Welcome to Guitar Nine - The Guitar Player's Resource. Guitar Nine has been providing information and inspiration to practicing musicians through our website since 1996. Our library archive of 1100 columns and articles has been contributed to by over 210 musicians and industry experts, and is still being added to in 2022. Areas of focus include Guitar Technique, Inspiration/Motivation, Live Performance, Music Business, Recording Tips/Methods, Songwriting/Composition and Album Release. You may also browse some of the great music released by the over 1400 musicians we've worked with over the past 25 years!
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Guitar Nine

Get the most out of your home or project studio with these tricks and tips.

Wednesday, January 12, 2022 - 12:58
Tommaso Zillio
Tommaso Zillio

Not all exotic scales are used exclusively by extreme metal players.

Tuesday, January 11, 2022 - 07:42
Guitar Nine
Guitar Nine
A look at the Guitar Nine organization six-strings from 1980 through 2021.
Friday, December 31, 2021 - 10:37
Tommaso Zillio
Tommaso Zillio

Searching for interesting chords to put before a dominant chord.

Thursday, December 30, 2021 - 12:00
Guitar on YouTube
Guitar on YouTube

Steve discusses melody writing, phrasing, dynamics and more using his track "For The Love Of God".

Sunday, December 26, 2021 - 04:24
Tommaso Zillio
Tommaso Zillio

The differences between regular and scalloped fretboards explained.

Friday, December 24, 2021 - 08:17
Guitar Nine
Guitar Nine

A look at the Guitar Nine organization basses from 1980 through 2021.

Thursday, December 23, 2021 - 03:57
Tommaso Zillio
Tommaso Zillio

Write dissonant but delightful music using the Neapolitan minor scale or chord.

Saturday, December 18, 2021 - 07:51
Guitar on YouTube
Guitar on YouTube

Dan Hawkins' masterclass focuses on pentatonics for bass.

Monday, December 13, 2021 - 08:59
Tommaso Zillio
Tommaso Zillio

A method to move freely around the fretboard.

Sunday, December 12, 2021 - 11:27
Dan McAvinchey
Guitar Haus

Vai's whammy antics, speed and 'detuned' playing is highly unusual and original.

Monday, November 29, 2021 - 08:05
Tommaso Zillio
Tommaso Zillio

Start incorporating bends more fluidly into your playing.

Sunday, November 28, 2021 - 10:48
Guitar on YouTube
Guitar on YouTube

McRocklin's masterclass covers his track "New Beginnings" (B minor) in great detail.

Monday, October 25, 2021 - 09:50
Tommaso Zillio
Tommaso Zillio

An exercise that you can use to build a powerful picking hand.

Sunday, October 24, 2021 - 08:01
Dan McAvinchey
Guitar Haus

Since "Not Of The Earth" and "Surfing With The Alien" in the '80s, there's been a lot of Joe S. playing in our studio.

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 13:57
Dan Peeke
Dan Peeke

Exercises that will challenge you to build a deeper connection with your guitar.

Sunday, October 17, 2021 - 05:54
Home Studio Owner
Guitars in use:
Custom made Neal Moser, Gibson Les Pauls with emg's. Also Mesa Boogie stack..Lots of stuff for the guitarist..Rocktron

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