August-September 2002

Vol. 7, No. 2: August-September 2002
Unbelievable Passion For Instrumental Guitar Music
Guitar Nine Now Carrying Over 930 Titles

Welcome to the August edition of Guitar Nine's online magazine. Instrumental guitar music is still very much considered a niche market, and people visting the site for the first time are blown away by the fact that they have well over 900 titles to browse, pick from, and add to their collections. We've added another 46 new releases to the site in the past two months, including instrumental CDs by Johan, Eugene Grey, Joe Deninzon, Steve Vai, Djam Karet, Steve Fister, Kim Reith Trio, Theebo, William Stravato, Paco De Lucia, Michael Hedges, David Valdes, Sheryl Bailey 3, The Alchemists, Rare Blend, Koji Tsumoto, Keefe Novoa, Alessandro Benvenuti, Almedida/Byrd, Lara/Reyes, Carlos Montoya, Atkins/Knopfler, Chet Atkins, Ottmar Liebert, Joe Satriani, David Rogers, Frank Gambale, Al Garcia, Doug Markley, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Tony MacAlpine, Bob Katsionis, Bruce Gaitsch, Rullian, Luis Moreno, Matt McCloskey Trio, Vinmana, Planet X and Juan Serrano. You can now listen to and order 930 instrumental releases by 536 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).

Dan McAvinchey
Guitar Haus

Did you ever wonder where confidence comes from? How is it possible to have confidence at times, and suddenly lose confidence at critical moments?

Dan McAvinchey
Guitar Haus

Are you a half-finisher? Always eighty percent complete? How you can finish what ya started.

Muriel Anderson
Muriel Anderson

Using harmonics to get a great shimmering sound, from an award winning guitarist.

Rick Del Savio
Rick Del Savio

The changes to John Coltrane`s classic can result in inspiration for original solos.

Greg Rapaport
Greg Rapaport

Greg Rapaport talks about developing some serious synergy between the picking and fretting hands.

Shelby Williford
Shelby Williford

It`s not Frankenstein or Dracula, simply more Greasy Fingers.

Jamie Andreas
Jamie Andreas

Virtuoso classical guitarist and instructor Jamie Andreas talks about the sticky topic that will energize your practice sessions.

Miguel Mega
Miguel Mega

How to personalize and colorize our old friend - the blues.

Mike Campese
Mike Campese: The Fire Within

Learning the fretboard through scales by Mike Campese.

Bill Peck
Bill Peck

The ins and outs of DVD authoring - it may be easier than you think.

Tim Sweeney
Tim Sweeney

Indie marketing guru Tim Sweeney on why perception may not always be reality.

Christopher Knab
Christopher Knab

Music industry guru Christopher Knab talks about an overlooked area of importance, CD packaging.

David Martone
David Martone

Why you need a number of tones to impress, by Canadian guitarist David Martone.

Paul Abbott
Paul Abbott

Ace mastering engineer and guitarist Paul Abbott helps you avoid a muddy, undefined low to low-mid sound.

Guitar Nine
Guitar Nine

Three Speedy Demo Tracks