Guitar Nine is an online guitar e-zine site located in Raleigh, North Carolina. From 1997 through the first six months of 2012, we operated a full-blown e-commerce site and record label selling instrumental and guitar-oriented CDs. Our lastest (and final) CD is the compilation "Handz Of Danz", fourteen tracks of hard rock, fusion, metal and blues from six guitarists named Dan. Our first CD, 'Guitar Haus', was released in 1997 by guitarist-composer Dan McAvinchey. McAvinchey also has written the "The Power To Release" columns for our on-line magazine.
Our web site regularly features guest columnists whose ideas help guitarists at all levels of ability, as well as a section devoted to introducing you to undiscovered guitar players around the world. We also have many links to other web sites important to guitarists, composers, and producers.
Guitar Nine is dedicated to the idea that the guitar is probably one of the most expressive instruments ever invented, and with the use of effects and recording techniques, has an unlimited sonic palette. As much as we admit that there are only twelve notes, and all twelve have been played at sometime or another on a guitar, we firmly believe that the surface has only been scratched in terms of the creative uses for guitar and of the sounds that have yet to be discovered. We want to make sure that the quest for new uses for the guitar continues, and is celebrated and encouraged. This on-line magazine is our way of spreading the wealth of creative ideas around the globe and of keeping the guitar as an essential instrument in recordings well into the next century.
We believe there is so much you can do with your guitar playing besides learning riffs however. There are numerous sites on the internet that offer guitar lessons, techniques, licks, etc., but you may wish to explore the possibility of using your abilities on the guitar as a springboard into other areas. You may have a desire to write music, record songs, build a studio, or even release your own album. We hope that our web site will, over time, inspire you to set greater goals for yourself than you may have ever thought possible.
We would really appreciate hearing from you via our site contact form if you have any comments or ideas on how to make this web site even better.