Welcome to Guitar Nine - The Guitar Player's Resource. Guitar Nine has been providing information and inspiration to practicing musicians through our website since 1996. Our library archive of 1100 columns and articles has been contributed to by over 210 musicians and industry experts, and is still being added to in 2021. Areas of focus include Guitar Technique, Inspiration/Motivation, Live Performance, Music Business, Recording Tips/Methods, Songwriting/Composition and Album Release. You may also browse some of the great music released by the over 1400 musicians we've worked with over the past 25 years!
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Tommaso Zillio
Tommaso Zillio

Improvise to Darth Vader's Theme by John Williams.

Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 05:45
Tommaso Zillio
Tommaso Zillio

Improvise to Darth Vader's Theme by John Williams.

Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 05:41
Mike Campese
Mike Campese: The Fire Within

Great when learning modes - hear the sound of each mode over a tonal center.

Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 05:27
Tommaso Zillio
Tommaso Zillio

Muting your guitar with tape or a hair band!

Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 02:08
Guitar Nine
Guitar Nine

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

Saturday, August 1, 2020 - 13:03
Tommaso Zillio
Tommaso Zillio

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

Saturday, August 1, 2020 - 12:54
Dan McAvinchey
Guitar Haus

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

Saturday, August 1, 2020 - 12:21
Tommaso Zillio
Tommaso Zillio

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

Saturday, August 1, 2020 - 12:08
Tommaso Zillio
Tommaso Zillio

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

Saturday, August 1, 2020 - 11:31
Tommaso Zillio
Tommaso Zillio

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

Friday, July 31, 2020 - 11:20
Mike Campese
Mike Campese: The Fire Within

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

Friday, July 31, 2020 - 10:27
Guitar Nine
Guitar Nine

The term arpeggios on guitar means to play chord tones (the notes of a chord) one note at a time.

Monday, June 1, 2020 - 07:29
Tommaso Zillio
Tommaso Zillio

Using the Pitch Axis technique to express emotion.

Monday, June 1, 2020 - 05:25
Tommaso Zillio
Tommaso Zillio

Create some threatening sounds with your guitar.

Sunday, May 31, 2020 - 14:09
Mike Campese
Mike Campese: The Fire Within

If you know all of your scale patterns, but are not sure how to connect them, this lesson will help you.

Sunday, May 31, 2020 - 13:09

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