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Guitar Nine's April-May 2017 newsletter.
In part 2, you`ll learn how to create amazing blues guitar solos using open strings.
The biggest obstacle standing in the way of your guitar playing greatness is not learning complicated techniques.
Why do people still use the CAGED system? Here are some answers.
And... a tasty lick to get your fingers working.
Chris covers a classic 1980`s example of style over substance.
3-string picking ideas that are great for developing your picking, and to help create lines.
One of the oldest concepts in the book, adapted for modern rock guitar playing.
Although prolific, these two guitarists were really just culminations of hard work done by many guitarists before them.
Guitar Nine's February-March 2017 newsletter.
How to create amazing guitar solos using open strings and pentatonic scale patterns.
I hear themes in my mind and somehow it goes on paper. Some songs on "Untold Stories" took years to get written and recorded.
Discover how learning scales actually fosters creativity.
You will get your skills back again by using these five approaches.
Check in with Joe Nevin and his 10 rocking guitar techniques you need to know.
These 2-string scale fragment examples will increase your speed and your picking technique.
Why you need to stop dividing your fretboard in 5 today.
Guitar Nine's December-January 2016 newsletter.
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.
Read about new ideas for using perfect 5ths in your playing.
How to develop a lightning fast tremolo picking guitar technique.
Integrating scales and arpeggios mechanically.
Drastically improve your acoustic guitar playing with these easy to play, advanced sounding chords.
Guitar Nine's October-November 2016 newsletter.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Harp harmonics never fail to immediately grab the attention of those who hear you play them, leaving them spellbound by what they just heard.
All of your favorite guitar players play in a way that looks amazingly easy.
Here are Mike`s technique to help spice up your solos, instead of just running up and down arpeggios.
Scales are important to learn, but most instructors have put them emphasis on learning them by heart and simply playing them up and down.
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.
A dissection of "Not Of This Earth" and "Surfing With The Alien".
You maybe missing out on a massive range of sounds that you just can`t get otherwise.
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.
Guitar Nine's August-September 2016 newsletter.
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.
To easily play with greater speed, you`ll need to use the most effective picking technique possible.
Mike Campese teaches you short snippets from some songs off his brand new album "Chapters".
Examining the problems of CAGED starting from the effect on your picking hand.
With the right approach, Practice will be enjoyable and something you look forward to.