April-May 2013

Vol. 17, No. 6: April-May 2013
Music Business Topics, Guitar Technique Tips, And More!
Online Magazine Has Eight Fresh Columns For April

Welcome to the April edition of Guitar Nine's on-line magazine. Experienced columnists such as Mike Campese, Jamie Andreas and Tom Hess have each submitted dozens of articles over the years, and now, regular offerings by artists such as Mike Philippov and Tommaso Zillio lend a consistency and familiarity to each site update. Altogether, eight columnists have submitted articles in their areas of specialty that will interest guitar players and independent musicians alike. To date, over 185 musicians have written guest columns since 1997.

Dan McAvinchey
Guitar Haus

We turn the electronic mailbag upside down to answer some of the most commonly asked questions about releasing and promoting records.

Guitar Nine's April-May 2013 newsletter.

Mike Campese
Mike Campese: The Fire Within

Explaining inside/outside picking, and how it can help you alternate pick difficult passages.

Ryan Buckner
Ryan Buckner

Buckner`s recent conversation with Tom Hess offers guitar practice tips.

Jamie Andreas
Jamie Andreas

If you are desperate to close the gap between yourself and your guitar - read on.

Tommaso Zillio
Tommaso Zillio

Are you playing too much? Well, it may be that you are not using enough pentatonic scales in your soloing!

Tom Hess
Tom Hess Opus 2

It takes most guitar players many years before they learn how to practice guitar in a way that is both productive and enjoyable.

Mike Philippov
Mike Philippov

How to remember the notes on guitar once and for all and become a more creative guitarist in the process.

Tim Sweeney
Tim Sweeney

Indie marketing guru Tim Sweeney reminds us the successful artists are out there meeting everyone and working together, the others never leave home.

Rob James
Rob James

Yes, there are other avenues beyond reality shows by which new bands can try to build a career.

Guitar Nine
Guitar Nine

Jazz Duets With The Greats

Guitar Nine
Guitar Nine

Greasy New Orleans Blues

Guitar Nine
Guitar Nine

Relentless French Progressive Metal

Dan McAvinchey
Guitar Haus

I wanted this CD to sound like four musicians jamming live in a studio, and if that`s what it sounds like to someone, then that makes it better.

Dan McAvinchey
Guitar Haus

The unexpected success of "Fill The Sky" has spawned tons of other peripheral stuff that also requires a lot of time and effort such as interviews, endorsements, and guest appearances.