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MEL BAY'S GUITAR SESSIONS ONLINE COLUMNS BY DANIEL ROEST
Teaching: The Hierarchy of Left Hand Technique - September 2009
Teaching Barre Chord Success - October 2009
Teaching: Record Your Students for the Holidays - November 2009
Teaching: How to Organize Your Students' Lessons and Practice - December 2009
Fingernails!
Inspiration,Part 1: Role Models
Legato
Planning Practice Time
Poem: "My Son and His Guitar"
Nail Breaks
The Hierarchy of Left Hand Technique
Using the Metronome
What Makes a Flamenco Guitar?
Tremolo Technique
The Blues
Building A Repertoire
Chords.
Dynamics
Expression
Getting Started
Getting the Most Out of Your Lessons
How the Guitar Works
How to Practice A New Piece of Music
Just Before You Perform, by David Leisner
Performance Anxiety
Planting
Reading
Relaxation
Scales
Sitting
Speed in Arpeggios
Stretching
Strings
The Left Hand
The Right Hand
Tuning
Theory
Arpeggios
Tablature
I Played This Better At Home!
How Much Should Lessons Cost?
Barre Chord Success
Free Online Metronome
Seven Habits for Healthy Performance, by Gerald Klickstein
I'm Stuck in a Rut!
How to Build a Classical Guitar
Inspriration, Part 2: Music Quotes
Having a Career As A Classical Guitarist
How to Practice A New Piece of Music
Jerry Snyder's How to Practice
Chords Spelling
Stagefright
BOOK RECOMMENDATION: 
THE NATURAL CLASSICAL GUITAR - THE PRINCIPLES OF EFFORTLESS PLAYING  by LEE F. RYAN
So You Want to Make a Living with the Guitar - Survival Strategies for Classical Guitarists, Part 1 - July 2007
So You Want to Make a Living with the Guitar - Survival Strategies for Classical Guitarists, Part 2 - August 2007
So You Want to Make a Living with the Guitar - Survival Strategies for Classical Guitarists, Part 3 - September 2007
Expressive Guitar Playing - Tapping Your Student's Inner Artist, Part 1, Dynamics - May 2008
Expressive Guitar Playing - Tapping Your Student's Inner Artist, Part 2, Tempo - June 2008
Expressive Guitar Playing - Tapping Your Student's Inner Artist, Part 3, the Big Picture - July 2008
Expressive Guitar Playing - Tapping Your Student's Inner Artist, Part 4, Rhythm - August 2008
Expressive Guitar Playing - Tapping Your Student's Inner Artist, Part 5, Balance - September 2008
Expressive Guitar Playing - Tapping Your Student's Inner Artist, Part 6, Rubato - October 2008
Expressive Guitar Playing - Tapping Your Student's Inner Artist, Part 7, Pitch Effects: Bends, Slides, Microtones, Percussion - November. 2008
Expressive Guitar Playing - Tapping Your Student's Inner Artist, Part 8, Tone, Vibrato, Attack, Legato - December 2008
Expressive Guitar Playing - Tapping Your Student's Inner Artist, Part 9, Phrasing - January 2009
Expressive Guitar Playing - Tapping Your Student's Inner Artist, Part 10, Stage Presence and Heart - February 2009
Teachers Who Can - Performing in Your Own Community, Part 1 - April 2009
Teachers Who Can - Performing in Your Own Community, Part 2 - May 2009
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Most of these were written for the South Bay Guitar Society's Forum Newsletter I published in the San Jose area.
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Teaching Legato - June 2009
Teaching: "I Played This Better At Home" - July 2009
Teaching: Student Performance Anxiety - August 2009

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