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August-September 2016

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

August-September 2016

Guitar Nine's August-September 2016 newsletter.

June-July 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Guitar Nine's June-July 2016 newsletter.

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

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

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

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

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!

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