Guitar Nine Columns: Guest Columnists

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October-November 1999

G9er Will Landrum is here to help when you seem to be fresh out of ideas.

October-November 1999

Getting ready for major or minor distribution? Christopher Knab explains the form and function of the distributor one sheet

August-September 1999

Do you have MP3 music files in your future? Christopher Knab is here to give you some really great reasons why you should.

August-September 1999

How is your timing? Are you about to lose your gig because you always rush the beat? Kevin Slack has an exercise which will help you determine where you stand.

June-July 1999

Insightful thoughts on the precious gift of music from one of today`s hottest guitarists.

June-July 1999

You don`t have to be a shredding, virtuoso guitar player to learn proper phrasing, and your solos will stand out from the pack.

June-July 1999

A no-holds-barred look at a common problem between band members.

April-May 1999

Sweep those old sweeping techniques under the rug! Marshall Harrison`s got some great ideas in store for you.

April-May 1999

The second installment of practical advice from Tonya`s new book "Hidden Secrets To Making And Promoting Your Music Revealed".

April-May 1999

Systematically deaiing with our musical need to improvise.

April-May 1999

If you thought playing gigs was the only source for good `story material`, wait until you visit Mr. Bochar`s personal lake of fire. Don`t get burned.

April-May 1999

Music industry consultant Christopher Knab contributes his knowledgeable views on the current state of affairs.

February-March 1999

Peter Neri on how to get those fingers (and thumbs) flying.

February-March 1999

Don Lappin discusses the endless possibilities of the 5-tone tapping technique.

February-March 1999

A few words of practical advice from Tonya`s new book "Hidden Secrets To Making And Promoting Your Music Revealed".

February-March 1999

Gerry Magee continues his multi-part series on expanding your mind, as well as your fretboard, with an article on focusing your mental energy.

December-January 1998

Paul Abbott discusses the phenomenon of sound.

December-January 1998

Putting yourself in the shoes and sticks of the drummer.

December-January 1998

Highlighting the ways that other instruments and their players can profoundly effect us.

October-November 1998

Kick-start your musical development with these essential tips from Curtis.

October-November 1998

Learn the essentials of the swept arpeggio from one of the masters of the technique.

October-November 1998

Guitarist Paul Kuntz is back with some thoughts on how to avoid that feeling of being `lost without a map`.

October-November 1998

Gerry Magee begins his multi-part series on expanding your mind, as well as your fretboard, with the benefits of thinking like a composer.

August-September 1998

The beautiful part about the tempered music scale lies in it`s flexibility. One of Ken`s favorite tricks is to take one shape, and use it to move up or down the fretboard in a linear way. The similarities in chord shapes will allow you to do the same.

June-July 1998

Guitarist Paul Kuntz is back with some fresh ideas on getting out of playing `in the box` and save untold wear and tear on your frets.

April-May 1998

British guitarist David Knopfler recalls the days when the Stratocaster was held in esteem as the instrument of choice--if you could afford one, that is. A tale of how dreams can come true, and how old feelings never quite die.

April-May 1998

Instrumentalist Joe Bochar serves up a thinly disguised look at chromatics.

February-March 1998

Jason Pruett offers his light-hearted yet insightful views on getting the most from your guitar and busting a playing rut.

February-March 1998

British guitarist David Knopfler has a few words to say about the separate lead guitarist vs. rhythm guitarist identities.

December-January 1997

If you`ve got the urge to explore jazz after a background in rock, you`ll need to understand the differences between the two styles. Guitarist Sean Gill gives you the keys to unlock the door to jazz.

December-January 1997

Houston guitarist Rusty Cooley figures that with ten fingers, there`s got to be times when you can use over half of them to express your ideas.

October-November 1997

Just can`t get enough info about modes, can you? Guitarist Tony Young relates modes to chord progressions.

October-November 1997

New Jersey guitarist Paul Kuntz is back and aside from a ravenous appetite, he`s got plans to teach you all about tuplets and fitting the notes to the rhythm.

August-September 1997

New Jersey guitarist Paul Kuntz takes time out from lunch to give you his assurance that there is life beyond the blues scale.

April-May 1997

An original work (part one of two preludes) composed for solo electric guitar, in tabulature and standard notation.

April-May 1997

Don`t let your current concept of reality dominate your guitar playing.

April-May 1997

Do you still think the Aeolian mode is a ship from Star Trek? Are you comfortable discussing Mixolydian and Phrygian modes in mixed company? Tony Young cuts to the heart of modes.

February-March 1997

An original work composed for solo classical guitar, in tabulature and standard notation.

December-January 1996

Learn some substitutions for those tried and true barre chords. How the knowledge of triads can help you come up with original sounding guitar parts.

December-January 1996

An arrangement of the Tchaikovsky piece for solo guitar, in tabulature and standard notation.

October-November 1996

Some creative uses of digital delay when writing or recording.

October-November 1996

Tips for playing arpeggiated chord progressions using string skipping.

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