Guitar Nine's June-July 2013 newsletter.
Welcome to the June edition of Guitar Nine's on-line magazine. June of 1996 marked our entry into cyberspace, and after seventeen great years, Guitar Nine has become well known for providing a wide variety of free instructional material, news and information. To celebrate, eight guest columnists have submitted excellect articles on a range of musical topics of interest to independent musicians. To date, over 190 musicians have written guest columns since 1997.
Paul Kleff offers a simple, orderly way to analyze songs and reduce them into small, easily-practiced parts that can be mastered individually and then assembled into the complete song.
There is a simple way to learn music theory (more than one in fact).
Have you ever had a hard time getting your guitar students to make significant progress from one lesson to the next? There is a simple adjustment you can make.
Two for one - a Bach excerpt arranged for guitar, along with some timeless advice.
Combining fretted notes with sustaining open strings underneath gives the illusion that the guitar has more strings than just six sometimes.
Here is a method to find out how much your vibrato has improved over the last 6-12 months of playing guitar.
When you are confident on stage to the degree you are confident playing at home alone then any fear will not hinder your focus and performance.
Most guitar players have a tendency to use a single (often limiting) approach to songwriting that holds them back from achieving the results they want.
Putting together an album, the way I tend to do them, is a long and hard journey. It took three years between the first and second album.