Newsletter December-January 2003



The December-January edition is now online!

You may have received one of our original black Guitar Nine magnets, one of our blue Guitar Nine magnets, or maybe even one of our orange and black Autumn/Halloween Guitar Nine magnets with one of your orders. But we'll bet you don't have one of our new red and green Holiday Guitar Nine magnets - get one with your first order from November 28th through January 1st.

New Columns

Another great team of guest columnists have contributed articles for December. There are eleven altogether - nine returning columnists and two first-time columnists. First off is Mike Campese, G.I.T. graduate and instructor, with "Modal Interchange". Jonathan Wilson is writing for us for the second time, and his contribution is entitled "Mutant Guitars: The Chapman Stick". Guitarist Greg Brown returns with his article "The Power Of Visualization Vs. Memorization". Classical virtuoso Jamey Andreas also returns with his article "Scales, Who Needs Them? Why And What For, Anyway?!". Joining us for the first time is guitarist Michael Knight with "Solo Composition And Phrasing". Neo-classical guitarist Tom Hess has another column for us, "Why Aren't You A Better Guitarist?". Indie marketing and promotions expert Tim Sweeney has contributed an article entitled "Why E-Mailing Your Fans Regarding Your Next Show Isn't Working". We welcome back David Vincent Jones with his column "Zero Heroes". Canadian guitarist David Martone returns with "Zone Recording: Microphone Selection". Another first-time columnist is Randy Ellefson with his article "Writing Guitar Licks" Finally, music industry guru Christopher Knab returns with "Entertainment Law Attorneys: An Introduction To Working With Them".

Mike Campese

Tim Sweeney

David Vincent Jones

Jamey Andreas

Christopher Knab

Tom Hess

David Martone

Jonathan Wilson

Michael Knight

Greg Brown

Randy Ellefson

New Interviews

December's updates include an interview with Mermen guitarist Jim Thomas.

Jim Thomas Interview

The Undiscovered

This edition we're featuring another group of unknown talent through our Undiscovered Artists program. The music ranges from fingerstyle to neo-classical metal, and from electronica to jazz. 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 420 mark!

The Undiscovered

New Instrumental Guitar CDs

Guitar Nine has added another 58 new instrumental guitar CDs to the site in the past two months. This brings the total number of instrumental guitar CDs available to 1285!

CDs are now online and shipping for Todd Grubbs, Scott Jones, Geoffe Hein & Frozen Ghost, Michael Biscotto, Dave Halverson, Addison Project, Heon, MacAlpine/Brunel/Chambers/Auger, Howe/Wooten/Chambers, Soft Works, Chris Dunnett, Tim Cummiskey Trio, Denis Taaffe, Lenny White, Vinnie Colaiuta, Hellborg/Lane/Sipe, David Sancious And Tone, Ozric Tentacles, Brand X, Gary Hoey, Mermen, Anand, Aleksander Rozhkov, Attention Deficit, Boud Deun, Tunnels, Alan Lennon, Dennis H. Lotka, Michael Coppola, MVP, Leanne Douglas, Jon Dalton, Steve Lukather & Friends, Atlantics, George Bellas, Akin Eldes, Retroliners, Greg Rapaport, Thomas Lorenzo, Thomas Lorenzo, Lothar Kosse, Scott Bradoka & The SEG, Razorblades, Paul Humble, Rene Engel, Robert Magic, Jeff Beck Tribute, Lyden Moon, Joe Satriani and Steve Vai. Also, look for the new Hess CD "Opus 2" to be released in mid-December.

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 1285 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:

Legacy - Hard Rock

Dr. Blues & The HR - Blues

Tribute To Deep Purple - Hard Rock

Dream Theater - Progressive Metal

Robben Ford - Blues

Firewind - Heavy Metal

Coppola/Thomas - Jazz

Kevin McLeod - Rock

Sun Caged - Heavy Metal

Buckethead - Shred

Loudness - Hard Rock

Aquarium Rescue Unit - Fusion

Hellborg/Lane/Selvaganesh/Umashankar - Fusion

Steve Lukather - Hard Rock

Richie Kotzen - Rock

Leslie West - Blues

Victory In Heaven Blues Band - Blues

Legacy - Heavy Metal

There are now 368 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