Newsletter August-September 2012



The August-September edition is now online!

Over 1100 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

Note from Guitar Nine's Dan McAvinchey, "I've been meeting people and forming relationships for over 40 years. Networking tools such as LinkedIn have only been around for a fraction of that time. If we know each other, or we've had a relationship going for a long time as a musician, customer or fan of the site (or should have a new one), let's establish a connection, and a build a bridge to the future."

LinkedIn: Dan McAvinchey

New Columns

This edition's guest columnists offer composition ideas, practice tips and music career advice directly to your web browser. We've got nine fresh columns altogether - seven written by by returning columnists along with two new contributors.

Tom Hess returns with "How To Make Your Music Career Highly Profitable And Stable". Mike Campese serves up a new technique column entitled "Up 4 Back 1". Joe Pinnavaia is back with his article "Competitive Composition". Guitarist Jamie Andreas returns with a comprehensive article "All About Scales On Guitar". Guitarist Mike Philippov returns after a long break with "The Best Way To Learn Difficult Chord Changes". Tommaso Zillio offers practical technique ideas in "Solving the Mystery of Guitar Harmonics". Tim Sweeney is back to inspire with "Time To Wake Up, Music Artists". New columnists in this issue include Neal Wakefield with "Why Don't You Achieve Success You Want?" and Rob James with "Top 10 Weirdest Legend Guitarists Backstage Warm Ups".

Tom Hess

Mike Campese

Joe Pinnavaia

Jamie Andreas

Mike Philippov

Rob James

Tim Sweeney

Tommaso Zillio

Neal Wakefield

New Interviews

The August update includes new interviews with guitar players Samuli Federley and Jon Herington.

Samuli Federley

Jon Herington

The Rediscovered

We shine our spotlight on four more of the most outstanding artists from the eleven years of the Undiscovered series profiles - it's called The Rediscovered. Think of it as the best of the best of The Undiscovered artists - another chance to check in with guitar oriented musicians and bands you may have missed the first time around.

The Rediscovered


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The Home Studio Registry

For over 16 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