Welcome to Guitar Nine - The Guitar Player's Resource. Guitar Nine has been providing information and inspiration to practicing musicians through our website since 1996. Our library archive of 1100 columns and articles has been contributed to by over 210 musicians and industry experts, and is still being added to in 2022. Areas of focus include Guitar Technique, Inspiration/Motivation, Live Performance, Music Business, Recording Tips/Methods, Songwriting/Composition and Album Release. You may also browse some of the great music released by the over 1400 musicians we've worked with over the past 25 years!
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Tommaso Zillio
Tommaso Zillio

This movement is by far one of the most common 'blind spots' that guitar players have.

Monday, February 28, 2022 - 06:32
Dan McAvinchey
Guitar Haus

I think my biggest accomplishment is that I was able to teach myself an instrument that now enables me to make a living and travel the world.

Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 09:09
Studio Tips on YouTube
Studio Tips on YouTube

The benefits of a pop filter for your mic, and an installation walk-through on several types of mic stands.

Monday, January 17, 2022 - 14:25
Guitar Nine

Greg Howe's album "Wheelhouse", released in 2017, featuring Richie Kotzen.

Sunday, January 16, 2022 - 15:13
Guitar Nine
Guitar Nine

Get the most out of your home or project studio with these tricks and tips.

Wednesday, January 12, 2022 - 12:58
Tommaso Zillio
Tommaso Zillio

Not all exotic scales are used exclusively by extreme metal players.

Tuesday, January 11, 2022 - 07:42
Guitar Nine
Guitar Nine
A look at the Guitar Nine organization six-strings from 1980 through 2021.
Friday, December 31, 2021 - 10:37
Tommaso Zillio
Tommaso Zillio

Searching for interesting chords to put before a dominant chord.

Thursday, December 30, 2021 - 12:00
Guitar on YouTube
Guitar on YouTube

Steve discusses melody writing, phrasing, dynamics and more using his track "For The Love Of God".

Sunday, December 26, 2021 - 04:24
Tommaso Zillio
Tommaso Zillio

The differences between regular and scalloped fretboards explained.

Friday, December 24, 2021 - 08:17
Guitar Nine
Guitar Nine

A look at the Guitar Nine organization basses from 1980 through 2021.

Thursday, December 23, 2021 - 03:57
Tommaso Zillio
Tommaso Zillio

Write dissonant but delightful music using the Neapolitan minor scale or chord.

Saturday, December 18, 2021 - 07:51
Dan McAvinchey

An article designed to help you on the road to achieving your dream of completing your first CD release.

Friday, December 17, 2021 - 15:26
Guitar on YouTube
Guitar on YouTube

Dan Hawkins' masterclass focuses on pentatonics for bass.

Monday, December 13, 2021 - 08:59
Tommaso Zillio
Tommaso Zillio

A method to move freely around the fretboard.

Sunday, December 12, 2021 - 11:27
Dan McAvinchey
Guitar Haus

Vai's whammy antics, speed and 'detuned' playing is highly unusual and original.

Monday, November 29, 2021 - 08:05

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