Guitar Nine Columns: Guest Columnists

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October-November 2016

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

August-September 2016

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

August-September 2016

Examining the problems of CAGED starting from the effect on your picking hand.

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".

August-September 2016

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

August-September 2016

With the right approach, Practice will be enjoyable and something you look forward to.

June-July 2016

Ensure that you don`t come across as an amateur in a situation where you`re trying to impress the people who hired you.

June-July 2016

But if you want to keep progressing, you have to make the decision to grind it out.

June-July 2016

David Sertl thinks it time that guitarists move beyond "Satryngvai Shredblues".

June-July 2016

Improve your guitar technique while learning the proper way to sweep those licks.

June-July 2016

The octave pattern is not as user-friendly for learning to play the notes on a fretboard as many teachers would like players to think.

June-July 2016

These exercises and examples will help you to improve your finger independence as well as your picking.

April-May 2016

Tom Hess will help you make your guitar solos overflow with emotion,

April-May 2016

It isn`t difficult to learn to study theory the correct way. It can actually be easier and more fun than you expect.

April-May 2016

How studying other instruments will make you a better, more creative, and superior acoustic guitar player.

April-May 2016

Tired of spending so much time practicing without ever seeing big results? Check out this article from Tom Hess.

April-May 2016

Just by flatting the third you can develop a whole new shredding sound.

April-May 2016

Music industry guru Christopher Knab offers concrete information on booking contracts with venues.

April-May 2016

Three cool ways to approach the rhythm of a 12 bar blues - take to your next jam and blow everyone away.

February-March 2016

How to carefully observe and learn from the vast library of existing unplugged acoustic songs out there.

February-March 2016

Music theory isn;t learning how to write down different notes, or practicing and reciting scales on a guitar. It`s about experiencing the way notes interact and the effect they have on the listener.

February-March 2016

Here you`ll discover the three critical guitar phrasing elements that truly great guitarists possess.

February-March 2016

Mastering emotional playing will take your playing to the next level

February-March 2016

Mike Campese reminds you that if you don`t use it, you will surely lose it.

February-March 2016

No one succeeds in the music business who doesn`t already utilize the five key elements used by massively successful pro musicians.

February-March 2016

David Sertl is here to address underdevelopment in the educational field of rhythm.

December-January 2015

Start learning this winter how to mitigate the usual summer slowdown in your guitar teaching business.

December-January 2015

Why general advice fails and what you should do instead.

December-January 2015

Indie marketing guru Tim Sweeney discusses how to move on when it`s time to move on.

December-January 2015

Mike Campese will help you build on your scales with his string skipping exercises.

December-January 2015

Music industry guru Christopher Knab rewinds his career, providing a detailed account `then to now`.

December-January 2015

Any guitar teacher who achieves great success fully understands how they share a lot in common with anyone who has ever climbed to the top of Mt. Everest.

October-November 2015

Don`t be clueless about what you must do to become a successful guitar teacher.

October-November 2015

To grow your music career fast, you need to understand which questions you are asking that are leading you down the wrong path.

October-November 2015

When you use an effective guitar practice approach, you gain a lot of confidence and excitement for your improvement. However, if you are like most guitarists, this excitement fades over time.

October-November 2015

Sad but true: almost 100% of guitar instructors choose `mediocrity` as their standard of achievement.

October-November 2015

You must figure out why these fears exist in you and what you can do to prevent them from controlling your musical future.

October-November 2015

Mike Campese is back to help you out of the box - the scale pattern box, that is.

October-November 2015

Learn awesome guitar techniques in the style of Chet Atkins and how to apply them to your own acoustic playing.

August-September 2015

Most likely, your lack of progress is the result of years of bad playing habits. Let`s correct those habits.

August-September 2015

Six points that will help you understand what you must do to clearly demonstrate your overwhelming value as a guitar teacher so you can attract more students.

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