Guitar Nine Columns: Guitar Technique

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

June-July 2003

Virtuoso classical guitarist and instructor Jamie Andreas discusses why, at times, you must make the difficult even more difficult.

June-July 2003

Sean Mercer returns with ways to help you break out of the 3 and 4 note sequence rut.

June-July 2003

Add some excitement to your playing by playing outside the scale. This time: the diminished scale.

June-July 2003

Becoming a performer and a listener all at once.

June-July 2003

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

June-July 2003

Steve Pappas enhances his previous "Amazing Grace" arrangement with this variation.

June-July 2003

More creative ways to use modal pentatonics in your playing.

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

Paul Nelson talks about the Ionian, or Major scale.

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

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

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

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

February-March 2003

Applying time-shifting to enhance tapped arpeggios.

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.

December-January 2002

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

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

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`.

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.

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

How to control a potentially rebellious picking hand.

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.

August-September 2002

How to personalize and colorize our old friend - the blues.

August-September 2002

It`s not Frankenstein or Dracula, simply more Greasy Fingers.

August-September 2002

Using harmonics to get a great shimmering sound, from an award winning guitarist.

August-September 2002

Learning the fretboard through scales by Mike Campese.

August-September 2002

The changes to John Coltrane`s classic can result in inspiration for original solos.

August-September 2002

Greg Rapaport talks about developing some serious synergy between the picking and fretting hands.

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