Guitar Nine's April-May 2014 newsletter.
Welcome to the April edition of the Guitar Nine on-line magazine. Choosing band members, technical exercises and arpeggio shapes are just a few of the subjects found in this issue - a wide range of topics with something for everyone. In total, seven guest columnists have submitted fresh articles on a range of musical topics of interest to practicing musicians. You can also read two new interviews with undiscovered (or up-and-coming) guitar players. Also, please enjoy sampling some great music released by over 1000 musicians we've worked with over the past 17 years! Of note, over 190 musicians (including many of the recording artists selling their music online) have written guest columns for this site since 1997.
Mike Campese is back with exercises to help you improve your picking, dexterity, and overall technique.
Wrapping your mind around the old "cowboy chords" but have no idea where to go from there? Here is a simple concept helping you break free and stimulating creativity.
Dominants should be the arpeggios you study first since they are used regularly in Blues/Rock progressions and songs.
In order to enhance your musical expression and clearly communicate your ideas, you must understand how to think creatively when you play guitar.
Tom Hess helps you to find band members with the same drive and ambition that you have.
Indie marketing guru Tim Sweeney reminds us to think outside the box.
Music industry guru Christopher Knab offers simple basics on graphic considerations when designing album artwork.
I play instrumental blues and rock. Freddie King`s instrumental records really had an impact on me. I can`t sing but those records showed me there`s still a lot you could say without vocals.
A lot of people don`t realize that the guitar is a great melodic instrument, and can easily take the job of a singer. You can take a vocal melody, play it on a guitar and make it just as expressive or more so.