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June-July 2015

The majority of guitar players unconsciously ruin their potential for improvement by learning `too fast` in some areas of their playing and `too slow` in other areas.

June-July 2015

Tom Hess takes you through the exact steps needed for cleaning up unwanted string noise in your blues guitar licks.

June-July 2015

I use a lot of variety. I swap between acoustic and electric, alternate tunings, slide, and various techniques. This CD features dobro, eBow, talkbox, even a cigar box guitar!

June-July 2015

I decided to release these EPs of 5 songs every 6-8 months - it`s a big enough body of work to allow the listener to get involved in, and it keeps the people interested in my music always engaged in new songs.

June-July 2015

Guitar Nine's June-July 2015 newsletter.

June-July 2015

Without a strong sense of melody and phrasing your music will never have that magical sense of wonder.

June-July 2015

Look deeper, and find the overlooked value that makes John Petrucci a much greater guitarist than other players.

June-July 2015

Do you feel like you are at a dead end with your guitar playing? Here are three additional killer ways that will totally change the way you play your acoustic guitar from now on,

June-July 2015

Mike Campese covers the flat keys moving around the circle of fourths.

June-July 2015

If you are wondering how modern metal players use all these "wrong" notes and still sound great - here`s how.

April-May 2015

Stay alive. Stay sane. Stay healthy. There are methods to achieving compositional greatness that do not involved personal pain.

April-May 2015

Maximizing your on-stage guitar tone so that you can make every gig an enjoyable experience.

April-May 2015

Guitar Nine's April-May 2015 newsletter.

April-May 2015

30 Years Of Amazing Playing

April-May 2015

Without a strong sense of melody and phrasing your music will never have that magical sense of wonder.

April-May 2015

Reynaert takes you on a journey through the possibilities of blues rhythm guitar playing.

April-May 2015

I strive to be the best I can, and I do that by incorporating everything I know into my music and I never stop learning.

April-May 2015

Before you will become a highly successful professional musician, you need to get rid of several false beliefs that will cause you to fail in your music career.

April-May 2015

Mike Campese puts both hands on the fretboard to deliver more triad arpeggios.

April-May 2015

Awesome tools, tricks and techniques that you can use again and again to create your own killer sounding, unplugged acoustic guitar song.

April-May 2015

Aaaahhhhhhhhhh! Metal Mayhem!

April-May 2015

Comparing the opposing mindsets of successful and unsuccessful musicians.

April-May 2015

Where Moscow Meets Texas Blues

April-May 2015

UK guitarist Sam Russell shares his personal methods on finding the inspiration to be creative musically and lyrically.

April-May 2015

You must master the ability to play with both speed and creativity in order to make your licks stand out.

April-May 2015

A guided tour of the 2015 album by the Scott Allen Project.

April-May 2015

Build incredible amounts of musical tension by combining sweep picking technique with creative guitar phrasing ideas.

April-May 2015

If your guitar heroes use a lot of "wrong" notes and make them sound "right" (and you can`t), here`s how to do it.

February-March 2015

Simple music is about balance. It is about taking 1 to 2 musical ideas, weaving them together and manipulating the musical elements just right.

February-March 2015

Read on for seven advantages and benefits of being a six-stringer.

February-March 2015

Tom Hess identifies the five keys required for becoming a truly great guitar player.

February-March 2015

UK guitarist Sam Russell has some cool ways to spice up both open chords and standard chords with modal notes.

February-March 2015

Here are 11 common guitar teaching mistakes that less experienced teachers make.

February-March 2015

Yes, But Can He Play Fast?

February-March 2015

Mindstorming Brothers In Arms

February-March 2015

There was no goal or idea to create an album initially. The music on the album was gathered from many musical ideas that I had had over the last two years or so and were composed in many different places.

February-March 2015

I didn`t want that DIY vibe for the artwork, or the sound/production. I wanted a quality product that will stand the test of time, and that meant really deciding what I could do myself, and what would be better left to a dedicated professional.

February-March 2015

Two Reasons Why You Have A Hard Time Expressing Maximum Emotion In Your Guitar Playing

February-March 2015

New Dutch Prog Metal Rising

February-March 2015

Learn how to develop great rhythm and time with your playing.

February-March 2015

Guitar Music At Its Best

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