Welcome to Guitar Nine - The Guitar Player's Resource. Guitar Nine has been providing information and inspiration to practicing musicians through our website since 1996. Our library archive of 1100 columns and articles has been contributed to by over 210 musicians and industry experts, and is still being added to in 2022. Areas of focus include Guitar Technique, Inspiration/Motivation, Live Performance, Music Business, Recording Tips/Methods, Songwriting/Composition and Album Release. You may also browse some of the great music released by the over 1400 musicians we've worked with over the past 25 years!
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Tony MacAlpine's album "Death Of Roses", released in 2017, on Sundog Records.

Monday, May 30, 2022 - 00:54
50 Shades Of Shred: Sophie Lloyd
50 Shades Of Shred: Sophie Lloyd

An instrumental shred version of the Iron Maiden track "Fear Of The Dark".

Sunday, May 29, 2022 - 14:37
Tommaso Zillio
Tommaso Zillio

Voice leading: unlocking the very DNA of musical structure and showing how it lives.

Sunday, May 8, 2022 - 09:45
Guitar on YouTube
Guitar on YouTube

An introduction to the riffs and chords from the Carlos Santana song "Smooth", off of "Supernatural".

Sunday, May 8, 2022 - 09:20
Tommaso Zillio
Tommaso Zillio

There are techniques to make the same simple chord progression sound differently.

Friday, April 8, 2022 - 06:25
Dan McAvinchey
Guitar Haus

The way I write, I usually need a strong or engaging title that lights up my imagination.

Monday, April 4, 2022 - 08:34
Tommaso Zillio
Tommaso Zillio

The Neapolitan Major Scale is, in fact, a minor scale, but don't spread that around.

Wednesday, March 30, 2022 - 07:36
Guitar on YouTube
Guitar on YouTube

Alien surfer and guitar instructor Joe Satriani discusses melody, specifically, how to stretch out a melody.

Monday, March 28, 2022 - 11:43
Tommaso Zillio
Tommaso Zillio

This movement is by far one of the most common 'blind spots' that guitar players have.

Monday, February 28, 2022 - 06:32
Dan McAvinchey
Guitar Haus

I think my biggest accomplishment is that I was able to teach myself an instrument that now enables me to make a living and travel the world.

Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 09:09
Studio Tips on YouTube
Studio Tips on YouTube

The benefits of a pop filter for your mic, and an installation walk-through on several types of mic stands.

Monday, January 17, 2022 - 14:25
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Greg Howe's album "Wheelhouse", released in 2017, featuring Richie Kotzen.

Sunday, January 16, 2022 - 15:13
Guitar Nine
Guitar Nine

Get the most out of your home or project studio with these tricks and tips.

Wednesday, January 12, 2022 - 12:58
Tommaso Zillio
Tommaso Zillio

Not all exotic scales are used exclusively by extreme metal players.

Tuesday, January 11, 2022 - 07:42
Guitar Nine
Guitar Nine
A look at the Guitar Nine organization six-strings from 1980 through 2022.
Friday, December 31, 2021 - 10:37
Tommaso Zillio
Tommaso Zillio

Searching for interesting chords to put before a dominant chord.

Thursday, December 30, 2021 - 12:00
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