If you are a guitar player with an appetite for a challenge, then you’ve come to the right place! In the world of college basketball, “March Madness” means the race to the top of the NCAA is upon us. Inspired by this, we here at TrueFire have a brand new challenge for you – the race to win a D’Angelico Guitar by learning the “maddest” licks we know!

The “Mad Licks” Challenge

From March 13th to April 1st 2022, we’ll be sharing some of the most “mad” guitar licks to ever appear in TrueFire guitar masterclasses. But there’s more…

Just for learning these “mad” licks, we will award you 1000 entries to our Six-String Spring D’Angelico Guitar Giveaway! If you share a video of yourself on Instagram or Facebook playing any of our mad licks, you’ll automatically earn 1000 giveaway entries. And yes, you can make as many posts as there are “Mad Licks!” The rules for a valid entry are as follows:

1) Post a video of you playing one of the “Mad Licks” featured this month to Instagram or Facebook.
2) Tag TrueFire in the post (@TrueFire on Facebook | @truefiretv on Instagram).
3) Include #MadLicksChallenge in the description of your video.
4) Include your TrueFire Username so we can award you an automatic 1000 entries to our Six-String Spring D’Angelico Acoustic Guitar Giveaway.

Remember to check in daily, as we’ll be adding 2 new guitar licks to this list each day between March 13th and April 4th!

Without further ado, here are TrueFire’s March Madness “Mad Licks”:

Mad Licks – Sunday, Day 1

Today’s licks include a bluesy minor guitar lick from Greg Koch, and a Chet Atkins inspired lick from Jason Loughlin. Let’s check them out!

Mad Lick #1 – Greg Koch

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Mad Lick #2 – Jason Loughlin

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Mad Licks – Monday, Day 2

Today, we’re warming up a bit! Try out a smokin’ jazz lick from Frank Vignola, and a MONSTER Stevie Ray Vaughan lick from Anthony Stauffer.

Mad Lick #3 – Frank Vignola

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Mad Lick #4 – Anthony Stauffer

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Mad Licks – Tuesday, Day 3

Get ready for some fun licks! Today we have a funky original by Shane Theriot, and a country fried blues lick from Gil Parris. Let’s dive in!

Mad Lick #5 – Shane Theriot

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Mad Lick #6 – Gil Parris

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Mad Licks – Wednesday, Day 4

We’re featuring two very stylistically different licks today! Exercise your fingerstyle guitar chops with a banjo roll lick from Trevor Gordon Hall. Then, get ready for a radio-rock lick from Angus Clark.

Mad Lick #7 – Trevor Gordon Hall

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Mad Lick #8 – Angus Clark

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Mad Licks – Thursday, Day 5

You might need to do some extra warm up for today’s licks! We’ve got a smokin’ blues rock lick from Jeff McErlain and a chicken pickin’ country lick from Redd Volkaert. Let’s jump right in!

Mad Lick #9 – Jeff McErlain

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Mad Lick #10 – Redd Volkaert

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Mad Licks – Friday, Day 6

Things are starting to little crazy here on Day 6 of our Mad Licks Challenge! Start off with a melodic rock lick from Andy Timmons before moving on to a super-sliding lick from Andy Wood!

Mad Lick #11 – Andy Timmons

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Mad Lick #12 – Andy Wood

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Mad Licks – Saturday, Day 7

You must be truly MAD for making it this far! To wrap up our March Madness “Mad Licks” Challenge, we have two truly cray licks for you. Start off with a quick lick inspired by the legendary Jerry Reed with instructor, Lars Schurse. Then, close out this crazy challenge with a certified insane metal lick from Rusty Cooley.

Mad Lick #13 – Lars Schurse

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Mad Lick #14 – Rusty Cooley

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Well… how did you do? Although this is the end of our set of licks, the madness marches on through the end of the month! So, roll up your sleeves and dig into these licks to earn extra entries to our Six-String Spring D’Angelico Guitar Giveaway until April 1st!

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