Guitar Nine Columns

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Enjoy over 23 years of staff columns, guest columns, interviews and more!

February-March 2020

Guitar Nine's February-March 2020 newsletter.

February-March 2020
A look back at the critic's 19 favorite artists from Guitar Nine's "The Undiscovered" column feature.
February-March 2020

On the right material, the wah pedal actually deepens the connection I have with the guitar.

February-March 2020

Though electric shred is my passion I have learned many instruments, styles and aspects of music.

February-March 2020

The more you get to know chords the better time you will having using them.

February-March 2020

Control your dynamics by controlling the force of your picking.

February-March 2020

You'll sound “outside” once you have mastered the “inside sound”.

February-March 2020

When used correctly, guide tones outline the flavor of the chords you’re improvising over.

February-March 2020

Creative ways to move around the fretboard at a blazing fast speed.

February-March 2020

Creating unlimited licks using the pentatonic scale.

December-January 2019
A look back at the Guitar Nine Attic Inventory of uncovered items, as of December 2019.
December-January 2019

Guitar Nine's December-January 2019 newsletter.

December-January 2019

The pentatonic scale contains 5 notes; the melodic combinations you have to work with are endless.

December-January 2019

A complete primer on these amazing scales.

December-January 2019

Creativity takes practice, just like anything else.

December-January 2019

Learn the essence of blues, in the key of G.

December-January 2019

It’s really not about how fast technically advanced it is, but rather how it is phrased.

December-January 2019

This scale is most common in jazz, but can be applied to any style of music.

October-November 2019

Guitar Nine's October-November 2019 newsletter.

October-November 2019
A look back at Guitar Nine's most popular site visitor polls over the past 23 years.
October-November 2019

Certain fans (probably musicians) want to hear the instruments speak to them, which they can understand a bit better than the average listener.

October-November 2019

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

October-November 2019

Let's get those creative wheels turning, shall we?

October-November 2019

Mavers-Chance catches up with Andy James at Tech Fest.

October-November 2019

Taking the diminished scale and incorporating it with a basic blues scale box.

October-November 2019

Answering yes to this question may be a little deceiving.

August-September 2019

Guitar Nine's August-September 2019 newsletter.

August-September 2019
These 9 columnists were the most active Guitar Nine contributors from 1997 through 2019.
August-September 2019

Koto on guitar - let's get exotic, shall we?

August-September 2019

More about the chords, triads, and arpeggios that are built from the major scale.

August-September 2019

Some rare studio gems which can be found for under $500.

August-September 2019

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

August-September 2019

Even more ideas to spice up your arpeggio sequences by altering the order of the notes.

June-July 2019

Guitar Nine's June-July 2019 newsletter.

June-July 2019
These 40 albums were the 61st to the 100th best-selling Guitar Nine titles from 1997 through 2012.
June-July 2019

Let's see what we can do to overcome our hand's size.

June-July 2019

If you know scales and chords, then you are ready to start learning music theory.

June-July 2019

How ear training helps you develop skills that are at the core of your musicianship.

June-July 2019

Time to build technique and spice up your arpeggio sequences by altering the order of the notes.

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