Guitar Nine Columns: Guitar Technique

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December-January 2008

Applying the melodic minor scale to rock music with Mike Campese.

December-January 2008

Digging a bit deeper into phrasing in a quest for greater self-expression.

December-January 2008

Paul Tauterouff expends on the flash lick concept in Part 2 of the series.

October-November 2008

Ysrafel`s here to focus on the different types of sweep picking available to the modern guitar player.

October-November 2008

Great exercises to keep your hands in shape from Mike Campese.

October-November 2008

You don`t always have to fret every note to achieve flashy results.

October-November 2008

Paul Kleff shows you how to create interesting phrases using basic arpeggio shapes.

October-November 2008

Taking a much closer look at the `diminished` sound and its theoretical sources.

October-November 2008

The first step in improving your playing is to understand the concept of phrasing.

August-September 2008

How to use a metronome for maximum effectiveness.

August-September 2008

Neo-classical guitarist Tom Hess talkes about two components that you must balance in order to enjoy the process of practicing and see consistent progress.

August-September 2008

Dave Issacs is here to help you get back to the basics and improve your playing.

August-September 2008

Exploring a less common approach to two-handed tapping.

August-September 2008

How to approach the chromatic scale on the guitar.

August-September 2008

Virtuoso classical guitarist and instructor Jamie Andreas believes it`s easy to memorize pieces, and has even more tips to help the uninitiated.

June-July 2008

Even the simplest idea can be rekindled with the help of little embellishments.

June-July 2008

Can you sound musical, creative and original using the same scales as everyone else? Michael Shouse says yes.

June-July 2008

You can make your own scales with these tips from Mike Campese.

June-July 2008

Here`s a second look at playing 3 note per string scales as 16th notes.

June-July 2008

Virtuoso classical guitarist and instructor Jamie Andreas believes it`s easy to memorize pieces, and has some tips to help the uninitiated.

April-May 2008

Part four of Scott Allen`s exploration into the wonderful world of arpeggios.

April-May 2008

Nick Kellie helps you to improvise through this standard chord progression.

April-May 2008

Develop both dexterity and versatility with these fretboard exercises.

April-May 2008

Here`s a closer look at playing 3 note per string scales as 16th notes.

February-March 2008

Part three of Scott Allen`s exploration into the wonderful world of arpeggios.

February-March 2008

Use the entire neck of your axe with these three octave ideas.

February-March 2008

Here`s how you can go about creating a whole host of chords quickly and effectively.

December-January 2007

Part two of Scott Allen`s exploration into the wonderful world of arpeggios.

December-January 2007

Mike`s ideas will help you move up the neck very quickly.

December-January 2007

Kevin Buck tackles the most technically challenging piece ever written.

October-November 2007

Exploring the best use of swept arpeggios in a rock guitar player`s bag of tricks.

October-November 2007

Simple knowledge of pentatonics is all you need to utilize the modes in your lead guitar playing.

October-November 2007

If you`re sitting there with a pick in your hand, throw it away, you won`t need it.

October-November 2007

The Mad Scotsman is here with the first in a series of lessons featuring cliche busting musical ideas.

August-September 2007

What does it mean for one`s playing to be considered original? Let`s find out.

August-September 2007

Here are seven common problems guitarists encounter when learning to sweep pick, and what you can do about them.

August-September 2007

Enlist those underutilized picking hand fingers to facilitate string skipping and wider intervals.

June-July 2007

Examples and tips intended to help everybody who seeks ways to improve on their instrument.

June-July 2007

Give your picking a boost with German`s crazy ideas.

June-July 2007

Here`s some ideas to help you reach the front gate of shredhood.

June-July 2007

Before you come down for one technique or another, check out Philippov`s discussion on the issue.

April-May 2007

An inside look at how one key can affect the sound of another.

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