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Pressing Musical Boundaries
Strong Melodies For Longevity
To make your lead guitar playing sound great, you must understand how to play every single note in your licks with as much expression as possible.
Before you take another lesson, here are the seven things that your guitar teacher has never told you (that you need to know).
You`re going to like having the ability to write guitar solos that are highly melodic, expressive, and passionate.
Guitar Nine's October-November 2014 newsletter.
Blending His Diverse Influences
Music industry guru Christopher Knab offers three tips to help you promote your career, and enhance your chances of being offered opportunities.
How to breathe new life in your licks and prepare for real-life playing at the same time.
Tom Hess` explores creative possibilities with the low B string.
Mike Campese touches on a more modern approach, incorporating different types of patterns into odd-numbered lines.
There is no doubt that having a major following of fans for your music is crucial to big and long lasting success in the music industry.
Try these cool runs which be very beneficial, get take you out of trouble.
Tom Hess` ideas for creating massive positive change in your ability to improvise rock guitar solos.
Guitar Nine's August-September 2014 newsletter.
Although social media can be great to connect with fans, who knows when Facebook or Twitter will disintegrate? My advice to other musicians would be to not put all your eggs in one basket, especially if you don`t own that basket!
The upside of the democratization of music production is that anyone can create and market their own music. The downside of the democratization of music production is that anyone can create and market their own music.
Rock That Hits You In The Gut
Tom Hess takes on your teaching business, helping you avoid mistakes that may be costing you big money.
Mike Campese delivers patterns that foster some of the fastest, most accurate picking you can imagine.
Music industry guru Christopher Knab talks about the money flow.
Indie marketing guru Tim Sweeney offers up positive approaches to negative circumstances
See how one of the least exciting concepts in music theory can actually help you create awesome licks.
Music industry guru Christopher Knab speaks about the appetite for perfection. A need to be not just good enough but great.
Tom Hess discusses what it takes to achieve success as a pro musician.
My first CD with my name on it was self-released. They recorded me for free so I would have a product out but it is a live CD, recorded in a club on a night I didn`t know I was to be recorded.
It`s having different layers on songs - melodies and different time signatures under melodies - that makes songs interesting. It¬¥s cool when you are able to find new things from songs after listening several times.
It is true that instrumental rock appeals to a specialized audience compared to classic rock. Last year, I formed the band Reign Over Obscurity, which is progressive metal. There are vocals in this project so it will probably reach a wider audience.
Guitar Nine's June-July 2014 newsletter.
My latest album was self-released and to be honest I completely forgot that there was even an option of being on a label. I never attempted to send a disc anywhere asking to join a label.
The most frequent fears possessed by most guitarists and what you must do to overcome them and reach your musical goals.
Knowing all the notes on your fretboard is more useful and simpler than you think. Read here how.