Guitar Nine Columns: Guest Columnists

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April-May 2018
James Rosocha

Rosocha teaches permutations - altered scale shapes based on fretboard position.

April-May 2018
Just Rijna

Exploding the myths surrounding talent, inspiration and writer's block.

April-May 2018
Mike Campese: The Fire Within

Gaining fluency with triad arpeggios will help your soloing and rhythm playing.

April-May 2018
Simon Candy

Play great songs such as “Landslide”, "Dust In The Wind" and "The Boxer".

April-May 2018
Tommaso Zillio

Tommaso delves into guitar solo harmonies - they are not as hard as they look.

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.

December-January 2017
Tom Hess Opus 2

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

April-May 1997
John Kiefer

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

October-November 1996
Kevin Hammer

Some creative uses of digital delay when writing or recording.

October-November 1996
John Kiefer

Tips for playing arpeggiated chord progressions using string skipping.

December-January 1996
John Kiefer

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

August-September 1997
Paul Kuntz

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
Chris Brown

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

August-September 1996
Arnold Schulman

Arnold Schulman discusses lyric writing for the beginner.

February-March 1997
John Kiefer

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

February-March 1998
Jason Pruett

Jason Pruett offers his light-hearted yet insightful views on getting the most from your guitar and busting a playing rut.

December-January 1996
Jeff Spencer

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.

October-November 1997
Paul Kuntz

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.

April-May 1997
Tony Young

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.

October-November 1997
Tony Young

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

December-January 1997
Sean T. Gill

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
Rusty Cooley

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.

February-March 1998
David Knopfler

British guitarist David Knopfler has a few words to say about the separate lead guitarist vs. rhythm guitarist identities.

April-May 1998
David Knopfler

British guitarist David Knopfler recalls the days when the Stratocaster was held in esteem as the instrument of choice--if you could afford one, that is. A tale of how dreams can come true, and how old feelings never quite die.

April-May 1998
Joe Bochar

Instrumentalist Joe Bochar serves up a thinly disguised look at chromatics.

June-July 1998
Paul Kuntz

Guitarist Paul Kuntz is back with some fresh ideas on getting out of playing `in the box` and save untold wear and tear on your frets.

August-September 1998
Ken Burtch

The beautiful part about the tempered music scale lies in it`s flexibility. One of Ken`s favorite tricks is to take one shape, and use it to move up or down the fretboard in a linear way. The similarities in chord shapes will allow you to do the same.

October-November 1998
Paul Kuntz

Guitarist Paul Kuntz is back with some thoughts on how to avoid that feeling of being `lost without a map`.

October-November 1998
Curtis

Kick-start your musical development with these essential tips from Curtis.

October-November 1998
Neal Nagaoka

Learn the essentials of the swept arpeggio from one of the masters of the technique.

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