Guitar Nine Columns

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August-September 2018

Guitar Nine's August-September 2018 newsletter.

August-September 2018
A selection of Guitar Nine (former Guitar Nine Records) home page designs from 1996 through 2018.
August-September 2018

Write an inspirational song that people actually want to listen to by incorporating different keys.

August-September 2018

Avoiding these crippling mistakes will eliminate frustration and lead to satisfying arrangements.

August-September 2018

If your songs are pleasant to listen to, but not the most captivating, check out these tips.

August-September 2018

A way of playing your guitar where you can sound full and complete without needing someone else to play with you.

August-September 2018

Write an inspirational song that people actually want to listen to by incorporating different keys.

August-September 2018

Mike has a new album, "The Fire Within". and breaks down a few of the notable tracks.

June-July 2018

Guitar Nine's June-July 2018 newsletter.

June-July 2018
A selection of Guitar Nine (former Guitar Nine Records) logo variations.
June-July 2018

Learn the sophisticated, awe inspired, and flat out mind-blowing style of percussive acoustic guitar.

June-July 2018

Is learning music theory is the way to go, or, will it drain your potential?

June-July 2018

Additional rhythmic variations to practice using the pentatonic scale as the vehicle.

June-July 2018

Mike delivers the keys to unlocking specific sounds, such as the Phrygian dominant mode, from the Harmonic Minor scale.

June-July 2018

Having a solid strategy for promoting your music and building your fanbase is so important - the good news is that there are endless ways to promote your music online.

June-July 2018

Deepen your knowledge of the Minor Pentatonic scale, free yourself from the “5 boxes slavery”, expand your phrasing vocabulary and stimulate your creativity.

June-July 2018

Learning to use musical form will help you "cast" an idea into an entire song.

June-July 2018

Deepen your knowledge of the Minor Pentatonic scale, free yourself from the “5 boxes slavery”, expand your phrasing vocabulary and stimulate your creativity.

April-May 2018

Guitar Nine's April-May 2018 newsletter.

April-May 2018
A visual retrospective on Guitar Nine promotional magnets.
April-May 2018

a simple and fun trick that many professionals often use in their songs.

April-May 2018

Rosocha teaches permutations - altered scale shapes based on fretboard position.

April-May 2018

Exploding the myths surrounding talent, inspiration and writer's block.

April-May 2018

Gaining fluency with triad arpeggios will help your soloing and rhythm playing.

April-May 2018

Play great songs such as “Landslide”, "Dust In The Wind" and "The Boxer".

April-May 2018

Tommaso delves into guitar solo harmonies - they are not as hard as they look.

February-March 2018

Guitar Nine's February-March 2018 newsletter.

February-March 2018
A visual look back at Guitar Nine pick promos and signature picks.
February-March 2018

Plans for the future? Play more gigs in front of larger audiences! Playing live is the greatest thing to do as a guitar player.

February-March 2018

Take you guitar playing to the next level with Tommaso's best advice for the intermediate player.

February-March 2018

In order to increase your visibility and gain a position in the mind of your listener or target audience, I feel it's important to invest in a public relations firm that specializes in the entertainment industry.

February-March 2018

Tips on how to ready yourself for your next burst of songwriting inspiration.

February-March 2018

Slide guitar offers a very cool and unique sound that cannot be emulated any other way.

February-March 2018

Anyone (including yourself) can learn to develop creativity by using the proven methods and strategies for reaching this goal.

February-March 2018

Nothing beats being in a recording studio with professionals. It’s one of those moments you dream about as a kid learning to play.

February-March 2018

Mark covers the essential picking styles new guitarists need to learn (or at least be familiar with).

February-March 2018

Mike shows you several ways to spice up your riffs, lines and solos with some chromatic passing tones.

December-January 2017

Guitar Nine's December-January 2017 newsletter.

December-January 2017

A technique that allows you to play both the melody and accompaniment parts of a blues tune at the same time.

December-January 2017

Online streaming is a good way of adding a new revenue channel to your live shows.

December-January 2017

In my opinion, having a booking agent is more important than any other traditional aspect. Independent artists need to take their music to the people and having more opportunities to perform live is paramount.

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