Welcome to the October edition of the Guitar Nine on-line magazine, and we're celebrating the 14th 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 beverage and enjoy some great music! Open G tunings, soloing tips and songwriter's block are just three of the subjects found in this issue, giving guitarists a plethora of new ideas for growth and improvement. In total, we've prepared and published six new feature articles on a range of musical topics of interest to practicing musicians. Of note, we've 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

Completely subjective, straightforward tips in the areas of promotion, publicity and your career.

Tommaso Zillio
Tommaso Zillio

Get memorable - immerse yourself into the world of repetition.

Mike Campese
Mike Campese: The Fire Within

Mike teaches soloing over chord changes with a track from his album, "The Fire Within".

James Rosocha
James Rosocha

An endless variety of melodic phrases can be derived from the permutation of chord tones.

Austin Consordini
Austin Consordini

Check out the 12-string guitar, as well as the songs you could practice and learn from using this instrument.

Tommaso Zillio
Tommaso Zillio

It's a misconception that inspiration is something that just appears out of thin air.

Simon Candy
Simon Candy

Simon takes a close look at the use of chords in this popular tuning.

Guitar Nine
Guitar Nine
A selection of Guitar Nine (former Guitar Nine Records) print ads from 1997 through 1999.

Guitar Nine's October-November 2018 newsletter.

October Survey

If you could only play one of these guitars, which would you choose?