Newsletter August-September 2003



The August-September edition is now online!

Concert DVDs are now available - we've just added a number of guitar-oriented concert DVDs to our store, featuring players such as Steve Morse, Yngwie Malmsteen, John Petrucci, Jimmy Page, Robben Ford, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Travis Larson, Eddie Van Halen, Al DiMeola and more. We also need your suggestions as to what other titles you'd like us to carry. View the current list here:

Guitar-Oriented Concert DVDs

Special note for fans of Gongzilla, during August only, buy their new CD "East Village Sessions" and get a complimentary copy of Common Ground's self-titled jazz CD.

Gongzilla "East Village Sessions" CD

New Columns

Another excellent roster of guest columnists have come forward in August; many of these writers have penned as many as ten or fifteen columns for Guitar Nine over the years. There are nine altogether - eight returning columnists and first-time columnist. First off is Mike Campese, G.I.T. graduate and instructor, with "The Modes, Part 3: Modal Progressions". German guitarist Martin Behr returns with his article "Concepts For Playing "Outside": Part 3". Classical virtuoso Jamey Andreas also returns with his article "Moving In The Direction Of Skill". Joining us for the first time is fingerstyle guitarist Tom Yoder with his contribution, "Amazing Arpeggios". Acoustic guitarist Steve Pappas has another arrangement for us, "Amazing Grace (2nd Variation)". Indie marketing and promotions expert Tim Sweeney has contributed an article entitled "Invest In Yourself Before Asking Others To Invest In You". We welcome back guitarist Chris Juergensen, with his column "The Shapes Of Things To Come". Canadian guitarist David Martone returns with "Zone Recording: E-Mail Recordings". Finally, music industry guru Christopher Knab returns with "Why Most Demo Recordings Are Rejected".

Steve Pappas

Mike Campese

Martin Behr

Tom Yoder

Tim Sweeney

Christopher Knab

Jamey Andreas

Chris Juergensen

David Martone

New Interviews

August's updates include a brand new interview with Brazilian guitarist Miguel Mega.

Miguel Mega Interview

The Undiscovered

This edition we're featuring another group of unknown talent through our Undiscovered Artists program. The music ranges from jazz/fusion to neo-classical metal, and from fingerstyle to progressive shred. 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 400 mark!

The Undiscovered

New Instrumental Guitar CDs

Guitar Nine has added another 28 new instrumental guitar CDs to the site in the past two months. This brings the total number of instrumental guitar CDs available to 1184!

CDs are now online and shipping for George Robinson, Rene Engel, Bernd Brothers, Insout, Ron Jackson, Greg Koch, Magic Elf, Larry Carlton, Joe Nardulli, Howland/Imboden Project, Ryan Formato, Jose Luis Encinas, Oscar Lopez, Carl Burnett, Galina Vale, David Pritchard, Alien Cowboys, Joel Hoekstra, Dixie Dregs, Howland/Laug/Morrison/Pinnick, G-Fire, Gilbert Isbin and Michael Fath.

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 1184 discs (or Guitar Nine concert black and dynamite white t-shirts, available in M, L, XL, and XXL):

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 Music 9 Latest Additions

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

Symphony X - Progressive Metal

Rivera/Bomma - Hard Rock

Uli Jon Roth Tribute - Hard Rock

Vicente Amigo - World/Flamenco

Pat Travers - Blues

Leslie West - Rock

Michael Harris - Shred/Progressive Metal

Michael Schenker Group - Hard Rock

Section A - Hard Rock

Winterlong - Heavy Metal/Neo Classical

There are now 341 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 over seven 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