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Scott Allen's new Truefire instructional course, "50 Rock Virtuoso Licks You Must Know", is now available. In this wide ranging instructional course Scott covers everything from speed picking, sweeps, tapping and everything in between. Learn licks in the style of such players as Eddie Van Halen, Randy Rhoads, Joe Satriani, Jeff Loomis, Marty Friedman, Reb Beach, Eric Johnson, Zakk Wylde, Greg Howe and many others. The course comes in two forms: a Data Disc with backing tracks, tabs, and commentary as well as an instant download. Check out Truefire.com to get your copy!

Australian guitarist Khan Manuel's latest album is nearing release, but you can get a preview by checking out a video clip of the first single, "The Message", which is also the title track.

The April-May edition is now online!

This edition's guest columnists offer tips on musicial creativity, pentatonic scales, competition, and other music business tips directly to your web browser. We've got eight fresh columns altogether - all written by experienced, returning columnists.

As he has for the past 13 years, Mike Campese delivers a new technique column entitled "Inside/Outside And Reverse Picking". Tom Hess returns with "How To Gain A Lot Of Motivation For Guitar Practice". "Is Your Guitar Better Than You Are?" is the latest from Jamie Andreas. Guitarist Tommaso Zillio returns with his article "Advanced Uses For The Old Pentatonic Scale". Tim Sweeney is back with his column "Music Artist’s Fear Of Competition And Success". Guitarist Mike Philippov returns with good advice in "How To Develop Musical Creativity". Ryan Buckner is back with another Hess-based offering "Guitar Practice Method Review: A Tom Hess Interview". Finally, Rob James rejoins us with his contribution, "Mediocre Media Core".

The April update includes new interviews with guitarist Todd Ferguson and axe slinger Andre Tonelli.

The February-March edition is now online!

This edition's guest columnists offer tips on working with 5/8 time, improving blues solos, theory, and other music business tips directly to your web browser. We've got six fresh columns altogether - all written by by returning columnists.

Tom Hess returns with "How To Become A Better Guitarist By Listening To Yngwie". Mike Campese serves up a new technique column entitled "5/8 Time". Guitarist Tommaso Zillio returns with his article "5 Things You Should Avoid In Your Blues Guitar Solo". Tim Sweeney is back with his column on publicity "Your Newsletter Is Killing You". Guitarist Mike Philippov returns with rut-busting tips in "What To Do When Your Guitar Playing Hits A Wall". Ryan Buckner is back with another installment of "Tom Hess Music Career Advice: Interview II".

The February update includes a new interview with axeman Strat A. Kat.

The December-January edition is now online!

This edition's guest columnists offer tips on working with odd time signatures, career advice, theory, and other music business tips directly to your web browser. We've got nine fresh columns altogether - seven written by by returning columnists along with two new contributors.

Tom Hess returns with "How To Turn 7 String Guitar Into A Powerful Tool For Musical Creativity". Independent music consultant Chris Knab reveals his thoughts in "Ignorant Musicians Finish Last". Mike Campese serves up a new technique column entitled "4/4 To 5/4". Guitarist Jamie Andreas returns with her article "Am I Too Old To Learn Guitar?". Tim Sweeney is back with his column on empowerment "Music Artists And The Victim Mentality". Guitarist Mike Philippov returns with "Here Is Exactly How To Practice Guitar Scales". Jerry Kramskoy is back to teach with "Theory For The Weary". Our new columnists this issue include Roo Chapus with "How To Get Guitar Endorsements" and Ryan Buckner with "Tom Hess Music Career Advice: Interview".

The December update includes a new interview with shredlord Joe Stump.

The October-November edition is now online!

This edition's guest columnists offer tips on working with modes, finding a mentor and other music business advice directly to your web browser. We've got seven fresh columns altogether - six written by by returning columnists along with one new contributor.

Mike Campese serves up a new technique column entitled "Putting It Together". Tom Hess returns with "How To Take Your Music Career To The Next Level With A Mentor ". Guitarist Jamie Andreas returns with her article "The Alone Place". Tim Sweeney is back to improve your live show with "Why Are Music Shows Boring?". Guitarist Mike Philippov enhances this issue with "Four Guitar Practice Mistakes To Stay Away From". Michael Knight is back to inform with "Making A Scene". Our new columnist this issue is Jerry Kramskoy with "Confused by Modes?".

The October update includes a new interview with Guitar Nine founder Dan McAvinchey.

The August-September edition is now online!

This edition's guest columnists offer composition ideas, practice tips and music career advice directly to your web browser. We've got nine fresh columns altogether - seven written by by returning columnists along with two new contributors.

Tom Hess returns with "How To Make Your Music Career Highly Profitable And Stable". Mike Campese serves up a new technique column entitled "Up 4 Back 1". Joe Pinnavaia is back with his article "Competitive Composition". Guitarist Jamie Andreas returns with a comprehensive article "All About Scales On Guitar". Guitarist Mike Philippov returns after a long break with "The Best Way To Learn Difficult Chord Changes". Tommaso Zillio offers practical technique ideas in "Solving the Mystery of Guitar Harmonics". Tim Sweeney is back to inspire with "Time To Wake Up, Music Artists". New columnists in this issue include Neal Wakefield with "Why Don't You Achieve Success You Want?" and Rob James with "Top 10 Weirdest Legend Guitarists Backstage Warm Ups".

The August update includes new interviews with guitar players Samuli Federley and Jon Herington.

Even though the e-commerce aspect of the site has ended, our online magazine continues with new articles and updates every two months, as it has since June of 1996. A number of guest columnists have submitted excellent articles for the August 1 issue. Look for it in about two weeks.

Please note, Sunday, June 10, 2012 will be the final day for CD and DVD sales through Guitar Nine Records. Please plan your final orders accordingly. Thank you for all your support for physical CD and DVD sales over the past 16 years!

The June-July edition is now online!

This edition's guest columnists offer scale ideas, guitar adjustment tips and ideas for improving your practice sessions directly to your web browser. We've got eight fresh columns altogether - all written by returning columnists.

Mike Campese completes his series with his new technique column entitled "Sweeping Arpeggio Shapes Wrapup". Tom Hess returns with "How To Record Your Guitar Playing". Neal Nagaoka is back with your amazing guitar videos in "Neal's Terrifying Young Guns: 8th Edition". Guitarist Jamie Andreas returns after a break with her article "Practicing One Thing Is Practicing Everything". Marketing expert Christopher Knab returns with "Adapt... Or Don't". Guitarist Michael Knight continues his scales series with "Exotic Scales: Diminished Scale". Tim Sweeney offers more social networking advice with "Live Show Facebook Strategy". Finally, Rick Mariner has contributed "How To Straighten A Guitar Neck With An Adjustable Truss Rod".

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