Guitar Nine Columns

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August-September 2017

Playing a chord progression accurately does not necessarily mean the progression will sound good.

August-September 2017

Tommaso argues these myths are designed to keep your playing stagnant.

August-September 2017

focusing on picking and moveable shapes that will help to create longer lines.

August-September 2017

Here are the true reasons for Vai`s world-class guitar playing and the lessons each one holds for you.

June-July 2017

Guitar Nine's June-July 2017 newsletter.

June-July 2017

I'm trying do more to get the music exposure and the radio airplay is doing that for me, since I get listeners from every country in the world.

June-July 2017

This time I tried a crowdfunding approach and was able to finance a significant part of the production costs through pre-orders placed through the respective campaign.

June-July 2017

In part 3, you`ll learn how to easily play fast solo lines and riffs on your guitar.

June-July 2017

Is there any real benefit to learning more than one scale system? Here`s one opinion to consider.

June-July 2017

Tommaso explores the Harry Potter inspired "wizards only" theory of talent,

June-July 2017

Don`t waste another second of your time learning the guitar scales by using the CAGED system.

June-July 2017

Confused about the modes? Here is a way you can practice the modes that may help.

April-May 2017

Guitar Nine's April-May 2017 newsletter.

April-May 2017

Chris covers a classic 1980`s example of style over substance.

April-May 2017

And... a tasty lick to get your fingers working.

April-May 2017

Chris takes you through every inversion on string-set G-B-E, allowing you to bust one out when called upon to do so.

April-May 2017

Although prolific, these two guitarists were really just culminations of hard work done by many guitarists before them.

April-May 2017

In part 2, you`ll learn how to create amazing blues guitar solos using open strings.

April-May 2017

Why do people still use the CAGED system? Here are some answers.

April-May 2017

The biggest obstacle standing in the way of your guitar playing greatness is not learning complicated techniques.

April-May 2017

One of the oldest concepts in the book, adapted for modern rock guitar playing.

April-May 2017

3-string picking ideas that are great for developing your picking, and to help create lines.

February-March 2017

Guitar Nine's February-March 2017 newsletter.

February-March 2017

I hear themes in my mind and somehow it goes on paper. Some songs on "Untold Stories" took years to get written and recorded.

February-March 2017

How to create amazing guitar solos using open strings and pentatonic scale patterns.

February-March 2017

Why you need to stop dividing your fretboard in 5 today.

February-March 2017

Check in with Joe Nevin and his 10 rocking guitar techniques you need to know.

February-March 2017

These 2-string scale fragment examples will increase your speed and your picking technique.

February-March 2017

Discover how learning scales actually fosters creativity.

February-March 2017

You will get your skills back again by using these five approaches.

December-January 2016

Guitar Nine's December-January 2016 newsletter.

December-January 2016

But there is a risk with being an independent musician, and that is that you get so lost in your own freedom that you end up with a career that isn`t going anywhere.

December-January 2016

Integrating scales and arpeggios mechanically.

December-January 2016

Read about new ideas for using perfect 5ths in your playing.

December-January 2016

How to develop a lightning fast tremolo picking guitar technique.

December-January 2016

Drastically improve your acoustic guitar playing with these easy to play, advanced sounding chords.

October-November 2016

Guitar Nine's October-November 2016 newsletter.

October-November 2016

The main reason I started to play the guitar was Randy Rhoads. He had the biggest influence on me and my playing. When I first listened to him I couldn`t believe what I`d heard.

October-November 2016

The music I write and record under my own name is just the kind of music I`d like to listen to and therefore has no commercial consideration whatsoever, which means it`s a bonus if other people like it!

October-November 2016

Knowing I would fund the project myself, I felt that I would demonstrate more credibility to labels and other industry heavy-weights by investing in myself prior to asking them to invest.

October-November 2016

I love creating things, so putting my project together myself, while it was a lot of work, was very rewarding and also a good learning experience.

October-November 2016

Scales are important to learn, but most instructors have put them emphasis on learning them by heart and simply playing them up and down.

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