Newsletter December-January 2019



The December-January edition is now online!

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iTunes Downloads

New Columns

This edition's guest columnists are writing on topics such as the rut-busting guitar solos, chromatic sequences and scale study. We've got six contributed articles altogether - all have been written by past contributing columnists.

Mike Campese is back with a scale focused column entitled "Harmonic Major". Vlad De Briansky rejoins us with his video lesson "12-Bar Blues - Quick And Easy". Guitarist Andy Martin has contributed his scale overview called "Harmonic Minor And Melodic Major Scales". Finally, prolific columnist and guitarist Tommaso Zillio contributes three more articles, "Systematic Phrasing", "New Ideas For Your Next Guitar Solo" and "Chromatic Sequences With The Pentatonic Scale".

Enjoy a blast from the past with a classic column from the Guitar Nine archives, Dan McAvinchey's "Self-Release Q&A, Chapter 2".

Our retrospective series is entitled "Guitar Nine's Attic", which will take a look at the complete Guitar Nine Attic Inventory of uncovered items, as of December 2019.

Mike Campese - "Harmonic Major"

Tommaso Zillio - "Systematic Phrasing"

Vlad De Briansky - "12-Bar Blues - Quick And Easy"

Tommaso Zillio - "New Ideas For Your Next Guitar Solo"

Andy Martin - "Harmonic Minor And Melodic Major Scales"

Tommaso Zillio - "Chromatic Sequences With The Pentatonic Scale"

Dan McAvinchey - "Self-Release Q&A, Chapter 2"

Guitar Nine's Attic: 2019 Attic Inventory


No new interviews in December. The October issue featured an interview with Lorne Hind.

Lorne Hind Interview


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In Conclusion

As always, your comments, support and feedback are appreciated.
Dan McAvinchey
Guitar Nine