Newsletter December-January 2020



The December-January edition is now online!

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New Columns

This edition's guest columnists are writing on topics such as negative harmony, connecting scales and soloing (with just 4 notes). We've got six contributed articles altogether - all written by regular contributing columnists.

Mike Campese returns with an article entitled "Connecting Scale Patterns". Prolific columnist and guitarist Tommaso Zillio contributes four more useful articles, "Guitar Solos: Is Only 4 Notes Really Enough?", "When Music Theory Is Confusing". "Can Hand Size Hold You Back From Playing Guitar?" and "Negative Harmony Explained In A Simple Way". Finally, returning with another "Influences" column is Dan McAvinchey with "Influences: Jimmy Page".

Enjoy a blast from the past with a classic column from the Guitar Nine archives, Dan McAvinchey's "Self-Release Q&A, Chapter 1".

Our new series is entitled "Guitar Nine Focus", which gathers excellent columns written within a chosen area of focus. This time, the spotlight is on riffs.

Mike Campese - "Connecting Scale Patterns"

Tommaso Zillio - "Guitar Solos: Is Only 4 Notes Really Enough?"

Tommaso Zillio - "When Music Theory Is Confusing"

Tommaso Zillio - "Can Hand Size Hold You Back From Playing Guitar?"

Tommaso Zillio - "Negative Harmony Explained In A Simple Way"

Dan McAvinchey - "Self-Release Q&A, Chapter 1"

Dan McAvinchey - "Influences: Jimmy Page"

Guitar Nine Focus: Riffs


No new interviews in December. 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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