Guitar Nine Columns: Guest Columnists

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June-July 2012

Having the ability to record your guitar parts very quickly and efficiently in the studio will maximize your music career opportunities.

June-July 2012

Michael Knight has a 4-note diminished scale for you to add to your repertoire.

April-May 2012

Here`s what a designer can tell you that will help you set your band and your music apart.

April-May 2012

Music industry guru Christopher Knab has a heads up - streaming music is the future.

April-May 2012

Is it really necessary to know how to read music? Let`s open this can of worms.

April-May 2012

Ten of the very best guitar kids from the past two months in a video format. You can submit your most terrifying videos.

April-May 2012

Building on the last column, Mike adds more examples here, building on his previous sweeping columns.

April-May 2012

A great article from Tom Hess focuses on helping students solve their musical problems.

April-May 2012

Michael Knight returns with the first installment of his Exotic Scales series.

February-March 2012

Maintaining a fresh perspective is not only key for making great music, but also in getting that great music heard.

February-March 2012

Draven Grey talks about defining a fan base and creating a unique album release process.

February-March 2012

Virtuoso classical guitarist and instructor Jamie Andreas teaches you to constantly be open to new ideas and new intuitions about ways to improve your playing.

February-March 2012

Joe discusses one of the most invaluable practice techniques known - recording yourself and listening.

February-March 2012

Music industry guru Christopher Knab has heard them all, and here are the top three reasons.

February-March 2012

Here`s a lesson in dynamics from Michael Knight - make your songs come alive with cues from bands such as Van Halen, Black Sabbath, Rush and Nirvana.

February-March 2012

Many people who have been teaching guitar for a long time don`t know all 5 of the important things you are now going to learn about how to teach guitar.

February-March 2012

Ten of the very best guitar kids from the past two months in a video format. You can submit your most terrifying videos.

February-March 2012

Mike gets a little more detailed here, building on his previous sweeping columns.

December-January 2011

Here are some great suggestions from Michael Knight on how to get a better live sound.

December-January 2011

Dario Napoli has tips on how to prevent loss of mastery on your instrument.

December-January 2011

Are "new" marketing ideas really as new as they sound? Indie marketing guru Tim Sweeney offers his expert opinion.

December-January 2011

Five of the very best guitar kids from the past two months in a video format. You can submit your most terrifying videos.

December-January 2011

Here is the main guitar line from Campese`s version of this holiday classic, as featured on his Christmas album.

December-January 2011

Music industry guru Christopher Knab details potential significant radio airplay available to you.

December-January 2011

It`s essential to practice everything to a metronome to develop tight rhythm guitar playing skills, increase guitar speed and track musical progress.

October-November 2011

Where many guitarists struggle is in knowing how to make sense out of general guitar practice materials and organize them into an effective practice schedule.

October-November 2011

The differences between who who think you are, and who you actually are.

October-November 2011

Music industry guru Christopher Knab has great tips from Howard Bloom, a retired music publicist and well known author.

October-November 2011

Virtuoso classical guitarist and instructor Jamie Andreas teaches you to put your mastery of the physical aspect of playing guitar at the service of the ultimate goal: making music.

October-November 2011

Five of the very best guitar kids from the past two months in a video format. You can submit your most terrifying videos.

October-November 2011

If you are familiar with pentatonic scales, this may be a great way to get into modal playing.

October-November 2011

Scott Allen focuses once again on licks that grab attention of the listener.

August-September 2011

Scott Allen focuses on licks that grab attention of the listener.

August-September 2011

This month`s lead guitar element focuses on using the major scale to build other scales.

August-September 2011

Avoiding critical mistakes in learning to increase your guitar speed.

August-September 2011

You eventually have to leave the warm comfort zone you`ve assembled for your creativity.

August-September 2011

Indie marketing guru Tim Sweeney says its time for your music to pay you what you are worth.

August-September 2011

Music industry guru Christopher Knab can`t believe his own ears in this installment.

August-September 2011

Five of the very best guitar kids from the past two months in a video format. You can submit your most terrifying videos.

August-September 2011

You`ve grouped in fives; now add two, and we`ll group in sevens.

June-July 2011

There are many pitfalls on the path to success, and that is particularly true in the music industry.

June-July 2011

Music industry guru Christopher Knab discusses three important ingredients necessary for working your record to radio.

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