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!
So, grab your instrument, prepare a favorite beverage, browse, learn, and above all, have fun!
Tommaso Zillio
Tommaso Zillio

The differences between regular and scalloped fretboards explained.

Friday, December 24, 2021 - 08:17
Guitar Nine
Guitar Nine

A look at the Guitar Nine organization basses from 1980 through 2022.

Thursday, December 23, 2021 - 03:57
Tommaso Zillio
Tommaso Zillio

Write dissonant but delightful music using the Neapolitan minor scale or chord.

Saturday, December 18, 2021 - 07:51
Dan McAvinchey

An article designed to help you on the road to achieving your dream of completing your first CD release.

Friday, December 17, 2021 - 15:26
Guitar on YouTube
Guitar on YouTube

Dan Hawkins' masterclass focuses on pentatonics for bass.

Monday, December 13, 2021 - 08:59
Tommaso Zillio
Tommaso Zillio

A method to move freely around the fretboard.

Sunday, December 12, 2021 - 11:27
Dan McAvinchey
Guitar Haus

Vai's whammy antics, speed and 'detuned' playing is highly unusual and original.

Monday, November 29, 2021 - 08:05
Tommaso Zillio
Tommaso Zillio

Start incorporating bends more fluidly into your playing.

Sunday, November 28, 2021 - 10:48
Guitar on YouTube
Guitar on YouTube

McRocklin's masterclass covers his track "New Beginnings" (B minor) in great detail.

Monday, October 25, 2021 - 09:50
Tommaso Zillio
Tommaso Zillio

An exercise that you can use to build a powerful picking hand.

Sunday, October 24, 2021 - 08:01
Dan McAvinchey
Guitar Haus

Since "Not Of The Earth" and "Surfing With The Alien" in the '80s, there's been a lot of Joe S. playing in our studio.

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 - 13:57
Dan Peeke
Dan Peeke

Exercises that will challenge you to build a deeper connection with your guitar.

Sunday, October 17, 2021 - 05:54
Tommaso Zillio
Tommaso Zillio

Don't neglect your hands. Tips for hand health.

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 07:55
Tommaso Zillio
Tommaso Zillio

Learn to make music using exotic scales.

Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - 10:18
Dan McAvinchey
Guitar Haus

Who could predict in 1980 that Def Leppard would have a 40+ year career, and that the addition of Collen would make such an impact?

Wednesday, March 31, 2021 - 16:34
Guitar Nine
Guitar Nine

Dozens of articles on the subject of scales, scale patterns, scale connection and more.

Wednesday, March 31, 2021 - 15:28

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