Guitar Nine Columns

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Enjoy over 23 years of staff columns, guest columns, interviews and more!

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.

October-November 2019

Answering yes to this question may be a little deceiving.

August-September 2019

Guitar Nine's August-September 2019 newsletter.

August-September 2019
These 9 columnists were the most active Guitar Nine contributors from 1997 through 2019.
August-September 2019

Koto on guitar - let's get exotic, shall we?

August-September 2019

More about the chords, triads, and arpeggios that are built from the major scale.

August-September 2019

Some rare studio gems which can be found for under $500.

August-September 2019

Systems and ways to organize large clumps of knowledge in the area of chord construction.

August-September 2019

Even more ideas to spice up your arpeggio sequences by altering the order of the notes.

June-July 2019

Guitar Nine's June-July 2019 newsletter.

June-July 2019
These 40 albums were the 61st to the 100th best-selling Guitar Nine titles from 1997 through 2012.
June-July 2019

Let's see what we can do to overcome our hand's size.

June-July 2019

If you know scales and chords, then you are ready to start learning music theory.

June-July 2019

How ear training helps you develop skills that are at the core of your musicianship.

June-July 2019

Time to build technique and spice up your arpeggio sequences by altering the order of the notes.

June-July 2019

Is it possible to get by as a musician without learning to read music?

April-May 2019

Guitar Nine's April-May 2019 newsletter.

April-May 2019
These 30 albums were the 31st to the 60th best-selling Guitar Nine titles from 1997 through 2012.
April-May 2019

A LEGO Explorer-style Guitar, a 1587-piece, full-sized interpretation of this modern-retro instrument!

April-May 2019

Think outside the box when it feels like you've already played everything of which you feel capable.

April-May 2019

A collection of quotations to inspire and motivate.

April-May 2019

This article is a great place to start if you are ready to learn music theory in a more useful and effective way.

April-May 2019

Gaining knowledge of all the chords, triads, and arpeggios that are built from the major scale.

April-May 2019

Did you know? Professional guitarists may spend at least 30% of their time refining this skill.

April-May 2019

Now, Mike mixes up the rhythms when practicing scales to make things that much more interesting.

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