Newsletter June-July 2020



The June-July edition is now online!

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New Columns

This edition's guest columnists are writing on topics such as emotional guitar modes, modal harmony and arpeggios. We've got six contributed articles altogether - all written by past contributing columnists.

Mike Campese returns with his column entitled "Connecting Scales". Joining us again is bassist James Rosocha with his article "The Double Chromatic Approach". Finally, ultra-prolific columnist and guitarist Tommaso Zillio contributes another quadruple shot of columnar expresso: "7 Tips On Creating Better Guitar Tone", "Another Brick In The Wall Solo In Major", "Mysterious Arpeggios: X-Files And Metallica" and "The Emotions Behind Guitar Modes And How To Use Them".

Also, please reread and enjoy a classic column from the Guitar Nine archives, Dan McAvinchey's "Are You Worthy?".

Our new series is entitled "Guitar Nine Focus", which gathers excellent columns written within a chosen area of focus. This time, the spotlight is on arpeggios.

Mike Campese - "Connecting Scales"

James Rosocha - "The Double Chromatic Approach"

Tommaso Zillio - "7 Tips On Creating Better Guitar Tone"

Tommaso Zillio - "Another Brick In The Wall Solo In Major"

Tommaso Zillio - "Mysterious Arpeggios: X-Files And Metallica"

Tommaso Zillio - "The Emotions Behind Guitar Modes And How To Use Them"

Dan McAvinchey - "Are You Worthy?n"

Guitar Nine Focus: Arpeggios


No new interviews in June. The February update included 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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