Newsletter February-March 2020



The February-March edition is now online!

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New Columns

This edition's guest columnists are writing on topics such as the chord tone soloing, guide tones and dynamics. We've got six contributed articles altogether - all have been written by past contributing columnists.

Mike Campese is back with a speed focused column entitled "Ascending Shred Lines". James Rosocha also returns and educates with his new lesson "Guide Tones". Finally, prolific columnist and guitarist Tommaso Zillio contributes a quadruple shot of columnar expresso: "Chromatic Sequences With The Pentatonic Scale", "Chord Tone Soloing", "Using Dynamics In Your Guitar Playing" and "Learning Every Note That Makes Up Every Chord".

Also, please reread and enjoy a classic column from the Guitar Nine archives, Dan McAvinchey's "Thinking Long Term".

Our retrospective series is entitled "Guitar Nine's Attic", which in February/March takes a look back at the critical favorites: 19 top artists from Guitar Nine's "The Undiscovered" column feature, which ran from 1996 to 2007.

Tommaso Zillio - "Chromatic Sequences With The Pentatonic Scale"

Mike Campese - "Ascending Shred Lines"

James Rosocha - "Guide Tones"

Tommaso Zillio - "Chord Tone Soloing"

Tommaso Zillio - "Using Dynamics In Your Guitar Playing"

Tommaso Zillio - "Learning Every Note That Makes Up Every Chord"

Dan McAvinchey - "Thinking Long Term"

Guitar Nine's Attic: The Undiscovered Critic's Favorites


The February update includes new interviews with guitarist Michael A. Ruelas, and Italian guitar player Andre Tonelli.

Michael A. Ruelas

Andre Tonelli


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In Conclusion

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Dan McAvinchey
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