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Kickstart Your Career, Improve Your Playing, And More!

Online Magazine Has Thirteen Fresh Columns For April

April-May 2015

letterelcome to the April edition of Guitar Nine's on-line magazine. Experienced columnists such as Mike Campese, Tommaso Zillio and Tom Hess have each submitted dozens of articles over the years, and now, regular offerings by artists such as Sam Russell and Simon Candy lend a consistency and familiarity to each site update. Altogether, nine columnists have submitted thirteen new articles in their areas of specialty that will interest guitar players and independent musicians alike. Remarkably, over 200 musicians have written guest columns for this site since 1997.

Be sure to visit the Guitar Nine iTunes download page, which features over 1000 instrumental guitarists, guitar-oriented guitarists and guitar-heavy bands selling downloads through Apple's iTunes site.

Last edition's survey results are in! We asked site visitors the question, "What would you do with 20 extra hours of time a week?". The majority (at slightly over 60%) would spend that extra time mastering their instrument, meaning devotion to craft is certainly a high priority. We've got a new, very simple, anonymous survey that you can answer in about five seconds to let us know what you would do with a theoretical $50,000 grant.

This edition's guest columnists are writing about career building, songwriting, and advanced guitar techniques, all delivered directly to your web browser. We've got thirteen fresh columns altogether - eleven written by returning writers, along with two new columnists.

Tom Hess returns with another quadruple shot of columnar expresso with "Five Methods For Getting Into The Music Business That Lead To Failure" followed by the B-side of "Building A Successful Career In The Music Industry", along with technique articles "How To Play Creative Sweep Picking Arpeggios" and "How To Create Awesome Shred Guitar Ideas Without Playing Faster". Mike Campese gets both hands active with his column "Tapping Arpeggios". Dallas Dwight instructs with his "How To Write Great Melodies On Guitar". Chris Glyde addresses songwriting safety with his "How To Write Emotional Songs Without Hurting Yourself". "Eight Ways To Find Your Inspiration" is the latest submission from Sam Russell. Guitarist Simon Candy returns with his article "Creating Killer Sounding, Unplugged Acoustic Guitar Songs". Guitarist Tommaso Zillio contributes another video lesson with "How To Make The Wrong Notes Sound Right In Blues Guitar ". Scott Allen has written a track-by-track for his lastest album, read "Behind Scott Allen Project's III". Finally, new columnists Antony Reynaert and Dean Hailstone contribute "How To Be More Creative With Your Blues Rhythm Guitar Playing " and "How to Get a Killer Guitar Sound on Stage", respectively.

The April update includes a new interview with New Mexico guitarist Michael A. Ruelas.

This edition we're shining the spotlight for the last time on four more of the most outstanding artists from the eleven years of the Undiscovered series profiles - it's called The Rediscovered. Think of it as the best of the best of The Undiscovered artists - another chance to check in with guitar oriented musicians and bands you may have missed the first time around.

Guitar NineGuitar Nine is an online guitar e-zine site located in Raleigh, North Carolina. From 1997 through early 2012, we operated a full-blown e-commerce site and record label selling instrumental and guitar-oriented CDs. Our final CD was the compilation "Handz Of Danz", fourteen tracks of hard rock, fusion, metal and blues from six guitarists named Dan. Our first CD, 'Guitar Haus', was released in 1997 by guitarist-composer Dan McAvinchey. McAvinchey also has written the "The Power To Release" columns for our on-line magazine.

Guitar Nine is dedicated to the idea that the guitar is probably one of the most expressive instruments ever invented, and with the use of effects and recording techniques, has an unlimited sonic palette. As much as we admit that there are only twelve notes, and all twelve have been played at sometime or another on a guitar, we firmly believe that the surface has only been scratched in terms of the creative uses for guitar and of the sounds that have yet to be discovered. We want to make sure that the quest for new uses for the guitar continues, and is celebrated and encouraged. This on-line magazine is our way of spreading the wealth of creative ideas around the globe and of keeping the guitar as an essential instrument in recordings well into the next century.

We believe there is so much you can do with your guitar playing besides learning riffs however. There are numerous sites on the internet that offer guitar lessons, techniques, licks, etc., but you may wish to explore the possibility of using your abilities on the guitar as a springboard into other areas. You may have a desire to write music, record songs, build a studio, or even release your own album. We hope that this web site will, over time, inspire you to set greater goals for yourself than you may have ever thought possible.

We would appreciate hearing from you via e-mail if you have any comments or ideas on how to make this web site even better.

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