Welcome to the February mid-winter edition of Guitar Nine's on-line magazine. Bitter-cold temperatures across the northern USA are not impeding our goal to help you with your guitar technique and musical achievements. Dynamics, shred lines, and guide tones are just a few of the subjects covered in the first issue of 2020 - along with two new artist interviews (guitarist Michael A. Ruelas, and Italian guitarist Andre Tonelli). In total, three guest columnists have submitted siz original articles on a range of musical topics of interest to practicing guitarists and bassists. In addition to reading and mastering the information presented, please sample some great music released by the over 1400 musicians we've worked with over the past 22 years! To date, we've now published over 220 artist interviews, while over 210 musicians and industry experts have written nearly 1200 guest columns for this site since 1996.
Dan McAvinchey
Guitar Haus

The odds of doing anything significant in the music business are long from the start, but artists who can't think beyond the short term have it thousands of times harder.

Tommaso Zillio
Tommaso Zillio

Creating unlimited licks using the pentatonic scale.

Mike Campese
Mike Campese: The Fire Within

Creative ways to move around the fretboard at a blazing fast speed.

James Rosocha
James Rosocha

When used correctly, guide tones outline the flavor of the chords you’re improvising over.

Tommaso Zillio
Tommaso Zillio

You'll sound “outside” once you have mastered the “inside sound”.

Tommaso Zillio
Tommaso Zillio

Control your dynamics by controlling the force of your picking.

Tommaso Zillio
Tommaso Zillio

The more you get to know chords the better time you will having using them.

Dan McAvinchey
Guitar Haus

Though electric shred is my passion I have learned many instruments, styles and aspects of music.

Dan McAvinchey
Guitar Haus

On the right material, the wah pedal actually deepens the connection I have with the guitar.

Guitar Nine
Guitar Nine
A look back at the critic's 19 favorite artists from Guitar Nine's "The Undiscovered" column feature.

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