Guitar Nine Columns: Guest Columnists

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Enjoy over 23 years of staff columns, guest columns, interviews and more!

April-May 2000

Music industry guru Christopher Knab is back with dozens of thought-provoking and essential questions you need to consider before taking the plunge.

April-May 2000

Will Landrum is back with a cool right-hand tapping riff, culled from his self-titled CD.

April-May 2000

There`s more to the simple plectrum than meets the ear.

April-May 2000

How to get that twangin` country crosspicked sound, when the pressure is on.

February-March 2000

Understand how your body functions when you`re playing guitar, and you can get out more of your practice routines.

February-March 2000

Will Landrum is back with an exercise will single handedly improve multiple areas of your playing and thinking.

February-March 2000

Rut busting tips from the guitarist behind the amazing "First Light".

February-March 2000

Check out this excerpt from Niccolo Paganini`s "24 Caprices" for your introduction into the neo-classical style.

February-March 2000

Music industry guru Christopher Knab is back to help you professionally develop your music for the marketplace.

December-January 1999

G9er Will Landrum is back to teach you the magic of turning a scale into real music.

December-January 1999

Learn to walk a tightrope on someone else`s web site--Greigg is here to talk guitar pickups.

December-January 1999

Think about it--how to use your head to help your hands.

December-January 1999

The guitarist on "Twins" offers the second installment on going beyond the flat pick.

December-January 1999

One of our most requested column topics is being addressed by Tonya Rae, who has sent out more than a press kit or two.

December-January 1999

Think you know your audience? Christopher Knab is here to make sure you take a closer look.

December-January 1999

Not just "Orange" barcodes, but real, honest-to-goodness UPCs. Take it from Joe.

October-November 1999

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

October-November 1999

Years of teaching at GIT have taught Joe a thing or three about structuring a solo. No need to travel to Hollywood, we`ve got the lesson right here.

October-November 1999

The guitarist on "Twins" offers the first installment on going beyond the flat pick.

October-November 1999

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

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.

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.

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

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.

February-March 1999

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

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.

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