Newsletter February-March 2004



The February-March edition is now online!

You may not have realized this, but the guitarists selling their instrumental CDs on the site are from all over the world. In addition to the many musicians from the United States, we're representing guitarists from the following countries (the number signifies the number of CDs): Germany (40), France (5), Canada (28), New Caledonia (2), Brazil (14), Netherlands (8), Italy (24), Denmark (6), Australia (33), Russia (4), England (85), Spain (30), Portugal (6), Cuba (2), India (2), Slovenia (1), Ireland (2), Hungary (10), Poland (3), South Korea (1), Finland (10), Greece (5), Trinidad (1), Sweden (13), Turkey (2), Mexico (5), Japan (4), Belgium (6), China (3), Chile (6), Haiti (1), Argentina (1), South Africa (1), Serbia (2), Austria (1), Estonia (1), Costa Rica (11), Iran (12), Switzerland (3) and Ukraine (3).

New Columns

Another distinguished team of guest columnists have contributed articles for February. There are eight altogether - seven returning columnists and a first-time columnist. First off is Mike Campese, G.I.T. graduate and instructor, with "Shred Licks". Guitarist Dan Lambert returns with his article "An American Guitarist In London". Joining us for the first time is guitarist Bryan Thompson with "Freeform vs. Conventional Songwriting For Instrumental Guitar". Neo-classical guitarist Tom Hess has another column for us, "Creativity And Expression - Part 1". Indie marketing and promotions expert Tim Sweeney has contributed an article entitled "Avoiding The Mistakes Other Artists Make In Their Web Sites". We welcome back David Vincent Jones with his column "Success Prevention Officers". Canadian guitarist David Martone returns with "Zone Recording: Project Drum Miking". Finally, music industry guru Christopher Knab returns with "What's A Record Label Deal All About?".

Mike Campese

Dan Lambert

Tim Sweeney

Christopher Knab

Tom Hess

David Martone

Bryon Thompson

David Vincent Jones

New Interviews

February's updates include three new interviews: surf guitar legend Dick Dale, former Higher Octave recording artist Sergio Lara, and rock/fusion/jazz guitarist Michael Fath.

Dick Dale Interview

Sergio Lara Interview

Michael Fath Interview

The Undiscovered

This edition we're featuring another group of unknown talent through our Undiscovered Artists program. The music ranges from neo-classical metal to '80s-style classic rock, and from bluegrass/country to fusion/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 470 mark!

The Undiscovered

New Instrumental Guitar CDs

Guitar Nine has added another 33 new instrumental guitar CDs to the site in the past two months. This brings the total number of instrumental guitar CDs available to 1319!

CDs are now online and shipping for Nokie Edwards/LCD, Jonas Hellborg Group, Ted Kuo, Yanliang Lee, Guitars For Freedom, Bob Margolis, Waldon Reed Jr., Delirious Tremor, Kevin M. Buck, Lyall Steel, Stride, Caterine, Hellborg/Lane/Selvaganesh, Talisma, Salvatore Russo, Mark Stanley Quartet, Aldo, Bryan Beller, Byron Nemeth Group, Hess, Star & Key Of The Indian Ocean, Clark Plays Guitar, Bianchi & Preston, Larry Carlton, Leo Kottke, Jesse Cook, Goncalo Pereira, Jeff Curtis, Michael Fath's Le Jazz, Quintessence Metal Webzine and Scott Tarulli.

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 1319 discs (or Guitar Nine dynamite white t-shirts, available in M, L, 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:

Lance Lopez - Hard Rock

Van Wilks - Blues

Clas Yngstrom Trio - Hard Rock

Buddaheads - Blues

Dale Turner - Acoustic Rock

Mike Stern - Fusion

Symphony X - Progressive Metal

Yngwie J. Malmsteen - Neo-Classical Metal

Virtuocity - Neo-Classical Metal

Farquhar - Rock

Reflection - Heavy Metal

Dream Weaver - Heavy Metal

Sage - Heavy Metal

Camine Appice's Guitar Zeus - Hard Rock

There are now 382 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