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Guitar Nine's June-July 2016 newsletter.
But if you want to keep progressing, you have to make the decision to grind it out.
These exercises and examples will help you to improve your finger independence as well as your picking.
David Sertl thinks it time that guitarists move beyond "Satryngvai Shredblues".
Improve your guitar technique while learning the proper way to sweep those licks.
The octave pattern is not as user-friendly for learning to play the notes on a fretboard as many teachers would like players to think.
Ensure that you don`t come across as an amateur in a situation where you`re trying to impress the people who hired you.
My music a mix between the aggression of metal and the madness and extravagance of prog-instrumental-rock, I don`t close myself in within just a single genre.
It`s much more difficult to attract the audience without vocals. For that reason, it`s very important to build some nice and attractive themes and melodies in instrumental music.
Music is the only thing that transcends this realm. It`s the one form of communication that does transcend everything else in the material world. That`s probably why everybody loves music so much.
How studying other instruments will make you a better, more creative, and superior acoustic guitar player.
Just by flatting the third you can develop a whole new shredding sound.
Tom Hess will help you make your guitar solos overflow with emotion,
It isn`t difficult to learn to study theory the correct way. It can actually be easier and more fun than you expect.
Tired of spending so much time practicing without ever seeing big results? Check out this article from Tom Hess.
Three cool ways to approach the rhythm of a 12 bar blues - take to your next jam and blow everyone away.
Music industry guru Christopher Knab offers concrete information on booking contracts with venues.
I run a small production company and we are learning the ropes as we go. Someone once said you`re either learning or dying. I prefer to learn.
Guitar Nine's April-May 2016 newsletter.
Mastering emotional playing will take your playing to the next level
Mike Campese reminds you that if you don`t use it, you will surely lose it.
David Sertl is here to address underdevelopment in the educational field of rhythm.
Here you`ll discover the three critical guitar phrasing elements that truly great guitarists possess.
Music theory isn;t learning how to write down different notes, or practicing and reciting scales on a guitar. It`s about experiencing the way notes interact and the effect they have on the listener.
No one succeeds in the music business who doesn`t already utilize the five key elements used by massively successful pro musicians.
How to carefully observe and learn from the vast library of existing unplugged acoustic songs out there.
I really want to hear these songs live. I have many plans for this album, and I would love to play festivals and do guitar clinics. It would be a lot of fun.
My latest CD "And So It Goes..." is self released through CD Baby. It was always my intention to release it myself as the thought of trying to pitch it to people was just too depressing!
I`m always looking to better myself as guitarist, not so much the speed or technique but more the touch and sound that I try to achieve.
I first picked up the guitar when I was around 7, then became hooked from the age of about 12 onwards. I used to wake up in the middle of the night to play as I was just so excited by it!
I owe my entire career to the internet and social media sites. If Mark Zuckerberg knows how much Facebook developed my career I probably need to pay royalties to him!
Guitar Nine's February-March 2016 newsletter.
Why general advice fails and what you should do instead.
Music industry guru Christopher Knab rewinds his career, providing a detailed account `then to now`.
Mike Campese will help you build on your scales with his string skipping exercises.
Any guitar teacher who achieves great success fully understands how they share a lot in common with anyone who has ever climbed to the top of Mt. Everest.
(An advantage of being independent is) you can be true to yourself and not compromise musically, artistically, or morally. I really see no downside to being independent.
Indie marketing guru Tim Sweeney discusses how to move on when it`s time to move on.
Start learning this winter how to mitigate the usual summer slowdown in your guitar teaching business.
I`d like to do something with Eddie Van Halen. His ideas seem to transcend what we know about music theory and chord progressions and scales. He just has his own way of seeing things.
I am using every form of social media to promote myself and my music. I use everything from my YouTube guitar lessons and live videos, to CD Baby, MySpace, and Facebook.