Guitar Nine Columns: Guest Columnists

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December-January 2017

A technique that allows you to play both the melody and accompaniment parts of a blues tune at the same time.

December-January 2017

Online streaming is a good way of adding a new revenue channel to your live shows.

December-January 2017

Mike teaches you scale sequences (in the Hanon style, adapted from piano) that are great for your dexterity and precision.

December-January 2017

There's a chance you have too many unfinished songs sitting on your computer, or maybe even on your bookshelf - let's finish them.

December-January 2017

Melodies are what stick in the listeners mind and convey passion and emotion: creating coherence in your solos.

December-January 2017

These exercises will help you to focus on string crossing with alternate picking, and also to help you develop left/right hand synchronization, speed and stamina.

October-November 2017

Don't go with what feels easy as opposed to what is right.

October-November 2017

Mike shows you moveable type patterns for the harmonic minor scale, and some ways you can get some fresh new modern type sounds.

October-November 2017

If left unquestioned, these kind of thoughts can start to really build up and hurt your progress as a musician.

October-November 2017

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

October-November 2017

Tommaso maintains the skill of songwriting is developed through years of practice.

August-September 2017

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

August-September 2017

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

August-September 2017

The basis of all lyric writing - you may know one or two of these, but even then you need to practice the third one.

August-September 2017

Studying other styles of music such as jazz, will only make you a better, more rounded acoustic guitar player and musician.

August-September 2017

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

August-September 2017

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

June-July 2017

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

June-July 2017

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

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

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

April-May 2017

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

April-May 2017

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

April-May 2017

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

April-May 2017

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

April-May 2017

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

April-May 2017

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

April-May 2017

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

April-May 2017

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

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.

February-March 2017

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

February-March 2017

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

February-March 2017

Discover how learning scales actually fosters creativity.

February-March 2017

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

February-March 2017

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

February-March 2017

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

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.

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