Guitar Nine Columns: Guitar Technique

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December-January 2012

Here it is, it`s right here, it`s here now and it`s right here for you - scale practicing that opens up creative options.

December-January 2012

To become an excellent 7 string guitar player, you will need to fully understand how to overcome any challenges that arise with your new instrument.

December-January 2012

Here`s how to play in 4/4 time, switch time signatures and remain in time.

October-November 2012

Virtuoso classical guitarist and instructor Jamie Andreas helps you become the greatest guitarist and musician you can possibly be.

October-November 2012

Take a small pattern and turn it into a larger phrase that will sound cohesive.

October-November 2012

Mike brings up some of the typical reasons why so many guitarists are unable to improve their musical skills.

August-September 2012

Backstage warm ups take on their own quirks, stories and connections that help to explain their success and approach to their music.

August-September 2012

Playing high-pitched squeals that are so important in the style of metal players (and others).

August-September 2012

Mike Campese introduces you to a cool scale sequence that is not commonly used.

August-September 2012

Mike discusses one of the most effective methods for practicing chord changes.

August-September 2012

Virtuoso classical guitarist and instructor Jamie Andreas provides some clarity on the subject of scales.

June-July 2012

Virtuoso classical guitarist and instructor Jamie Andreas teaches you that practicing one thing affects everything else we play, for good or for bad.

June-July 2012

Building on the last two columns, Mike wraps up the series with a G minor arpeggio progression.

June-July 2012

Michael Knight has a 4-note diminished scale for you to add to your repertoire.

April-May 2012

Is it really necessary to know how to read music? Let`s open this can of worms.

April-May 2012

Building on the last column, Mike adds more examples here, building on his previous sweeping columns.

April-May 2012

Michael Knight returns with the first installment of his Exotic Scales series.

February-March 2012

Virtuoso classical guitarist and instructor Jamie Andreas teaches you to constantly be open to new ideas and new intuitions about ways to improve your playing.

February-March 2012

Joe discusses one of the most invaluable practice techniques known - recording yourself and listening.

February-March 2012

Here`s a lesson in dynamics from Michael Knight - make your songs come alive with cues from bands such as Van Halen, Black Sabbath, Rush and Nirvana.

February-March 2012

Mike gets a little more detailed here, building on his previous sweeping columns.

December-January 2011

Here is the main guitar line from Campese`s version of this holiday classic, as featured on his Christmas album.

December-January 2011

It`s essential to practice everything to a metronome to develop tight rhythm guitar playing skills, increase guitar speed and track musical progress.

October-November 2011

Virtuoso classical guitarist and instructor Jamie Andreas teaches you to put your mastery of the physical aspect of playing guitar at the service of the ultimate goal: making music.

October-November 2011

If you are familiar with pentatonic scales, this may be a great way to get into modal playing.

October-November 2011

Scott Allen focuses once again on licks that grab attention of the listener.

October-November 2011

Where many guitarists struggle is in knowing how to make sense out of general guitar practice materials and organize them into an effective practice schedule.

August-September 2011

Avoiding critical mistakes in learning to increase your guitar speed.

August-September 2011

You`ve grouped in fives; now add two, and we`ll group in sevens.

August-September 2011

Scott Allen focuses on licks that grab attention of the listener.

June-July 2011

Oscar plays devil`s advocate in the matter of a music, or music business, education.

June-July 2011

Playing with another guitarist can open up a lot of new musical options.

June-July 2011

Digging in with practical application of the pentatonic scale.

June-July 2011

Mike is back to take your scales up to a whole new level.

April-May 2011

How about opening your mind and opening yourself up to new styles of music? It can only help your guitar playing and musicianship.

April-May 2011

A different perspective on the pentatonic scale using arpeggios.

April-May 2011

Mike is focusing on the Japanese Hirajoshi scale in this lesson on exotic scales.

April-May 2011

Guy`s second column in a series for experienced guitarists with very little formal knowledge.

February-March 2011

Just when you thought all arpeggio topics had been covered, Mike`s back with triad arpeggio practice ideas.

February-March 2011

Do you want to improve your guitar technique, play guitar cleaner, eliminate sloppy playing and unwanted string noise?

February-March 2011

Scott Allen continues his tour of arpeggio-land with beautiful ninth chord arpeggios.

February-March 2011

Guy`s first column in a series for experienced guitarists with very little formal knowledge.

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