Newsletter April-May 2018

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Introduction

The April-May edition is now online!

Nearly 1500 instrumental guitarists, guitar-oriented guitarists and guitar-heavy bands are selling downloads through Apple's iTunes site. Every click-through supports the work done on this site!

iTunes Downloads

New Columns

This edition's guest columnists are writing on topics such as mental practicing, songwriting myths, lyric writing, CAGED, and scale shapes. We've got seven contributed articles altogether - one written by a columnist new to Guitar Nine (Just Rijna).

Simon Candy is back with his picking column "Play Thousands Of Songs With The Clawhammer Fingerpicking Pattern". Mike Campese also returns with a technique article entitled "Triad Arpeggios". Roland Nipp returns after a hiatus with his contribution "Mental Practice - The Art of Practicing Guitar Without a Guitar". Guitarist Tommaso Zillio offers up two articles, "Getting Out Of The Guitar CAGED System Part 6: Lead Harmonies" and "How To Simplify Your Lyric Writing For The Better". Joining us for the first time is Dutch guitarist Just Rijna with "Three Songwriting Myths that Will Stifle Your Creativity". Finally, bassist James Rosocha returns with his article "Seeing Shapes and Patterns".

Our new retrospective series is entitled "Guitar Nine's Attic", which will take a look back at nostalgia, artifacts, promos, photos, and other items from our 21 year history. Our second installment is a focus on Guitar Nine magnet promos given away with orders from 2001 to 2012.


Simon Candy - "Play Thousands Of Songs With The Clawhammer Fingerpicking Pattern"


Mike Campese - "Triad Arpeggios"


Roland Nipp - "Mental Practice - The Art of Practicing Guitar Without a Guitar"


Tommaso Zillio - "Getting Out Of The Guitar CAGED System Part 6: Lead Harmonies"


Tommaso Zillio - "How To Simplify Your Lyric Writing For The Better"


Just Rijna - "Three Songwriting Myths that Will Stifle Your Creativity"


James Rosocha - "Seeing Shapes and Patterns"


Guitar Nine's Attic: Promo Magnets

Interviews

No new interviews in April. Last issue featured Sam Russell, James Rosocha and In Dreams of Reality.


Sam Russell Interview


James Rosocha Interview


In Dreams Of Reality Interview

Swag

Click to view a selection of t-shirts and other Guitar Nine gear available from CafePress.com.


T-Shirts

The Home Studio Registry

For nearly 22 years we've offered a free listing on the Home Studio Registry. Join the Registry to meet and hook up with other Home Studio owners like yourself to discuss gear, techniques, maintenance or production.


Home Studio Registry


In Conclusion

As always, your comments, support and feedback are appreciated.
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Dan McAvinchey
Guitar Nine

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