June-July 2016

Vol. 21, No. 1: June-July 2016
Instrumental Guitar Site Marks 20th Anniversary
Guitar Nine Celebrates 20 Great Years Online

Welcome to the June edition of Guitar Nine's on-line magazine. June of 1996 marked our entry into cyberspace, and after twenty 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 seven excellent articles on a range of musical topics of interest to independent musicians. Of note, we've published over 200 artist interviews, while nearly 210 musicians and industry experts have written over 1000 guest columns for this site since 1996!

Dan McAvinchey
Guitar Haus

Self-assessement time. Can you go it alone? You might need the synergy of two people working together to kick start your label.

Guitar Nine's June-July 2016 newsletter.

Tom Hess
Tom Hess Opus 2

Improve your guitar technique while learning the proper way to sweep those licks.

Tommaso Zillio
Tommaso Zillio

The octave pattern is not as user-friendly for learning to play the notes on a fretboard as many teachers would like players to think.

David Andrew Wiebe
David Andrew Wiebe

But if you want to keep progressing, you have to make the decision to grind it out.

David Sertl
David Sertl

David Sertl thinks it time that guitarists move beyond "Satryngvai Shredblues".

Mike Campese
Mike Campese: The Fire Within

These exercises and examples will help you to improve your finger independence as well as your picking.

David Andrew Wiebe
David Andrew Wiebe

Ensure that you don`t come across as an amateur in a situation where you`re trying to impress the people who hired you.

Dan McAvinchey
Guitar Haus

My music a mix between the aggression of metal and the madness and extravagance of prog-instrumental-rock, I don`t close myself in within just a single genre.

Dan McAvinchey
Guitar Haus

It`s much more difficult to attract the audience without vocals. For that reason, it`s very important to build some nice and attractive themes and melodies in instrumental music.

Marcus Singletary
Marcus Singletary

Music is the only thing that transcends this realm. It`s the one form of communication that does transcend everything else in the material world. That`s probably why everybody loves music so much.