Category Archives: Misc

3 Crucial Practice Tips

3 Crucial Practice Tips: #1: AVOID DISTRACTION – When you pick up your guitar to play turn off the TV. Shut down your computer. Silence your phone. Don’t check your text messages. Don’t check email. Focus all your attention on your guitar! You’ll go further, faster if you focus 100% of your attention. #2: PRACTICE…

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Do You USE What You Learn?

We at Six String Madness hope your guitar journey is going well … and we mean that for ALL of you, whether you’re just learning your first cowboy chords or already playing gigs of some kind. We want nothing more than to get you to that next level in your guitar playing as fast and efficiently as…

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The Best Way To Learn Songs On The Guitar

If you always practice alone, and only hear what YOU are playing, and you are playing it wrong, it’s going to take a lot longer to play it right than if you play along with someone else who is playing it right. That someone else doesn’t have to actually be there, it could be the…

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Exclusive Interview With One of the Biggest Names in Guitar Teaching

There are a lot of so called guitar teachers out there but there are a handful that really stand out.  One of those is Mike Gross.   We interviewed Mike back in 2013 as he was an emerging guitar teacher on YouTube.  Since it’s been a couple of years, we decided to check in with…

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[FREE Course] The Roadmap To Jamming With A Blues Band Or Backing Track

Griff Hamlin, the biggest name in blues guitar instruction has put together an exciting mini course that will give you the roadmap to learning how to play at a blues jam, with a group of other guitar players or even just a jam track. In the 3 part series, Griff covers everything from common rhythm patterns…

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Guitar Picks Give You Cancer

In a recent interview, Eddie Van Halen talked about the tongue cancer that claimed 1/3 of his tongue back in 2000, and he’s pretty sure he knows what caused it-       GUITAR PICKS I used metal picks – they’re brass and copper – which I always held in my mouth, in the exact…

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Just Move On

Do you have that one (at least) little thing that you seem to get hung up on? For some people it’s the first time they try to play a difficult chord like F… for others it’s barre chords… it could be something as elementary as the open position C chord. It all depends on where…

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You, Your Guitar and Some Patriotism

For those of you that live in America, Happy 4th of July!  To those currently serving and to those that have served in the past, we certainly thank you and appreciate your service. Griff Hamlin of Blues Guitar Unleashed just put out an awesome lesson on how to play the Star Spangled Banner. He walks…

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Your Guitar Practice Problems SOLVED!

  Everyone’s schedule is different. We all have different demands, work days, obligations, the list goes on. It might be quite tricky to find meaningful, regular practice time with goals being the major focus. Even if you have hour upon hour per day, it is easy for an entire day to turn in to a…

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25 FREE Jam Tracks

JamPlay.com is kicking off their annual summer event by offering a sweet collection of 25 jam tracks in a variety of styles and playing levels to help you put those licks you’ve been working so hard on to good use. The jam tracks use a variety of keys and scales and each track comes with…

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