Guitar Nine Columns: Guitar Technique

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

February-March 2000

Rut busting tips from the guitarist behind the amazing "First Light".

February-March 2000

Check out this excerpt from Niccolo Paganini`s "24 Caprices" for your introduction into the neo-classical style.

December-January 1999

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

December-January 1999

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

December-January 1999

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

December-January 1999

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

October-November 1999

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

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

August-September 1999

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.

June-July 1999

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

April-May 1999

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

April-May 1999

Systematically deaiing with our musical need to improvise.

February-March 1999

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

February-March 1999

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

February-March 1999

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

December-January 1998

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

October-November 1998

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

October-November 1998

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

October-November 1998

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

August-September 1998

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.

June-July 1998

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.

April-May 1998

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

February-March 1998

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

December-January 1997

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.

December-January 1997

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.

October-November 1997

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

October-November 1997

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.

August-September 1997

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

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

April-May 1997

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.

April-May 1997

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

February-March 1997

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

February-March 1997

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

December-January 1996

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.

December-January 1996

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

October-November 1996

Some creative uses of digital delay when writing or recording.

October-November 1996

Call-and-response practicing to enhance your phrasing and composing.

October-November 1996

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

October-November 1996

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.

October-November 1996

Tips for playing arpeggiated chord progressions using string skipping.

August-September 1996

Break free of your limiting beliefs about pentatonic scales.

August-September 1996

More short lick ideas to kick-start your technique.

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