Guitar Nine Columns: Guitar Technique

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June-July 2012

Building on the last two columns, Mike wraps up the series with a G minor arpeggio progression.

June-July 2012

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

April-May 2012

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

April-May 2012

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

April-May 2012

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Avoiding critical mistakes in learning to increase your guitar speed.

August-September 2011

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

August-September 2011

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

June-July 2011

Oscar plays devil`s advocate in the matter of a music, or music business, education.

June-July 2011

Playing with another guitarist can open up a lot of new musical options.

June-July 2011

Digging in with practical application of the pentatonic scale.

June-July 2011

Mike is back to take your scales up to a whole new level.

April-May 2011

How about opening your mind and opening yourself up to new styles of music? It can only help your guitar playing and musicianship.

April-May 2011

A different perspective on the pentatonic scale using arpeggios.

April-May 2011

Mike is focusing on the Japanese Hirajoshi scale in this lesson on exotic scales.

April-May 2011

Guy`s second column in a series for experienced guitarists with very little formal knowledge.

February-March 2011

Guy`s first column in a series for experienced guitarists with very little formal knowledge.

February-March 2011

Internalize what you are learning and use it to develop your own style.

February-March 2011

Just when you thought all arpeggio topics had been covered, Mike`s back with triad arpeggio practice ideas.

February-March 2011

Do you want to improve your guitar technique, play guitar cleaner, eliminate sloppy playing and unwanted string noise?

February-March 2011

Scott Allen continues his tour of arpeggio-land with beautiful ninth chord arpeggios.

December-January 2010

There are a lot of ways to go about finding your signature tone.

December-January 2010

In this installment of CAGED Arpeggios, Guy puts individual shapes to work in replicating chord progressions.

December-January 2010

Juan Coronado shows how playing circles with the pick can help you play scales faster by economizing the movement.

December-January 2010

Mike Campese serves up a holiday treat - his take on the Grinch`s theme song.

December-January 2010

Scott Allen begins his tour of arpeggio-land with beautiful seventh chord arpeggios.

December-January 2010

Paul Tauterouff is back with an easy to play sequence that can help you to create some new and interesting sounds.

December-January 2010

Nick has new ideas for making your own licks come alive.

December-January 2010

Joe continues onward in the series of practicing techniques that require no physical practice.

October-November 2010

You can use the Harmonic Minor scale to add exotic twists to your solos.

October-November 2010

Mike Campese returns to revisit more ideas for the Phrygian Dominant scale.

October-November 2010

Take one thing, one approach, one pattern - and master it.

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