December-January 2009

Vol. 14, No. 4: December-January 2009
Welcome 2010 With New Guitar Music
Guitarists From All Over The World Join Forces

Welcome to the December holiday edition of Guitar Nine's on-line magazine. Instrumental guitar music could be considered underground by the mainstream music press, but it's an underground with a devoted and enthusiastic fan base. To do our part to serve that fan base, we've added 8 releases to the site in the past two months, including instrumental CDs by Gerald Gradwohl Trio, Matt Kroll, Eric Roberts, Tommy Ermolli, Simone Fiorletta, Salvatore Russo, Toby Knapp and Glenn Cannon. You can now listen to and order 1923 instrumental releases by 1200 different artists.

Guitar Nine Records December-January 2009 newsletter.

Mike Campese
Mike Campese: Chapters

Mike Campese takes you through another section of this excellent Niccolo Paganini piece.

Nick Layton
Nick Layton

Five steps to better phrasing and cooler guitar solos.

Tommaso Zillio
Tommaso Zillio

Getting the most from a single sequence, with Tommaso Zillio.

Guy Pople
Guy Pople

Guy talks about the odd, weird and even useful augmented chord.

David Martone
David Martone

Canadian guitarist David Martone uncovers video tips and techniques as he describes recording gear demos.

Tom Hess
Tom Hess Opus 2

It`s not what you play, it`s how you play it. Read this column for more as it applies to your solos.

Mike O'Malley
Mike O'Malley

How to get a better handle on the fretboard by concentrating on one string at a time.

Jean-Pierre Zammit
Jean-Pierre Zammit

Without stamina and strength, the fretting hand won`t respond and will let you down! Use Zammit`s trills workout to build your hand.

Scott Allen
Scott Allen

Taking you behind the making of Scott`s upcoming album "From The Blindside".

Draven Grey
Draven Grey

How do you want your band remembered? Great ideas from Draven Grey.

Tim Sweeney
Tim Sweeney

Indie marketing guru Tim Sweeney with an old-school approach to boost show attendance.

Christopher Knab
Christopher Knab

Music industry guru Christopher Knab bemoans the lack of interesting and innovative music.

Kole
Kole

No matter your level, these five tips will greatly improve your compositional ability.

Lou Lombardi
Lou Lombardi

Is the ability to write songs a gift, or can it be learned? Lou Lombardi has the answer.