Guitar Nine Columns: Guitar Technique

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December-January 1997

If you`ve got the urge to explore jazz after a background in rock, you`ll need to understand the differences between the two styles. Guitarist Sean Gill gives you the keys to unlock the door to jazz.

December-January 1997

Houston guitarist Rusty Cooley figures that with ten fingers, there`s got to be times when you can use over half of them to express your ideas.

October-November 1997

Just can`t get enough info about modes, can you? Guitarist Tony Young relates modes to chord progressions.

October-November 1997

New Jersey guitarist Paul Kuntz is back and aside from a ravenous appetite, he`s got plans to teach you all about tuplets and fitting the notes to the rhythm.

August-September 1997

New Jersey guitarist Paul Kuntz takes time out from lunch to give you his assurance that there is life beyond the blues scale.

April-May 1997

Don`t let your current concept of reality dominate your guitar playing.

April-May 1997

Do you still think the Aeolian mode is a ship from Star Trek? Are you comfortable discussing Mixolydian and Phrygian modes in mixed company? Tony Young cuts to the heart of modes.

April-May 1997

An original work (part one of two preludes) composed for solo electric guitar, in tabulature and standard notation.

February-March 1997

Stop practicing with boring scales and start testing your fingers with melodic 'riffs' from Mozart, Bach, Beethoven, and more.

February-March 1997

An original work composed for solo classical guitar, in tabulature and standard notation.

December-January 1996

Learn some substitutions for those tried and true barre chords. How the knowledge of triads can help you come up with original sounding guitar parts.

December-January 1996

An arrangement of the Tchaikovsky piece for solo guitar, in tabulature and standard notation.

October-November 1996

Some creative uses of digital delay when writing or recording.

October-November 1996

Call-and-response practicing to enhance your phrasing and composing.

October-November 1996

Stuck recycling the same licks and riffs? Dig yourself out of your guitar playing rut and rediscover the instrument you love.

October-November 1996

Stop strumming those simple barre chords, and embellish your chordal work with licks and phrases that blur the distiction between rhythm and lead guitar playing.

October-November 1996

Tips for playing arpeggiated chord progressions using string skipping.

August-September 1996

Break free of your limiting beliefs about pentatonic scales.

August-September 1996

More short lick ideas to kick-start your technique.

June-July 1996

Emulating your heroes is fine, but consider how far should you take it.

June-July 1996

Nowhere to go with ascending licks but up? Dan McAvinchey confronts the problem and gives you several ideas you can use today. Don't just take the easy way out and start descending either.

June-July 1996

A number of short lick ideas designed to kick-start your technique.

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