Guitar Nine Columns: Guest Columnists

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April-May 2021

A little technique can go a long way if you know how to apply it creatively.

April-May 2021

Many players are questioning whether or not amps are still the necessities they once were.

April-May 2021

All it takes is knowing the correct exercises to get your hands working properly.

April-May 2021

Helpful advice about how to choose a room and convert it into the studio of your dreams.

April-May 2021

Adding first inversion chords gives you 7 new sounds to work with.

April-May 2021

Moving the Phrygian Dominant scale in a more horizontal fashion across the neck.

April-May 2021

Appreciating how different this music sounds from typical guitar music.

February-March 2021

How old is too old? The answer may surprise you.

February-March 2021

Get the most you can out of the rehearsal time you have scheduled.

February-March 2021

Here are three ways to advance and progress in the area of finger independence.

February-March 2021

Here is a minor cadence used in hundreds of Real Book tunes.

February-March 2021

Is it something that is necessary for your specific musical path - or not?

February-March 2021

Tips on recording some of the greatest classical pieces for electric guitars.

February-March 2021

Examples that will help strengthen your picking, constructed in a more musical fashion.

December-January 2020

We're positive you should be exposed to negative harmony.

December-January 2020

Can your hands actually be too small to play?

December-January 2020

How to avoid getting discouraged.

December-January 2020

Less is more, more is more - which is it?

December-January 2020

A great way to connect the five basic major scale patterns.

October-November 2020

Ways to change your guitar tone without touching an amp or pedals.

October-November 2020

Improvise to Darth Vader's Theme by John Williams.

October-November 2020

Improvise to Darth Vader's Theme by John Williams.

October-November 2020

Great when learning modes - hear the sound of each mode over a tonal center.

October-November 2020

Muting your guitar with tape or a hair band!

August-September 2020

3-dimensional phrasing - as opposed to 2-dimensional (flat, lifeless) playing.

August-September 2020

The perils of an out-of-balance guitar practice.

August-September 2020

The perils of an out-of-balance guitar practice.

August-September 2020

Learn all the little tricks that are easy to underestimate but make the difference.

August-September 2020

Strengthen your upstrokes so they are as strong as your downstrokes.

June-July 2020

Using the Pitch Axis technique to express emotion.

June-July 2020

Create some threatening sounds with your guitar.

June-July 2020

If you know all of your scale patterns, but are not sure how to connect them, this lesson will help you.

June-July 2020

Decide to choose modal harmony in your solos.

June-July 2020

Resolving to the 3rd of the chords in a chromatic fashion.

June-July 2020

Don't spend more cash on guitars, effect pedals, and ampsm - better tone for free.

April-May 2020

Hit the 'EASY' button - ear training ideas for the rest of us.

April-May 2020

What we are being told by traditional music theory, is a load of crap.

April-May 2020

A basic skill you need to have - here's how to get it.

April-May 2020

If you're going to record with your band, or play live, then it's nothing short of vital.

April-May 2020

Learning a tune by heart - where to begin and how to make it sound natural.

April-May 2020

Stuck inside? Take advantage of the time and challenge yourself to get to the next level.

February-March 2020

The more you get to know chords the better time you will having using them.

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