Newsletter April-May 2009



The April-May edition is now online. Now, let's be honest. When was the last time you heard some brilliant new music through a mega-watt sound system with a real, live, round volume knob that you could turn whenever you felt like it? Music is having the life squashed out of it through earbuds - resolve to listen to music at least once this week the way it was meant to be heard, with speakers pumping, the subwoofer thumping and with a volume knob you can spin when things get going good.

Discs To Get Things Going Good

New Columns

April's guest columnists bring picking, scales, recording and improvising to the table, and cover areas such as guitar technique, iTunes and record sales. We've got thirteen fresh articles altogether - nine by returning columnists along with four new contributors. Canadian guitarist David Martone is back with another in his series entitled "Zone Recording: Old School". Tom Hess returns with a new column for guitarists called "How To Practice Guitar With A Limited Amount Of Time". Mike Campese puts out yet another technique column, "String Skips". Guy Pople returns with his "Harmonic Alchemy: Reference Spreadsheet". Guitarist Scott Allen is back with his column entitled "Soloing Strategies, Part 2". Guitarist Kole returns with his new column "Adding Color to Your Music (Replacing 1 With 9)". Andre Tonelli also rejoins us with the next installment of his series, "The Tree Of Possibility, Part II". Guitarist Mike O'Malley is back with helpful advice in, "Preparing To Record". New contributors include Dan Sorber with his "Improvisation Masterclass", Ronnie Neuhauser with "Improvisation: Letting The Music Play You", Jirakit Somame with "Control Your Picking Hand", and Jean-Pierre Zammit with"How To Practice Scales". Finally, indie marketing and promotions expert Tim Sweeney returns with food for thought in "I-Tunes Pricing - Problems For Independent Artists?"

David Martone

Scott Allen

Andre Tonelli

Tim Sweeney

Tom Hess

Mike Campese

Guy Pople


Mike O'Malley

Dan Sorber

Ronnie Neuhauser

Jirakit Somame

Jean-Pierre Zammit

New Interviews

April updates include a new interview with Spanish guitarist Jose De Castro, and a new interview with German axeman Wolfgang Zenk.

Wolfgang Zenk Interview

Jose De Castro Interview

The Rediscovered

This edition we're shining the spotlight on four of the most outstanding artists from the eleven years of the Undiscovered series profiles - we're calling it, 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

New Instrumental Guitar CDs

Guitar Nine has added another 24 new instrumental guitar CDs to the site in the past two months. This brings the total number of instrumental guitar CDs available to 1973!

CDs are now online and shipping for George Bellas, Rick McKown, Victor Gann, Shredding Across The World (Vol. 2), Pete Northcote, Bob Evans, Jose De Castro, Jeff Aug, Ralph E. Hayes, Nordal Twang, Tony Hernando, Coste Apetrea, Lee Carlson, Germano Seggio, Michael Keller, Fractured Dimension, Jimi Hendrix Tribute, Johnny Roth, Luay Rifai, Bob Katsionis, Warren Robert, Roland Nipp and Guitar Masters (Vol. 2).

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 1973 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


The most recently added guitar-oriented, concert DVDs recently added include titles by Kermheat, Cosmosquad and Martone among others.

DVD SoundCheck

Guitar Instruction

Browse over 270 titles in the area of guitar instruction, including a number of recently added Lick Library titles by Michael Casswell, Danny Gill, Stuart Bull and Andy James.

Instructional SoundCheck

Guitar Music 9 Latest Additions

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

Phantanima - Hard Rock

Winterlong - Heavy Metal/Shred

Farther Paint - Heavy Metal/Progressive

VII Gates - Heavy Metal

Astra - Heavy Metal

Theodore Hydreos - Hard Rock

Gabe Rosales - Rock/Rap

There are now 568 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 thirteen 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