Guitar Nine Columns: Guest Columnists

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Enjoy over 25 years of staff columns, guest columns, interviews and more!

February-March 2018
Tommaso Zillio

Take you guitar playing to the next level with Tommaso's best advice for the intermediate player.

February-March 2018
Tommaso Zillio

Tips on how to ready yourself for your next burst of songwriting inspiration.

February-March 2018
Simon Candy

Slide guitar offers a very cool and unique sound that cannot be emulated any other way.

February-March 2018
Tom Hess Opus 2

Anyone (including yourself) can learn to develop creativity by using the proven methods and strategies for reaching this goal.

February-March 2018
Mark Woodburn

Mark covers the essential picking styles new guitarists need to learn (or at least be familiar with).

February-March 2018
Mike Campese: The Fire Within

Mike shows you several ways to spice up your riffs, lines and solos with some chromatic passing tones.

December-January 2017
Simon Candy

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

December-January 2017
Dean Hailstone

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

December-January 2017
Mike Campese: The Fire Within

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

December-January 2017
Tommaso Zillio

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
James Rosocha

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

December-January 2017
Luca Sellitto

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
Tommaso Zillio

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

October-November 2017
Tom Hess Opus 2

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

October-November 2017
Tommaso Zillio

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

October-November 2017
Mike Campese: The Fire Within

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
Simon Candy

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

August-September 2017
Tom Hess Opus 2

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

August-September 2017
Tommaso Zillio

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

August-September 2017
Tommaso Zillio

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
Tommaso Zillio

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

August-September 2017
Mike Campese: The Fire Within

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

August-September 2017
Simon Candy

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

June-July 2017
Tom Hess Opus 2

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

June-July 2017
Tommaso Zillio

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

June-July 2017
Tommaso Zillio

Is there any real benefit to learning more than one scale system? Here`s one opinion to consider.

June-July 2017
Mike Campese: The Fire Within

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

June-July 2017
Simon Candy

In part 3, you`ll learn how to easily play fast solo lines and riffs on your guitar.

April-May 2017
Tommaso Zillio

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

April-May 2017
Chris Schreiner

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

April-May 2017
Mike Campese: The Fire Within

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

April-May 2017
Simon Candy

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

April-May 2017
Chris Schreiner

Chris takes you through every inversion on string-set G-B-E, allowing you to bust one out when called upon to do so.

April-May 2017
Jared Smith

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

April-May 2017
Blaine Kaltman

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

April-May 2017
Tommaso Zillio

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

April-May 2017
Tom Hess Opus 2

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

February-March 2017
Joe Nevin

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

February-March 2017
Tom Hess Opus 2

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

February-March 2017
Tommaso Zillio

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

February-March 2017
Mike Campese: The Fire Within

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

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