Guitar Nine Columns: Guest Columnists

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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

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

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

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.

June-July 2019

Is it possible to get by as a musician without learning to read music?

April-May 2019

Think outside the box when it feels like you've already played everything of which you feel capable.

April-May 2019

A collection of quotations to inspire and motivate.

April-May 2019

This article is a great place to start if you are ready to learn music theory in a more useful and effective way.

April-May 2019

Gaining knowledge of all the chords, triads, and arpeggios that are built from the major scale.

April-May 2019

Did you know? Professional guitarists may spend at least 30% of their time refining this skill.

April-May 2019

Now, Mike mixes up the rhythms when practicing scales to make things that much more interesting.

February-March 2019

A list of six refreshing ways you can take care of yourself and get back to writing.

February-March 2019

Showing the benefits of music education, and how it positively impacts the lives of students.

February-March 2019

Remember: your unique intuition is the most important asset you possess.

February-March 2019

Remember: your unique intuition is the most important asset you possess.

February-March 2019

Building your chops while making practice time more interesting and even, fun.

February-March 2019

Which instrument should you be using, and is it possible to get away with not using one at all?

December-January 2018

Consider taking your playing to the next level - and melt some minds.

December-January 2018

Tips on how to continue your understanding of music theory with the right foot forward.

December-January 2018

Altering the sound of the pentatonic scale by plugging in an additional note.

December-January 2018

Identifying and accurately defining each of the main guitar types.

December-January 2018

Tommaso compares and contrasts CAGED and pentatonic scale systems.

December-January 2018

Mike digs a little deeper into the Altered scale, aka Super Locrian.

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