Welcome to the August edition of the Guitar Nine on-line magazine. Guitar phrasing, chromaticism and managing guitar practice time are just a sample of the topics covered in this issue, giving guitarists tools to improve their playing ability, and help with composition and originality. In total, three guest columnists have submitted six excellent articles on musical topics of interest to practicing musicians. After working through the information and lessons, please sample some excellent music released by the over 1500 musicians we've worked with over the past 24 years! Notably, we've now published over 220 artist interviews, while over 210 musicians and industry experts have written close to 1200 guest columns for this site since 1996.
Dan McAvinchey
Guitar Haus

Don't fall into the same old trap of convincing yourself that now is not the time.

Mike Campese
Mike Campese: The Fire Within

Strengthen your upstrokes so they are as strong as your downstrokes.

Tommaso Zillio
Tommaso Zillio

Learn all the little tricks that are easy to underestimate but make the difference.

Guitar Nine
Guitar Nine

Share your knowledge of the guitar and music with the rest of the world.

Tommaso Zillio
Tommaso Zillio

The perils of an out-of-balance guitar practice.

Tommaso Zillio
Tommaso Zillio

The perils of an out-of-balance guitar practice.

Dan McAvinchey
Guitar Haus

Studio wizard Tom Scholz literally altered the trajectory of my life.

Tommaso Zillio
Tommaso Zillio

3-dimensional phrasing - as opposed to 2-dimensional (flat, lifeless) playing.

Guitar Nine
Guitar Nine

The word chromatic in music means two or more consecutive notes that are a half step from one another.

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