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June-July 1998
Guitar Nine

Creative Self-Indulgence And Adventurous Guitar Playing

August-September 1998
Guitar Haus

In the last few years I`ve made a record for a major label that didn`t get released. Then I signed with a indie label. I thought the majors were the bad guys, and this label would give me more attention. WRONG! To make a long story longer, the small label had bad distribution and never paid a bill, let alone the tour support and promo budget.

August-September 1998
Guitar Haus

I knew what I wanted to do but there were no labels dedicated to the guitarist as the artist, but only to the guitarist as a shred meister. I read an interview with guitarist Glenn Phillips, who has released ten albums independently. I realized from his comments (about the music industry) that the only way to reach my goal was to follow his example.

August-September 1998
Guitar Haus

CD recorders (or burners) are great in any studio. Should you consider releasing your next CD on CD-R.

August-September 1998
Guitar Nine

Progressively Minded Guitarist Blends Metal, Funk & Rock

August-September 1998
Guitar Nine

Original Jazz/Rock Arrangements Fuel New Release

August-September 1998
Guitar Nine

Rock Meets Latin Shred For Instrumentalist

August-September 1998
Guitar Nine

New Age Electric Guitarist Crosses Stylistic Boundaries

August-September 1998
Ken Burtch

The beautiful part about the tempered music scale lies in it`s flexibility. One of Ken`s favorite tricks is to take one shape, and use it to move up or down the fretboard in a linear way. The similarities in chord shapes will allow you to do the same.

October-November 1998
Paul Kuntz

Guitarist Paul Kuntz is back with some thoughts on how to avoid that feeling of being `lost without a map`.

October-November 1998
Curtis

Kick-start your musical development with these essential tips from Curtis.

October-November 1998
Neal Nagaoka

Learn the essentials of the swept arpeggio from one of the masters of the technique.

October-November 1998
Gerry Magee

Gerry Magee begins his multi-part series on expanding your mind, as well as your fretboard, with the benefits of thinking like a composer.

October-November 1998
Guitar Haus

Don't make the mistake of thinking this is someone else's job. As an independent artist, the ball is in your court.

October-November 1998
Guitar Haus

For Europe my music is not aggressive enough and in the US I didn`t have anybody to present it to. So rather than making so-called industry contacts and "wait until it happens" I decided to do it myself, which turned out to be much faster and got me and my music much more respect. I highly recommend a musical statement such as this to all musicians who intend to be a part of this complex industry.

October-November 1998
Guitar Haus

I hope my music, although there are no words, communicates and reaches people on an emotional, spiritual and entertaining level. I try to incorporate various instrumentation, and contemporary compositional influences.

October-November 1998
Guitar Haus

We have tried to record as much of our playing as we possibly can, both in practice and "jamming" sessions, and when we perform live, to give ourselves some feedback. When playing it`s very difficult to listen to yourself because you`re too busy thinking about what`s going to happen next, while in critical listening you concentrate on the blend of what has just happened. By listening to recordings of ourselves we can pick out the improvisational parts that work well, sound great, or have promise, then try to concentrate on developing them.

October-November 1998
Guitar Nine

Acoustic Progressive Jazz Meets New Age Fusion

October-November 1998
Guitar Nine

Guitarist Blends Progressive & Neo-Classical Influences

October-November 1998
Guitar Nine

Guitarist Makes Mark In Music Mecca

October-November 1998
Guitar Nine

Instrumental Rock For The Hungry Heart

December-January 1998
Guitar Haus

Part two of our e-mailbag dump, answering some of the most commonly asked questions about releasing and promoting records.

December-January 1998
Paul Abbott

Paul Abbott discusses the phenomenon of sound.

December-January 1998
Gerry Magee

Highlighting the ways that other instruments and their players can profoundly effect us.

December-January 1998
Jeffrey Ryan Smoots

Putting yourself in the shoes and sticks of the drummer.

December-January 1998
Randy Allar

As far as instrumental goes, when you can`t sing yourself, you tend to write without a vocal part in mind. If you could add vocals to it, that would be one thing, but I decided that I would like the guitar to shine through on what I was doing. So I decided to make the project instrumental.

December-January 1998
Guitar Nine

Progressive Instrumental Guitarist Releases EP-CD

December-January 1998
Guitar Nine

Delivering Impressive Guitar & Heartfelt Music

December-January 1998
Guitar Nine

Two-Handed, Melodic Mood Music

December-January 1998
Guitar Nine

Guitar Company Releases Instrumental Artist Collection

December-January 1998
Guitar Nine

Heavy Metal Guitar Instrumentals

December-January 1998
Guitar Nine

Duo Creates Stylistic Melting Pot

December-January 1998
Guitar Nine

Hard Rock Group Looks To Enter The Popular Mainstream

December-January 1998
Guitar Nine

Dedicated Guitarist Plans Solo Instrumental Project

December-January 1998
Guitar Nine

Four-Piece Instrumental Group Releases First CD

February-March 1999
Guitar Haus

The odds of doing anything significant in the music business are long from the start, but artists who can't think beyond the short term have it thousands of times harder.

February-March 1999
Tonya Rae

A few words of practical advice from Tonya`s new book "Hidden Secrets To Making And Promoting Your Music Revealed".

February-March 1999
Gerry Magee

Gerry Magee continues his multi-part series on expanding your mind, as well as your fretboard, with an article on focusing your mental energy.

February-March 1999
Peter Neri

Peter Neri on how to get those fingers (and thumbs) flying.

February-March 1999
Don Lappin

Don Lappin discusses the endless possibilities of the 5-tone tapping technique.

February-March 1999
Guitar Haus

The talented artists associated with Guitar Nine relate stories of their best, worst or most memorable live dates.

February-March 1999
Guitar Nine

Surf Meets Jazz -- South Of The Border

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