Newsletter October-November 2019



The October-November edition is now online!

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New Columns

This edition's guest columnists are writing on topics such as tonality, theory in composition and expanding guitar solos. We've got six contributed articles altogether - five have been written by regular contributing columnists and one written by new columnist Tim Mavers-Chance.

Andy Martin is back with his column "Tonality, Part 1". Mike Campese also returns with an article entitled "Outside Lines". Joining us for the first time is photojournalist Tim Mavers-Chance with "Andy James: The Beginning, The Regrets, The Future". Finally, guitarist Tommaso Zillio contributes three more well-prepared articles, "Is It Possible To Compose Without Knowing Music Theory?", "Expanding On A Guitar Solo Using Arpeggio Superimposition" and "Is Music Theory The Same For All Instruments?".

Enjoy a blast from the past with a classic column from the Guitar Nine archives, Dan McAvinchey's "Who Sells Your Record?".

Our retrospective series is entitled "Guitar Nine's Attic", which in this issue takes a look back at Guitar Nine's most popular site visitor polls over the past 23 years.

Tommaso Zillio - "Is It Possible To Compose Without Knowing Music Theory?"

Mike Campese - "Outside Lines"

Tommaso Zillio - "Expanding On A Guitar Solo Using Arpeggio Superimposition"

Tim Mavers-Chance - "Andy James: The Beginning, The Regrets, The Future"

Andy Martin - "Tonality, Part 1"

Tommaso Zillio - "Is Music Theory The Same For All Instruments?"

Dan McAvinchey - "Who Sells Your Record?"

Guitar Nine's Attic: Top Site Visitor Polls


The October update includes a new interview with guitarist Lorne Hind.

Lorne Hind Interview


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In Conclusion

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

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