Guitar Nine Columns: Guest Columnists

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August-September 2009

Canadian guitarist David Martone takes you into the nuts and bolts of preparing three tracks for a Rush tribute album.

August-September 2009

There are two main problems that apply to almost all guitar teachers who struggle attracting new students.

August-September 2009

Music industry guru Christopher Knab reminds us why there are so many good record releases, and so few great record releases.

June-July 2009

Here`s how to kick it up a notch by avoiding the top 9 mistakes guitar teachers usually make.

June-July 2009

There is an attitude, or spirit, that is common to most guitarists who have become successful.

June-July 2009

The proper right hand positioning will enable you to play any style with just three types of picking positions.

June-July 2009

It`s important not to lose your soul in the pursuit of musical expression.

June-July 2009

Have you played guitar for years and not gotten very far? Mike O`Malley has practical tips for your practice sessions.

June-July 2009

The third part of Scott Allen`s new series introduces you to the melodic minor.

June-July 2009

A workout that develops finger independence, alternate picking, and two hand synchronization.

June-July 2009

Very cool and unique runs that can add that missing edge in your soloing.

June-July 2009

Here`s a master class on the distinct sound of the harmonic minor scale, with your instructor, Mike Campese.

June-July 2009

Here`s some ideas for making your act the best deal in town.

June-July 2009

Canadian guitarist David Martone goes over his summer itinerary of clinics and classes.

April-May 2009

Adding color to the bland, unifying lyrics, and other compositional techniques.

April-May 2009

You can come up with listenable and interesting solos if you know just how to "word" everything.

April-May 2009

Andre Tonelli has great ideas to get you out of playing in boxes, and into playing music.

April-May 2009

Indie marketing guru Tim Sweeney talks about the latest changes in download pricing, and its effect on marketing independent music.

April-May 2009

What is the most important thing you can bring to a recording studio? Mike O`Malley has his own thoughts on the subject.

April-May 2009

Coming to a rational conclusion as to what improvisation could be.

April-May 2009

Indie marketing guru Tim Sweeney points out some not-so-obvious connections between the red carpet and you.

April-May 2009

The second part of Scott Allen`s new series delves into the ways of the harmonic minor.

April-May 2009

Designing specific exercises to improve the picking hand, and develop right hand coordination.

April-May 2009

Practicing scales in an interesting and systematic way.

April-May 2009

Here`s some new ideas for looping string skipping ideas, with your instructor, Mike Campese.

April-May 2009

Guy`s reference spreadsheet for modes, chord scales and substitutions

April-May 2009

Do you struggle with not having enough time to practice guitar? How to practice effectively when time is at a premium.

April-May 2009

Canadian guitarist David Martone reveals that old school recording techniques are still being used with success.

February-March 2009

Neo-classical guitarist Tom Hess cuts to the chase to help you get to the next level.

February-March 2009

Paul Tauterouff expends even more on the flash lick concept in Part 3 of the series.

February-March 2009

Will you be able to continue making music in the future or will this be the end of the road?

February-March 2009

It`s time to stop talking and start working with some real musical examples featuring legato phrasing.

February-March 2009

Andre Tonelli is here to guide you through limitations that can actually serve a useful purpose for guitar players.

February-March 2009

Indie marketing guru Tim Sweeney thinks now is the time to revisit your web site and the messages it may be delivering.

February-March 2009

Don`t ignore your picking hand in favor of the almighty fretting hand - you`ll pay the price.

February-March 2009

Ysrafel`s got tips on transferring tapping ability from one string to the next.

February-March 2009

The first part of Scott Allen`s new series designed to make the intermediate player a more well rounded soloist.

February-March 2009

Learning ways to substitute notes using octaves with your instructor, Mike Campese.

February-March 2009

Canadian guitarist David Martone takes you to the National Association of Music Merchants biggest annual event.

December-January 2008

Technique is very important, but worthless if you don`t know how to make your guitar groove.

December-January 2008

Canadian guitarist David Martone shows how it`s possible to make a great video with a small amount of coin.

December-January 2008

8 finger tapping opens up a world of new musical ideas, giving you the ability to play things that would normally be considered impossible.

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