Guitar Nine's June-July 2015 newsletter.
Welcome to the June edition of Guitar Nine's on-line magazine. June of 1996 marked our entry into cyberspace, and after nineteen great years, Guitar Nine has become well known for providing a wide variety of free instructional material, news and information. To celebrate, six guest columnists have submitted nine excellent 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 19 years! Of note, over 200 musicians have written guest columns for this site since 1997.
The majority of guitar players unconsciously ruin their potential for improvement by learning `too fast` in some areas of their playing and `too slow` in other areas.
Look deeper, and find the overlooked value that makes John Petrucci a much greater guitarist than other players.
Tom Hess takes you through the exact steps needed for cleaning up unwanted string noise in your blues guitar licks.
Mike Campese covers the flat keys moving around the circle of fourths.
In order to be a great guitar player you must develop mastery over the fretboard.
Do you feel like you are at a dead end with your guitar playing? Here are three additional killer ways that will totally change the way you play your acoustic guitar from now on,
If you are wondering how modern metal players use all these "wrong" notes and still sound great - here`s how.
Learn the differences between guitar teaching business `myths` and `reality`.
Without a strong sense of melody and phrasing your music will never have that magical sense of wonder.
I have been getting great feedback and a huge growth on social media, though. To me this proves quality is still the most important thing and can go a long way on its own.
I use a lot of variety. I swap between acoustic and electric, alternate tunings, slide, and various techniques. This CD features dobro, eBow, talkbox, even a cigar box guitar!