Guitar Nine Columns: Guitar Technique

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August-September 2015

Chords have the potential to bring a whole new element to your soloing providing cool, unique, and contrasting textures amongst the single note lines you play.

June-July 2015

In order to be a great guitar player you must develop mastery over the fretboard.

June-July 2015

Look deeper, and find the overlooked value that makes John Petrucci a much greater guitarist than other players.

June-July 2015

If you are wondering how modern metal players use all these "wrong" notes and still sound great - here`s how.

June-July 2015

Mike Campese covers the flat keys moving around the circle of fourths.

June-July 2015

The majority of guitar players unconsciously ruin their potential for improvement by learning `too fast` in some areas of their playing and `too slow` in other areas.

June-July 2015

Tom Hess takes you through the exact steps needed for cleaning up unwanted string noise in your blues guitar licks.

June-July 2015

Do you feel like you are at a dead end with your guitar playing? Here are three additional killer ways that will totally change the way you play your acoustic guitar from now on,

April-May 2015

Reynaert takes you on a journey through the possibilities of blues rhythm guitar playing.

April-May 2015

If your guitar heroes use a lot of "wrong" notes and make them sound "right" (and you can`t), here`s how to do it.

April-May 2015

Build incredible amounts of musical tension by combining sweep picking technique with creative guitar phrasing ideas.

April-May 2015

Mike Campese puts both hands on the fretboard to deliver more triad arpeggios.

April-May 2015

You must master the ability to play with both speed and creativity in order to make your licks stand out.

February-March 2015

Read on for seven advantages and benefits of being a six-stringer.

February-March 2015

Mike Campese delivers a fistful of single string triad arpeggios - major, minor and diminished.

February-March 2015

UK guitarist Sam Russell has some cool ways to spice up both open chords and standard chords with modal notes.

February-March 2015

Learn how to develop great rhythm and time with your playing.

December-January 2014

Dealing with blues songs featuring incredibly complicated chord changes can be easier than you think.

December-January 2014

The key to playing killer guitar phrases is focusing on how you play - not necessarily which notes you use.

December-January 2014

To make your lead guitar playing sound great, you must understand how to play every single note in your licks with as much expression as possible.

December-January 2014

Mike Campese gives you a nice sweep picking arpeggio workout using the chord progression from Pachelbel`s Canon in D.

December-January 2014

Do you feel like you are at a dead end with your guitar playing? Here are five killer ways that will totally change the way you play your acoustic guitar from now on,

October-November 2014

Tom Hess` explores creative possibilities with the low B string.

October-November 2014

How to breathe new life in your licks and prepare for real-life playing at the same time.

October-November 2014

Mike Campese touches on a more modern approach, incorporating different types of patterns into odd-numbered lines.

August-September 2014

Try these cool runs which be very beneficial, get take you out of trouble.

August-September 2014

See how one of the least exciting concepts in music theory can actually help you create awesome licks.

August-September 2014

Tom Hess` ideas for creating massive positive change in your ability to improvise rock guitar solos.

August-September 2014

Mike Campese delivers patterns that foster some of the fastest, most accurate picking you can imagine.

June-July 2014

Go ahead and `burn` your fretboard with these Major 7th arpeggios.

June-July 2014

Knowing all the notes on your fretboard is more useful and simpler than you think. Read here how.

June-July 2014

Mike Campese returns with a second set of exercises to help you improve your picking, dexterity, and overall technique.

April-May 2014

Wrapping your mind around the old "cowboy chords" but have no idea where to go from there? Here is a simple concept helping you break free and stimulating creativity.

April-May 2014

Dominants should be the arpeggios you study first since they are used regularly in Blues/Rock progressions and songs.

April-May 2014

Mike Campese is back with exercises to help you improve your picking, dexterity, and overall technique.

April-May 2014

In order to enhance your musical expression and clearly communicate your ideas, you must understand how to think creatively when you play guitar.

February-March 2014

Jean-Pierre teaches you about modes, with a small introduction and the `why` and `how` of their existence

February-March 2014

Using the same guitar soloing approach as everyone else can only lead to one result: a guitar solo that has a very similar sound to nearly every other guitar solo out there.

February-March 2014

A lot has been written on Blues soloing, but preciously little on creative Blues rhythm playing. Don`t get caught playing the usual three power chords.

February-March 2014

Tom Hess talks about how you can by use creative rhythm guitar practice methods to write your own rock and metal guitar riffs.

December-January 2013

Perhaps you have considered taking lessons but because someone you know had a disappointing experience with a teacher, you began to doubt if lessons are worth investing your time and money.

December-January 2013

Pinpointing some very important factors that will help the student successfully go through and become a serious guitarist.

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