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December-January 2014

Do you feel like you are at a dead end with your guitar playing? Here are five killer ways that will totally change the way you play your acoustic guitar from now on,

October-November 2014

Ready To Explode

October-November 2014

Your Ears Will Bleed

October-November 2014

Staying True To The Music

October-November 2014

Guitar Nine's October-November 2014 newsletter.

October-November 2014

Blending His Diverse Influences

October-November 2014

Mike Campese touches on a more modern approach, incorporating different types of patterns into odd-numbered lines.

October-November 2014

There is no doubt that having a major following of fans for your music is crucial to big and long lasting success in the music industry.

October-November 2014

Music industry guru Christopher Knab offers three tips to help you promote your career, and enhance your chances of being offered opportunities.

October-November 2014

Before you take another lesson, here are the seven things that your guitar teacher has never told you (that you need to know).

October-November 2014

How to breathe new life in your licks and prepare for real-life playing at the same time.

October-November 2014

Tom Hess` explores creative possibilities with the low B string.

October-November 2014

You`re going to like having the ability to write guitar solos that are highly melodic, expressive, and passionate.

August-September 2014

A Master Of The 7-String

August-September 2014

Progressive, Hard & Melodic

August-September 2014

A Musical Concept Of Reality

August-September 2014

Rock That Hits You In The Gut

August-September 2014

Although social media can be great to connect with fans, who knows when Facebook or Twitter will disintegrate? My advice to other musicians would be to not put all your eggs in one basket, especially if you don`t own that basket!

August-September 2014

The upside of the democratization of music production is that anyone can create and market their own music. The downside of the democratization of music production is that anyone can create and market their own music.

August-September 2014

Guitar Nine's August-September 2014 newsletter.

August-September 2014

Tom Hess takes on your teaching business, helping you avoid mistakes that may be costing you big money.

August-September 2014

Tom Hess` ideas for creating massive positive change in your ability to improvise rock guitar solos.

August-September 2014

Music industry guru Christopher Knab talks about the money flow.

August-September 2014

See how one of the least exciting concepts in music theory can actually help you create awesome licks.

August-September 2014

Indie marketing guru Tim Sweeney offers up positive approaches to negative circumstances

August-September 2014

Try these cool runs which be very beneficial, get take you out of trouble.

August-September 2014

Mike Campese delivers patterns that foster some of the fastest, most accurate picking you can imagine.

June-July 2014

Texas Shuffles To Classic Rock

June-July 2014

Infectious Gypsy Swing Guitarist

June-July 2014

Up Tempo, Chops-Heavy Jazz

June-July 2014

The most frequent fears possessed by most guitarists and what you must do to overcome them and reach your musical goals.

June-July 2014

Knowing all the notes on your fretboard is more useful and simpler than you think. Read here how.

June-July 2014

Mike Campese returns with a second set of exercises to help you improve your picking, dexterity, and overall technique.

June-July 2014

Tom Hess discusses what it takes to achieve success as a pro musician.

June-July 2014

Music industry guru Christopher Knab speaks about the appetite for perfection. A need to be not just good enough but great.

June-July 2014

Turning It Up, Letting Go

June-July 2014

Go ahead and `burn` your fretboard with these Major 7th arpeggios.

June-July 2014

In general, my newest compositions are always my favorites. Creating is what it is all about for me. I rarely go back and revisit old pieces. My current material is always representative of where my head is at musically at any particular point in time.

June-July 2014

It is true that instrumental rock appeals to a specialized audience compared to classic rock. Last year, I formed the band Reign Over Obscurity, which is progressive metal. There are vocals in this project so it will probably reach a wider audience.

June-July 2014

My first CD with my name on it was self-released. They recorded me for free so I would have a product out but it is a live CD, recorded in a club on a night I didn`t know I was to be recorded.

June-July 2014

I recently posted a couple of tracks on Soundcloud and my track "Atomic Shadow" went bananas with over 50,000 listens within a couple of weeks. That was the largest single networking event I`ve experienced.

June-July 2014

It`s having different layers on songs - melodies and different time signatures under melodies - that makes songs interesting. It´s cool when you are able to find new things from songs after listening several times.

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