Guitar Nine Columns: Guitar Technique

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August-September 2002
Mike Campese: The Fire Within

Learning the fretboard through scales by Mike Campese.

August-September 2002
Muriel Anderson

Using harmonics to get a great shimmering sound, from an award winning guitarist.

August-September 2002
Rick Del Savio

The changes to John Coltrane`s classic can result in inspiration for original solos.

October-November 2002
Curtis

How to develop the ability to use right hand figers along with the pick.

October-November 2002
Steve Pappas

Steve Pappas is back with another piece for solo fingerstyle guitar originating from Ireland.

October-November 2002
Tom Hess Opus 2

How to control a potentially rebellious picking hand.

December-January 2019
Andy Martin

A complete primer on these amazing scales.

October-November 2019
Andy Martin

How does anybody know what key they’re in? Let's find out.

August-September 2019
Andy Martin

Systems and ways to organize large clumps of knowledge in the area of chord construction.

October-November 2002
Andy Martin

Gain control over your instrument and improve your ear for harmonies.

October-November 2002
Greg Rapaport

Greg Rapaport discusses advanced tapping forms.

October-November 2002
Mike Campese: The Fire Within

More ways to master the fretboard through the use of the pentatonic scale.

December-January 2002
Mike Campese: The Fire Within

How you can add something different to your solos to sound a little more `out`.

December-January 2002
Tom Hess Opus 2

Are you aurally challanged? Learn how to improve this vital skill.

December-January 2002
Steve Pappas

Steve Pappas is back with a beautiful Christmas carol arranged for solo fingerstyle guitar.

December-January 2002
Chris Brooks

How to view frustration as a positive thing. No, really.

December-January 2002
Greg Brown

How to avoid wasting your time learning things that will not help you achieve your goals.

December-January 2002
Chris Juergensen

Know who you are playing with before you play any super big, wide sounding chords.

December-January 2002
Jeff Scheetz

Guitarist Jeff Scheetz` own blistering version of this holiday chestnut.

December-January 2002
Greigg Fraser

Get a grip, pencilneck! A solid way to strengthen your fretting hand.

February-March 2003
Chris Brooks

How to expand your soloing arsenal by reworking some familiar ideas.

February-March 2003
Mike Campese: The Fire Within

Sooner or later, you`ll want to make your solos more exciting. Start by making up new scale sequences.

February-March 2003
Salvatore Vecchio

Italian guitarist Salvatore Vecchio with a column on mixing various pentatonic scales to achieve something fresh.

February-March 2003
Sean Mercer

Getting the left hand to keep up with the right hand sweep through hand synchronization.

February-March 2003
Chris Juergensen

One of the things that makes the guitar different from other instruments is the fact that you can incorporate open strings into chord voicings. Here`s how.

February-March 2003
Martin Behr

Applying time-shifting to enhance tapped arpeggios.

February-March 2003
Mark Yodice

Were you thinking, "Gee, there`s got to be a way to spice up a G...?" Zounds! You were right.

February-March 2003
Jamie Andreas

Virtuoso classical guitarist and instructor Jamie Andreas talks about penetrating the mystery of time.

April-May 2003
Paul Nelson

Paul Nelson talks about the Ionian, or Major scale.

April-May 2003
Curtis

How to write something you cannot play, and then playing it.

April-May 2003
Mike Campese: The Fire Within

Complete understanding of the modes has eluded many a guitarist. Here`s part one of Mike Campese`s multi-part lesson.

April-May 2003
Sean Mercer

Sean Mercer teaches you a single right-hand finger tapping technique.

April-May 2003
Martin Behr

Add some excitement to your playing by playing outside the scale.

April-May 2003
Steve Pappas

Steve Pappas is back with his arrangement of one of the most well known hymns of all time.

April-May 2003
Jeff Sanders

How to embrace the healing power of music.

June-July 2003
Chris Brooks

More creative ways to use modal pentatonics in your playing.

June-July 2003
Mike Campese: The Fire Within

Complete understanding of the modes has eluded many a guitarist. Here`s part two of Mike Campese`s multi-part lesson.

June-July 2003
Sean Mercer

Sean Mercer returns with ways to help you break out of the 3 and 4 note sequence rut.

June-July 2003
Chris Juergensen

Constructing your own chord voicings and increasing your chord vocabulary.

June-July 2003
Martin Behr

Add some excitement to your playing by playing outside the scale. This time: the diminished scale.

June-July 2003
Steve Pappas

Steve Pappas enhances his previous "Amazing Grace" arrangement with this variation.

June-July 2003
Muriel Anderson

Becoming a performer and a listener all at once.

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