Category Archives: Misc

Slash Documentary On Recording World On Fire

Ernie Ball just released a killer documentary called- “Real to Reel with Slash” documenting the entire in-studio recording process of Slash’s third solo album, World on Fire, along with world-renowned music collaborators Myles Kennedy, Todd Kerns and Brent Fitz collectively called the Conspirators.  Its a great behind the scenes look at how Slash and the…

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Learning Guitar From YouTube Is Hurting You

Listen, if you’ve been “playing around” with your guitar far too long and you’re ready to get serious and really learn to PLAY, then you need to read this Look, don’t get me wrong. I love YouTube. In fact, we promote and share guitar videos from YouTube all the time on Six String Madness.  Those videos,…

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Make $5,000,000 an Hour Writing Songs

Doug Marks, creator of Metal Method recently put together an article that I thought was really good and worth sharing with the readers of Six String Madness. If you have ever dabbled in songwriting, created your own riffs or written a lead line, you’ll find this article interesting. Bands are constantly being sued for copyright…

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The Magic Pill To Guitar Playing

In your quest to getting better at the guitar, have you ever thought, “there must be something I’m missing?”  Like that one thing that will cause all the dominoes to fall and you will have complete clarity and mastery of the guitar I know I did in my early days as a guitar student.. I…

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The Truth About Guitar and Natural Talent

The topic of natural talent and being able to learn to play the guitar comes up all the time.  There are so many beginners out there that have given up their dreams of learning to play the guitar because they feel they dont have the natural talent to play the guitar like they want to.…

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Music Store Etiquette

The next time you are at your local Guitar Center or Mom and Pop guitar shop it’s good to know the proper etiquette when trying out gear. Here are some basic tips to keep in mind the next time you are at your favorite music store so you dont look like a douche or worse…

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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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