June-July 2015

Vol. 20, No. 1: June-July 2015
We're Celebrating Our 19th Anniversary
Six Guest Columnists, Three 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 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.

Guitar Nine's June-July 2015 newsletter.

Mike Campese
Mike Campese: The Fire Within

Mike Campese covers the flat keys moving around the circle of fourths.

Chris Glyde
Chris Glyde

In order to be a great guitar player you must develop mastery over the fretboard.

Simon Candy
Simon Candy

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,

Tommaso Zillio
Tommaso Zillio

If you are wondering how modern metal players use all these "wrong" notes and still sound great - here`s how.

Tom Hess
Tom Hess Opus 2

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.

Tom Hess
Tom Hess Opus 2

Look deeper, and find the overlooked value that makes John Petrucci a much greater guitarist than other players.

Tom Hess
Tom Hess Opus 2

Tom Hess takes you through the exact steps needed for cleaning up unwanted string noise in your blues guitar licks.

Tom Hess
Tom Hess Opus 2

Learn the differences between guitar teaching business `myths` and `reality`.

Dallas Dwight
Dallas Dwight

Without a strong sense of melody and phrasing your music will never have that magical sense of wonder.

Dan McAvinchey
Guitar Haus

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!

Dan McAvinchey
Guitar Haus

I decided to release these EPs of 5 songs every 6-8 months - it`s a big enough body of work to allow the listener to get involved in, and it keeps the people interested in my music always engaged in new songs.

Dan McAvinchey
Guitar Haus

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.