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Exercises that will challenge you to build a deeper connection with your guitar.

December-January 2018
A look at the Guitar Nine organization six-strings and basses from 1980 through 2021.
April-May 2021

Guitar Nine's April-May 2021 newsletter.

April-May 2021

Who could predict in 1980 that Def Leppard would have a 40+ year career, and that the addition of Collen would make such an impact?

April-May 2021

Sozens of articles on the subject of scales, scale patterns, scale connection and more.

April-May 2021

A little technique can go a long way if you know how to apply it creatively.

April-May 2021

Many players are questioning whether or not amps are still the necessities they once were.

April-May 2021

All it takes is knowing the correct exercises to get your hands working properly.

April-May 2021

Helpful advice about how to choose a room and convert it into the studio of your dreams.

April-May 2021

Adding first inversion chords gives you 7 new sounds to work with.

April-May 2021

Moving the Phrygian Dominant scale in a more horizontal fashion across the neck.

April-May 2021

Appreciating how different this music sounds from typical guitar music.

June-July 1996

Share your knowledge of the guitar and music with the rest of the world.

February-March 2021

Guitar Nine's February-March 2021 newsletter.

February-March 2021

"Eruption", "Atomic Punk" and a fiery cover of "You Really Got Me" blew us away in 1978.

February-March 2021

A wealth of information about chords and chord progressions for you to learn and master.

February-March 2021

How old is too old? The answer may surprise you.

February-March 2021

Get the most you can out of the rehearsal time you have scheduled.

February-March 2021

Here are three ways to advance and progress in the area of finger independence.

February-March 2021

Here is a minor cadence used in hundreds of Real Book tunes.

February-March 2021

Is it something that is necessary for your specific musical path - or not?

February-March 2021

Tips on recording some of the greatest classical pieces for electric guitars.

February-March 2021

Examples that will help strengthen your picking, constructed in a more musical fashion.

December-January 2020

Guitar Nine's December-January 2020 newsletter.

December-January 2020

We're positive you should be exposed to negative harmony.

December-January 2020

A good guitar riff drives the song, and is often one of the most memorable parts of the tune.

December-January 2020

Can your hands actually be too small to play?

December-January 2020

Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page inspired a generation of guitarists.

December-January 2020

How to avoid getting discouraged.

December-January 2020

Less is more, more is more - which is it?

December-January 2020

A great way to connect the five basic major scale patterns.

October-November 2020

Guitar Nine's October-November 2020 newsletter.

October-November 2020

Tell a story with your music by the way you phrase notes on guitar.

October-November 2020

Ways to change your guitar tone without touching an amp or pedals.

October-November 2020

Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour's unique sound.

October-November 2020

Improvise to Darth Vader's Theme by John Williams.

October-November 2020

Improvise to Darth Vader's Theme by John Williams.

October-November 2020

Great when learning modes - hear the sound of each mode over a tonal center.

October-November 2020

Muting your guitar with tape or a hair band!

August-September 2020

Guitar Nine's August-September 2020 newsletter.

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