Newsletter February-March 2010



The February-March edition is now online!

Why would anyone pay $10 for downloaded album of mp3s when they could have the real deal - a full CD quality copy with photos, liner notes and credits for the same price (or less)? We've got hundreds and hundreds of CDs for $10 and under, and we've compiled them together on this alphabetical list.

CDs Priced $10 Or Less

Read even more on the same subject below.

"Game Over"

New Columns

Guest "columnpalooza" once again in February with 15 contributions. Our guest columnists bring opinions, guitar instruction, and live/rehearsal tips to the table, and cover areas such as guitar technique, practicing and the changin music business. We've got fifteen fresh articles altogether - thirteen by returning columnists along with two new contributors. Guitar Nine chief Dan McAvinchey marks his return to writing with "Game Over: There Are No More Discs". Canadian guitarist David Martone is back with "Zone Recording: Heading To Europe". Tom Hess returns with a new practicing column called "8 Steps To Developing A Highly Efficient Practice Schedule". Mike Campese puts out yet another technique column, "Speed Picking". Ysrafel returns with another in his series "Why YOU Should Learn Music Theory". Guitarist Scott Allen is back with his column entitled "A Turn Of Phrase". Guitarist Dan Sorber returns after a hiatus with his new column "Creative Melodic Development". Jean-Pierre Zammit also rejoins us with his tips in "Chromatic Stretch, Part 1". Guitarist Mike O'Malley is back with more ideas in, "How To Control A Melody". Marketing expert Christopher Knab returns with his thoughts in "Oh How The Music Business Keeps Changing". Guitarist Tommaso Zillio has some great advice in "Ideas Without Limits, Part 2". Back with more for you is Paul Tauterouff with "Dropped-D Rhythm Guitar Patterns". Our new contributors include Mika Tyyska with "Mr. Fastfinger Turns Mark Knopfler" and Josip Pesut with his "How To Have Productive Rehearsals". Finally, indie marketing and promotions expert Tim Sweeney returns with "Musician's Blind Faith".

David Martone

Tommaso Zillio


Paul Tauterouff

Tim Sweeney

Mika Tyyska

Mike Campese

Tom Hess

Christopher Knab

Josip Pesut

Mike O'Malley

Dan Sorber

Jean-Pierre Zammit

Dan McAvinchey

Scott Allen

New Interviews

February updates include a new interview with Canadian based guitarist Borislav Mitic.

Borislav Mitic Interview

The Rediscovered

This edition we're shining the spotlight on four of the most outstanding artists from the eleven years of the Undiscovered series profiles - we're calling it, The Rediscovered. Think of it as the best of the best of The Undiscovered artists - another chance to check in with guitar oriented musicians and bands you may have missed the first time around.

The Rediscovered

New Instrumental Guitar CDs

Guitar Nine has added another 10 new instrumental guitar CDs to the site in the past two months. This brings the total number of instrumental guitar CDs available to 1911!

CDs are now online and shipping for David Stockden, Bernard Alcorn, Patrick Butler, Borislav Mitic, Mr. Fastfinger, Svilen Mikov, Infinite Loop, Will Brady and the Melodic Soloists compilation.

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 1911 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


The most recently added guitar-oriented, concert DVDs recently added include titles by Marty Friedman and the Travis Larson Band among others.

DVD SoundCheck

Guitar Instruction

Browse over 230 titles in the area of guitar instruction, including the new DVD by Magic Elf guitarist Carl Roa, the new book/CD by Tobias Hurwitz, and a number of recently added Lick Library titles by Richard Smith, Danny Gill and Andy James.

Instructional SoundCheck

Guitar Music 9 Latest Additions

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

Toby Knapp - Heavy Metal

Michael Angelo Batio - Shred

There are now 547 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 close to 14 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