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

December-January 2016

Drastically improve your acoustic guitar playing with these easy to play, advanced sounding chords.

October-November 2016

Guitar Nine's October-November 2016 newsletter.

October-November 2016

The main reason I started to play the guitar was Randy Rhoads. He had the biggest influence on me and my playing. When I first listened to him I couldn`t believe what I`d heard.

October-November 2016

The music I write and record under my own name is just the kind of music I`d like to listen to and therefore has no commercial consideration whatsoever, which means it`s a bonus if other people like it!

October-November 2016

Knowing I would fund the project myself, I felt that I would demonstrate more credibility to labels and other industry heavy-weights by investing in myself prior to asking them to invest.

October-November 2016

I love creating things, so putting my project together myself, while it was a lot of work, was very rewarding and also a good learning experience.

October-November 2016

Scales are important to learn, but most instructors have put them emphasis on learning them by heart and simply playing them up and down.

October-November 2016

Harp harmonics never fail to immediately grab the attention of those who hear you play them, leaving them spellbound by what they just heard.

October-November 2016

All of your favorite guitar players play in a way that looks amazingly easy.

October-November 2016

Here are Mike`s technique to help spice up your solos, instead of just running up and down arpeggios.

August-September 2016

Guitar Nine's August-September 2016 newsletter.

August-September 2016

I was a typical Sixties kid. We always had Buddy Holly and Elvis Presley records, because my sister was into that. Then, along came the Beatles, and the Rolling Stones, and that changed everything.

August-September 2016

When I started playing guitar I was very fortunate to have all the great guitar players in the prime of their career to look to for inspiration.

August-September 2016

My favorite bands were AC/DC, Motorhead, The Stray Cats, The Sex Pistols and so on, so mainly hard rock, heavy metal, punk rock, and rockabilly/psychobilly stuff.

August-September 2016

You maybe missing out on a massive range of sounds that you just can`t get otherwise.

August-September 2016

A dissection of "Not Of This Earth" and "Surfing With The Alien".

August-September 2016

To easily play with greater speed, you`ll need to use the most effective picking technique possible.

August-September 2016

Mike Campese teaches you short snippets from some songs off his brand new album "Chapters".

August-September 2016

Examining the problems of CAGED starting from the effect on your picking hand.

August-September 2016

With the right approach, Practice will be enjoyable and something you look forward to.

June-July 2016

Guitar Nine's June-July 2016 newsletter.

June-July 2016

Music is the only thing that transcends this realm. It`s the one form of communication that does transcend everything else in the material world. That`s probably why everybody loves music so much.

June-July 2016

It`s much more difficult to attract the audience without vocals. For that reason, it`s very important to build some nice and attractive themes and melodies in instrumental music.

June-July 2016

My music a mix between the aggression of metal and the madness and extravagance of prog-instrumental-rock, I don`t close myself in within just a single genre.

June-July 2016

David Sertl thinks it time that guitarists move beyond "Satryngvai Shredblues".

June-July 2016

But if you want to keep progressing, you have to make the decision to grind it out.

June-July 2016

The octave pattern is not as user-friendly for learning to play the notes on a fretboard as many teachers would like players to think.

June-July 2016

Ensure that you don`t come across as an amateur in a situation where you`re trying to impress the people who hired you.

June-July 2016

Improve your guitar technique while learning the proper way to sweep those licks.

June-July 2016

These exercises and examples will help you to improve your finger independence as well as your picking.

April-May 2016

Guitar Nine's April-May 2016 newsletter.

April-May 2016

I run a small production company and we are learning the ropes as we go. Someone once said you`re either learning or dying. I prefer to learn.

April-May 2016

Three cool ways to approach the rhythm of a 12 bar blues - take to your next jam and blow everyone away.

April-May 2016

Music industry guru Christopher Knab offers concrete information on booking contracts with venues.

April-May 2016

Tired of spending so much time practicing without ever seeing big results? Check out this article from Tom Hess.

April-May 2016

Tom Hess will help you make your guitar solos overflow with emotion,

April-May 2016

Just by flatting the third you can develop a whole new shredding sound.

April-May 2016

It isn`t difficult to learn to study theory the correct way. It can actually be easier and more fun than you expect.

April-May 2016

How studying other instruments will make you a better, more creative, and superior acoustic guitar player.

February-March 2016

Guitar Nine's February-March 2016 newsletter.

February-March 2016

My latest CD "And So It Goes..." is self released through CD Baby. It was always my intention to release it myself as the thought of trying to pitch it to people was just too depressing!

February-March 2016

I really want to hear these songs live. I have many plans for this album, and I would love to play festivals and do guitar clinics. It would be a lot of fun.

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