Guitar Nine Columns: Guitar Technique

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June-July 2009

Here`s a master class on the distinct sound of the harmonic minor scale, with your instructor, Mike Campese.

June-July 2009

Canadian guitarist David Martone goes over his summer itinerary of clinics and classes.

April-May 2009

Practicing scales in an interesting and systematic way.

April-May 2009

Here`s some new ideas for looping string skipping ideas, with your instructor, Mike Campese.

April-May 2009

Guy`s reference spreadsheet for modes, chord scales and substitutions

April-May 2009

Do you struggle with not having enough time to practice guitar? How to practice effectively when time is at a premium.

April-May 2009

You can come up with listenable and interesting solos if you know just how to "word" everything.

April-May 2009

Andre Tonelli has great ideas to get you out of playing in boxes, and into playing music.

April-May 2009

Coming to a rational conclusion as to what improvisation could be.

April-May 2009

The second part of Scott Allen`s new series delves into the ways of the harmonic minor.

April-May 2009

Designing specific exercises to improve the picking hand, and develop right hand coordination.

February-March 2009

Andre Tonelli is here to guide you through limitations that can actually serve a useful purpose for guitar players.

February-March 2009

Don`t ignore your picking hand in favor of the almighty fretting hand - you`ll pay the price.

February-March 2009

Ysrafel`s got tips on transferring tapping ability from one string to the next.

February-March 2009

The first part of Scott Allen`s new series designed to make the intermediate player a more well rounded soloist.

February-March 2009

Learning ways to substitute notes using octaves with your instructor, Mike Campese.

February-March 2009

Neo-classical guitarist Tom Hess cuts to the chase to help you get to the next level.

February-March 2009

Paul Tauterouff expends even more on the flash lick concept in Part 3 of the series.

February-March 2009

It`s time to stop talking and start working with some real musical examples featuring legato phrasing.

December-January 2008

Dunnett offers some insight into his rendition of "Paint It Black", the Rolling Stones classic.

December-January 2008

Applying the melodic minor scale to rock music with Mike Campese.

December-January 2008

Digging a bit deeper into phrasing in a quest for greater self-expression.

December-January 2008

Paul Tauterouff expends on the flash lick concept in Part 2 of the series.

December-January 2008

Topics as guitar players we tend to forget, but that are very important as far as making music.

December-January 2008

Technique is very important, but worthless if you don`t know how to make your guitar groove.

December-January 2008

8 finger tapping opens up a world of new musical ideas, giving you the ability to play things that would normally be considered impossible.

October-November 2008

The first step in improving your playing is to understand the concept of phrasing.

October-November 2008

Ysrafel`s here to focus on the different types of sweep picking available to the modern guitar player.

October-November 2008

Great exercises to keep your hands in shape from Mike Campese.

October-November 2008

You don`t always have to fret every note to achieve flashy results.

October-November 2008

Paul Kleff shows you how to create interesting phrases using basic arpeggio shapes.

October-November 2008

Taking a much closer look at the `diminished` sound and its theoretical sources.

August-September 2008

How to use a metronome for maximum effectiveness.

August-September 2008

Neo-classical guitarist Tom Hess talkes about two components that you must balance in order to enjoy the process of practicing and see consistent progress.

August-September 2008

Dave Issacs is here to help you get back to the basics and improve your playing.

August-September 2008

Exploring a less common approach to two-handed tapping.

August-September 2008

How to approach the chromatic scale on the guitar.

August-September 2008

Virtuoso classical guitarist and instructor Jamie Andreas believes it`s easy to memorize pieces, and has even more tips to help the uninitiated.

June-July 2008

Virtuoso classical guitarist and instructor Jamie Andreas believes it`s easy to memorize pieces, and has some tips to help the uninitiated.

June-July 2008

Even the simplest idea can be rekindled with the help of little embellishments.

June-July 2008

Can you sound musical, creative and original using the same scales as everyone else? Michael Shouse says yes.

June-July 2008

You can make your own scales with these tips from Mike Campese.

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