Guitar Nine Columns: Guitar Technique

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

August-September 2013

Mike is back with the second part of a Bach excerpt arranged for guitar.

August-September 2013

Two notes together can move in more ways than up and down together.

June-July 2013

Here is a method to find out how much your vibrato has improved over the last 6-12 months of playing guitar.

June-July 2013

Paul Kleff offers a simple, orderly way to analyze songs and reduce them into small, easily-practiced parts that can be mastered individually and then assembled into the complete song.

June-July 2013

There is a simple way to learn music theory (more than one in fact).

June-July 2013

Two for one - a Bach excerpt arranged for guitar, along with some timeless advice.

June-July 2013

Combining fretted notes with sustaining open strings underneath gives the illusion that the guitar has more strings than just six sometimes.

June-July 2013

Have you ever had a hard time getting your guitar students to make significant progress from one lesson to the next? There is a simple adjustment you can make.

April-May 2013

If you are desperate to close the gap between yourself and your guitar - read on.

April-May 2013

Are you playing too much? Well, it may be that you are not using enough pentatonic scales in your soloing!

April-May 2013

It takes most guitar players many years before they learn how to practice guitar in a way that is both productive and enjoyable.

April-May 2013

How to remember the notes on guitar once and for all and become a more creative guitarist in the process.

April-May 2013

Buckner`s recent conversation with Tom Hess offers guitar practice tips.

April-May 2013

Explaining inside/outside picking, and how it can help you alternate pick difficult passages.

February-March 2013

Here are some great ways to overcome guitar practice challenges.

February-March 2013

Improve your own guitar playing abilities by simply understanding the entire story behind what makes Yngwie so underrated.

February-March 2013

Showing you how to apply 5/8 time to your playing and how to change meters smoothly.

February-March 2013

Let`s have a look at some of the problems that may prevent you and many other blues players from realizing their musical potential.

December-January 2012

Virtuoso classical guitarist and instructor Jamie Andreas has an answer for you - but the devil is in the details.

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

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

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.

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.

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