Newsletter August-September 2005



The August-September edition is now online, and we're taking time to give special thanks to all of our fans, visitors and customers all over the world who have supported us so enthusiastically over the years - you all have our deepest appreciation!

Remember, Guitar Nine e-mail gift certificates are perfect for the discriminating guitar music lover. Read more about them by clicking below.

E-mail Gift Certificates

New Columns

Check out the guest columns assembled for August, covering technique, studio recording and the music business. We've got eleven altogether - eight returning columnists and three first timers. First off is Mike Campese, G.I.T. graduate and instructor, with "Getting The Most Out Of Your Scales, Part 2". Guitarist Randy Ellefson returns with his column, "Music Degrees And Rock Guitarists, Part 2". Canadian guitarist David Martone is back with another article entitled "Zone Recording: The 5 Sounds Of God". Jazz guitarist Rick Del Savio contributes his "ii-V-I-VI Jazz Etudes". Guitarist Tony Koretz is back with another column, "Recording An Amped Electric Guitar". Indie marketing and promotions expert Tim Sweeney has contributed an article entitled "Understanding Your Audience". Guitarist and writer Jamie Andreas also returns with her article "My Personal Work Habits". First time contributors include Mick Neil with "Sweeping Pentatonics, Part 1", Studio vet Sven Stichter with his "Studio Guitarists' Survival Guide", and Robert Lee Johnson with "Selling Guitar CDs". Finally, music industry guru Christopher Knab returns with "Artist/Band Interview Questions".

Mike Campese

Mick Neil

Jamie Andreas

David Martone

Tim Sweeney

Randy Ellefson

Tony Koretz

Christopher Knab

Rick Del Savio

Sven Stichter

Robert Lee Johnson

New Interviews

August's updates include a new interview with guitarist Al Estrada.

Al Estrada Interview

The Undiscovered

This edition we're featuring another group of unknown talent through our Undiscovered Artists program. The music ranges from shred to '80s metal, and from electronic jazz to rock/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 580 mark!

The Undiscovered

New Instrumental Guitar CDs

Guitar Nine has added another 42 new instrumental guitar CDs to the site in the past two months. This brings the total number of instrumental guitar CDs available to 1700!

CDs are now online and shipping for Kenny Kilgore, Al DiMeola, Kenny Weydener, Mario Aleman, Johan Randen, Mysterious Voyages, Vegas Beach, Christoph Lindner, Insout, Dimitris Pantazis, Paul Asbell, John Petrucci, Patrick Rondat, Angi Schiliro, Olaf Jung, Victor Smolski, Gary Hoey, Eric Johnson, Lip Silent Assassin, George Robinson, Anti-m, Ozone Quartet, Steve Howe, Visions Of An Inner Mounting Apocalypse, Simon Gardner, Jay Parmar, Greg Jones, Scott Hughes, Gianluca Ferro, David Pritchard, Sandblasters, Francesco Fareri, Jukka Tolonen Band, Endel Rivers, Johannes Linstead, Fresh Blood Volume 1, Elliot Holden, Charles Small, Rick Ruskin and Greg Griffin.

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 1700 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


We've added more guitar-oriented, concert DVD releases, now available are titles by artists such as Dave Martone, Screaming Headless Torsos, Albert Lee, Jimi Hendrix, Johnny Guitar Watson, Dixie Dregs, and the Michael Schenker Group, among others.

DVD SoundCheck

Guitar Instruction

Our offerings in the area of guitar instruction are also expanding rapidly. For example, we've added many more titles in the DVD instructional series, such as "Learn To Play Your Own Rock Solos", the "Guitar Aerobics" (Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced) series, Greg Koch "Guitar Gristle", "Three Kings Of Blues", "Stanley Jordan's Instuctional DVD", "Albert Lee's Instuctional DVD" and "Learn To Play Blues Lead Guitar".

Instructional SoundCheck

Guitar Music 9 Latest Additions

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

Michael Schenker Group - Hard Rock

Niko Riippa - Blues

Les Robot - Hard Rock

Seventh Wonder - Heavy Metal

James Byrd - Heavy Metal

Paul Gilbert - Hard Rock

Iron Mask - Neo-Classical Metal

Ark Storm - Neo-Classical Metal

Andy Timmons - Blues/Rock

Yngwie J. Malmsteen - Neo-Classical Metal

Dream Theater - Progressive Metal

Christopher Maloney - Rock

Symphony X - Heavy Metal

Euroforce - Heavy Metal

Freak Kitchen - Hard Rock

Bent Pussycat - Hard Rock

There are now 489 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 nine 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