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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Steve Vai explores three different pedalboards, offering insights to ideal pedal ordering.

Wednesday, June 29, 2022 - 08:20
Tommaso Zillio
Tommaso Zillio

Embracing the cliche' and trying to make it better.

Monday, June 27, 2022 - 15:58
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Nili Brosh's album "Spectrum", released in 2019, on Nili Brosh Music.

Sunday, June 19, 2022 - 08:12
Ioannis Anastassakis
Ioannis Anastassakis

Upgrade your current guitar with better hardware or opt for a shiny brand new one?

Sunday, June 19, 2022 - 07:44
Tommaso Zillio
Tommaso Zillio

Is there such a thing as the 'most emotional note' in a key?

Friday, June 3, 2022 - 08:31
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Scott Henderson signature guitar - limited edition, new for 2021/2022.

Thursday, June 2, 2022 - 15:01
Ioannis Anastassakis
Ioannis Anastassakis

Specific points that will help you, in order to get better on both instruments.

Tuesday, May 31, 2022 - 08:01
Tommaso Zillio
Tommaso Zillio

The B diminished chord is objectively harder to use than the other major and minor chords.

Monday, May 30, 2022 - 10:08
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Tony MacAlpine's album "Death Of Roses", released in 2017, on Sundog Records.

Monday, May 30, 2022 - 00:54
50 Shades Of Shred: Sophie Lloyd
50 Shades Of Shred: Sophie Lloyd

An instrumental shred version of the Iron Maiden track "Fear Of The Dark".

Sunday, May 29, 2022 - 14:37
Tommaso Zillio
Tommaso Zillio

Voice leading: unlocking the very DNA of musical structure and showing how it lives.

Sunday, May 8, 2022 - 09:45
Guitar on YouTube
Guitar on YouTube

An introduction to the riffs and chords from the Carlos Santana song "Smooth", off of "Supernatural".

Sunday, May 8, 2022 - 09:20
Tommaso Zillio
Tommaso Zillio

There are techniques to make the same simple chord progression sound differently.

Friday, April 8, 2022 - 06:25
Dan McAvinchey
Guitar Haus

The way I write, I usually need a strong or engaging title that lights up my imagination.

Monday, April 4, 2022 - 08:34
Tommaso Zillio
Tommaso Zillio

The Neapolitan Major Scale is, in fact, a minor scale, but don't spread that around.

Wednesday, March 30, 2022 - 07:36
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Guitar on YouTube

Alien surfer and guitar instructor Joe Satriani discusses melody, specifically, how to stretch out a melody.

Monday, March 28, 2022 - 11:43

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