Guitar Nine Columns: Guitar Technique

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Enjoy over 25 years of staff columns, guest columns, interviews and more!

October-November 2018
Mike Campese: The Fire Within

Mike teaches soloing over chord changes with a track from his album, "The Fire Within".

August-September 2018
Simon Candy

Avoiding these crippling mistakes will eliminate frustration and lead to satisfying arrangements.

August-September 2018
Simon Candy

A way of playing your guitar where you can sound full and complete without needing someone else to play with you.

August-September 2018
Mike Campese: The Fire Within

Mike has a new album, "The Fire Within". and breaks down a few of the notable tracks.

June-July 2018
Simon Candy

Learn the sophisticated, awe inspired, and flat out mind-blowing style of percussive acoustic guitar.

June-July 2018
Tommaso Zillio

Is learning music theory is the way to go, or, will it drain your potential?

June-July 2018
James Rosocha

Additional rhythmic variations to practice using the pentatonic scale as the vehicle.

June-July 2018
Mike Campese: The Fire Within

Mike delivers the keys to unlocking specific sounds, such as the Phrygian dominant mode, from the Harmonic Minor scale.

June-July 2018
Chris Byrd

Deepen your knowledge of the Minor Pentatonic scale, free yourself from the “5 boxes slavery”, expand your phrasing vocabulary and stimulate your creativity.

June-July 2018
Tommaso Zillio

Learning to use musical form will help you "cast" an idea into an entire song.

June-July 2018
Luca Sellitto

Deepen your knowledge of the Minor Pentatonic scale, free yourself from the “5 boxes slavery”, expand your phrasing vocabulary and stimulate your creativity.

April-May 2018
James Rosocha

Rosocha teaches permutations - altered scale shapes based on fretboard position.

April-May 2018
Mike Campese: The Fire Within

Gaining fluency with triad arpeggios will help your soloing and rhythm playing.

April-May 2018
Simon Candy

Play great songs such as “Landslide”, "Dust In The Wind" and "The Boxer".

April-May 2018
Tommaso Zillio

Tommaso delves into guitar solo harmonies - they are not as hard as they look.

February-March 2018
Tommaso Zillio

Take you guitar playing to the next level with Tommaso's best advice for the intermediate player.

February-March 2018
Simon Candy

Slide guitar offers a very cool and unique sound that cannot be emulated any other way.

February-March 2018
Tom Hess Opus 2

Anyone (including yourself) can learn to develop creativity by using the proven methods and strategies for reaching this goal.

February-March 2018
Mark Woodburn

Mark covers the essential picking styles new guitarists need to learn (or at least be familiar with).

February-March 2018
Mike Campese: The Fire Within

Mike shows you several ways to spice up your riffs, lines and solos with some chromatic passing tones.

December-January 2017
Simon Candy

A technique that allows you to play both the melody and accompaniment parts of a blues tune at the same time.

December-January 2017
Mike Campese: The Fire Within

Mike teaches you scale sequences (in the Hanon style, adapted from piano) that are great for your dexterity and precision.

December-January 2017
Luca Sellitto

These exercises will help you to focus on string crossing with alternate picking, and also to help you develop left/right hand synchronization, speed and stamina.

October-November 1996
Guitar Haus

Call-and-response practicing to enhance your phrasing and composing.

June-July 1996
Guitar Haus

A number of short lick ideas designed to kick-start your technique.

August-September 1996
Guitar Haus

More short lick ideas to kick-start your technique.

June-July 1996
Guitar Haus

Nowhere to go with ascending licks but up? Dan McAvinchey confronts the problem and gives you several ideas you can use today. Don't just take the easy way out and start descending either.

February-March 1997
Guitar Haus

Stop practicing with boring scales and start testing your fingers with melodic 'riffs' from Mozart, Bach, Beethoven, and more.

October-November 1996
Guitar Haus

Stop strumming those simple barre chords, and embellish your chordal work with licks and phrases that blur the distiction between rhythm and lead guitar playing.

August-September 1996
Guitar Haus

Break free of your limiting beliefs about pentatonic scales.

April-May 1997
John Kiefer

An original work (part one of two preludes) composed for solo electric guitar, in tabulature and standard notation.

October-November 1996
Kevin Hammer

Some creative uses of digital delay when writing or recording.

October-November 1996
John Kiefer

Tips for playing arpeggiated chord progressions using string skipping.

December-January 1996
John Kiefer

An arrangement of the Tchaikovsky piece for solo guitar, in tabulature and standard notation.

August-September 1997
Paul Kuntz

New Jersey guitarist Paul Kuntz takes time out from lunch to give you his assurance that there is life beyond the blues scale.

April-May 1997
Chris Brown

Don`t let your current concept of reality dominate your guitar playing.

February-March 1997
John Kiefer

An original work composed for solo classical guitar, in tabulature and standard notation.

February-March 1998
Jason Pruett

Jason Pruett offers his light-hearted yet insightful views on getting the most from your guitar and busting a playing rut.

December-January 1996
Jeff Spencer

Learn some substitutions for those tried and true barre chords. How the knowledge of triads can help you come up with original sounding guitar parts.

October-November 1997
Paul Kuntz

New Jersey guitarist Paul Kuntz is back and aside from a ravenous appetite, he`s got plans to teach you all about tuplets and fitting the notes to the rhythm.

April-May 1997
Tony Young

Do you still think the Aeolian mode is a ship from Star Trek? Are you comfortable discussing Mixolydian and Phrygian modes in mixed company? Tony Young cuts to the heart of modes.

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