Guitar Nine's February-March 2016 newsletter.
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.
Mike Campese reminds you that if you don`t use it, you will surely lose it.
Mastering emotional playing will take your playing to the next level
How to carefully observe and learn from the vast library of existing unplugged acoustic songs out there.
David Sertl is here to address underdevelopment in the educational field of rhythm.
Here you`ll discover the three critical guitar phrasing elements that truly great guitarists possess.
No one succeeds in the music business who doesn`t already utilize the five key elements used by massively successful pro musicians.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!