Guitar Nine Columns: Guitar Technique

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June-July 1996
Guitar Haus

A number of short lick ideas designed to kick-start your technique.

August-September 1996
Guitar Haus

More short lick ideas to kick-start your technique.

June-July 1996
Guitar Haus

Nowhere to go with ascending licks but up? Dan McAvinchey confronts the problem and gives you several ideas you can use today. Don't just take the easy way out and start descending either.

February-March 1997
Guitar Haus

Stop practicing with boring scales and start testing your fingers with melodic 'riffs' from Mozart, Bach, Beethoven, and more.

October-November 1996
Guitar Haus

Stop strumming those simple barre chords, and embellish your chordal work with licks and phrases that blur the distiction between rhythm and lead guitar playing.

August-September 1996
Guitar Haus

Break free of your limiting beliefs about pentatonic scales.

April-May 1997
John Kiefer

An original work (part one of two preludes) composed for solo electric guitar, in tabulature and standard notation.

October-November 1996
Kevin Hammer

Some creative uses of digital delay when writing or recording.

October-November 1996
John Kiefer

Tips for playing arpeggiated chord progressions using string skipping.

December-January 1996
John Kiefer

An arrangement of the Tchaikovsky piece for solo guitar, in tabulature and standard notation.

August-September 1997
Paul Kuntz

New Jersey guitarist Paul Kuntz takes time out from lunch to give you his assurance that there is life beyond the blues scale.

April-May 1997
Chris Brown

Don`t let your current concept of reality dominate your guitar playing.

February-March 1997
John Kiefer

An original work composed for solo classical guitar, in tabulature and standard notation.

February-March 1998
Jason Pruett

Jason Pruett offers his light-hearted yet insightful views on getting the most from your guitar and busting a playing rut.

December-January 1996
Jeff Spencer

Learn some substitutions for those tried and true barre chords. How the knowledge of triads can help you come up with original sounding guitar parts.

October-November 1997
Paul Kuntz

New Jersey guitarist Paul Kuntz is back and aside from a ravenous appetite, he`s got plans to teach you all about tuplets and fitting the notes to the rhythm.

April-May 1997
Tony Young

Do you still think the Aeolian mode is a ship from Star Trek? Are you comfortable discussing Mixolydian and Phrygian modes in mixed company? Tony Young cuts to the heart of modes.

October-November 1997
Tony Young

Just can`t get enough info about modes, can you? Guitarist Tony Young relates modes to chord progressions.

October-November 1996
Guitar Haus

Stuck recycling the same licks and riffs? Dig yourself out of your guitar playing rut and rediscover the instrument you love.

June-July 1996
Guitar Haus

Emulating your heroes is fine, but consider how far should you take it.

December-January 1997
Sean T. Gill

If you`ve got the urge to explore jazz after a background in rock, you`ll need to understand the differences between the two styles. Guitarist Sean Gill gives you the keys to unlock the door to jazz.

December-January 1997
Rusty Cooley

Houston guitarist Rusty Cooley figures that with ten fingers, there`s got to be times when you can use over half of them to express your ideas.

April-May 1998
Joe Bochar

Instrumentalist Joe Bochar serves up a thinly disguised look at chromatics.

June-July 1998
Paul Kuntz

Guitarist Paul Kuntz is back with some fresh ideas on getting out of playing `in the box` and save untold wear and tear on your frets.

August-September 1998
Ken Burtch

The beautiful part about the tempered music scale lies in it`s flexibility. One of Ken`s favorite tricks is to take one shape, and use it to move up or down the fretboard in a linear way. The similarities in chord shapes will allow you to do the same.

October-November 1998
Paul Kuntz

Guitarist Paul Kuntz is back with some thoughts on how to avoid that feeling of being `lost without a map`.

October-November 1998
Curtis

Kick-start your musical development with these essential tips from Curtis.

October-November 1998
Neal Nagaoka

Learn the essentials of the swept arpeggio from one of the masters of the technique.

December-January 1998
Gerry Magee

Highlighting the ways that other instruments and their players can profoundly effect us.

February-March 1999
Gerry Magee

Gerry Magee continues his multi-part series on expanding your mind, as well as your fretboard, with an article on focusing your mental energy.

February-March 1999
Peter Neri

Peter Neri on how to get those fingers (and thumbs) flying.

February-March 1999
Don Lappin

Don Lappin discusses the endless possibilities of the 5-tone tapping technique.

April-May 1999
Gerry Magee

Systematically deaiing with our musical need to improvise.

April-May 1999
Marshall C. Harrison

Sweep those old sweeping techniques under the rug! Marshall Harrison`s got some great ideas in store for you.

June-July 1999
Sebastian Kalamajski

You don`t have to be a shredding, virtuoso guitar player to learn proper phrasing, and your solos will stand out from the pack.

August-September 1999
Kevin Slack

How is your timing? Are you about to lose your gig because you always rush the beat? Kevin Slack has an exercise which will help you determine where you stand.

October-November 1999
Joe Elliott

Years of teaching at GIT have taught Joe a thing or three about structuring a solo. No need to travel to Hollywood, we`ve got the lesson right here.

October-November 1999
Gilbert Isbin

The guitarist on "Twins" offers the first installment on going beyond the flat pick.

December-January 1999
Will Landrum

G9er Will Landrum is back to teach you the magic of turning a scale into real music.

December-January 1999
Greigg Fraser

Learn to walk a tightrope on someone else`s web site--Greigg is here to talk guitar pickups.

December-January 1999
Sebastian Kalamajski

Think about it--how to use your head to help your hands.

December-January 1999
Gilbert Isbin

The guitarist on "Twins" offers the second installment on going beyond the flat pick.

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