Newsletter June-July 2019



The June-July edition is now online!

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 songwriting, music theory, arpeggios, and overcoming hand size. We've got six contributed articles altogether - one written by a columnist new to Guitar Nine (Roz Bruce).

Just Rijna returns with his new article "When Should You Start Training Your Ears?". Mike Campese also returns with a technique article entitled Triad Arpeggio Sequences". Guitarist Tommaso Zillio serves up three more articles (one video-enhanced), "Music Theory And Music Notation Are Very Different Things" and "Will Learning Music Theory Change Your Playing?". Joining us for the first time is editor Cassie Steele with "10 Ways To Promote Your Music Online" and guitar instructor / session musician Chris Byrd with "How to Play Stone Mob's 'Murder Town' Solo". Finally, bassist James Rosocha returns with his article "Sequence And Rhythmic Variation".

Our retrospective series is entitled "Guitar Nine's Attic", which in this issue will take a look at numbers 61 to 100 of Guitar Nine's best-selling instrumental guitar albums from 1997 through 2012.

Just Rijna - "When Should You Start Training Your Ears?"

Mike Campese - "Triad Arpeggio Sequences"

Tommaso Zillio - "Music Theory And Music Notation Are Very Different Things"

Tommaso Zillio - "Is Music Theory Only For Expert Or Intermediate Players??"

Tommaso Zillio - "When Playing Guitar Is A Stretch: Are Your Hands Big Enough?"

Roz Bruce - "8 Tips To Take Your Songwriting To The Next Level"

Guitar Nine's Attic: All-Time Best Selling Albums 61-100


No new interviews in June. The February issue featured Stus Rollins and Seis Cuerdas.

Stus Rollins Interview

Seis Cuerdas Interview


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In Conclusion

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Dan McAvinchey
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