Guitar Nine Columns: Guest Columnists

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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.

August-September 2020
Mike Campese: The Fire Within

Strengthen your upstrokes so they are as strong as your downstrokes.

June-July 2020
Tommaso Zillio

Using the Pitch Axis technique to express emotion.

June-July 2020
Tommaso Zillio

Create some threatening sounds with your guitar.

June-July 2020
Mike Campese: The Fire Within

If you know all of your scale patterns, but are not sure how to connect them, this lesson will help you.

June-July 2020
Tommaso Zillio

Decide to choose modal harmony in your solos.

June-July 2020
James Rosocha

Resolving to the 3rd of the chords in a chromatic fashion.

June-July 2020
Tommaso Zillio

Don't spend more cash on guitars, effect pedals, and ampsm - better tone for free.

April-May 2020
Tommaso Zillio

Hit the 'EASY' button - ear training ideas for the rest of us.

April-May 2020
Tommaso Zillio

What we are being told by traditional music theory, is a load of crap.

April-May 2020
Tommaso Zillio

A basic skill you need to have - here's how to get it.

April-May 2020
Alex Bruce

If you're going to record with your band, or play live, then it's nothing short of vital.

April-May 2020
Tommaso Zillio

Learning a tune by heart - where to begin and how to make it sound natural.

April-May 2020
Mike Campese: The Fire Within

Stuck inside? Take advantage of the time and challenge yourself to get to the next level.

February-March 2020
Tommaso Zillio

The more you get to know chords the better time you will having using them.

February-March 2020
Tommaso Zillio

Control your dynamics by controlling the force of your picking.

February-March 2020
Tommaso Zillio

You'll sound “outside” once you have mastered the “inside sound”.

February-March 2020
James Rosocha

When used correctly, guide tones outline the flavor of the chords you’re improvising over.

February-March 2020
Mike Campese: The Fire Within

Creative ways to move around the fretboard at a blazing fast speed.

February-March 2020
Tommaso Zillio

Creating unlimited licks using the pentatonic scale.

December-January 2019
Tommaso Zillio

The pentatonic scale contains 5 notes; the melodic combinations you have to work with are endless.

December-January 2019
Tommaso Zillio

Creativity takes practice, just like anything else.

December-January 2019
Vlad De Briansky

Learn the essence of blues, in the key of G.

December-January 2019
Tommaso Zillio

It’s really not about how fast technically advanced it is, but rather how it is phrased.

December-January 2019
Mike Campese: The Fire Within

This scale is most common in jazz, but can be applied to any style of music.

October-November 2019
Tommaso Zillio

Let's get those creative wheels turning, shall we?

October-November 2019
Tim Mavers-Chance

Mavers-Chance catches up with Andy James at Tech Fest.

October-November 2019
Mike Campese: The Fire Within

Taking the diminished scale and incorporating it with a basic blues scale box.

October-November 2019
Tommaso Zillio

Answering yes to this question may be a little deceiving.

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