February-March 2016

Vol. 20, No. 5: February-March 2016
Five Lively Interviews And Seven Fresh Columns
Guitarists From All Over The Globe Are Featured

Welcome to the February edition of Guitar Nine's on-line magazine. Regular contributors such as Mike Campese, Tom Hess, and Tommaso Zillio are featured, alongside new interviews with Nick Davies (England), Alex Rosselli (Italy), Gabe Treiyer (Argentina), Francis Howard and Simon Gardner (Australia). Chops maintenance, acoustic arrangements and music theory evaluation are just three of the subjects found in this issue, giving guitarists more ideas for growth and improvement. In total, seven 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 nearly 210 musicians and industry experts have written over 1000 guest columns for this site since 1997.

Guitar Nine's February-March 2016 newsletter.

Nick Layton
Nick Layton

Here you`ll discover the three critical guitar phrasing elements that truly great guitarists possess.

Mike Campese
Mike Campese: Chapters

Mike Campese reminds you that if you don`t use it, you will surely lose it.

Tom Hess
Tom Hess Opus 2

Mastering emotional playing will take your playing to the next level

Simon Candy
Simon Candy

How to carefully observe and learn from the vast library of existing unplugged acoustic songs out there.

David Sertl
David Sertl

David Sertl is here to address underdevelopment in the educational field of rhythm.

Tom Hess
Tom Hess Opus 2

No one succeeds in the music business who doesn`t already utilize the five key elements used by massively successful pro musicians.

Tommaso Zillio
Tommaso Zillio

Music theory isn;t learning how to write down different notes, or practicing and reciting scales on a guitar. It`s about experiencing the way notes interact and the effect they have on the listener.

Dan McAvinchey
Guitar Haus

I first picked up the guitar when I was around 7, then became hooked from the age of about 12 onwards. I used to wake up in the middle of the night to play as I was just so excited by it!

Dan McAvinchey
Guitar Haus

I`m always looking to better myself as guitarist, not so much the speed or technique but more the touch and sound that I try to achieve.

Dan McAvinchey
Guitar Haus

I owe my entire career to the internet and social media sites. If Mark Zuckerberg knows how much Facebook developed my career I probably need to pay royalties to him!

Dan McAvinchey
Guitar Haus

I really want to hear these songs live. I have many plans for this album, and I would love to play festivals and do guitar clinics. It would be a lot of fun.

Dan McAvinchey
Guitar Haus

My latest CD "And So It Goes..." is self released through CD Baby. It was always my intention to release it myself as the thought of trying to pitch it to people was just too depressing!