October-November 2015

Vol. 20, No. 3: October-November 2015
ROCKtober Is Instrumental Guitar Month
Eleventh Annual Tribute To Instrumental Guitarists And Bands Worldwide

Welcome to the October edition of the Guitar Nine on-line magazine, and we're celebrating the 11th annual Instrumental Guitar Month, a great time to remember, support, discover, promote, and celebrate the many practitioners of this near-underground musical sub-genre. Tell a friend, open a seasonal beverage and enjoy some great music! Shred techniques, Chet Atkins-style playing and teaching guitar are just three of the subjects found in this issue, giving guitarists more ideas for growth and improvement. In total, seven new featured articles have been submitted on a range of musical topics of interest to practicing musicians. Remarkably, over 200 musicians have written guest columns for this site since 1997.

Guitar Nine's October-November 2015 newsletter.

Tom Hess
Tom Hess Opus 2

You must figure out why these fears exist in you and what you can do to prevent them from controlling your musical future.

Tom Hess
Tom Hess Opus 2

When you use an effective guitar practice approach, you gain a lot of confidence and excitement for your improvement. However, if you are like most guitarists, this excitement fades over time.

Mike Campese
Mike Campese: Chapters

Mike Campese is back to help you out of the box - the scale pattern box, that is.

Simon Candy
Simon Candy

Learn awesome guitar techniques in the style of Chet Atkins and how to apply them to your own acoustic playing.

Tom Hess
Tom Hess Opus 2

Sad but true: almost 100% of guitar instructors choose `mediocrity` as their standard of achievement.

Tom Hess
Tom Hess Opus 2

To grow your music career fast, you need to understand which questions you are asking that are leading you down the wrong path.

Tom Hess
Tom Hess Opus 2

Don`t be clueless about what you must do to become a successful guitar teacher.

Dan McAvinchey
Guitar Haus

It`s always difficult to label your own music, but I think of it as instrumental classic rock. I like to compose actual songs, not guitar exercises or improvisations which will only appeal to other guitar players.