Guitar Nine Columns: Guest Columnists

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October-November 2014

Before you take another lesson, here are the seven things that your guitar teacher has never told you (that you need to know).

October-November 2014

How to breathe new life in your licks and prepare for real-life playing at the same time.

October-November 2014

You`re going to like having the ability to write guitar solos that are highly melodic, expressive, and passionate.

October-November 2014

Mike Campese touches on a more modern approach, incorporating different types of patterns into odd-numbered lines.

October-November 2014

There is no doubt that having a major following of fans for your music is crucial to big and long lasting success in the music industry.

October-November 2014

Tom Hess` explores creative possibilities with the low B string.

October-November 2014

Music industry guru Christopher Knab offers three tips to help you promote your career, and enhance your chances of being offered opportunities.

August-September 2014

Indie marketing guru Tim Sweeney offers up positive approaches to negative circumstances

August-September 2014

Try these cool runs which be very beneficial, get take you out of trouble.

August-September 2014

Tom Hess takes on your teaching business, helping you avoid mistakes that may be costing you big money.

August-September 2014

See how one of the least exciting concepts in music theory can actually help you create awesome licks.

August-September 2014

Tom Hess` ideas for creating massive positive change in your ability to improvise rock guitar solos.

August-September 2014

Mike Campese delivers patterns that foster some of the fastest, most accurate picking you can imagine.

August-September 2014

Music industry guru Christopher Knab talks about the money flow.

June-July 2014

Music industry guru Christopher Knab speaks about the appetite for perfection. A need to be not just good enough but great.

June-July 2014

Go ahead and `burn` your fretboard with these Major 7th arpeggios.

June-July 2014

Knowing all the notes on your fretboard is more useful and simpler than you think. Read here how.

June-July 2014

The most frequent fears possessed by most guitarists and what you must do to overcome them and reach your musical goals.

June-July 2014

Mike Campese returns with a second set of exercises to help you improve your picking, dexterity, and overall technique.

June-July 2014

Tom Hess discusses what it takes to achieve success as a pro musician.

April-May 2014

Tom Hess helps you to find band members with the same drive and ambition that you have.

April-May 2014

Music industry guru Christopher Knab offers simple basics on graphic considerations when designing album artwork.

April-May 2014

Indie marketing guru Tim Sweeney reminds us to think outside the box.

April-May 2014

Wrapping your mind around the old "cowboy chords" but have no idea where to go from there? Here is a simple concept helping you break free and stimulating creativity.

April-May 2014

Dominants should be the arpeggios you study first since they are used regularly in Blues/Rock progressions and songs.

April-May 2014

Mike Campese is back with exercises to help you improve your picking, dexterity, and overall technique.

April-May 2014

In order to enhance your musical expression and clearly communicate your ideas, you must understand how to think creatively when you play guitar.

February-March 2014

Jean-Pierre teaches you about modes, with a small introduction and the `why` and `how` of their existence

February-March 2014

Indie marketing guru Tim Sweeney has advice for artists on ways to cope with the annual holiday seasons.

February-March 2014

Using the same guitar soloing approach as everyone else can only lead to one result: a guitar solo that has a very similar sound to nearly every other guitar solo out there.

February-March 2014

A lot has been written on Blues soloing, but preciously little on creative Blues rhythm playing. Don`t get caught playing the usual three power chords.

February-March 2014

Mike Campese is back with additional ideas on how to compose - anytime, anywhere.

February-March 2014

Music industry guru Christopher Knab gives a basic introduction to your rights and other issues regarding your original songs and recordings.

February-March 2014

Tom Hess talks about how you can by use creative rhythm guitar practice methods to write your own rock and metal guitar riffs.

December-January 2013

Perhaps you have considered taking lessons but because someone you know had a disappointing experience with a teacher, you began to doubt if lessons are worth investing your time and money.

December-January 2013

Mike Campese is back with ideas on how to compose - anytime, anywhere.

December-January 2013

Music industry guru Christopher Knab with a few words of advice to one over-exuberant, well-intentioned,would-be music industry professional.

December-January 2013

You might think that the pentatonic scale is just an easy scale but with no depth - well, you are wrong.

December-January 2013

Pinpointing some very important factors that will help the student successfully go through and become a serious guitarist.

December-January 2013

Perhaps you have considered taking lessons but because someone you know had a disappointing experience with a teacher, you began to doubt if lessons are worth investing your time and money.

December-January 2013

There are four mistakes that you can fix that will drastically increase your musical creativity and help you come up with songwriting ideas much faster.

October-November 2013

Music industry guru Christopher Knab reminds musicians that streaming music is still in its infancy.

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