Guitar Nine Columns: Songwriting and Composition

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

June-July 2008

Kole supplies you, the songwriter/composer with three tools that will help you kick writer`s block `night in the ruts`.

April-May 2008

An introduction to the most familiar way of analyzing and composing music for many of us.

December-January 2007

You can get so much from exposure to unfamiliar music styles.

October-November 2007

A theory borrowed from psychology but adapted by the author to the musical realm.

October-November 2007

Tom Hess with his fourth installment on songwriting, with more advanced, yet simple and overlooked concepts.

August-September 2007

Tom Hess with his third installment on ideas on selecting and using a compositional process that works best for you.

August-September 2007

Michael Knight looks at some activities for versatile composition and soloing.

August-September 2007

The second part of the process and benefits of writing down and charting specific details of the things the composer wishes to express is explained.

June-July 2007

Tom Hess with even more ideas on selecting and using a compositional process that works best for you.

June-July 2007

The process and benefits of writing down and charting specific details of the things the composer wishes to express is explained.

April-May 2007

Tom Hess with ideas on selecting and using a compositional process that works best for you.

October-November 2006

Most guitarist are predominantly one or the other. Here`s some ways to achieve some balance.

June-July 2006

Tom Hess urges you to get beyond `guitarist` and `musician` to uncover the `artist` within.

February-March 2006

Developing riffs and melodies into complete, interesting and listenable pieces of music.

April-May 2005

Guitarist A-J Charron is here with his ideas on writing from the heart (not the checkbook).

April-May 2005

Ready to quit your day job? Get some thoughts and advice first, from one who`s done it.

April-May 2005

If you learn other peoples solos or listen to other people`s music, will it ruin your own creativity? Scott Tarulli gives his personal opinion.

April-May 2005

Hess guitarist Mike Walsh has got a great use for your next spare Benjamin.

February-March 2005

Interested in an aural and methodical inspiration? Let the Sultan of String show you his thematic ideas.

December-January 2004

Let guitarist Alan Lennon take you through the basics of writing songs, starting with the fundamentals of chord progressions.

August-September 2004

Creating a harmonic relationship between sections and adding to the sense of forward motion - Randy Ellefson is here with some great ideas.

April-May 2004

Tom Hess is back with a second installment on how creativity can be enhanced to improve songwriting and improvisation.

February-March 2004

Tom Hess discusses how creativity can be enhanced and stimulated to improve songwriting and improvisation.

February-March 2004

Bryon Thompson on discovering new ways of writing stronger and more original material.

December-January 2003

How do you write something fast, expressive and musical? Randy Ellefson is here with some tips.

October-November 2001

An in-depth look at Fareri`s neo-classical shred debut from the guitarist himself.

October-November 2001

Composition angles from the man known as Beurks.

August-September 2001

Brazilian guitarist teaches by example in his first Guitar Nine column.

October-November 1999

G9er Will Landrum is here to help when you seem to be fresh out of ideas.

October-November 1998

Gerry Magee begins his multi-part series on expanding your mind, as well as your fretboard, with the benefits of thinking like a composer.

August-September 1996

How to use the song structure method to jump-start compositions.

August-September 1996

Arnold Schulman discusses lyric writing for the beginner.

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