Guitar Nine Columns: Guest Columnists

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April-May 2003

How to embrace the healing power of music.

April-May 2003

Sean Mercer teaches you a single right-hand finger tapping technique.

April-May 2003

Add some excitement to your playing by playing outside the scale.

April-May 2003

Complete understanding of the modes has eluded many a guitarist. Here`s part one of Mike Campese`s multi-part lesson.

April-May 2003

Steve Pappas is back with his arrangement of one of the most well known hymns of all time.

April-May 2003

How to write something you cannot play, and then playing it.

April-May 2003

Music industry guru Christopher Knab discusses critical changes in the way recordings are sold and distributed.

April-May 2003

Paul Nelson talks about the Ionian, or Major scale.

April-May 2003

How Chris satisfies both his financial and artistic needs and how you can too.

February-March 2003

Applying time-shifting to enhance tapped arpeggios.

February-March 2003

Don`t be grabby! Taking the take that takes the cake, by Canadian guitarist David Martone.

February-March 2003

Were you thinking, "Gee, there`s got to be a way to spice up a G...?" Zounds! You were right.

February-March 2003

Indie marketing guru Tim Sweeney discusses the use and abuse of Flash.

February-March 2003

Getting the left hand to keep up with the right hand sweep through hand synchronization.

February-March 2003

Sooner or later, you`ll want to make your solos more exciting. Start by making up new scale sequences.

February-March 2003

How to expand your soloing arsenal by reworking some familiar ideas.

February-March 2003

One of the things that makes the guitar different from other instruments is the fact that you can incorporate open strings into chord voicings. Here`s how.

February-March 2003

Italian guitarist Salvatore Vecchio with a column on mixing various pentatonic scales to achieve something fresh.

February-March 2003

Music industry guru Christopher Knab with the numeric lowdown on getting your music in the stores.

February-March 2003

Virtuoso classical guitarist and instructor Jamie Andreas talks about penetrating the mystery of time.

December-January 2002

Steve Pappas is back with a beautiful Christmas carol arranged for solo fingerstyle guitar.

December-January 2002

Know who you are playing with before you play any super big, wide sounding chords.

December-January 2002

Get a grip, pencilneck! A solid way to strengthen your fretting hand.

December-January 2002

Getting a great signal from your guitar to your sound card, by Canadian guitarist David Martone.

December-January 2002

How to get big, fat rhythm guitars even bigger and fatter, and other panning tips.

December-January 2002

Music industry guru Christopher Knab reveals a tried-and-true method of getting more knowledge about the music business.

December-January 2002

Are you aurally challanged? Learn how to improve this vital skill.

December-January 2002

Indie marketing guru Tim Sweeney gets you to think beyond equipment and music-related companies.

December-January 2002

How to view frustration as a positive thing. No, really.

December-January 2002

How to avoid wasting your time learning things that will not help you achieve your goals.

December-January 2002

Which way do you swing? Ace mastering engineer and guitarist Paul Abbott discusses each platform`s unique capabilities and characteristics.

December-January 2002

Guitarist Jeff Scheetz` own blistering version of this holiday chestnut.

December-January 2002

How you can add something different to your solos to sound a little more `out`.

October-November 2002

Ace mastering engineer and guitarist Paul Abbott discusses how mastering can mean the difference between a good-sounding CD and a professional CD.

October-November 2002

Fatting up your recorded sound with real double tracking, by Canadian guitarist David Martone.

October-November 2002

How to develop the ability to use right hand figers along with the pick.

October-November 2002

Steve Pappas is back with another piece for solo fingerstyle guitar originating from Ireland.

October-November 2002

Gain control over your instrument and improve your ear for harmonies.

October-November 2002

More ways to master the fretboard through the use of the pentatonic scale.

October-November 2002

Greg Rapaport discusses advanced tapping forms.

October-November 2002

Virtuoso classical guitarist and instructor Jamie Andreas talks about a problem more common than anyone knows - and how to deal with it.

October-November 2002

Music industry guru Christopher Knab talks about how to deal with a record industry in turmoil.

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