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April-May 2016

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

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

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.

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.

February-March 2016

I`m always looking to better myself as guitarist, not so much the speed or technique but more the touch and sound that I try to achieve.

February-March 2016

I owe my entire career to the internet and social media sites. If Mark Zuckerberg knows how much Facebook developed my career I probably need to pay royalties to him!

February-March 2016

No one succeeds in the music business who doesn`t already utilize the five key elements used by massively successful pro musicians.

February-March 2016

David Sertl is here to address underdevelopment in the educational field of rhythm.

February-March 2016

Mastering emotional playing will take your playing to the next level

February-March 2016

Here you`ll discover the three critical guitar phrasing elements that truly great guitarists possess.

February-March 2016

Mike Campese reminds you that if you don`t use it, you will surely lose it.

February-March 2016

Music theory isn;t learning how to write down different notes, or practicing and reciting scales on a guitar. It`s about experiencing the way notes interact and the effect they have on the listener.

February-March 2016

How to carefully observe and learn from the vast library of existing unplugged acoustic songs out there.

February-March 2016

I first picked up the guitar when I was around 7, then became hooked from the age of about 12 onwards. I used to wake up in the middle of the night to play as I was just so excited by it!

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

Guitar Nine's February-March 2016 newsletter.

December-January 2015

Music industry guru Christopher Knab rewinds his career, providing a detailed account `then to now`.

December-January 2015

Mike Campese will help you build on your scales with his string skipping exercises.

December-January 2015

Why general advice fails and what you should do instead.

December-January 2015

Any guitar teacher who achieves great success fully understands how they share a lot in common with anyone who has ever climbed to the top of Mt. Everest.

December-January 2015

Start learning this winter how to mitigate the usual summer slowdown in your guitar teaching business.

December-January 2015

I am using every form of social media to promote myself and my music. I use everything from my YouTube guitar lessons and live videos, to CD Baby, MySpace, and Facebook.

December-January 2015

(An advantage of being independent is) you can be true to yourself and not compromise musically, artistically, or morally. I really see no downside to being independent.

December-January 2015

Indie marketing guru Tim Sweeney discusses how to move on when it`s time to move on.

December-January 2015

I`m getting an audience that want to hear my original compositions as opposed to seeing me play covers which has been flattering! All with no manager, no agent, no label, no representation, no producer - nothing!

December-January 2015

I`d like to do something with Eddie Van Halen. His ideas seem to transcend what we know about music theory and chord progressions and scales. He just has his own way of seeing things.

December-January 2015

Guitar Nine's December-January 2015 newsletter.

October-November 2015

Guitar Nine's October-November 2015 newsletter.

October-November 2015

To grow your music career fast, you need to understand which questions you are asking that are leading you down the wrong path.

October-November 2015

It`s always difficult to label your own music, but I think of it as instrumental classic rock. I like to compose actual songs, not guitar exercises or improvisations which will only appeal to other guitar players.

October-November 2015

Sad but true: almost 100% of guitar instructors choose `mediocrity` as their standard of achievement.

October-November 2015

You must figure out why these fears exist in you and what you can do to prevent them from controlling your musical future.

October-November 2015

Learn awesome guitar techniques in the style of Chet Atkins and how to apply them to your own acoustic playing.

October-November 2015

When you use an effective guitar practice approach, you gain a lot of confidence and excitement for your improvement. However, if you are like most guitarists, this excitement fades over time.

October-November 2015

Mike Campese is back to help you out of the box - the scale pattern box, that is.

October-November 2015

Don`t be clueless about what you must do to become a successful guitar teacher.

August-September 2015

Most likely, your lack of progress is the result of years of bad playing habits. Let`s correct those habits.

August-September 2015

Mike Campese will help master your triads in all 12 keys, focusing on the sharp keys for the major triads.

August-September 2015

Chords have the potential to bring a whole new element to your soloing providing cool, unique, and contrasting textures amongst the single note lines you play.

August-September 2015

Six points that will help you understand what you must do to clearly demonstrate your overwhelming value as a guitar teacher so you can attract more students.

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