Guitar Nine Columns: Guitar Technique

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August-September 2004

Use this scale to yield great sounds in jazz and ragtime, through perilous horror-film mayhem, cheese-metal and progressive rock fusion.

August-September 2004

The second part of taking a well-known violin caprice to the six-string.

August-September 2004

Let the Sultan of String blend, meld, mix and match scales, yielding a unique, exotic effect.

June-July 2004

Hess guitarist Mike Walsh will help you become a better musician with his keys to success.

June-July 2004

Harmonic minor scale soloing and chord substitution made simple through theoretical refocusing.

June-July 2004

Mike Campese again turns the tried and true triad into an improvisational treat.

June-July 2004

Let the Sultan of String explain the finer points of the Yona Nuki and In scales.

June-July 2004

Small-handed Chris Juergensen shows you how to stretch to achieve great harmonic choices in chords.

April-May 2004

Mike Campese turns the tried and true triad into an improvisational treat.

April-May 2004

Let the Sultan of String take you on the exotic scale ride of your life.

February-March 2004

Mike Campese shifts into high gear with these high tech shred licks.

December-January 2003

Michael Knight looks at the elements of composition as they relate to the guitar solo.

December-January 2003

Mike Campese is back with powerful compositional tool (and a play out of Satriani`s playbook).

December-January 2003

Greg Brown talks about tapping into the power of visualization.

December-January 2003

Virtuoso classical guitarist and instructor Jamie Andreas answers the burning question.

October-November 2003

Mike Campese is back with more modal mayhem.

October-November 2003

Steve Booke talks about how to use breathing to provide yourself with the necessary energy to play your more physically demanding licks.

August-September 2003

Add some excitement to your playing by playing outside the scale. This time: blending the Mixolydian with diminished scale.

August-September 2003

Steve Pappas completes his "Amazing Grace" arrangement with this final variation.

August-September 2003

Knowing the modes, and putting them to good use, are two different things. Here`s part three of Mike Campese`s multi-part lesson.

August-September 2003

The amazing Tom Yoder and his equally amazing arpeggios.

August-September 2003

Virtuoso classical guitarist and instructor Jamie Andreas on how to make progress, real progress, in your abilities.

June-July 2003

Sean Mercer returns with ways to help you break out of the 3 and 4 note sequence rut.

June-July 2003

Add some excitement to your playing by playing outside the scale. This time: the diminished scale.

June-July 2003

Becoming a performer and a listener all at once.

June-July 2003

Complete understanding of the modes has eluded many a guitarist. Here`s part two of Mike Campese`s multi-part lesson.

June-July 2003

Steve Pappas enhances his previous "Amazing Grace" arrangement with this variation.

June-July 2003

More creative ways to use modal pentatonics in your playing.

June-July 2003

Constructing your own chord voicings and increasing your chord vocabulary.

June-July 2003

Virtuoso classical guitarist and instructor Jamie Andreas discusses why, at times, you must make the difficult even more difficult.

April-May 2003

How to write something you cannot play, and then playing it.

April-May 2003

Paul Nelson talks about the Ionian, or Major scale.

April-May 2003

How to embrace the healing power of music.

April-May 2003

Sean Mercer teaches you a single right-hand finger tapping technique.

April-May 2003

Add some excitement to your playing by playing outside the scale.

April-May 2003

Complete understanding of the modes has eluded many a guitarist. Here`s part one of Mike Campese`s multi-part lesson.

April-May 2003

Steve Pappas is back with his arrangement of one of the most well known hymns of all time.

February-March 2003

Were you thinking, "Gee, there`s got to be a way to spice up a G...?" Zounds! You were right.

February-March 2003

Getting the left hand to keep up with the right hand sweep through hand synchronization.

February-March 2003

Applying time-shifting to enhance tapped arpeggios.

February-March 2003

Sooner or later, you`ll want to make your solos more exciting. Start by making up new scale sequences.

February-March 2003

How to expand your soloing arsenal by reworking some familiar ideas.

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