Guitar Nine Columns: Guest Columnists

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August-September 2015

Chords have the potential to bring a whole new element to your soloing providing cool, unique, and contrasting textures amongst the single note lines you play.

August-September 2015

Most likely, your lack of progress is the result of years of bad playing habits. Let`s correct those habits.

August-September 2015

Six points that will help you understand what you must do to clearly demonstrate your overwhelming value as a guitar teacher so you can attract more students.

August-September 2015

Get your music career going on the right track by following the same approach used by Olympic competitors who succeed on the highest platform in the world.

June-July 2015

Learn the differences between guitar teaching business `myths` and `reality`.

June-July 2015

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

June-July 2015

In order to be a great guitar player you must develop mastery over the fretboard.

June-July 2015

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

June-July 2015

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

June-July 2015

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

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

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,

April-May 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

Comparing the opposing mindsets of successful and unsuccessful musicians.

April-May 2015

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

April-May 2015

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

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

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.

April-May 2015

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

February-March 2015

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

February-March 2015

Musicians who build and sustain successful music careers utilize an entirely different set of skills, thought processes and values.

February-March 2015

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

February-March 2015

Mike Campese delivers a fistful of single string triad arpeggios - major, minor and diminished.

February-March 2015

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

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

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

February-March 2015

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

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.

December-January 2014

Dealing with blues songs featuring incredibly complicated chord changes can be easier than you think.

December-January 2014

The key to playing killer guitar phrases is focusing on how you play - not necessarily which notes you use.

December-January 2014

Reach your full potential and become part of the small percentage of highly successful guitar teachers.

December-January 2014

To make your lead guitar playing sound great, you must understand how to play every single note in your licks with as much expression as possible.

December-January 2014

Mike Campese gives you a nice sweep picking arpeggio workout using the chord progression from Pachelbel`s Canon in D.

December-January 2014

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

December-January 2014

Helping guitar teachers understand the psychology behind achieving success in their guitar teaching businesses.

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