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The October-November edition is now online!

This edition's guest columnists are writing on topics such as guitar tone, soloing and root notes. We've got six contributed articles altogether - all written by regular contributing columnists.

Mike Campese is back with an article entitled "Know Your Roots". Prolific columnist and guitarist Tommaso Zillio contributes four more entertaining and informative articles, "Should You Really Mute Your Guitar Strings?", "Soloing Over The Imperial March From Star Wars". "How I Learned To Simplify My Guitar Playing From Andy Summers" and "Three No-Cost Tricks To Change Your Guitar Tone". Finally, returning with another "Influences" column is Dan McAvinchey with "Influences: David Gilmour".

Enjoy a blast from the past with a classic column from the Guitar Nine archives, Dan McAvinchey's "Starting a Record Label".

Our new series is entitled "Guitar Nine Focus", which gathers excellent columns written within a chosen area of focus. This time, the spotlight is on phrasing.

The August-September edition is now online!

This edition's guest columnists are writing on topics such as guitar motivation, chromatics, and beginner tips. We've got six contributed articles altogether, all written by regular Guitar Nine contributors.

Mike Campese is back as always with his technique article entitled "Picking Exercises: Chromatic Sequential". Guitarist Tommaso Zillio serves up four more articles (all video-enhanced), "8 Guitar Tips Every Beginner Should Know", "Practice Guitar When You Have Limited Time", "The #1 Guitar Motivation Killer - And What To Do About It", and "How To Train Guitar Phrasing In Your Daily Practice". Finally, back after a 20-year hiatus is Dan McAvinchey with "Influences: Tom Scholz".

Also, please reread and enjoy a classic column from the Guitar Nine archives, Dan McAvinchey's "The Importance Of Now".

Our new series is entitled "Guitar Nine Focus", which gathers excellent columns written within a chosen area of focus. This time, the spotlight is on chromatic scales.

The June-July edition is now online!

This edition's guest columnists are writing on topics such as emotional guitar modes, modal harmony and arpeggios. We've got six contributed articles altogether - all written by past contributing columnists.

Mike Campese returns with his column entitled "Connecting Scales". Joining us again is bassist James Rosocha with his article "The Double Chromatic Approach". Finally, ultra-prolific columnist and guitarist Tommaso Zillio contributes another quadruple shot of columnar expresso: "7 Tips On Creating Better Guitar Tone", "Another Brick In The Wall Solo In Major", "Mysterious Arpeggios: X-Files And Metallica" and "The Emotions Behind Guitar Modes And How To Use Them".

Also, please reread and enjoy a classic column from the Guitar Nine archives, Dan McAvinchey's "Are You Worthy?".

Our new series is entitled "Guitar Nine Focus", which gathers excellent columns written within a chosen area of focus. This time, the spotlight is on arpeggios.

The April-May edition is now online!

This edition's guest columnists are writing on topics such as mastering difficult music, viral lines and ear training. We've got six contributed articles altogether - five written by past contributing columnists, and one by a new contributor.

Mike Campese returns with a topical column entitled "Quarantine Lines". Joining us for the first time is Alex Bruce with his article "Intonation: Its Importance And How To Spot Problems". Finally, prolific columnist and guitarist Tommaso Zillio contributes another quadruple shot of columnar expresso: "How To Manage A Difficult Piece Of Music On Guitar", "Ascending And Descending Melodic Minor Scales", "The Simplest Ear Training Exercise For Guitarists" and "The Simplest Ear Training Exercise For Guitarists".

Also, please reread and enjoy a classic column from the Guitar Nine archives, Dan McAvinchey's "The Role of Inspiration".

Our retrospective series is entitled "Guitar Nine's Attic", which in April/May takes a look back at nine of the funnest and even funniest reviews from the Guitar Nine's "The Undiscovered" column feature, which ran from 1996 to 2007.

The February-March edition is now online!

This edition's guest columnists are writing on topics such as the chord tone soloing, guide tones and dynamics. We've got six contributed articles altogether - all have been written by past contributing columnists.

Mike Campese is back with a speed focused column entitled "Ascending Shred Lines". James Rosocha also returns and educates with his new lesson "Guide Tones". Finally, prolific columnist and guitarist Tommaso Zillio contributes a quadruple shot of columnar expresso: "Chromatic Sequences With The Pentatonic Scale", "Chord Tone Soloing", "Using Dynamics In Your Guitar Playing" and "Learning Every Note That Makes Up Every Chord".

Also, please reread and enjoy a classic column from the Guitar Nine archives, Dan McAvinchey's "Thinking Long Term".

Our retrospective series is entitled "Guitar Nine's Attic", which in February/March takes a look back at the critical favorites: 19 top artists from Guitar Nine's "The Undiscovered" column feature, which ran from 1996 to 2007.

The February update includes new interviews with guitarist Michael A. Ruelas, and Italian guitar player Andre Tonelli.

The December-January edition is now online!

This edition's guest columnists are writing on topics such as the rut-busting guitar solos, chromatic sequences and scale study. We've got six contributed articles altogether - all have been written by past contributing columnists.

Mike Campese is back with a scale focused column entitled "Harmonic Major". Vlad De Briansky rejoins us with his video lesson "12-Bar Blues - Quick And Easy". Guitarist Andy Martin has contributed his scale overview called "Harmonic Minor And Melodic Major Scales". Finally, prolific columnist and guitarist Tommaso Zillio contributes three more articles, "Systematic Phrasing", "New Ideas For Your Next Guitar Solo" and "Chromatic Sequences With The Pentatonic Scale".

Enjoy a blast from the past with a classic column from the Guitar Nine archives, Dan McAvinchey's "Self-Release Q&A, Chapter 2".

Our retrospective series is entitled "Guitar Nine's Attic", which will take a look at the complete Guitar Nine Attic Inventory of uncovered items, as of December 2019.

No new interviews in December. The October issue featured an interview with Lorne Hind.

The October-November edition is now online!

This edition's guest columnists are writing on topics such as tonality, theory in composition and expanding guitar solos. We've got six contributed articles altogether - five have been written by regular contributing columnists and one written by new columnist Tim Mavers-Chance.

Andy Martin is back with his column "Tonality, Part 1". Mike Campese also returns with an article entitled "Outside Lines". Joining us for the first time is photojournalist Tim Mavers-Chance with "Andy James: The Beginning, The Regrets, The Future". Finally, guitarist Tommaso Zillio contributes three more well-prepared articles, "Is It Possible To Compose Without Knowing Music Theory?", "Expanding On A Guitar Solo Using Arpeggio Superimposition" and "Is Music Theory The Same For All Instruments?".

Enjoy a blast from the past with a classic column from the Guitar Nine archives, Dan McAvinchey's "Who Sells Your Record?".

Our retrospective series is entitled "Guitar Nine's Attic", which in this issue takes a look back at Guitar Nine's most popular site visitor polls over the past 23 years.

The October update includes a new interview with guitarist Lorne Hind.

The August-September edition is now online!

This edition's guest columnists are writing on topics such as exotic scales, music theory, arpeggios, and affordable microphones. We've got six contributed articles altogether - one written by a columnist new to Guitar Nine (Simon Dupree).

Guitarist Andy Martin returns after a long hiatus with his new article "Chord Substitution". Mike Campese also returns with his technique article entitled "Triad Arpeggio Sequences, Part 2". Guitarist Tommaso Zillio serves up two more articles (one video-enhanced), "Do You Have To Be A Certain Age To Learn Music Theory?" and "How To Sound Exotic: Japanese Guitar Scale And Phrasing". Joining us for the first time is Simon Dupree with "The 4 Best Microphones For Recording Acoustic Guitar Under $500". Finally, bassist James Rosocha returns with his article "Diatonic Harmony, Part 2".

Our retrospective series is entitled "Guitar Nine's Attic", which in this issue highlight the Guest Columnist Hall of Fame - the nine most active Guitar Nine contributors from 1997 through 2019.

No new interviews in August. The February issue featured Stus Rollins and Seis Cuerdas.

The June-July edition is now online!

This edition's guest columnists are writing on topics such as songwriting, music theory, arpeggios, and overcoming hand size. We've got six contributed articles altogether - one written by a columnist new to Guitar Nine (Roz Bruce).

Just Rijna returns with his new article "When Should You Start Training Your Ears?". Mike Campese also returns with a technique article entitled Triad Arpeggio Sequences". Guitarist Tommaso Zillio serves up three more articles (one video-enhanced), "Music Theory And Music Notation Are Very Different Things" and "Will Learning Music Theory Change Your Playing?". Joining us for the first time is GuitarFella.com editor Cassie Steele with "10 Ways To Promote Your Music Online" and guitar instructor / session musician Chris Byrd with "How to Play Stone Mob's 'Murder Town' Solo". Finally, bassist James Rosocha returns with his article "Sequence And Rhythmic Variation".

Our retrospective series is entitled "Guitar Nine's Attic", which in this issue will take a look at numbers 61 to 100 of Guitar Nine's best-selling instrumental guitar albums from 1997 through 2012.

No new interviews in June. The February issue featured Stus Rollins and Seis Cuerdas.

The April-May edition is now online!

This edition's guest columnists are writing on topics such as harmony, scale/riff enhancement, and learning music theory. We've got six contributed articles altogether - all written by returning columnists familiar to Guitar Nine readers. In addition, read more about our outreach to the LEGO community with a custom, Explorer-style guitar built entirely of LEGO.

Mike Campese is back with a technique article entitled "Scales: Combining Rhythmic Variations". Roland Nipp returns after a hiatus with his motivational "In Their Own Words". Guitarist Tommaso Zillio offers up three new articles, "Expanding On Your Cool Guitar Riff", "Four Common Mistakes Made When Learning Music Theory" and "Learn More Music Theory - Get More Creative". Finally, bassist James Rosocha returns with his article "Diatonic Harmony".

Enjoy a blast from the past with a classic column from the Guitar Nine archives, Dan McAvinchey's "Internet Marketing - Fact And Fiction".

Our retrospective series is entitled "Guitar Nine's Attic", which in this issue will take a look at numbers 31 to 60 of Guitar Nine's best-selling instrumental guitar albums from 1997 through 2012.

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