December-January 2015

Vol. 20, No. 4: December-January 2015
New Interviews And Columns Mark Holiday Season
Learn More About The Business While Improving Your Technique

Welcome to the December holiday edition of Guitar Nine's on-line magazine. Regular contributors such as Mike Campese, Tom Hess, and Tim Sweeney are featured, alongside new interviews with Steve Kaynan, Eric Loy, Steve Coyne and Vinny Roth. String skipping, guitar speek and teaching guitar are just three of the subjects found in this issue, giving guitarists more ideas for growth and improvement. In total, six new featured articles have been submitted on a range of musical topics of interest to practicing musicians. Remarkably, we've published over 200 artist interviews, while over 200 musicians and industry experts have written guest columns for this site since 1997.

Guitar Nine's December-January 2015 newsletter.

Tom Hess
Tom Hess Opus 2

Why general advice fails and what you should do instead.

Mike Campese
Mike Campese: Chapters

Mike Campese will help you build on your scales with his string skipping exercises.

Tom Hess
Tom Hess Opus 2

Start learning this winter how to mitigate the usual summer slowdown in your guitar teaching business.

Christopher Knab
Christopher Knab

Music industry guru Christopher Knab rewinds his career, providing a detailed account `then to now`.

Tom Hess
Tom Hess Opus 2

Any guitar teacher who achieves great success fully understands how they share a lot in common with anyone who has ever climbed to the top of Mt. Everest.

Tim Sweeney
Tim Sweeney

Indie marketing guru Tim Sweeney discusses how to move on when it`s time to move on.

Dan McAvinchey
Guitar Haus

(An advantage of being independent is) you can be true to yourself and not compromise musically, artistically, or morally. I really see no downside to being independent.

Dan McAvinchey
Guitar Haus

I am using every form of social media to promote myself and my music. I use everything from my YouTube guitar lessons and live videos, to CD Baby, MySpace, and Facebook.

Dan McAvinchey
Guitar Haus

I`d like to do something with Eddie Van Halen. His ideas seem to transcend what we know about music theory and chord progressions and scales. He just has his own way of seeing things.

Dan McAvinchey
Guitar Haus

I`m getting an audience that want to hear my original compositions as opposed to seeing me play covers which has been flattering! All with no manager, no agent, no label, no representation, no producer - nothing!