Newsletter October-November 2013



The October-November 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

Our 2013 site sponsor is the Stratakat project, whose new album, "No Rules" is available now for free download!

Stratakat "No Rules"

New Columns

This edition's guest columnists offer articles on songwriting, practice techniques, and music business tips directly to your web browser. We've got eight fresh columns altogether - seven written by returning columnists and one authored by a first time contributor.

Mike Campese works some lines off his latest CD on "Chameleon". Tom Hess returns with "A Powerful And Unique Approach To Writing Guitar Solo Phrases". "Top 7 Practice Techniques For Becoming A Better Guitarist " is the latest submission from Mike Philippov. Guitarist Jamie Andreas returns with her article "Technique vs. Musical Feeling - The Truth". Music industry guru Christopher Knab has written "Streaming Royalties Suck Now, But Just Be Patient". Ryan Buckner is back with his column "Become A Highly Expressive Songwriter With This Crucial Musical Element". Jeremy Rouse takes us through an arrangement of the horror classic "Halloween". Contributing for the first time is New Zealand guitarist Dylan Kay with "The How Of Practicing".

Mike Campese

Tom Hess

Mike Philippov

Jamie Andreas

Christopher Knab

Ryan Buckner

Dylan Kay

Jeremy Rouse

New Interviews

The October update includes a new interview with guitarist Mika Tyyska of the band Mr. Fastfinger.

Mika Tyyska

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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In Conclusion

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