Guitar Nine Columns: Guest Columnists

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Tommaso Zillio

Voice leading: unlocking the very DNA of musical structure and showing how it lives.

Tommaso Zillio

There are techniques to make the same simple chord progression sound differently.

Tommaso Zillio

The Neapolitan Major Scale is, in fact, a minor scale, but don't spread that around.

Tommaso Zillio

This movement is by far one of the most common 'blind spots' that guitar players have.

Tommaso Zillio

Not all exotic scales are used exclusively by extreme metal players.

Tommaso Zillio

Searching for interesting chords to put before a dominant chord.

Tommaso Zillio

The differences between regular and scalloped fretboards explained.

Tommaso Zillio

Write dissonant but delightful music using the Neapolitan minor scale or chord.

Tommaso Zillio

An exercise that you can use to build a powerful picking hand.

Dan Peeke

Exercises that will challenge you to build a deeper connection with your guitar.

April-May 2021
Simon Candy

A little technique can go a long way if you know how to apply it creatively.

April-May 2021
Dan Peeke

Many players are questioning whether or not amps are still the necessities they once were.

April-May 2021
Tommaso Zillio

All it takes is knowing the correct exercises to get your hands working properly.

April-May 2021
Carlos Trejo

Helpful advice about how to choose a room and convert it into the studio of your dreams.

April-May 2021
Tommaso Zillio

Adding first inversion chords gives you 7 new sounds to work with.

April-May 2021
Mike Campese: The Fire Within

Moving the Phrygian Dominant scale in a more horizontal fashion across the neck.

April-May 2021
Tommaso Zillio

Appreciating how different this music sounds from typical guitar music.

February-March 2021
Tommaso Zillio

How old is too old? The answer may surprise you.

February-March 2021
Dan Peeke

Get the most you can out of the rehearsal time you have scheduled.

February-March 2021
Tommaso Zillio

Here are three ways to advance and progress in the area of finger independence.

February-March 2021
James Rosocha

Here is a minor cadence used in hundreds of Real Book tunes.

February-March 2021
Tommaso Zillio

Is it something that is necessary for your specific musical path - or not?

February-March 2021
Kevin M. Buck

Tips on recording some of the greatest classical pieces for electric guitars.

February-March 2021
Mike Campese: The Fire Within

Examples that will help strengthen your picking, constructed in a more musical fashion.

December-January 2020
Tommaso Zillio

We're positive you should be exposed to negative harmony.

December-January 2020
Tommaso Zillio

Can your hands actually be too small to play?

December-January 2020
Tommaso Zillio

How to avoid getting discouraged.

December-January 2020
Tommaso Zillio

Less is more, more is more - which is it?

December-January 2020
Mike Campese: The Fire Within

A great way to connect the five basic major scale patterns.

October-November 2020
Tommaso Zillio

Ways to change your guitar tone without touching an amp or pedals.

October-November 2020
Tommaso Zillio

Improvise to Darth Vader's Theme by John Williams.

October-November 2020
Tommaso Zillio

Improvise to Darth Vader's Theme by John Williams.

October-November 2020
Mike Campese: The Fire Within

Great when learning modes - hear the sound of each mode over a tonal center.

October-November 2020
Tommaso Zillio

Muting your guitar with tape or a hair band!

August-September 2020
Tommaso Zillio

3-dimensional phrasing - as opposed to 2-dimensional (flat, lifeless) playing.

August-September 2020
Tommaso Zillio

The perils of an out-of-balance guitar practice.

August-September 2020
Tommaso Zillio

The perils of an out-of-balance guitar practice.

August-September 2020
Tommaso Zillio

Learn all the little tricks that are easy to underestimate but make the difference.

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