Newsletter October-November 2014



The October-November edition is now online!

Over 1100 instrumental guitarists, guitar-oriented guitarists and guitar-heavy bands are selling downloads through Apple's iTunes site. Every click-through supports the work done on this site!

iTunes Downloads

One of our newest site sponsors is Andy Martin, who offers guitarists (wherever they may be in the world) the chance to take private lessons with him using Skype.

Andy Martin

New Columns

This edition's guest columnists are writing about shred lines, rhythmic variations and promotion, all delivered directly to your web browser. We've got seven fresh columns altogether - all written by by returning columnists.

Tom Hess is back with a quadruple shot of columnar expresso with "7 String Guitar Playing: 5 Transforming Creative Tactics" along with "How To Promote Your Career And Build Your Fan Base", "Use Your Favorite Singer's Voice To Write Guitar Solos" and "Seven Unfortunate Truths About Your Guitar Teacher". Mike Campese continues his technique focus with his article "Wider Type Shred Lines". Guitarist Tommaso Zillio serves up a column and video on "Rhythmical Variations Of Guitar Phrases: The Missing Element". Finally, independent music consultant Chris Knab is back with "Design Simple, But Effective Music Promo Materials".

Mike Campese

Tom Hess

Tommaso Zillio

Christopher Knab

Tom Hess

Tom Hess

Tom Hess

New Interviews

The October update includes an interview with guitar player George Robinson.

George Robinson

The Rediscovered

We shine our spotlight on four more of the most outstanding artists from the eleven years of the Undiscovered series profiles - it's called The Rediscovered. Think of it as the best of the best of The Undiscovered artists - another chance to check in with guitar oriented musicians and bands you may have missed the first time around.

The Rediscovered


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The Home Studio Registry

For 18 years we've offered a free listing on the Home Studio Registry. Join the Registry to meet and hook up with other Home Studio owners like yourself to discuss gear, techniques, maintenance or production.

Home Studio Registry

In Conclusion

As always, your comments, support and feedback are appreciated.
Dan McAvinchey
Guitar Nine