Guitar Nine Columns: Guitar Technique

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December-January 2017

A technique that allows you to play both the melody and accompaniment parts of a blues tune at the same time.

December-January 2017

Mike teaches you scale sequences (in the Hanon style, adapted from piano) that are great for your dexterity and precision.

December-January 2017

These exercises will help you to focus on string crossing with alternate picking, and also to help you develop left/right hand synchronization, speed and stamina.

October-November 2017

Mike shows you moveable type patterns for the harmonic minor scale, and some ways you can get some fresh new modern type sounds.

October-November 2017

If left unquestioned, these kind of thoughts can start to really build up and hurt your progress as a musician.

October-November 2017

Here are more true reasons for Vai's world-class guitar playing and the lessons each one holds for you.

October-November 2017

Don't go with what feels easy as opposed to what is right.

August-September 2017

Here are the true reasons for Vai`s world-class guitar playing and the lessons each one holds for you.

August-September 2017

Studying other styles of music such as jazz, will only make you a better, more rounded acoustic guitar player and musician.

August-September 2017

Playing a chord progression accurately does not necessarily mean the progression will sound good.

August-September 2017

focusing on picking and moveable shapes that will help to create longer lines.

June-July 2017

Don`t waste another second of your time learning the guitar scales by using the CAGED system.

June-July 2017

In part 3, you`ll learn how to easily play fast solo lines and riffs on your guitar.

June-July 2017

Is there any real benefit to learning more than one scale system? Here`s one opinion to consider.

June-July 2017

Confused about the modes? Here is a way you can practice the modes that may help.

April-May 2017

In part 2, you`ll learn how to create amazing blues guitar solos using open strings.

April-May 2017

Chris covers a classic 1980`s example of style over substance.

April-May 2017

Chris takes you through every inversion on string-set G-B-E, allowing you to bust one out when called upon to do so.

April-May 2017

3-string picking ideas that are great for developing your picking, and to help create lines.

April-May 2017

And... a tasty lick to get your fingers working.

April-May 2017

One of the oldest concepts in the book, adapted for modern rock guitar playing.

April-May 2017

Why do people still use the CAGED system? Here are some answers.

February-March 2017

Check in with Joe Nevin and his 10 rocking guitar techniques you need to know.

February-March 2017

You will get your skills back again by using these five approaches.

February-March 2017

Discover how learning scales actually fosters creativity.

February-March 2017

Why you need to stop dividing your fretboard in 5 today.

February-March 2017

How to create amazing guitar solos using open strings and pentatonic scale patterns.

February-March 2017

These 2-string scale fragment examples will increase your speed and your picking technique.

December-January 2016

Drastically improve your acoustic guitar playing with these easy to play, advanced sounding chords.

December-January 2016

Integrating scales and arpeggios mechanically.

December-January 2016

Read about new ideas for using perfect 5ths in your playing.

December-January 2016

How to develop a lightning fast tremolo picking guitar technique.

October-November 2016

Harp harmonics never fail to immediately grab the attention of those who hear you play them, leaving them spellbound by what they just heard.

October-November 2016

All of your favorite guitar players play in a way that looks amazingly easy.

October-November 2016

Here are Mike`s technique to help spice up your solos, instead of just running up and down arpeggios.

October-November 2016

Scales are important to learn, but most instructors have put them emphasis on learning them by heart and simply playing them up and down.

August-September 2016

A dissection of "Not Of This Earth" and "Surfing With The Alien".

August-September 2016

You maybe missing out on a massive range of sounds that you just can`t get otherwise.

August-September 2016

With the right approach, Practice will be enjoyable and something you look forward to.

August-September 2016

Examining the problems of CAGED starting from the effect on your picking hand.

August-September 2016

To easily play with greater speed, you`ll need to use the most effective picking technique possible.

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