Guitar Nine Columns

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Enjoy over 20 years of staff columns, guest columns, interviews and more!

December-January 2018

Guitar Nine's December-January 2018 newsletter.

December-January 2018
A look at Guitar Nine organization six-strings (and a bass) from 1980 through 2012.
December-January 2018

Consider taking your playing to the next level - and melt some minds.

December-January 2018

Tips on how to continue your understanding of music theory with the right foot forward.

December-January 2018

Altering the sound of the pentatonic scale by plugging in an additional note.

December-January 2018

Identifying and accurately defining each of the main guitar types.

December-January 2018

Tommaso compares and contrasts CAGED and pentatonic scale systems.

December-January 2018

Mike digs a little deeper into the Altered scale, aka Super Locrian.

October-November 2018

Guitar Nine's October-November 2018 newsletter.

October-November 2018
A selection of Guitar Nine (former Guitar Nine Records) print ads from 1997 through 1999.
October-November 2018

Simon takes a close look at the use of chords in this popular tuning.

October-November 2018

It's a misconception that inspiration is something that just appears out of thin air.

October-November 2018

Check out the 12-string guitar, as well as the songs you could practice and learn from using this instrument.

October-November 2018

An endless variety of melodic phrases can be derived from the permutation of chord tones.

October-November 2018

Mike teaches soloing over chord changes with a track from his album, "The Fire Within".

October-November 2018

Get memorable - immerse yourself into the world of repetition.

August-September 2018

Guitar Nine's August-September 2018 newsletter.

August-September 2018
A selection of Guitar Nine (former Guitar Nine Records) home page designs from 1996 through 2018.
August-September 2018

Write an inspirational song that people actually want to listen to by incorporating different keys.

August-September 2018

Avoiding these crippling mistakes will eliminate frustration and lead to satisfying arrangements.

August-September 2018

If your songs are pleasant to listen to, but not the most captivating, check out these tips.

August-September 2018

A way of playing your guitar where you can sound full and complete without needing someone else to play with you.

August-September 2018

Write an inspirational song that people actually want to listen to by incorporating different keys.

August-September 2018

Mike has a new album, "The Fire Within". and breaks down a few of the notable tracks.

June-July 2018

Guitar Nine's June-July 2018 newsletter.

June-July 2018
A selection of Guitar Nine (former Guitar Nine Records) logo variations.
June-July 2018

Learn the sophisticated, awe inspired, and flat out mind-blowing style of percussive acoustic guitar.

June-July 2018

Is learning music theory is the way to go, or, will it drain your potential?

June-July 2018

Additional rhythmic variations to practice using the pentatonic scale as the vehicle.

June-July 2018

Mike delivers the keys to unlocking specific sounds, such as the Phrygian dominant mode, from the Harmonic Minor scale.

June-July 2018

Having a solid strategy for promoting your music and building your fanbase is so important - the good news is that there are endless ways to promote your music online.

June-July 2018

Deepen your knowledge of the Minor Pentatonic scale, free yourself from the “5 boxes slavery”, expand your phrasing vocabulary and stimulate your creativity.

June-July 2018

Learning to use musical form will help you "cast" an idea into an entire song.

June-July 2018

Deepen your knowledge of the Minor Pentatonic scale, free yourself from the “5 boxes slavery”, expand your phrasing vocabulary and stimulate your creativity.

April-May 2018

Guitar Nine's April-May 2018 newsletter.

April-May 2018
A visual retrospective on Guitar Nine promotional magnets.
April-May 2018

a simple and fun trick that many professionals often use in their songs.

April-May 2018

Rosocha teaches permutations - altered scale shapes based on fretboard position.

April-May 2018

Exploding the myths surrounding talent, inspiration and writer's block.

April-May 2018

Gaining fluency with triad arpeggios will help your soloing and rhythm playing.

April-May 2018

Play great songs such as “Landslide”, "Dust In The Wind" and "The Boxer".

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