Newsletter August-September 2019



The August-September edition is now online!

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New Columns

This edition's guest columnists are writing on topics such as exotic scales, music theory, arpeggios, and affordable microphones. We've got six contributed articles altogether - one written by a columnist new to Guitar Nine (Simon Dupree).

Guitarist Andy Martin returns after a long hiatus with his new article "Chord Substitution". Mike Campese also returns with his technique article entitled "Triad Arpeggio Sequences, Part 2". Guitarist Tommaso Zillio serves up two more articles (one video-enhanced), "Do You Have To Be A Certain Age To Learn Music Theory?" and "How To Sound Exotic: Japanese Guitar Scale And Phrasing". Joining us for the first time is Simon Dupree with "The 4 Best Microphones For Recording Acoustic Guitar Under $500". Finally, bassist James Rosocha returns with his article "Diatonic Harmony, Part 2".

Our retrospective series is entitled "Guitar Nine's Attic", which in this issue highlights the Guest Columnist Hall of Fame - the nine most active Guitar Nine contributors from 1997 through 2019.

Andy Martin - "Chord Substitution"

Mike Campese - "Triad Arpeggio Sequences, Part 2"

Tommaso Zillio - "Do You Have To Be A Certain Age To Learn Music Theory?"

Tommaso Zillio - "How To Sound Exotic: Japanese Guitar Scale And Phrasing"

Simon Dupree - "The 4 Best Microphones For Recording Acoustic Guitar Under $500"

James Rosocha - "Diatonic Harmony, Part 2"

Guitar Nine's Attic: Guest Columnist Hall Of Fame


No new interviews in August. The February issue featured Stus Rollins and Seis Cuerdas.

Stus Rollins Interview

Seis Cuerdas Interview


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In Conclusion

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Dan McAvinchey
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