Guitar Nine Columns: Guitar Technique

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Enjoy over 20 years of staff columns, guest columns, interviews and more!

June-July 2017

Is there any real benefit to learning more than one scale system? Here`s one opinion to consider.

June-July 2017

Confused about the modes? Here is a way you can practice the modes that may help.

June-July 2017

In part 3, you`ll learn how to easily play fast solo lines and riffs on your guitar.

April-May 2017

And... a tasty lick to get your fingers working.

April-May 2017

One of the oldest concepts in the book, adapted for modern rock guitar playing.

April-May 2017

Why do people still use the CAGED system? Here are some answers.

April-May 2017

Chris covers a classic 1980`s example of style over substance.

April-May 2017

3-string picking ideas that are great for developing your picking, and to help create lines.

April-May 2017

Chris takes you through every inversion on string-set G-B-E, allowing you to bust one out when called upon to do so.

April-May 2017

In part 2, you`ll learn how to create amazing blues guitar solos using open strings.

February-March 2017

Check in with Joe Nevin and his 10 rocking guitar techniques you need to know.

February-March 2017

You will get your skills back again by using these five approaches.

February-March 2017

Discover how learning scales actually fosters creativity.

February-March 2017

Why you need to stop dividing your fretboard in 5 today.

February-March 2017

These 2-string scale fragment examples will increase your speed and your picking technique.

February-March 2017

How to create amazing guitar solos using open strings and pentatonic scale patterns.

December-January 2016

Read about new ideas for using perfect 5ths in your playing.

December-January 2016

How to develop a lightning fast tremolo picking guitar technique.

December-January 2016

Drastically improve your acoustic guitar playing with these easy to play, advanced sounding chords.

December-January 2016

Integrating scales and arpeggios mechanically.

October-November 2016

Scales are important to learn, but most instructors have put them emphasis on learning them by heart and simply playing them up and down.

October-November 2016

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

October-November 2016

Here are Mike`s technique to help spice up your solos, instead of just running up and down arpeggios.

October-November 2016

Harp harmonics never fail to immediately grab the attention of those who hear you play them, leaving them spellbound by what they just heard.

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

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

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

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

April-May 2016

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

February-March 2016

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

February-March 2016

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

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