Guitar Nine Columns: Guitar Technique

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Enjoy over 25 years of staff columns, guest columns, interviews and more!

February-March 2011
Tom Hess Opus 2

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

February-March 2011
Guy Pople

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

February-March 2011
Scott Allen

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

February-March 2011
Mike O'Malley

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

April-May 2011
Mike Campese: The Fire Within

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

April-May 2011
Guy Pople

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

April-May 2011
Joe Pinnavaia

A different perspective on the pentatonic scale using arpeggios.

April-May 2011
Mike O'Malley

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

June-July 2011
Mike Campese: The Fire Within

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

June-July 2011
Joe Pinnavaia

Digging in with practical application of the pentatonic scale.

June-July 2011
Oscar Ortega

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

June-July 2011
Mike O'Malley

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

August-September 2011
Mike Campese: The Fire Within

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

August-September 2011
Tom Hess Opus 2

Avoiding critical mistakes in learning to increase your guitar speed.

August-September 2011
Scott Allen

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

October-November 2011
Mike Campese: The Fire Within

If you are familiar with pentatonic scales, this may be a great way to get into modal playing.

October-November 2011
Tom Hess Opus 2

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
Jamie Andreas

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
Scott Allen

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

December-January 2011
Tom Hess Opus 2

It`s essential to practice everything to a metronome to develop tight rhythm guitar playing skills, increase guitar speed and track musical progress.

December-January 2011
Mike Campese: The Fire Within

Here is the main guitar line from Campese`s version of this holiday classic, as featured on his Christmas album.

February-March 2012
Mike Campese: The Fire Within

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

February-March 2012
Jamie Andreas

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
Michael Knight

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
Joe Pinnavaia

Joe discusses one of the most invaluable practice techniques known - recording yourself and listening.

April-May 2012
Mike Campese: The Fire Within

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

April-May 2012
Michael Knight

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

April-May 2012
Tommaso Zillio

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

June-July 2012
Mike Campese: The Fire Within

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

June-July 2012
Jamie Andreas

Virtuoso classical guitarist and instructor Jamie Andreas teaches you that practicing one thing affects everything else we play, for good or for bad.

June-July 2012
Michael Knight

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

August-September 2012
Mike Campese: The Fire Within

Mike Campese introduces you to a cool scale sequence that is not commonly used.

August-September 2012
Jamie Andreas

Virtuoso classical guitarist and instructor Jamie Andreas provides some clarity on the subject of scales.

August-September 2012
Mike Philippov

Mike discusses one of the most effective methods for practicing chord changes.

August-September 2012
Rob James

Backstage warm ups take on their own quirks, stories and connections that help to explain their success and approach to their music.

August-September 2012
Tommaso Zillio

Playing high-pitched squeals that are so important in the style of metal players (and others).

October-November 2012
Mike Campese: The Fire Within

Take a small pattern and turn it into a larger phrase that will sound cohesive.

October-November 2012
Jamie Andreas

Virtuoso classical guitarist and instructor Jamie Andreas helps you become the greatest guitarist and musician you can possibly be.

October-November 2012
Mike Philippov

Mike brings up some of the typical reasons why so many guitarists are unable to improve their musical skills.

December-January 2012
Tom Hess Opus 2

To become an excellent 7 string guitar player, you will need to fully understand how to overcome any challenges that arise with your new instrument.

December-January 2012
Mike Campese: The Fire Within

Here`s how to play in 4/4 time, switch time signatures and remain in time.

December-January 2012
Jamie Andreas

Virtuoso classical guitarist and instructor Jamie Andreas has an answer for you - but the devil is in the details.

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