Guitar Nine Columns: Guitar Technique

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

October-November 2019

How does anybody know what key they’re in? Let's find out.

October-November 2019

Let's get those creative wheels turning, shall we?

October-November 2019

Taking the diminished scale and incorporating it with a basic blues scale box.

August-September 2019

Koto on guitar - let's get exotic, shall we?

August-September 2019

More about the chords, triads, and arpeggios that are built from the major scale.

August-September 2019

Systems and ways to organize large clumps of knowledge in the area of chord construction.

August-September 2019

Even more ideas to spice up your arpeggio sequences by altering the order of the notes.

June-July 2019

Let's see what we can do to overcome our hand's size.

June-July 2019

Time to build technique and spice up your arpeggio sequences by altering the order of the notes.

April-May 2019

Gaining knowledge of all the chords, triads, and arpeggios that are built from the major scale.

April-May 2019

Did you know? Professional guitarists may spend at least 30% of their time refining this skill.

April-May 2019

Now, Mike mixes up the rhythms when practicing scales to make things that much more interesting.

February-March 2019

Remember: your unique intuition is the most important asset you possess.

February-March 2019

Building your chops while making practice time more interesting and even, fun.

December-January 2018

Consider taking your playing to the next level - and melt some minds.

December-January 2018

Altering the sound of the pentatonic scale by plugging in an additional note.

December-January 2018

Identifying and accurately defining each of the main guitar types.

December-January 2018

Tommaso compares and contrasts CAGED and pentatonic scale systems.

December-January 2018

Mike digs a little deeper into the Altered scale, aka Super Locrian.

October-November 2018

Simon takes a close look at the use of chords in this popular tuning.

October-November 2018

Check out the 12-string guitar, as well as the songs you could practice and learn from using this instrument.

October-November 2018

An endless variety of melodic phrases can be derived from the permutation of chord tones.

October-November 2018

Mike teaches soloing over chord changes with a track from his album, "The Fire Within".

August-September 2018

Avoiding these crippling mistakes will eliminate frustration and lead to satisfying arrangements.

August-September 2018

A way of playing your guitar where you can sound full and complete without needing someone else to play with you.

August-September 2018

Mike has a new album, "The Fire Within". and breaks down a few of the notable tracks.

June-July 2018

Learn the sophisticated, awe inspired, and flat out mind-blowing style of percussive acoustic guitar.

June-July 2018

Is learning music theory is the way to go, or, will it drain your potential?

June-July 2018

Additional rhythmic variations to practice using the pentatonic scale as the vehicle.

June-July 2018

Mike delivers the keys to unlocking specific sounds, such as the Phrygian dominant mode, from the Harmonic Minor scale.

June-July 2018

Deepen your knowledge of the Minor Pentatonic scale, free yourself from the “5 boxes slavery”, expand your phrasing vocabulary and stimulate your creativity.

June-July 2018

Learning to use musical form will help you "cast" an idea into an entire song.

June-July 2018

Deepen your knowledge of the Minor Pentatonic scale, free yourself from the “5 boxes slavery”, expand your phrasing vocabulary and stimulate your creativity.

April-May 2018

Rosocha teaches permutations - altered scale shapes based on fretboard position.

April-May 2018

Gaining fluency with triad arpeggios will help your soloing and rhythm playing.

April-May 2018

Play great songs such as “Landslide”, "Dust In The Wind" and "The Boxer".

April-May 2018

Tommaso delves into guitar solo harmonies - they are not as hard as they look.

February-March 2018

Take you guitar playing to the next level with Tommaso's best advice for the intermediate player.

February-March 2018

Slide guitar offers a very cool and unique sound that cannot be emulated any other way.

February-March 2018

Anyone (including yourself) can learn to develop creativity by using the proven methods and strategies for reaching this goal.

February-March 2018

Mark covers the essential picking styles new guitarists need to learn (or at least be familiar with).

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