October-November 2016

Vol. 21, No. 3: October-November 2016
ROCKtober Is Instrumental Guitar Month
Twelfth 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 12th 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! Arpeggio techniques, harp like harmonics and playing fast are just three of the subjects found in this issue, giving guitarists more ideas for growth and improvement. In total, we've prepared four new artist interviews, and four new featured articles have been published on a range of musical topics of interest to practicing 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

Is it really true? Will you get 30,000,000 music fans checking out your music just by creating a web page? Let's separate the hype from the reality.

Guitar Nine's October-November 2016 newsletter.

Mike Campese
Mike Campese: The Fire Within

Here are Mike`s technique to help spice up your solos, instead of just running up and down arpeggios.

Tom Hess
Tom Hess Opus 2

All of your favorite guitar players play in a way that looks amazingly easy.

Simon Candy
Simon Candy

Harp harmonics never fail to immediately grab the attention of those who hear you play them, leaving them spellbound by what they just heard.

Tommaso Zillio
Tommaso Zillio

Scales are important to learn, but most instructors have put them emphasis on learning them by heart and simply playing them up and down.

Dan McAvinchey
Guitar Haus

I love creating things, so putting my project together myself, while it was a lot of work, was very rewarding and also a good learning experience.

Dan McAvinchey
Guitar Haus

Knowing I would fund the project myself, I felt that I would demonstrate more credibility to labels and other industry heavy-weights by investing in myself prior to asking them to invest.

Dan McAvinchey
Guitar Haus

The music I write and record under my own name is just the kind of music I`d like to listen to and therefore has no commercial consideration whatsoever, which means it`s a bonus if other people like it!

Dan McAvinchey
Guitar Haus

The main reason I started to play the guitar was Randy Rhoads. He had the biggest influence on me and my playing. When I first listened to him I couldn`t believe what I`d heard.