February-March 1997

Vol. 1, No. 5: February-March 1997
New Year Brings Great New Columns and Information

Welcome to the February edition of Guitar Nine's on-line magazine. Our focus this month is on even more information to help you start your own record label, tips for promoting and selling your records, and how to protect and profit from your original compositions.

Dan McAvinchey
Guitar Haus

Stop practicing with boring scales and start testing your fingers with melodic 'riffs' from Mozart, Bach, Beethoven, and more.

John Kiefer
John Kiefer

An original work composed for solo classical guitar, in tabulature and standard notation.

Dan McAvinchey
Guitar Haus

Sometimes it seems every guitar riff and chord progression has been done to death. How you can avoid the tendency to copy.

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.

Dan McAvinchey
Guitar Haus

The use and abuse of compression.

Guitar Nine
Guitar Nine

Serving Up Dessert For Your Ears

Guitar Nine
Guitar Nine

Broadening The Appeal Of Instrumental Rock

Dan McAvinchey
Guitar Haus

We all write together at rehearsal. We never set out to write something new, it always happens that one of us will be tuning up with an idea or just jamming on something, and the other two will jump on it. By the time we realize it, half the song is already written. We look at each other and say, `I guess we`re gonna` write today!`

Dan McAvinchey
Guitar Haus

I`ve mostly been motivated by wanting to hear something that`s already in my head. For the classical tunes, I always thought Paganini`s Caprice No. 5 would sound amazing on an electric guitar and just really wanted to hear it. If someone else had a recording out first, I probably would have bought it and then just listened to it instead of playing it.