June-July 2014

Vol. 19, No. 1: June-July 2014
We're Celebrating Our 18th Anniversary
Five Guest Columnists, Six New Interviews Featured In June

Welcome to the June edition of Guitar Nine's on-line magazine. June of 1996 marked our entry into cyberspace, and after eighteen great years, Guitar Nine has become well known for providing a wide variety of free instructional material, news and information. To celebrate, five guest columnists have submitted excellect articles on a range of musical topics of interest to independent musicians. Also, please enjoy sampling some great music released by over 1000 musicians we've worked with over the past 18 years! Of note, over 190 musicians (including many of the recording artists selling their music online) have written guest columns for this site since 1997.

Guitar Nine's June-July 2014 newsletter.

Tommaso Zillio
Tommaso Zillio

Knowing all the notes on your fretboard is more useful and simpler than you think. Read here how.

Mike Campese
Mike Campese: Chapters

Mike Campese returns with a second set of exercises to help you improve your picking, dexterity, and overall technique.

Jean-Pierre Zammit
Jean-Pierre Zammit

Go ahead and `burn` your fretboard with these Major 7th arpeggios.

Tom Hess
Tom Hess Opus 2

The most frequent fears possessed by most guitarists and what you must do to overcome them and reach your musical goals.

Tom Hess
Tom Hess Opus 2

Tom Hess discusses what it takes to achieve success as a pro musician.

Christopher Knab
Christopher Knab

Music industry guru Christopher Knab speaks about the appetite for perfection. A need to be not just good enough but great.

Dan McAvinchey
Guitar Haus

My first CD with my name on it was self-released. They recorded me for free so I would have a product out but it is a live CD, recorded in a club on a night I didn`t know I was to be recorded.

Dan McAvinchey
Guitar Haus

In general, my newest compositions are always my favorites. Creating is what it is all about for me. I rarely go back and revisit old pieces. My current material is always representative of where my head is at musically at any particular point in time.

Dan McAvinchey
Guitar Haus

I recently posted a couple of tracks on Soundcloud and my track "Atomic Shadow" went bananas with over 50,000 listens within a couple of weeks. That was the largest single networking event I`ve experienced.

Isa D.
Isa D.

It is true that instrumental rock appeals to a specialized audience compared to classic rock. Last year, I formed the band Reign Over Obscurity, which is progressive metal. There are vocals in this project so it will probably reach a wider audience.

Dan McAvinchey
Guitar Haus

It`s having different layers on songs - melodies and different time signatures under melodies - that makes songs interesting. It´s cool when you are able to find new things from songs after listening several times.

Guitar Nine
Guitar Nine

Texas Shuffles To Classic Rock

Guitar Nine
Guitar Nine

Turning It Up, Letting Go

Guitar Nine
Guitar Nine

Up Tempo, Chops-Heavy Jazz