Guitar Nine Columns: Guitar Technique

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

October-November 1997
Tony Young

Just can`t get enough info about modes, can you? Guitarist Tony Young relates modes to chord progressions.

October-November 1996
Guitar Haus

Stuck recycling the same licks and riffs? Dig yourself out of your guitar playing rut and rediscover the instrument you love.

June-July 1996
Guitar Haus

Emulating your heroes is fine, but consider how far should you take it.

December-January 1997
Sean T. Gill

If you`ve got the urge to explore jazz after a background in rock, you`ll need to understand the differences between the two styles. Guitarist Sean Gill gives you the keys to unlock the door to jazz.

December-January 1997
Rusty Cooley

Houston guitarist Rusty Cooley figures that with ten fingers, there`s got to be times when you can use over half of them to express your ideas.

April-May 1998
Joe Bochar

Instrumentalist Joe Bochar serves up a thinly disguised look at chromatics.

June-July 1998
Paul Kuntz

Guitarist Paul Kuntz is back with some fresh ideas on getting out of playing `in the box` and save untold wear and tear on your frets.

August-September 1998
Ken Burtch

The beautiful part about the tempered music scale lies in it`s flexibility. One of Ken`s favorite tricks is to take one shape, and use it to move up or down the fretboard in a linear way. The similarities in chord shapes will allow you to do the same.

October-November 1998
Paul Kuntz

Guitarist Paul Kuntz is back with some thoughts on how to avoid that feeling of being `lost without a map`.

October-November 1998
Curtis

Kick-start your musical development with these essential tips from Curtis.

October-November 1998
Neal Nagaoka

Learn the essentials of the swept arpeggio from one of the masters of the technique.

December-January 1998
Gerry Magee

Highlighting the ways that other instruments and their players can profoundly effect us.

February-March 1999
Gerry Magee

Gerry Magee continues his multi-part series on expanding your mind, as well as your fretboard, with an article on focusing your mental energy.

February-March 1999
Peter Neri

Peter Neri on how to get those fingers (and thumbs) flying.

February-March 1999
Don Lappin

Don Lappin discusses the endless possibilities of the 5-tone tapping technique.

April-May 1999
Gerry Magee

Systematically deaiing with our musical need to improvise.

April-May 1999
Marshall C. Harrison

Sweep those old sweeping techniques under the rug! Marshall Harrison`s got some great ideas in store for you.

June-July 1999
Sebastian Kalamajski

You don`t have to be a shredding, virtuoso guitar player to learn proper phrasing, and your solos will stand out from the pack.

August-September 1999
Kevin Slack

How is your timing? Are you about to lose your gig because you always rush the beat? Kevin Slack has an exercise which will help you determine where you stand.

October-November 1999
Joe Elliott

Years of teaching at GIT have taught Joe a thing or three about structuring a solo. No need to travel to Hollywood, we`ve got the lesson right here.

October-November 1999
Gilbert Isbin

The guitarist on "Twins" offers the first installment on going beyond the flat pick.

December-January 1999
Will Landrum

G9er Will Landrum is back to teach you the magic of turning a scale into real music.

December-January 1999
Greigg Fraser

Learn to walk a tightrope on someone else`s web site--Greigg is here to talk guitar pickups.

December-January 1999
Sebastian Kalamajski

Think about it--how to use your head to help your hands.

December-January 1999
Gilbert Isbin

The guitarist on "Twins" offers the second installment on going beyond the flat pick.

February-March 2000
Sebastian Kalamajski

Understand how your body functions when you`re playing guitar, and you can get out more of your practice routines.

February-March 2000
Will Landrum

Will Landrum is back with an exercise will single handedly improve multiple areas of your playing and thinking.

February-March 2000
John Tapella

Check out this excerpt from Niccolo Paganini`s "24 Caprices" for your introduction into the neo-classical style.

February-March 2000
Ben Sherman

Rut busting tips from the guitarist behind the amazing "First Light".

April-May 2000
Ben Sherman

Good advice for building smooth speed from the guitarist behind the amazing "First Light".

April-May 2000
Shane Theriot

Haven`t you always wanted to play what you hear in your head? Be sure to check out super-picker Shane Theriot`s exercise.

April-May 2000
Will Landrum

Will Landrum is back with a cool right-hand tapping riff, culled from his self-titled CD.

April-May 2000
Greigg Fraser

There`s more to the simple plectrum than meets the ear.

April-May 2000
Ray DeTone

How to get that twangin` country crosspicked sound, when the pressure is on.

June-July 2000
Ben Sherman

No, no, no! This is about music! From the guitarist behind the amazing "First Light".

June-July 2000
David Martone

Direct from Canada, Martone`s lesson should help to obtain a change of color over dominant chords.

June-July 2000
Colin Mandel

Get a rhythmic grip on odd meters with this new column from Colin Mandel.

June-July 2000
Ray DeTone

Lower Bach pain? A great exercise for right hand picking as well as left hand fretting technique.

June-July 2000
Eric Sands

Put down that guitar! How to dramatically affect your playing and creativity.

June-July 2000
Gilbert Isbin

An original orchestration from "Gilbert Isbin Plays Nick Drake".

August-September 2000
Shane Theriot

Tips on avoiding practice schedule overload. From the guitarist behind the unique "Highway 90" CD.

August-September 2000
David Martone

David Martone`s follow up lesson continues the quest for a change of color over dominant chords.

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