Guitar Nine Columns

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Enjoy over 24 years of staff columns, guest columns, interviews and more!

June-July 2020

Guitar Nine's June-July 2020 newsletter.

June-July 2020

The term arpeggios on guitar means to play chord tones (the notes of a chord) one note at a time.

June-July 2020

Using the Pitch Axis technique to express emotion.

June-July 2020

Create some threatening sounds with your guitar.

June-July 2020

If you know all of your scale patterns, but are not sure how to connect them, this lesson will help you.

June-July 2020

Decide to choose modal harmony in your solos.

June-July 2020

Resolving to the 3rd of the chords in a chromatic fashion.

June-July 2020

Don't spend more cash on guitars, effect pedals, and ampsm - better tone for free.

April-May 2020

Guitar Nine's April-May 2020 newsletter.

April-May 2020
A look back at nine of the funnest and even funniest reviews from the Guitar Nine's "The Undiscovered" column feature.
April-May 2020

Hit the 'EASY' button - ear training ideas for the rest of us.

April-May 2020

What we are being told by traditional music theory, is a load of crap.

April-May 2020

A basic skill you need to have - here's how to get it.

April-May 2020

If you're going to record with your band, or play live, then it's nothing short of vital.

April-May 2020

Learning a tune by heart - where to begin and how to make it sound natural.

April-May 2020

Stuck inside? Take advantage of the time and challenge yourself to get to the next level.

February-March 2020

Guitar Nine's February-March 2020 newsletter.

February-March 2020
A look back at the critic's 19 favorite artists from Guitar Nine's "The Undiscovered" column feature.
February-March 2020

On the right material, the wah pedal actually deepens the connection I have with the guitar.

February-March 2020

Though electric shred is my passion I have learned many instruments, styles and aspects of music.

February-March 2020

The more you get to know chords the better time you will having using them.

February-March 2020

Control your dynamics by controlling the force of your picking.

February-March 2020

You'll sound “outside” once you have mastered the “inside sound”.

February-March 2020

When used correctly, guide tones outline the flavor of the chords you’re improvising over.

February-March 2020

Creative ways to move around the fretboard at a blazing fast speed.

February-March 2020

Creating unlimited licks using the pentatonic scale.

December-January 2019
A look back at the Guitar Nine Attic Inventory of uncovered items, as of December 2019.
December-January 2019

Guitar Nine's December-January 2019 newsletter.

December-January 2019

The pentatonic scale contains 5 notes; the melodic combinations you have to work with are endless.

December-January 2019

A complete primer on these amazing scales.

December-January 2019

Creativity takes practice, just like anything else.

December-January 2019

Learn the essence of blues, in the key of G.

December-January 2019

It’s really not about how fast technically advanced it is, but rather how it is phrased.

December-January 2019

This scale is most common in jazz, but can be applied to any style of music.

October-November 2019

Guitar Nine's October-November 2019 newsletter.

October-November 2019
A look back at Guitar Nine's most popular site visitor polls over the past 23 years.
October-November 2019

Certain fans (probably musicians) want to hear the instruments speak to them, which they can understand a bit better than the average listener.

October-November 2019

How does anybody know what key they’re in? Let's find out.

October-November 2019

Let's get those creative wheels turning, shall we?

October-November 2019

Mavers-Chance catches up with Andy James at Tech Fest.

October-November 2019

Taking the diminished scale and incorporating it with a basic blues scale box.

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