Welcome to the December holiday edition of the Guitar Nine on-line magazine. Call a friend, open a seasonal microbrew and enjoy some great columns, music and information! 12-bar blues, systematic playing, and the harmonic major are just a sample of the topics covered in this issue, giving guitarists tools to improve their playing ability, and help with composition and originality. In total, four guest columnists have submitted six excellent articles on musical topics of interest to practicing musicians. After working through the information and lessons, please sample some excellent music released by the over 1400 musicians we've worked with over the past 23 years! Notably, we've now published over 220 artist interviews, while over 210 musicians and industry experts have written close to 1200 guest columns for this site since 1996.
Dan McAvinchey
Guitar Haus

Part two of our e-mailbag dump, answering some of the most commonly asked questions about releasing and promoting records.

Mike Campese
Mike Campese: The Fire Within

This scale is most common in jazz, but can be applied to any style of music.

Tommaso Zillio
Tommaso Zillio

It’s really not about how fast technically advanced it is, but rather how it is phrased.

Vlad De Briansky
Vlad De Briansky

Learn the essence of blues, in the key of G.

Tommaso Zillio
Tommaso Zillio

Creativity takes practice, just like anything else.

Andy Martin
Andy Martin

A complete primer on these amazing scales.

Tommaso Zillio
Tommaso Zillio

The pentatonic scale contains 5 notes; the melodic combinations you have to work with are endless.

Guitar Nine's December-January 2019 newsletter.

Guitar Nine
Guitar Nine
A look back at the Guitar Nine Attic Inventory of uncovered items, as of December 2019.

December Survey

Which song from this list of Holiday guitar tunes is your favorite?

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