Newsletter June-July 2004



The June-July edition is now online, and we're celebrating our 8 year anniversary!

Don't forget, we now have Guitar Nine e-mail gift certificates available, perfect for the discriminating guitar music lover. Read more about them by clicking below.

E-mail Gift Certificates

New Columns

Another large and knowledgeable group of guest columnists have contributed articles in June. We've got eleven altogether - nine returning columnists and two first-time columnists. First off is Mike Campese, G.I.T. graduate and instructor, with "Fresh New Sounds With Triads, Part 2". Swiss guitarist Dan Keller is back with his technique article "Understanding Japanese Scales" Chris Jurgensen returns with another column entitled "Harmony - Reaching For The Unreachable". Joining us for the first time is acoustic guitarist Rob Eberhard Young with "Recording The Acoustic Guitar" Mike Walsh also writes for Guitar Nine for the first time with his article, "Creating A Balanced Practice Schedule". Neo-classical guitarist Tom Hess has another column for us, "For Love Or Money". Guitarist Randy Ellefson is back with another technique column, "Double-Tracking Lead Guitars, Part 2". Indie marketing and promotions expert Tim Sweeney has contributed an article entitled "Wait! Before You Write Your New Marketing Plan..." We welcome back David Vincent Jones with his column "Critical Disdain". Guitarist Paul Nelson returns with "Ionian #5". Finally, music industry guru Christopher Knab returns with "How and Why Major Labels and Independent Labels Work Together".

Tom Hess

Mike Walsh

Chris Juergensen

Mike Campese

David Vincent Jones

Randy Ellefson

Dan Keller

Paul Nelson

Rob Eberhard Young

Christopher Knab

Tim Sweeney

New Interviews

June's updates include a new interview with Steve Soest, guitarist with the surf band The Torquays.

Steve Soest Interview

The Undiscovered

This edition we're featuring another group of unknown talent through our Undiscovered Artists program. The music ranges from shred metal to cinematic rock, and from progressive rock to jazz/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 500 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 1413!

CDs are now online and shipping for Ferenzik, Zlatko Brodaric, Eric Normand, Joe Satriani, Bill Bruford, Buckethead, Bob Katsionis, Albert Calvo, Plankton, Bloyd, D. R. Auten, Lisa Baker, Ricky Furlani, Steve Smith & Vital Information, Vernon Reid & Masque, Kevin Russell, Behzad, Zeek Duff, Franklin Moore, J.A.M., Jesse Cook, California Guitar Trio, Steve Topping, Shadows, Carlos Montoya, Spontageous, Tomas Michaud, MCM, Shawn Lane Remembered, Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius, John Petrucci/Jordan Rudess, Adam Worrell, Susan McDonald, Razor Wire Shrine, Dillengers, John Scofield Trio, Michael Nissim, Gianluca Galli and Zoe McCulloch.

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 1413 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 Joe Pass, Walter Trout, Triumph, Jimi Hendrix, Billy Cobham, Albert Lee, Queensryche and Mike Stern, 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 Just Jamtrax series, such as Joe Satriani, AC/DC, Thin Lizzy, Iron Maiden and Van Halen.

Instructional SoundCheck

Guitar Music 9 Latest Additions

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

Chastain - Heavy Metal

Magnitude 9 - Heavy Metal

Metal Majesty - Hard Rock

Tears Of Anger - Heavy Metal

Alkemy - Progressive

Skulgrinder - Heavy Metal

Robben Ford - Blues

Schenker/Pattison Summit - Hard Rock

Under-Radio - Progressive

Music Of Hendrix - Hard Rock

Leslie West - Rock

There are now 407 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 eight 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