Guitar Nine Records April-May 2004 newsletter.
Welcome to the April edition of Guitar Nine's on-line magazine. Grammy-quality music (congrats to Jeff Beck for his Best Rock Instrumental Performance award for "Plan B") has been coming in at an astounding rate recently; we can't remember a period in which so many top notch titles have been made available to our customers. In the past two months we've added another 50 new releases to the site, including instrumental CDs by Alejandro Silva, Manu Livertout, Laurent Fleury, Garaj Mahal, Truth Squad, Zeroesque, Inkabb Holnap, Logic?, Project Steiger, Ken Hatfield Trio, Roger Scannura & Ritmo Flamenco, Matt Konfirst, Double Heart Project, Alex Masi, Vitalij Kuprij, Paul Yates, Confusion, 7for4, G3, Uli Jon Roth, Johnny A., Steve Morse, MVP, Jose Luis Encinas, Giacomo Castellano, Cover Guitarra, Yanliang Lee, Magic Red, Michael Henson, Electrocution 250, Rob Eberhard Young, Ozric Tentacles, OHM:, Michael Romeo, Terry `Buffalo` Ware, Pierre Bensusan, Richard Hallebeek Project, Howland/Imboden Project, Howland/Laug/Morrison/Pinnick, Upright, Jose De Castro, Sultan Of String, Code 3, Gerald Gradwohl and Corbin King. You can now listen to and order 1389 instrumental releases by 785 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).
A selection of historical Guitar Nine logo variations.
Mike Campese turns the tried and true triad into an improvisational treat.
Let the Sultan of String take you on the exotic scale ride of your life.
Indie marketing guru Tim Sweeney discusses the importance of connecting with your audience.
Music industry guru Christopher Knab teaches you the proper form for a press release geared towards movers and shakers in the music industry.
Guitarist Neil Brocklebank`s logistics manager discusses the role of marketing in an independent artist`s strategic toolkit.
Audio mastering specialist FC Bester joins us for an introduction to this often misunderstood subject.
A road map for getting from song conception to the big mix, with Canadian guitarist David Martone.
How picky is too picky when recording your music; an opinon by Peter Stankov.
Creating a fuller, chock full o` tone sound with double-tracking. Play it again, Randy.
Tom Hess is back with a second installment on how creativity can be enhanced to improve songwriting and improvisation.
Being independent allows you to totally escape A&R, and do whatever you want. In the next three years I am releasing a solo acoustic guitar record, a fusion record, and a record with no guitar on it. I would never be allowed to do that with PolyGram. Being independent allows you to always be in control of your own music.