Newsletter April-May 2019



The April-May edition is now online!

Guitar Nine needs your support! Help thousands discover the magic of guitar by voting for the LEGO Explorer-style Guitar, on the LEGO Ideas web site!


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 harmony, scale/riff enhancement, and learning music theory. We've got six contributed articles altogether - all written by returning columnists familiar to Guitar Nine readers. In addition, read more about our outreach to the LEGO community with a custom, Explorer-style guitar built entirely of LEGO.

Mike Campese is back with a technique article entitled "Scales: Combining Rhythmic Variations". Roland Nipp returns after a hiatus with his motivational "In Their Own Words". Guitarist Tommaso Zillio offers up three new articles, "Expanding On Your Cool Guitar Riff", "Four Common Mistakes Made When Learning Music Theory" and "Learn More Music Theory - Get More Creative". Finally, bassist James Rosocha returns with his article "Diatonic Harmony".

Our retrospective series is entitled "Guitar Nine's Attic", which in this issue will take a look at numbers 31 to 60 of Guitar Nine's best-selling instrumental guitar albums from 1997 through 2012.

Mike Campese - "Scales: Combining Rhythmic Variations"

Roland Nipp - "In Their Own Words"

Tommaso Zillio - "Expanding On Your Cool Guitar Riff"

Tommaso Zillio - "Four Common Mistakes Made When Learning Music Theory"

Tommaso Zillio - "Learn More Music Theory - Get More Creative"

James Rosocha - "Diatonic Harmony"

Guitar Nine's Attic: All-Time Best Selling Albums 31-60

Explorer-Style Rock Electric Guitar


No new interviews in April. Last issue featured Seis Cuerdas and Stus Rollins.

Stus Rollins Interview

Seis Cuerdas


Dan McAvinchey's classic "Power To Release" column about internet marketing.

Dan McAvinchey - "Internet Marketing - Fact And Fiction"


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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.
Dan McAvinchey
Guitar Nine