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February-March 2016

No one succeeds in the music business who doesn`t already utilize the five key elements used by massively successful pro musicians.

February-March 2016

David Sertl is here to address underdevelopment in the educational field of rhythm.

February-March 2016

Here you`ll discover the three critical guitar phrasing elements that truly great guitarists possess.

December-January 2015

Guitar Nine's December-January 2015 newsletter.

December-January 2015

Music industry guru Christopher Knab rewinds his career, providing a detailed account `then to now`.

December-January 2015

Any guitar teacher who achieves great success fully understands how they share a lot in common with anyone who has ever climbed to the top of Mt. Everest.

December-January 2015

Mike Campese will help you build on your scales with his string skipping exercises.

December-January 2015

(An advantage of being independent is) you can be true to yourself and not compromise musically, artistically, or morally. I really see no downside to being independent.

December-January 2015

Why general advice fails and what you should do instead.

December-January 2015

I am using every form of social media to promote myself and my music. I use everything from my YouTube guitar lessons and live videos, to CD Baby, MySpace, and Facebook.

December-January 2015

I`d like to do something with Eddie Van Halen. His ideas seem to transcend what we know about music theory and chord progressions and scales. He just has his own way of seeing things.

December-January 2015

I`m getting an audience that want to hear my original compositions as opposed to seeing me play covers which has been flattering! All with no manager, no agent, no label, no representation, no producer - nothing!

December-January 2015

Indie marketing guru Tim Sweeney discusses how to move on when it`s time to move on.

December-January 2015

Start learning this winter how to mitigate the usual summer slowdown in your guitar teaching business.

October-November 2015

Mike Campese is back to help you out of the box - the scale pattern box, that is.

October-November 2015

Learn awesome guitar techniques in the style of Chet Atkins and how to apply them to your own acoustic playing.

October-November 2015

Don`t be clueless about what you must do to become a successful guitar teacher.

October-November 2015

It`s always difficult to label your own music, but I think of it as instrumental classic rock. I like to compose actual songs, not guitar exercises or improvisations which will only appeal to other guitar players.

October-November 2015

Guitar Nine's October-November 2015 newsletter.

October-November 2015

When you use an effective guitar practice approach, you gain a lot of confidence and excitement for your improvement. However, if you are like most guitarists, this excitement fades over time.

October-November 2015

Sad but true: almost 100% of guitar instructors choose `mediocrity` as their standard of achievement.

October-November 2015

To grow your music career fast, you need to understand which questions you are asking that are leading you down the wrong path.

October-November 2015

You must figure out why these fears exist in you and what you can do to prevent them from controlling your musical future.

August-September 2015

Get your music career going on the right track by following the same approach used by Olympic competitors who succeed on the highest platform in the world.

August-September 2015

I find that you must have constant activity to create and maintain the interest of people. Facebook is a great way to share new projects with friends and fellow musicians but it doesn`t reach people outside your circle.

August-September 2015

Mike Campese will help master your triads in all 12 keys, focusing on the sharp keys for the major triads.

August-September 2015

Most likely, your lack of progress is the result of years of bad playing habits. Let`s correct those habits.

August-September 2015

Guitar Nine's August-September 2015 newsletter.

August-September 2015

Six points that will help you understand what you must do to clearly demonstrate your overwhelming value as a guitar teacher so you can attract more students.

August-September 2015

Here you`ll learn several creative blues guitar techniques that will make your blues phrases sound much more expressive.

August-September 2015

People tell me that my music sounds unique for this day and age. I don`t know if that`s actually the case; but I will tell you that I`ll try to sound as differently as I can, for as long as I can.

August-September 2015

Chords have the potential to bring a whole new element to your soloing providing cool, unique, and contrasting textures amongst the single note lines you play.

June-July 2015

In order to be a great guitar player you must develop mastery over the fretboard.

June-July 2015

Learn the differences between guitar teaching business `myths` and `reality`.

June-July 2015

I have been getting great feedback and a huge growth on social media, though. To me this proves quality is still the most important thing and can go a long way on its own.

June-July 2015

The majority of guitar players unconsciously ruin their potential for improvement by learning `too fast` in some areas of their playing and `too slow` in other areas.

June-July 2015

Tom Hess takes you through the exact steps needed for cleaning up unwanted string noise in your blues guitar licks.

June-July 2015

I use a lot of variety. I swap between acoustic and electric, alternate tunings, slide, and various techniques. This CD features dobro, eBow, talkbox, even a cigar box guitar!

June-July 2015

I decided to release these EPs of 5 songs every 6-8 months - it`s a big enough body of work to allow the listener to get involved in, and it keeps the people interested in my music always engaged in new songs.

June-July 2015

Guitar Nine's June-July 2015 newsletter.

June-July 2015

Look deeper, and find the overlooked value that makes John Petrucci a much greater guitarist than other players.

June-July 2015

Mike Campese covers the flat keys moving around the circle of fourths.

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