Guitar Nine Columns: Guitar Technique

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

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.

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

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,

April-May 2016

How studying other instruments will make you a better, more creative, and superior acoustic guitar player.

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.

February-March 2016

Mastering emotional playing will take your playing to the next level

February-March 2016

Mike Campese reminds you that if you don`t use it, you will surely lose it.

February-March 2016

David Sertl is here to address underdevelopment in the educational field of rhythm.

December-January 2015

Why general advice fails and what you should do instead.

December-January 2015

Mike Campese will help you build on your scales with his string skipping exercises.

October-November 2015

When you use an effective guitar practice approach, you gain a lot of confidence and excitement for your improvement. However, if you are like most guitarists, this excitement fades over time.

October-November 2015

You must figure out why these fears exist in you and what you can do to prevent them from controlling your musical future.

October-November 2015

Mike Campese is back to help you out of the box - the scale pattern box, that is.

October-November 2015

Learn awesome guitar techniques in the style of Chet Atkins and how to apply them to your own acoustic playing.

August-September 2015

Most likely, your lack of progress is the result of years of bad playing habits. Let`s correct those habits.

August-September 2015

Mike Campese will help master your triads in all 12 keys, focusing on the sharp keys for the major triads.

August-September 2015

Here you`ll learn several creative blues guitar techniques that will make your blues phrases sound much more expressive.

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

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.

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