff and TAB sites and so much info available – it’s really tough to filter through it all and focus on the right things. So what do you do? I came…

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Can’t Find Time To Practice Guitar?

As a guitar teacher, one of the most common issues I deal with is students not being able to find time to practice.  We all have busy lives and it can be hard to fit yet one more thing in our lives but with an honest look at how you spend your day and a…

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FREE Guitar Jamz Acoustic 4 DVD Set

I just found out Marty Schwartz is doing another special 24 hour “flash” sale. This time he is giving away a free, 4-DVD set on “Acoustic Guitar Techniques” when you purchase his 2-DVD set, “Fingerpicking Techniques.” That Fingerpicking set by itself is already the lowest priced bundle Marty has ever offered …. and now he…

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Slow Down YouTube Videos So You Can Play Along

It’s important to learn a song or a riff or a solo at a tempo we are comfortable with and slowly bring the tempo up until it is at 100%  This is easy to do as there are a lot of products out there that either include slowed down play along’s or various programs that…

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Beginner Gear Lesson- Get a Great Blues Sound

There is a great video lesson over at Twelve Bar Blues Academy where Marty Schwartz walks you through equipment choices to get a great blues guitar tone.  Marty discusses options for guitars, amps and pedals and what it takes to get a really good tone for playing blues guitar. If you are new to the…

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Win A New Taylor Guitar

Marty Schwartz has partnered with Taylor Guitars to offer an awesome contest where you can win a brand new Taylor 614CE-FE Click the link to head over to GuitarJamzReview.com to learn how you can win and watch a short video where Marty demos the guitar Guitar Jamz Taylor Guitar Giveaway  

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How to Avoid Pain When Playing Guitar

A common problem that beginner guitar players face is soreness and sometime a bit of pain in their fingers, wrist and arm when learning how to play the guitar. there is a great article over at GuitarJamzReview.com where Marty Schwartz helps a student who wrote in to him by offering some awesome tips on how…

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Read This Before Buying Your Next Guitar

Whether it’s your very first guitar or your 100th, buying a guitar is always a exciting thing. To ensure you’re making the best guitar-buying decisions, consider the points below before you leave the store with a new guitar. Figure out why you are shopping for a new guitar This is a very important question you…

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