Newsletter February-March 2007



The February-March edition is now online. We reached a significant milestone recently, when we added our 2000th title in the instrumental guitar CD genre to the store. Now it is on to 3000 - full speed ahead!

Instrumental CDs

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

February's guest columnists are ready to share their knowledge, and cover topics on studio recording, technique, and the music business. We've got eleven fresh articles altogether - seven returning columnists and four first timers. Canadian guitarist David Martone is back with another article entitled "Zone Recording: More Project Drum Goodies". Neo-classical guitarist Tom Hess contributes his worthwhile piece called "Effective Practice Strategies". Robert Walker returns from a hiatus to pen "Ten Rules To Chase The Audience Away". Indie marketing and promotions expert Tim Sweeney has contributed an article entitled "Include Vs. Exclude". British guitarist Guy Pople is back with "Harmonic Alchemy: The Eldritch Art Of Chord Substitutions". Guitarist Patrick DeCoste has written another interesting column entitled "The Sounds Of Silence". First time contributors include guitarist Scott Allen with "Rehearsals And Practicing", Brazil's Mr. Moe with "Diabolic Twins", guitarist Adam Moore with his piece "Permutation: Thinking Backwards And Inside-Out", and fusion guitarist Kevin M. Buck, who has written "Organizing Musical Information". Finally, music industry guru Christopher Knab returns with "What A Record Label Should Know About Music Retailers".

Kevin M. Buck

Robert Walker

Scott Allen

Mr. Moe

Adam Moore

David Martone

Tom Hess

Tim Sweeney

Patrick DeCoste

Christopher Knab

Guy Pople

New Interviews

February updates include a new interview with guitarist Allan Kave.

Allen Kave Interview

The Undiscovered

This edition we're featuring another group of unknown talent through our Undiscovered Artists program. The music ranges from hard rock to fusion, and from modern prog to acoustic rock. 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 680 mark!

The Undiscovered

New Instrumental Guitar CDs

Guitar Nine has added another 21 new instrumental guitar CDs to the site in the past two months. This brings the total number of instrumental guitar CDs available to 2003!

CDs are now online and shipping for Emiliano Sicilia, Michael Harris, Dave Beegle, Allen Hinds, Chris Mello, Jeff Kollman, Patrik Carlsson, Rullian, Lei Chen, Rick Brannon, Steve Fister, Byron Nemeth Group, Greg Reiter, Massimo Izzizzari, Canned Heat, The Alchemists II, Dimitar Nalbantov, John Wheeler, Tim Pitts, Jimmy Williams and Kiko Loureiro.

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 2003 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


Guitar-oriented, concert DVDs continue to be added, you can now pick up titles by artists such as Greg Reiter, Bill Hart Project, and Rainbow, among others.

DVD SoundCheck

Guitar Instruction

We're currently well over 200 titles in the area of guitar instruction! For example, we've recently added DVD titles hosted by Richard Smith, Paul Chapman, Arlen Roth, Curt Mitchell, Danny Gill, and Brent Mason.

Instructional SoundCheck

Guitar Music 9 Latest Additions

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

Butchering The Beatles - Heavy Metal

Vainglory - Heavy Metal

Richie Kotzen - Hard Rock

Angelo Perlepes' Mystery - Neo-Classical Metal

Book Of Reflections - Heavy Metal

There are now 594 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 ten 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