October-November 2019

Vol. 24, No. 3: October-November 2019
It's ROCKtober: Celebrating Instrumental Guitar Month
Fifteenth Annual Tribute To Instrumental Guitarists And Bands Worldwide

Welcome to the October edition of the Guitar Nine on-line magazine, and we're celebrating the 15th annual Instrumental Guitar Month, a great time to remember, support, discover, promote, and celebrate the many practitioners of this near-underground musical sub-genre. Tell a friend, open a seasonal microbrew and enjoy some great music! Music theory, outside guitar lines, and tonality 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, four 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 1400 musicians we've worked with over the past 23 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 make the mistake of thinking this is someone else's job. As an independent artist, the ball is in your court.

Tommaso Zillio
Tommaso Zillio

Answering yes to this question may be a little deceiving.

Mike Campese
Mike Campese: The Fire Within

Taking the diminished scale and incorporating it with a basic blues scale box.

Tim Mavers-Chance
Tim Mavers-Chance

Mavers-Chance catches up with Andy James at Tech Fest.

Tommaso Zillio
Tommaso Zillio

Let's get those creative wheels turning, shall we?

Andy Martin
Andy Martin

How does anybody know what key they’re in? Let's find out.

Dan McAvinchey
Guitar Haus

Certain fans (probably musicians) want to hear the instruments speak to them, which they can understand a bit better than the average listener.

Guitar Nine
Guitar Nine
A look back at Guitar Nine's most popular site visitor polls over the past 23 years.

Guitar Nine's October-November 2019 newsletter.