Guitar Nine Columns: Guitar Technique

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October-November 2015
Tom Hess Opus 2

When you use an effective guitar practice approach, you gain a lot of confidence and excitement for your improvement. However, if you are like most guitarists, this excitement fades over time.

October-November 2015
Tom Hess Opus 2

You must figure out why these fears exist in you and what you can do to prevent them from controlling your musical future.

October-November 2015
Mike Campese: The Fire Within

Mike Campese is back to help you out of the box - the scale pattern box, that is.

October-November 2015
Simon Candy

Learn awesome guitar techniques in the style of Chet Atkins and how to apply them to your own acoustic playing.

August-September 2015
Tom Hess Opus 2

Most likely, your lack of progress is the result of years of bad playing habits. Let`s correct those habits.

August-September 2015
Tom Hess Opus 2

Here you`ll learn several creative blues guitar techniques that will make your blues phrases sound much more expressive.

August-September 2015
Mike Campese: The Fire Within

Mike Campese will help master your triads in all 12 keys, focusing on the sharp keys for the major triads.

August-September 2015
Simon Candy

Chords have the potential to bring a whole new element to your soloing providing cool, unique, and contrasting textures amongst the single note lines you play.

June-July 2015
Mike Campese: The Fire Within

Mike Campese covers the flat keys moving around the circle of fourths.

June-July 2015
Tom Hess Opus 2

The majority of guitar players unconsciously ruin their potential for improvement by learning `too fast` in some areas of their playing and `too slow` in other areas.

June-July 2015
Tom Hess Opus 2

Tom Hess takes you through the exact steps needed for cleaning up unwanted string noise in your blues guitar licks.

June-July 2015
Simon Candy

Do you feel like you are at a dead end with your guitar playing? Here are three additional killer ways that will totally change the way you play your acoustic guitar from now on,

June-July 2015
Chris Glyde

In order to be a great guitar player you must develop mastery over the fretboard.

June-July 2015
Tom Hess Opus 2

Look deeper, and find the overlooked value that makes John Petrucci a much greater guitarist than other players.

June-July 2015
Tommaso Zillio

If you are wondering how modern metal players use all these "wrong" notes and still sound great - here`s how.

April-May 2015
Tommaso Zillio

If your guitar heroes use a lot of "wrong" notes and make them sound "right" (and you can`t), here`s how to do it.

April-May 2015
Tom Hess Opus 2

You must master the ability to play with both speed and creativity in order to make your licks stand out.

April-May 2015
Antony Reynaert

Reynaert takes you on a journey through the possibilities of blues rhythm guitar playing.

April-May 2015
Tom Hess Opus 2

Build incredible amounts of musical tension by combining sweep picking technique with creative guitar phrasing ideas.

April-May 2015
Mike Campese: The Fire Within

Mike Campese puts both hands on the fretboard to deliver more triad arpeggios.

February-March 2015
Dallas Dwight

Read on for seven advantages and benefits of being a six-stringer.

February-March 2015
Simon Candy

Learn how to develop great rhythm and time with your playing.

February-March 2015
Mike Campese: The Fire Within

Mike Campese delivers a fistful of single string triad arpeggios - major, minor and diminished.

February-March 2015
Sam Russell

UK guitarist Sam Russell has some cool ways to spice up both open chords and standard chords with modal notes.

December-January 2014
Tom Hess Opus 2

The key to playing killer guitar phrases is focusing on how you play - not necessarily which notes you use.

December-January 2014
Tom Hess Opus 2

To make your lead guitar playing sound great, you must understand how to play every single note in your licks with as much expression as possible.

December-January 2014
Simon Candy

Do you feel like you are at a dead end with your guitar playing? Here are five killer ways that will totally change the way you play your acoustic guitar from now on,

December-January 2014
Mike Campese: The Fire Within

Mike Campese gives you a nice sweep picking arpeggio workout using the chord progression from Pachelbel`s Canon in D.

December-January 2014
Tommaso Zillio

Dealing with blues songs featuring incredibly complicated chord changes can be easier than you think.

October-November 2014
Tom Hess Opus 2

Tom Hess` explores creative possibilities with the low B string.

October-November 2014
Mike Campese: The Fire Within

Mike Campese touches on a more modern approach, incorporating different types of patterns into odd-numbered lines.

October-November 2014
Tommaso Zillio

How to breathe new life in your licks and prepare for real-life playing at the same time.

August-September 2014
Jean-Pierre Zammit

Try these cool runs which be very beneficial, get take you out of trouble.

August-September 2014
Tom Hess Opus 2

Tom Hess` ideas for creating massive positive change in your ability to improvise rock guitar solos.

August-September 2014
Mike Campese: The Fire Within

Mike Campese delivers patterns that foster some of the fastest, most accurate picking you can imagine.

August-September 2014
Tommaso Zillio

See how one of the least exciting concepts in music theory can actually help you create awesome licks.

June-July 2014
Tommaso Zillio

Knowing all the notes on your fretboard is more useful and simpler than you think. Read here how.

June-July 2014
Mike Campese: The Fire Within

Mike Campese returns with a second set of exercises to help you improve your picking, dexterity, and overall technique.

June-July 2014
Jean-Pierre Zammit

Go ahead and `burn` your fretboard with these Major 7th arpeggios.

April-May 2014
Mike Campese: The Fire Within

Mike Campese is back with exercises to help you improve your picking, dexterity, and overall technique.

April-May 2014
Tom Hess Opus 2

In order to enhance your musical expression and clearly communicate your ideas, you must understand how to think creatively when you play guitar.

April-May 2014
Jean-Pierre Zammit

Dominants should be the arpeggios you study first since they are used regularly in Blues/Rock progressions and songs.

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