Guitar Nine Columns: Guitar Technique

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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

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

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.

April-May 2007

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

April-May 2007

Think in terms of five, as you work on these 3+2 ideas.

April-May 2007

Terry Syrek will slap you silly if you even attempt a wank tap.

April-May 2007

Patrick DeCoste is back to help you push the boundaries of harmonics.

April-May 2007

Patrick DeCoste returns to bring music theory to life.

February-March 2007

Revealing an altogether more subtle harmonic concept.

February-March 2007

Using simple guitar overdubs to great effect.

February-March 2007

Stimulate your guitar practice and composition by finding alternative angles and methods of reinterpretation.

February-March 2007

Patrick DeCoste discusses the essential art of two handed muting.

February-March 2007

What`s the best way to organize vast amounts of musical information in your mind? Kevin Buck has some ideas for you.

February-March 2007

Regular rehearsals and practice sessions can help take you to the next level.

February-March 2007

Neo-classical guitarist Tom Hess lays out an effective, step-by-step plan for developing speed.

December-January 2006

Neo-classical guitarist Tom Hess was a bad student too, but he got his act together, and you can as well.

December-January 2006

How to avoid "wrong notes" on your way to creating interesting, improvised lines.

December-January 2006

Can you cure a case of guitar hero "Clone-itus?" Here`s some cure-all.

December-January 2006

A quick look at various picking techniques.

December-January 2006

Understanding how a key can be made to reveal its chordal treasure is invaluable knowledge.

December-January 2006

Complex music requires thought and preplanning in order to get the best results.

October-November 2006

Patrick DeCoste returns with tips on `playing to the sound`.

October-November 2006

Guitarist Randy Ellefson hopes you never need this article. But if you do, read on.

October-November 2006

Guy Pople delves into independence and rudimentary music theory.

October-November 2006

These ideas will really add some spice to your playing.

October-November 2006

Virtuoso classical guitarist and instructor Jamie Andreas helps you to both figure out, and master, the neck.

August-September 2006

More ideas to help you memorize your scales break out of the patterns and ruts you have been stuck in.

August-September 2006

How long you practice is not always as important as what you choose to focus your practice time on.

August-September 2006

"Is learning music theory really necessary for me?" Patrick DeCoste explores possible answers.

August-September 2006

Danny Jones knows you don`t have enough time to practive - or maybe you do.

August-September 2006

Discoveries are unearthed that reinforce the assertion that the 7-string represents evolutionay progression.

June-July 2006

One of the best ways to memorize your scales on the neck and help you break out of the patterns you have been stuck in.

June-July 2006

Danny Jones is back, taking wide interval links and making cool runs out of 'em.

June-July 2006

If it has ever crossed your mind to have a go, or you just feel vaguely dissatisfied with 6 strings, then read this.

April-May 2006

Virtuoso classical guitarist and instructor Jamie Andreas with an insightful answer to a common question.

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