Category Archives: Misc

[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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The Ultimate Fender Blues Jr Tone Guide

A very popular page here on SixStringMadness.com is the Fender Blues Jr settings. There were roughly 30 settings that were developed that you gave you a wide range of awesome “presets” for your Blues Jr amp. Because that page is so popular, the team here at Six String Madness decided to take it up a…

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Papastache Answers Your Questions

Since getting his start as a guest instructor on Marty Schwartz’s YouTube channel, Brett Papastache has put together an awesome catalog of guitar courses including his best selling 100 Blues Rock Licks course and gained quite a following of loyal guitar students. Brett did a couple of fun videos where he answers questions from guitar…

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The Future Of Coated Strings Are Not Coated

A while back we did a review on the new coated Blacksmith strings and found them to be really good! Well there is a new player on the market for coated strings. 

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Brett Papastache Reveals The 5 Obstacles Preventing You From Learning The Guitar

Look, guitar ain’t the easiest thing to learn. But it’s the absolute BEST, COOLEST and most REWARDING thing you’ll ever do. Which is why you need to be on guard for the very real obstacles that get in the way. I’m talking about the most common mistakes that plague nearly every beginning guitarist. (Or what…

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