April-May 2000

Vol. 4, No. 6: April-May 2000
Over 430 Instrumental Guitar CDs!
Something Available For Every Guitar Fan As Growth Skyrockets

Welcome to the April edition of Guitar Nine's on-line magazine. We experienced our biggest infusion of titles over the past two months and as a result, we've added 32 new releases to the site, including instrumental CDs by Code 3, Lothar Kosse, Planet X, Frank Gambale, Vinnie Moore, Andy Timmons, Dave Reynolds, Sheryl Bailey, Jonas Hansson, Jaye Foucher, Pontus af Klinteberg, Glenn Rottmann, Mattias IA Eklundh, Chaz DePaolo, Barry Sparks, John Zeeman, Andre LaFosse, Bill Moio, Scott Bradoka, Joe Satriani, Rick Brannon, Michael Schenker, Ned Evett, Troy Stetina, Scott McAllister, DeMarco Brothers, Chris Poland, Ferenzik and Dan Lambert. You can now listen to and order 451 instrumental releases by 278 different artists. Visit the Instrumental Guitar Showcase to browse and listen to all of these dynamic recordings, or check out our recommendations page. If you've released an instrumental project, get all the details about merchandising through Guitar Nine, and decide if it's right for your music (if you've released a guitar-oriented CD with vocals, click here).

Greigg Fraser
Greigg Fraser

There`s more to the simple plectrum than meets the ear.

Ray DeTone
Ray DeTone

How to get that twangin` country crosspicked sound, when the pressure is on.

Ben Sherman
Ben Sherman

Good advice for building smooth speed from the guitarist behind the amazing "First Light".

Shane Theriot
Shane Theriot

Haven`t you always wanted to play what you hear in your head? Be sure to check out super-picker Shane Theriot`s exercise.

Will Landrum
Will Landrum

Will Landrum is back with a cool right-hand tapping riff, culled from his self-titled CD.

Christopher Knab
Christopher Knab

Music industry guru Christopher Knab is back with dozens of thought-provoking and essential questions you need to consider before taking the plunge.

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Dynamic Acoustic Duo

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Smooth Jazz Instrumentalist Releases Sixth CD

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Delta-Flavored Bluesman Releases CD

Dan McAvinchey
Guitar Haus

I find it hard to believe that some people have trouble getting press. It`s not really that difficult to do. I think the hardest part is letting go of the fear of a bad review. I`ve spoken to colleagues who don`t send their CD out because they`re afraid it`ll get trashed. Yeah, it might. But you have to take that chance.

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Defying Categorization With Latest CD

Randy Allar
Randy Allar

Well, there really isn`t that big a demand for that kind of music that I write and play over the radio. So what I`ve been able to do by doing my own records and doing my own website is basically ignore the record company thing where the whole machinery has to be in place for airplay, promotions and tours. Now I can make the music I want to make, and so far so good.

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Pushing Progressive's Boundaries

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Rhythmically Intense Jazz Fusion

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Fusion Guitarist Expands Reach