Guitar Nine Columns

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Enjoy over 20 years of staff columns, guest columns, interviews and more!

April-May 2019

Guitar Nine's April-May 2019 newsletter.

April-May 2019
These 30 albums were the 31st to the 60th best-selling Guitar Nine titles from 1997 through 2012.
April-May 2019

A LEGO Explorer-style Guitar, a 1587-piece, full-sized interpretation of this modern-retro instrument!

April-May 2019

Think outside the box when it feels like you've already played everything of which you feel capable.

April-May 2019

A collection of quotations to inspire and motivate.

April-May 2019

This article is a great place to start if you are ready to learn music theory in a more useful and effective way.

April-May 2019

Gaining knowledge of all the chords, triads, and arpeggios that are built from the major scale.

April-May 2019

Did you know? Professional guitarists may spend at least 30% of their time refining this skill.

April-May 2019

Now, Mike mixes up the rhythms when practicing scales to make things that much more interesting.

February-March 2019

Guitar Nine's February-March 2019 newsletter.

February-March 2019
These 30 albums were the best-selling Guitar Nine titles from 1997 through 2012.
February-March 2019

The fact that we are brothers in our case plays a big... wait, a huge part in our chemistry when we play. Things just naturally happen between us musically.

February-March 2019

A good website is key to successful promotions. Also Reverb Nation is a pretty important portal to be signed up to. It is a good place to network.

February-March 2019

A list of six refreshing ways you can take care of yourself and get back to writing.

February-March 2019

Showing the benefits of music education, and how it positively impacts the lives of students.

February-March 2019

Remember: your unique intuition is the most important asset you possess.

February-March 2019

Remember: your unique intuition is the most important asset you possess.

February-March 2019

Building your chops while making practice time more interesting and even, fun.

February-March 2019

Which instrument should you be using, and is it possible to get away with not using one at all?

December-January 2018

Guitar Nine's December-January 2018 newsletter.

December-January 2018
A look at Guitar Nine organization six-strings (and a bass) from 1980 through 2012.
December-January 2018

Consider taking your playing to the next level - and melt some minds.

December-January 2018

Tips on how to continue your understanding of music theory with the right foot forward.

December-January 2018

Altering the sound of the pentatonic scale by plugging in an additional note.

December-January 2018

Identifying and accurately defining each of the main guitar types.

December-January 2018

Tommaso compares and contrasts CAGED and pentatonic scale systems.

December-January 2018

Mike digs a little deeper into the Altered scale, aka Super Locrian.

October-November 2018

Guitar Nine's October-November 2018 newsletter.

October-November 2018
A selection of Guitar Nine (former Guitar Nine Records) print ads from 1997 through 1999.
October-November 2018

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

October-November 2018

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

October-November 2018

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

October-November 2018

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

October-November 2018

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

October-November 2018

Get memorable - immerse yourself into the world of repetition.

August-September 2018

Guitar Nine's August-September 2018 newsletter.

August-September 2018
A selection of Guitar Nine (former Guitar Nine Records) home page designs from 1996 through 2018.
August-September 2018

Write an inspirational song that people actually want to listen to by incorporating different keys.

August-September 2018

Avoiding these crippling mistakes will eliminate frustration and lead to satisfying arrangements.

August-September 2018

If your songs are pleasant to listen to, but not the most captivating, check out these tips.

August-September 2018

A way of playing your guitar where you can sound full and complete without needing someone else to play with you.

August-September 2018

Write an inspirational song that people actually want to listen to by incorporating different keys.

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