April-May 2008

Vol. 12, No. 6: April-May 2008
CDs Still Significant In A Digital World
Availability And Quality Of Downloadable Music Still An Issue

Welcome to the April edition of Guitar Nine's on-line magazine. Guitarists and bands around the world continue to churn out releases in the CD format, realizing the sound quality of downloaded songs is still not up to the standards of a discriminating guitar music lover who listens on something other than earbuds. To illustrate, we've just added a total of 34 new releases to the site, including instrumental CDs by Eric Wollman, Cyril Achard Trio, Livio Lamonea, Paul Speer, John Westmoreland, 7for4, Peter Williams, Ottmar Liebert, Mimmo Langella, Cuthead, Steve Langemo, Ciro Manna, Ben Kuzay, Michael Landau, Adrian Galysh, Carlos Lichman, George Bellas, Marco Sfogli, Alberto Rigoni, Joshua Walker, Beck/Abercrombie, Matt Rae, Technical Info, Tony Flores, Jim Stubblefield, Electromagnets, Bill Hart, Ino Kang, Keith Miller, Matt Cafissi and Joe Satriani. You can now listen to and order 1940 instrumental releases by 1143 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).

Guitar Nine Records April-May 2008 newsletter.

Scott Allen
Scott Allen

Part four of Scott Allen`s exploration into the wonderful world of arpeggios.

Mike Campese
Mike Campese: The Fire Within

Develop both dexterity and versatility with these fretboard exercises.

German Schauss
German Schauss

Here`s a closer look at playing 3 note per string scales as 16th notes.

Nick Kellie
Nick Kellie

Nick Kellie helps you to improvise through this standard chord progression.

David Martone
David Martone

A peek at the Satriani instructional sessions, with Canadian guitarist David Martone.

Lance Trebesch
Lance Trebesch

The second part of successful blogging offers more promotion techniques and how to keep your readers.

Tim Sweeney
Tim Sweeney

Indie marketing guru Tim Sweeney on the seduction of new media web sites.

Kole
Kole

An introduction to the most familiar way of analyzing and composing music for many of us.

Guglielmo Malusardi
Guglielmo Malusardi

I think that the song itself is the most important thing, because what we remember after the listening of a track is not a shred phrase but the central theme.

Martin Schmidt
Martin Schmidt

I`m more interested in songs than in players. I love the last Coldplay album, because there`s great melody. There`s new guys like Derek Trucks and Joe Bonamassa, who really play well and say something emotional.

Guglielmo Malusardi
Guglielmo Malusardi

I love live performances. If they come out well, they capture the beauty of improvisation. That is one of the things that I love about music and this band, the moments of improvisation that change from gig to gig are wonderful.

Guitar Nine
Guitar Nine

Uplifting Combination Of Flamenco, Latin, Classical & Jazz

Guitar Nine
Guitar Nine

Post-Apocalyptic Acoustic Fingerstyle

Guitar Nine
Guitar Nine

Jazz Guitarist Strives To Reach Wider Audience