Newsletter April-May 2020



The April-May edition is now online!

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New Columns

This edition's guest columnists are writing on topics such as mastering difficult music, viral lines and ear training. We've got six contributed articles altogether - five written by past contributing columnists, and one by a new contributor.

Mike Campese returns with a topical column entitled "Quarantine Lines". Joining us for the first time is Alex Bruce with his article "Intonation: Its Importance And How To Spot Problems". Finally, prolific columnist and guitarist Tommaso Zillio contributes another quadruple shot of columnar expresso: "How To Manage A Difficult Piece Of Music On Guitar", "Ascending And Descending Melodic Minor Scales", "The Simplest Ear Training Exercise For Guitarists" and "The Simplest Ear Training Exercise For Guitarists".

Also, please reread and enjoy a classic column from the Guitar Nine archives, Dan McAvinchey's "The Role of Inspiration".

Our retrospective series is entitled "Guitar Nine's Attic", which in April/May takes a look back at nine of the funnest and even funniest reviews from the Guitar Nine's "The Undiscovered" column feature, which ran from 1996 to 2007.

Mike Campese - "Quarantine Lines"

Alex Bruce - "Intonation: Its Importance And How To Spot Problems"

Tommaso Zillio - "How To Manage A Difficult Piece Of Music On Guitar"

Tommaso Zillio - "An Easy Exercise To Improve Your Arpeggios On Guitar"

Tommaso Zillio - "Ascending And Descending Melodic Minor Scales"

Tommaso Zillio - "The Simplest Ear Training Exercise For Guitarists"

Dan McAvinchey - "The Role of Inspiration"

Guitar Nine's Attic: The Funniest And Most Fun Reviews


No new interviews in April. The February update included interviews with guitarist Michael A. Ruelas, and Italian guitar player Andre Tonelli.

Michael A. Ruelas

Andre Tonelli


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In Conclusion

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Dan McAvinchey
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