Guitar Nine Columns: Inspiration and Motivation

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Guitar Haus

Vai's whammy antics, speed and 'detuned' playing is highly unusual and original.

Guitar Haus

Since "Not Of The Earth" and "Surfing With The Alien" in the '80s, there's been a lot of Joe S. playing in our studio.

April-May 2021
Guitar Haus

Who could predict in 1980 that Def Leppard would have a 40+ year career, and that the addition of Collen would make such an impact?

February-March 2021
Guitar Haus

"Eruption", "Atomic Punk" and a fiery cover of "You Really Got Me" blew us away in 1978.

February-March 2021
Tommaso Zillio

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

December-January 2020
Guitar Haus

Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page inspired a generation of guitarists.

October-November 2020
Guitar Haus

Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour's unique sound.

August-September 2020
Guitar Haus

Studio wizard Tom Scholz literally altered the trajectory of my life.

August-September 2020
Tommaso Zillio

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

April-May 2019
Roland Nipp

A collection of quotations to inspire and motivate.

February-March 2019
Tommaso Zillio

A list of six refreshing ways you can take care of yourself and get back to writing.

February-March 2019
Bobby Kittleberger

Showing the benefits of music education, and how it positively impacts the lives of students.

December-January 2017
Tom Hess Opus 2

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

August-September 1996
Guitar Haus

Not quite ready to release that record yet? You may be underestimating yourself.

June-July 1996
Guitar Haus

An article designed to help you on the road to achieving your dream of completing your first CD release.

June-July 2018
Guitar Haus

Did you ever wonder where confidence comes from? How is it possible to have confidence at times, and suddenly lose confidence at critical moments?

August-September 2018
Guitar Haus

Are you a half-finisher? Always eighty percent complete? How you can finish what ya started.

August-September 2020
Guitar Haus

Don't fall into the same old trap of convincing yourself that now is not the time.

December-January 1996
Guitar Haus

How to trigger inspiration by understanding what causes it, and more importantly, what causes it for you.

April-May 2018
Guitar Haus

Sometimes it seems every guitar riff and chord progression has been done to death. How you can avoid the tendency to copy.

February-March 1998
David Knopfler

British guitarist David Knopfler has a few words to say about the separate lead guitarist vs. rhythm guitarist identities.

April-May 1998
David Knopfler

British guitarist David Knopfler recalls the days when the Stratocaster was held in esteem as the instrument of choice--if you could afford one, that is. A tale of how dreams can come true, and how old feelings never quite die.

April-May 1998
Guitar Haus

How to keep from destroying your confidence by setting realistic expectations for your recording projects.

June-July 1998
Guitar Haus

No man is an island. No indie label is an island either. The importance of cooperation.

February-March 1999
Guitar Haus

The odds of doing anything significant in the music business are long from the start, but artists who can't think beyond the short term have it thousands of times harder.

June-July 1999
Guitar Haus

McAvinchey signs off on the popular series; what will the future bring.

June-July 2000
Will Landrum

Do you wonder if you could ever be as good as your favorite guitar player? Will Landrum is back with good news.

October-November 2000
Steve Booke

Acoustic, electric, if it`s got six, Steve Booke plays `em. He`s here to reveal the essence of recording legacy.

February-March 2001
Joe Bochar

Ready to experience horrific encounters with pop culture? Take a ride with Joboj.

April-May 2001
Curtis

Playing guitar in a purple haze, with no concept of the real world? Curtis relates his own take on musical devotion.

August-September 2001
Jamie Andreas

Virtuoso classical guitarist and instructor Jamie Andreas discusses a controversial topic, is talent born, or made? You decide.

February-March 2002
Tom Hess Opus 2

Neo-classical guitarist Tom Hess will break you of your tendency to quit.

October-November 2002
Brian Loyd

Hard questions to ask yourself before your next recording session begins.

June-July 2003
Tom Hess Opus 2

Stop pulling out your hair, read the latest gem from Mr. Hess.

October-November 2003
Tom Hess Opus 2

Tom Hess takes an original approach to the subject of originality in music.

October-November 2003
Jamie Andreas

Virtuoso classical guitarist and instructor Jamie Andreas on how to make progress, real progress, in your abilities.

December-January 2003
Tom Hess Opus 2

Tom Hess is back with the twenty concepts you need... and the five things to forget.

June-July 2004
Tom Hess Opus 2

Neo-classical guitarist Tom Hess discusses the motivations of a true artist.

August-September 2004
Drew Vics

Drew Vics paraphrases the famous Nike slogan and applies it to the six string.

December-January 2004
Peter Neri

You`ve had it, you know you have.

February-March 2005
Drew Vics

Drew Vics stresses the importance of a good foundation.

February-March 2005
Paul Adams

How limitation can actually be the vehicle that propells one toward their own statement of purpose.

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