Category Archives: Misc

To Look Or Not To Look

You know a common question lately has been whether or not to look at your hands while you practice and play your guitar. The simple answer to this is to look at your hands every chance you get. But in practical terms, that’s not always so simple. I’ll explain… When you first learn a piece…

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What Level Blues Guitar Player Are You

As guitar players we are always trying to figure out what “level” we are at. Griff Hamlin of Blues Guitar Unleashed did a great article for blues guitar players to help them define where they are at in their playing and how to move to the next level. If you are a blues guitar player…

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Guitar Practicing Tips From Steve Stine

I thought this was a great video and wanted to make sure the readers of Six String Madness saw it. This video comes from Steve Stine’s Songfire course where Steve offers some very profound advice on how to make real progress on the guitar. I cant stress how important the points are that Steve makes…

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Adjusting the Action On Your Guitar

If you have ever taken your guitar to a shop to have any work done on such as a set up, string change or pick up change you know how expensive it is.  Guitar techs and luthiers charge BIG $$.  Instead of hiring them to do simple adjustments on your guitar, learn how to do…

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Slash Shares His Halloween Stories

Check out this cool video that Loudwire posted of Slash talking about his favorite Halloween stories   And if you are a Slash fan, dont miss the live televised concert that Guitar Center and Directv are sponsoring of Slash  featuring Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators at the Roxy on Nov 7th at 9pm EST.  Check your…

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Ripfire Guitar Scratch and Dent Sale

Dan Denley of GuitarZoom.com and producer of all of the Steve Stine guitar courses is running a huge sale on his mega 20 DVD Ripfire guitar course. I have reviewed Ripfire Guitar before but in case you are not familiar with the course, here are some of the highlights:     – 18 must-know strumming patterns…

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Stay Motivated In Your Guitar Playing

As a guitar player sometimes your motivation to practice can drop and you get down on your playing.  Maybe you have hit a plateau and cant seem to get past it. David Taub of Next Level Guitar recently published a great motivational video to give you some tips on how you can break through those…

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Practice With Purpose

Sometimes you have to really *practice* hard to be able to get a handle on a certain song, technique, concept etc… And sometimes it can get really frustrating, especially if you forget *why* you’re doing it. As a webmaster of a guitar website and professional guitar instructor, I get emails and feedback from guitar players…

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Rock Guitar Effects: Overdrive, Distortion and Fuzz Comparison

Like most guitar players, I am an effects junkie.  I am always buying, selling and trying out new guitar effects pedals. If you are new to guitar effects, Guitar Tricks has an awesome course that walks through the most common effects out there and explains how to use them to create sounds like you hear…

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Exclusive 30 Day Access To Guitar Tricks

Six String Madness was given 5- 30 day memberships to share with it’s readers. If you are interested in test driving one of the best online guitar lesson websites out there, here’s what you need to do Click this link-  Guitar Tricks Contest From that page, write down 3 songs that Guitar Tricks will teach…

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