Guitar Nine's June-July 2014 newsletter.
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.
Knowing all the notes on your fretboard is more useful and simpler than you think. Read here how.
Mike Campese returns with a second set of exercises to help you improve your picking, dexterity, and overall technique.
Go ahead and `burn` your fretboard with these Major 7th arpeggios.
The most frequent fears possessed by most guitarists and what you must do to overcome them and reach your musical goals.
Tom Hess discusses what it takes to achieve success as a pro musician.
Music industry guru Christopher Knab speaks about the appetite for perfection. A need to be not just good enough but great.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.