Newsletter April-May 2004



The April-May edition is now online!

Quality music has been coming in at an astounding rate recently; we can't remember a period in which so many top notch titles have been made available to our customers.

Congratulations to Jeff Beck for his recent Grammy® Award for Best Rock Instrumental Performance for "Plan B", off his CD "Jeff".

Don't forget about our Mike Chlasciak promotion, order any of his three CDs and get a free pack of Dean Markley strings, while supplies last.

New Columns

Another amazing group of guest columnists have contributed articles for April. We've got ten altogether - seven returning columnists and three first-time columnists. First off is Mike Campese, G.I.T. graduate and instructor, with "Fresh New Sounds With Triads". Swiss guitarist Dan Keller contributes for the first time with his technique article "Why Does A Scale Sound Exotic?" Also joining us for the first time is audio mastering specialist FC Bester with "What Is Mastering?" Peter Stankov writes for Guitar Nine for the first time with his article, "Do You Have To Worry About Sound?" Neo-classical guitarist Tom Hess has another column for us, "Creativity And Expression - Part 2". Guitarist Randy Ellefson is back with another technique column, "Double-Tracking Lead Guitars, Part 1". Indie marketing and promotions expert Tim Sweeney has contributed an article entitled "How Do Your Shoes Affect CD Sales?" We welcome back David Vincent Jones with his column "Think Outside The Bun". Canadian guitarist David Martone returns with "Zone Recording: The Top 10 List". Finally, music industry guru Christopher Knab returns with "How To Write A Music-Related Press Release".

Fc Bester

Tom Hess

David Martone

Tim Sweeney

Christopher Knab

David Vincent Jones

Mike Campese

Peter Stankov

Dan Keller

Randy Ellefson

New Interviews

April's updates include a new interview with acoustic guitar specialist Rob Eberhard Young.

Rob Eberhard Young Interview

The Undiscovered

This edition we're featuring another group of unknown talent through our Undiscovered Artists program. The music ranges from shred metal to hard rock, and from impressionist acoustic to jazz/fusion. These artists offer continuing evidence that the independent music community is alive and well, and brings the total number of artists we've profiled over the 480 mark!

The Undiscovered

New Instrumental Guitar CDs

Guitar Nine has added another 50 new instrumental guitar CDs to the site in the past two months. This brings the total number of instrumental guitar CDs available to 1370!

CDs are now online and shipping for Alejandro Silva, Manu Livertout, Laurent Fleury, Garaj Mahal, Truth Squad, Zeroesque, Inkabb Holnap, Logic?, Project Steiger, Ken Hatfield Trio, Roger Scannura & Ritmo Flamenco, Matt Konfirst, Double Heart Project, Alex Masi, Vitalij Kuprij, Paul Yates, Confusion, 7for4, G3, Uli Jon Roth, Johnny A., Steve Morse, MVP, Jose Luis Encinas, Giacomo Castellano, Cover Guitarra, Yanliang Lee, Magic Red, Michael Henson, Electrocution 250, Rob Eberhard Young, Ozric Tentacles, OHM:, Michael Romeo, Terry 'Buffalo' Ware, Pierre Bensusan, Richard Hallebeek Project, Howland/Imboden Project, Howland/Laug/Morrison/Pinnick, Upright, Jose De Castro, Sultan Of String, Code 3, Gerald Gradwohl and Corbin King.

With the blend of the world's best Independent Artists along with our Distributed Artists Series, Guitar Nine aims to provide one-stop shopping for instrumental guitar enthusiasts.

Check out the Latest Additions/Releases and Listening Room at:

Latest Releases
Listening Room

To order any of the 1370 discs:

Price List

Ordering Information

For general ordering information/checkout, visit:

Ordering Information

Selling Your CD With Us

If you'd like more information about selling your instrumental guitar release with us:

Merchandising Program


Guitar-oriented, concert DVD releases continue to pour in. Most recently, we've added titles by artists such as Deep Purple, Dio, Eric Clapton, Albert King, Lee Ritenour, Ozzy Osbourne, Queensryche, G3, Ted Nugent, Albert Collins, Freddie King, Bernard Allison, Winter & Derringer, Frank Zappa and Paul Gilbert, among others.

DVD SoundCheck

Guitar Instruction

Our offerings in the area of guitar instruction are also expanding rapidly. We're now stocking the "In Session With" Book/CD series (Carlos Santana, Peter Green, Steve Vai and more), the "Just Jamtrax" CD series (Led Zeppelin, Metallica, ZZ Top, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix and more), and the "Play Guitar With" Book/CD series (Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, The Doors, Nu Metal Bands and more), as well as more "Jam With" Book/CD sets and instructional DVDs.

Instructional SoundCheck

Guitar Music 9 Latest Additions

The latest and greatest additions to the Guitar Nine sister site, Guitar Music 9, include:

UFO - Hard Rock

Paul Rose Band - Rock

Missa Mercuria - Progressive

Hubi Meisel - Heavy Metal

Brad Gillis - Hard Rock

George Lynch - Hard Rock

Joe Mersch - Rock

Sign Of 4 - hard Rock

Robben Ford - Blues

Paul Smith - Folk

Orion Riders - Heavy Metal

Artension - Progressive

Paco De Lucia - World/Flamenco

There are now 394 guitar-oriented vocal titles available, with MP3 samples provided for previewing each artist.

Guitar Music 9 Main Page

Classifieds And The Home Studio Registry

For almost eight years we've offered free classifieds and a free listing on the Home Studio Registry. Use the classifieds to sell that piece of gear that you can't find any use for, find new music or advertise yourself to potential collaborators. Join the Registry to meet and hook up with other Home Studio owners like yourself to discuss gear, techniques, maintenance or production.

Free Classifieds

Home Studio Registry

In Conclusion

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