Newsletter April-May 2010



The April-May edition is now online!

CDs from far-flung and exotic locales such as China, New Caledonia, France, Germany and Canada have turned up on our warehouse shelves recently. Grab a hold of them while you're still able.

A reminder, our three promotions which can save you 10% by buying in bulk are still in effect. They include:

Lick Library Promotion

Grooveyard Records Promotion

Clearance, Clarence!

Three promotions, three totally different ways to get 10% off!

New Columns

This edition's guest columnists bring technique, guitar instruction and music business expertise directly to your web browser. We've got eleven fresh articles altogether - all written by returning columnists. Canadian guitarist David Martone is back with "Zone Recording: Gigs, Clinics And Schedules". Tom Hess returns with "Getting Big Results From Guitar Lessons". Mike Campese puts out another excellent technique column, "Pedal Points". Ysrafel returns with another in his series "Vibrato Technique". Guitarist Jirakit Somame is back with the second part of his article entitled "Pentatonic Speed Mechanics, Part 2". Guitarist Guy Pople returns after a hiatus with his new column "Harmonic Alchemy: Interlocking CAGED Arpeggios". Jean-Pierre Zammit also rejoins us with his tips in "Chromatic Stretch, Part 2". Guitarist Mike O'Malley is back with more thoughts in, "Are You Stuck In A Rut?". Marketing expert Christopher Knab returns with more tough love in "So Many Bands - Even More Bands That Fail!" Guitarist Tommaso Zillio has some great advice in "8 Reasons Why Your Guitar Improvisation Does Not Sound Like Music". Finally, indie marketing and promotions expert Tim Sweeney returns with "New Year, Great Hope And No Change".

David Martone

Mike Campese

Mike O'Malley


Tom Hess

Tommaso Zillio

Christopher Knab

Tim Sweeney

Jirakit Somame

Guy Pople

Jean-Pierre Zammit

New Interviews

April is the "mega interview" edition, as our updates include five new interviews: Tristan Klein, Toby Knapp, Dave Reffett, Kevin A. Smith and Joe Stump.

Tristan Klein Interview

Toby Knapp Interview

Dave Reffett Interview

Kevin A. Smith Interview

Joe Stump 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 9 new instrumental guitar CDs to the site in the past two months. This brings the total number of instrumental guitar CDs available to 1846!

CDs are now online and shipping for Tristan Klein, Plankton, Soren Jordan, Ducks Can Groove, Manu Livertout, Relocator, Greigg Fraser, Lei Chen and Pascal Allaigre.

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 1846 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 the Papamichael World Group, and Lei Chen among others.

DVD SoundCheck

Guitar Instruction

Browse over 230 titles in the area of guitar instruction, including the new DVD by Magic Elf guitarist Carl Roa, the new book/CD by Tobias Hurwitz, and a number of recently added Lick Library titles by Richard Smith, Danny Gill 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:

Bruce Kulick - Hard Rock

Uli Jon Roth - Hard Rock/Neo-Classical Metal

Julien Damotte - Heavy Metal/Progressive

Shredding The Envelope - Shred/Heavy Metal

Rufus Huff - Hard Rock/Blues

Gentlemen's Blues Club - Blues/Rock

Buddy Whittington - Blues/Rock

Wes Jeans - Blues/Hard Rock

Guitar Pete - Blues/Hard Rock

Henrik Freischlader - Blues/Rock

Dave Osti - Blues/Rock

Bryce Janey - Blues/Rock

Craig Erickson - Blues/Rock

Blindside Blues Band - Blues

Blindstone - Rock/Hard Rock

Mountain Of Power - Hard Rock/Blues

Doug Rappoport - Shred

There are now 549 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 nearly 14 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