April-May 2002

Vol. 6, No. 6: April-May 2002
Brazil, Australia, England Take Center Stage
Attractively Priced International CDs Add Variety And Balance To The Site

Welcome to the April edition of Guitar Nine's on-line magazine. Spring is finally here, and what better way to enjoy the season than with some new (and classic reissue) instrumental guitar music. We've added another 79 new releases to the site in the past two months, including instrumental CDs by Jeff Beck, Alex Masi, Larry Steen, Ivan Bertolla, G-Force, Chad Wackerman, Trey Gunn Band, Colaiuta/Ford/Haslip, Brand X, Anthony Papamichael, Tribal Tech, Gambale/Colonna, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Mike Stern, Strunz/Farah, Rippingtons, Ed Vick, Cosmosquad, Jeff Kollman, Craig Schoedler, Mattias IA Eklundh, Dan Willis, Drew Moroz, Dick Dale, Tony MacAlpine, Kevin Chown, Floating Stone, Bill Connors, Derek Sherinian, Tony Williams Lifetime, Zoot Horn Rollo, Michael Schenker, Susan McDonald, George Robinson, Stereo Gentleman, Michael Lee Hill, Francis Doughty, Lucian S. Tu, Hellborg/Shawn Lane/Sipe, Mike Keneally, Lords Of Karma, Electrum, Confusion, Carlos Santana, Dixie Dregs, Chris Francis, Rodrigo Alves, Brian Rolland, Paco De Lucia, Alex Martinho, Chris Brooks, Mermen, Steve Morse Band, Allan Holdsworth and John Fitz Rogers (with Michael Nicolella). You can now listen to and order 882 instrumental releases by 507 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).

Scott Morris
Scott Morris

A brand new column by Billboard Magazine Top Rated Instructor Scott Morris.

Colin Mandel
Colin Mandel

A look at ways to create scales that are not taught, but invented.

Mike Campese
Mike Campese: The Fire Within

Mike returns with some ideas on how to incorporate half-tones and other non-scale notes into your lines.

Tom Hess
Tom Hess Opus 2

Neo-classical guitarist Tom Hess teaches you the important aspects of a good string shake.

Miguel Mega
Miguel Mega

A bunch of ways to spice up our old pal: the Dorian mode.

Jamie Andreas
Jamie Andreas

Virtuoso classical guitarist and instructor Jamie Andreas gives great advice to both new and experienced guitar instructors.

Greigg Fraser
Greigg Fraser

Canadian guitarist Greigg Fraser spills the beans on essential reading for guitar students everywhere.

Steve Pappas
Steve Pappas

Fingerstylist Steve Pappas arranges a beautiful Irish ballad for guitar.

Gerald Klickstein
Gerald Klickstein

The formulation, explanation and practical use of a new guitar tuning method.

Gianluca Verrengia
Gianluca Verrengia

How to play the same rhythm-melodic sequence on the same beat, starting on a different sixteenth each time.

David Nevue
David Nevue

Musician and author David Nevue answers a very common question, "How can I sell more CDs on the Internet?"

Christopher Knab
Christopher Knab

Music industry guru Christopher Knab offers observations that should be taken as wake-up calls about establishing your career.

Tim Sweeney
Tim Sweeney

Indie marketing guru Tim Sweeney on handling the inevitable - rejection,

Drew J. Garafola
Drew J. Garafola

Keeping your precious recorded output at the industry standard level of quality has many benefits.

David Martone
David Martone

Getting rid of those nasty sonic holes in the center of your mix, by Canadian guitarist David Martone.