Category Archives: Tip of the Day

quick tips and tricks to help your guitar playing

Why Screw Ups Make The Best Guitar Players

There’s something that I’ve noticed about GREAT guitar players. Most of them are what I call, “high functioning screw-ups.” And these screw-ups always end up being the best guitar players. Here’s what I’m talking about…   Listen, you MUST stop demanding perfection from yourself! Let me repeat that just in case you dozed off… STOP…

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Practicing Guitar In The Summer

Summer is A great time of year.  Lots of outdoor activities, great concerts, long days, gorgeous weather.  People get busy with all of this fun and the same thing happens every year – guitars go back in their case and seldom see the light of day until fall. I’m like everybody else, I want to…

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Quick Tip- Find More Time To Practice

 “How do I find time to practice?”I hear this question all the time.  All of us are busy with things like work, school, family etc so how do you fit guitar practice in to your hectic schedule? At night, I like to watch a little TV and wind down from the day, probably a lot like…

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Why Mistakes In Your Guitar Playing Are Good

One thing that I notice with my private guitar students is that a lot of them get upset with themselves when they make a mistake during their lesson.  Part of my job as a guitar teacher is to help my students understand that those mistakes are ok, part of the learning process and actually beneficial…

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5 Tips To Help You Improve Your Guitar Playing

Here are 5 things that will help you make huge progress in your guitar playing. Tip #1: Want It Passion is a very important element to have in yourself if you are truly serious about wanting to be a great guitarist. You may be skilled in all the techniques – you may have mastered the…

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Guitar Practice Tips

There was a great article on the Jamorama blog that discusses how you can develop good guitar practice habits and the common problems that many people have when learning how to change between chords smoothly and other key guitar skills. Be sure to check out one of the most popular beginner courses out there.  Jamorama…

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10 MORE Steps to Being a Better Guitar Player Part 2

  In part 2 of 10 MORE steps to being a better guitar player, we will look at the last 5 ways that you can improve your guitar playing.  Click here in case you missed part 1.  Also be sure to check out the original 10 Steps to Being a Better Guitar Player

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10 MORE Steps to Being a Better Guitar Player Part 1

One of the most popular posts on SixStringMadness is 10 Steps to Being a Better Guitar Player.  I have received a lot of feedback on this post so I decided to do 10 MORE Steps to Being a Better Guitar Player. In part 1, we will look at 5 more ways you can improve your…

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Learn Songs on the Guitar Quicker

Frustrated at how long it takes you to learn a song on the guitar?  Don’t get angry… As guitar players, we all want to learn songs.  Playing our favorite songs on the guitar is what motivates us and provides enjoyment. Disclosure: We are sometimes awarded commissions on the sales of products and services featured on…

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When is it Time to Move on to the Next Song?

One of the most common questions all guitar players ask themselves is, “How do I know that I have this song down well enough to move on?” On the flipside if you are working on a piece of music and is taking forever to learn, when is time to set it down and come back…

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