Newsletter October-November 2018



The October-November edition is now online!

Nearly 1500 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

New Columns

This edition's guest columnists are writing on topics such as 12-string guitar songs, writing music lyrics and chord tone permutations. We've got six contributed articles altogether - five have been written by regular contributing columnists and one written by new columnist Austin Consordini.

Simon Candy is back with an acoustic guitar-oriented column "3 Ways To Sound Amazing On Your Guitar Using Chords In An Open G Tuning". Mike Campese also returns with an article inspired by his newly released solo album entitled "All Alone" Solo Excerpts". James Rosocha rejoins us with his bass-oriented column "Permutations of Chord Tones". Joining us for the first time is blogger Austin Consordini with "Top 12-string Acoustic Guitar Songs". Finally, guitarist Tommaso Zillio contributes two more articles, "Writing Music Lyrics That People Can Sing Along To" and "Get Over Your Songwriter's Block With This Simple Advice".

Enjoy a blast from the past with a classic column from the Guitar Nine archives, Dan McAvinchey's "Indie Release Do's and Don'ts".

Our new retrospective series is entitled "Guitar Nine's Attic", which will take a look back at nostalgia, artifacts, promos, photos, and other items from our 22 year history. Our fifth installment displays all of our print ads that appeared in national guitar publications from 1997 to 1999.

Mike Campese - "All Alone" Solo Excerpts"

Tommaso Zillio - "Writing Music Lyrics That People Can Sing Along To"

Simon Candy - "3 Ways To Sound Amazing On Your Guitar Using Chords In An Open G Tuning"

Tommaso Zillio - "Get Over Your Songwriter's Block With This Simple Advice"

James Rosocha - "Permutations of Chord Tones"

Austin Consordini - "Top 12-string Acoustic Guitar Songs"

Dan McAvinchey - "Indie Release: Do's And Don'ts"

Guitar Nine's Attic: Print Ads


No new interviews in October. The February issue featured Sam Russell, James Rosocha and In Dreams of Reality.

Sam Russell Interview

James Rosocha Interview

In Dreams Of Reality Interview


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In Conclusion

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