Guitar Nine Records April-May 2009 newsletter.
Welcome to the April edition of Guitar Nine's on-line magazine. There isn't an over-compressed download in the world that can compete with some of the speaker-melting music we've heard from the crop of independently released new albums to enter our store this year. Just have a look at the 24 releases we've added to the site just in the past two months, including instrumental CDs by George Bellas, Rick McKown, Victor Gann, Shredding Across The World (Vol. 2), Pete Northcote, Bob Evans, Jose De Castro, Jeff Aug, Ralph E. Hayes, Nordal Twang, Tony Hernando, Coste Apetrea, Lee Carlson, Germano Seggio, Michael Keller, Fractured Dimension, Jimi Hendrix Tribute, Johnny Roth, Luay Rifai, Bob Katsionis, Warren Robert, Roland Nipp and Guitar Masters (Vol. 2). You can now listen to and order 1974 instrumental releases by 1200 different artists.
The second part of Scott Allen`s new series delves into the ways of the harmonic minor.
Practicing scales in an interesting and systematic way.
Andre Tonelli has great ideas to get you out of playing in boxes, and into playing music.
Do you struggle with not having enough time to practice guitar? How to practice effectively when time is at a premium.
Here`s some new ideas for looping string skipping ideas, with your instructor, Mike Campese.
Guy`s reference spreadsheet for modes, chord scales and substitutions
You can come up with listenable and interesting solos if you know just how to "word" everything.
Coming to a rational conclusion as to what improvisation could be.
Designing specific exercises to improve the picking hand, and develop right hand coordination.
Indie marketing guru Tim Sweeney points out some not-so-obvious connections between the red carpet and you.
Indie marketing guru Tim Sweeney talks about the latest changes in download pricing, and its effect on marketing independent music.
What is the most important thing you can bring to a recording studio? Mike O`Malley has his own thoughts on the subject.
Canadian guitarist David Martone reveals that old school recording techniques are still being used with success.