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

June-July 2017

Confused about the modes? Here is a way you can practice the modes that may help.

April-May 2017

Guitar Nine's April-May 2017 newsletter.

April-May 2017

Chris covers a classic 1980`s example of style over substance.

April-May 2017

And... a tasty lick to get your fingers working.

April-May 2017

Chris takes you through every inversion on string-set G-B-E, allowing you to bust one out when called upon to do so.

April-May 2017

Although prolific, these two guitarists were really just culminations of hard work done by many guitarists before them.

April-May 2017

In part 2, you`ll learn how to create amazing blues guitar solos using open strings.

April-May 2017

Why do people still use the CAGED system? Here are some answers.

April-May 2017

The biggest obstacle standing in the way of your guitar playing greatness is not learning complicated techniques.

April-May 2017

One of the oldest concepts in the book, adapted for modern rock guitar playing.

April-May 2017

3-string picking ideas that are great for developing your picking, and to help create lines.

February-March 2017

Guitar Nine's February-March 2017 newsletter.

February-March 2017

I hear themes in my mind and somehow it goes on paper. Some songs on "Untold Stories" took years to get written and recorded.

February-March 2017

How to create amazing guitar solos using open strings and pentatonic scale patterns.

February-March 2017

Why you need to stop dividing your fretboard in 5 today.

February-March 2017

Check in with Joe Nevin and his 10 rocking guitar techniques you need to know.

February-March 2017

These 2-string scale fragment examples will increase your speed and your picking technique.

February-March 2017

Discover how learning scales actually fosters creativity.

February-March 2017

You will get your skills back again by using these five approaches.

December-January 2016

Guitar Nine's December-January 2016 newsletter.

December-January 2016

But there is a risk with being an independent musician, and that is that you get so lost in your own freedom that you end up with a career that isn`t going anywhere.

December-January 2016

Integrating scales and arpeggios mechanically.

December-January 2016

Read about new ideas for using perfect 5ths in your playing.

December-January 2016

How to develop a lightning fast tremolo picking guitar technique.

December-January 2016

Drastically improve your acoustic guitar playing with these easy to play, advanced sounding chords.

October-November 2016

Guitar Nine's October-November 2016 newsletter.

October-November 2016

The main reason I started to play the guitar was Randy Rhoads. He had the biggest influence on me and my playing. When I first listened to him I couldn`t believe what I`d heard.

October-November 2016

The music I write and record under my own name is just the kind of music I`d like to listen to and therefore has no commercial consideration whatsoever, which means it`s a bonus if other people like it!

October-November 2016

Knowing I would fund the project myself, I felt that I would demonstrate more credibility to labels and other industry heavy-weights by investing in myself prior to asking them to invest.

October-November 2016

I love creating things, so putting my project together myself, while it was a lot of work, was very rewarding and also a good learning experience.

October-November 2016

Scales are important to learn, but most instructors have put them emphasis on learning them by heart and simply playing them up and down.

October-November 2016

Harp harmonics never fail to immediately grab the attention of those who hear you play them, leaving them spellbound by what they just heard.

October-November 2016

All of your favorite guitar players play in a way that looks amazingly easy.

October-November 2016

Here are Mike`s technique to help spice up your solos, instead of just running up and down arpeggios.

August-September 2016

Guitar Nine's August-September 2016 newsletter.

August-September 2016

I was a typical Sixties kid. We always had Buddy Holly and Elvis Presley records, because my sister was into that. Then, along came the Beatles, and the Rolling Stones, and that changed everything.

August-September 2016

When I started playing guitar I was very fortunate to have all the great guitar players in the prime of their career to look to for inspiration.

August-September 2016

My favorite bands were AC/DC, Motorhead, The Stray Cats, The Sex Pistols and so on, so mainly hard rock, heavy metal, punk rock, and rockabilly/psychobilly stuff.

August-September 2016

You maybe missing out on a massive range of sounds that you just can`t get otherwise.

August-September 2016

A dissection of "Not Of This Earth" and "Surfing With The Alien".

August-September 2016

To easily play with greater speed, you`ll need to use the most effective picking technique possible.

August-September 2016

Mike Campese teaches you short snippets from some songs off his brand new album "Chapters".

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