Guitar Nine Columns: Guest Columnists

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February-March 2014
Tom Hess Opus 2

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
Jean-Pierre Zammit

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

December-January 2013
Tom Hess Opus 2

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
Ryan Buckner

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.

December-January 2013
Tom Hess Opus 2

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: The Fire Within

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

December-January 2013
Christopher Knab

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
Tommaso Zillio

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

October-November 2013
Jamie Andreas

Opening your mind to new ideas and new intuitions about ways to improve your guitar playing.

October-November 2013
Tom Hess Opus 2

Many guitarists play truly inspiring guitar phrases without playing in a very technical manner, and you can do this to when you follow the steps in this article.

October-November 2013
Christopher Knab

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

October-November 2013
Dylan Kay

There`s always a lot of discussion about what to practice, but you should also consider how to practice.

October-November 2013
Mike Philippov

Mike`s tips are designed to help you maximize your guitar practice efficiency and effectiveness

October-November 2013
Mike Campese: The Fire Within

Mike Campese is back with excerpts from his latest CD, "Chameleon".

October-November 2013
Jeremy Rouse

An arrangement for fingerstyle guitar from the 1978 horror flick, written by the director John Carpenter.

October-November 2013
Ryan Buckner

It does not necessarily have to take you a very long time to gain the skills needed to accurately express yourself through music.

August-September 2013
Tommaso Zillio

The CAGED system as is commonly taught has a number of problems that prevent you to reach your full potential.

August-September 2013
Ryan Buckner

Unity and variety in songwriting are essential to keeping a song balanced and maintaining interest throughout the entire piece of music.

August-September 2013
Mike Philippov

Guitar exercises, in and of themselves, do not guarantee (or produce) massive progress in your musical skills.

August-September 2013
Mike Campese: The Fire Within

Mike is back with the second part of a Bach excerpt arranged for guitar.

August-September 2013
Jeremy Rouse

Two notes together can move in more ways than up and down together.

August-September 2013
Sam Dawson

UK-based guitarist Sam Dawson will help to eliminate beginning fears and get you playing some picking patterns in no time.

August-September 2013
Tom Hess Opus 2

The reality is, you don`t have to settle for limited financial gains in your guitar teaching business.

June-July 2013
Ryan Duke

When you are confident on stage to the degree you are confident playing at home alone then any fear will not hinder your focus and performance.

June-July 2013
Tom Hess Opus 2

Have you ever had a hard time getting your guitar students to make significant progress from one lesson to the next? There is a simple adjustment you can make.

June-July 2013
Paul Kleff

Paul Kleff offers a simple, orderly way to analyze songs and reduce them into small, easily-practiced parts that can be mastered individually and then assembled into the complete song.

June-July 2013
Ryan Buckner

Most guitar players have a tendency to use a single (often limiting) approach to songwriting that holds them back from achieving the results they want.

June-July 2013
Mike Philippov

Here is a method to find out how much your vibrato has improved over the last 6-12 months of playing guitar.

June-July 2013
Tommaso Zillio

There is a simple way to learn music theory (more than one in fact).

June-July 2013
Mike Campese: The Fire Within

Two for one - a Bach excerpt arranged for guitar, along with some timeless advice.

June-July 2013
Jeremy Rouse

Combining fretted notes with sustaining open strings underneath gives the illusion that the guitar has more strings than just six sometimes.

April-May 2013
Jamie Andreas

If you are desperate to close the gap between yourself and your guitar - read on.

April-May 2013
Rob James

Yes, there are other avenues beyond reality shows by which new bands can try to build a career.

April-May 2013
Tim Sweeney

Indie marketing guru Tim Sweeney reminds us the successful artists are out there meeting everyone and working together, the others never leave home.

April-May 2013
Tom Hess Opus 2

It takes most guitar players many years before they learn how to practice guitar in a way that is both productive and enjoyable.

April-May 2013
Mike Philippov

How to remember the notes on guitar once and for all and become a more creative guitarist in the process.

April-May 2013
Ryan Buckner

Buckner`s recent conversation with Tom Hess offers guitar practice tips.

April-May 2013
Mike Campese: The Fire Within

Explaining inside/outside picking, and how it can help you alternate pick difficult passages.

April-May 2013
Tommaso Zillio

Are you playing too much? Well, it may be that you are not using enough pentatonic scales in your soloing!

February-March 2013
Mike Campese: The Fire Within

Showing you how to apply 5/8 time to your playing and how to change meters smoothly.

February-March 2013
Tommaso Zillio

Let`s have a look at some of the problems that may prevent you and many other blues players from realizing their musical potential.

February-March 2013
Tim Sweeney

Indie marketing guru Tim Sweeney reminds you to create a newsletter your fans want to read.

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