Category Archives: Tip of the Day

quick tips and tricks to help your guitar playing

Do You Suck at Practicing the Guitar?

It’s probably safe to say that most if not all guitar players have struggled with their practice routine at some time or another.  And very few guitar players know how to create a truly effective practice routine that will help them reach their goals in the most effective way. Wait did I say goals? You…

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7 Things Nobody Will Tell You When You Start Playing Guitar

1. There will never be enough guitars It’s like falling for a girl and expecting you’ll never want another. There will never be one perfect guitar or even one fantastic combination of guitar/amp/effects that will deliver all the tones you will want and need. Even the guys who achieve great tone keep chasing great tone.…

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4 Must Know Tech Tips for Electric Guitar

There are HUGE benefits to learning how to properly maintain and setup your guitar! (And it’s not just about saving money … which is admittedly quite awesome all by itself). Check out this awesome lesson from the good folks at Next Level Guitar where you will learn how to adjust your intonation, pick up height,…

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5 Reasons Why You Lack Motivation To Practice Guitar

Are you feeling less motivation to practice guitar lately? Fortunately, you are not the only guitarist who goes through this. Every guitar player (regardless of skill level or experience) struggles to find the motivation to practice guitar. There are many reasons why guitarists lack motivation to practice. To help you overcome this problem and learn…

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How to Stop Wasting Valuable Practice Time

What do you think your #1 obstacle is to reaching your guitar playing goals? Most guitar players say that it’s lack of practice time. That’s completely FALSE It also has nothing to do with your knowledge about guitar playing or music theory. The biggest killer of your musical progress is the time you waste while…

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Tips For Playing Guitar Standing Up

Ever play standing up? If you don’t normally, and you all of a sudden give it a try, you’re probably in for a rude awakening! I can remember it like it was yesterday… the first time I “got up” to jam with some buddies – I felt like I was all thumbs. Since then I’ve…

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Advice on strap height and playing comfortably

The world’s #1 guitar instructor, Steve Stine gets questions from guitarists all the time about playing, gear, and how to think about soloing, among other things. So he’s been working on a new video series that’s going to answer these questions and give you practical skills to massively improve your guitar playing. In this episode, Steve…

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The Single Best Practice Tip I Can Give You

Here’s the thing – if you don’t fix it, it won’t get better. It’s that simple. If you’re working with something you’ve memorized, pick the part that you keep messing up and add a few notes on each end to make it a phrase – repeat that phrase SLOWLY and carefully and pay attention to…

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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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