Guitar Nine Columns: Guitar Technique

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Enjoy over 20 years of staff columns, guest columns, interviews and more!

June-July 2014

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

June-July 2014

Mike Campese returns with a second set of 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.

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.

February-March 2014

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

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

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

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

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.

October-November 2013

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

October-November 2013

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

October-November 2013

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

October-November 2013

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

October-November 2013

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

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

August-September 2013

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

August-September 2013

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

August-September 2013

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

August-September 2013

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

August-September 2013

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

August-September 2013

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

June-July 2013

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

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

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

June-July 2013

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

June-July 2013

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

June-July 2013

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.

April-May 2013

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

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

April-May 2013

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

April-May 2013

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

April-May 2013

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

April-May 2013

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

February-March 2013

Here are some great ways to overcome guitar practice challenges.

February-March 2013

Improve your own guitar playing abilities by simply understanding the entire story behind what makes Yngwie so underrated.

February-March 2013

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

February-March 2013

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

December-January 2012

Virtuoso classical guitarist and instructor Jamie Andreas has an answer for you - but the devil is in the details.

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