August-September 2007

Vol. 12, No. 2: August-September 2007
Unbelievable Passion For Instrumental Guitar Music
Guitar Nine Now Carrying Nearly 2100 Titles

Welcome to the August edition of Guitar Nine's on-line magazine. Instrumental guitar music is still very much considered a niche market, and people visiting the site for the first time are blown away by the fact that they have nearly 2100 titles to browse, pick from, and add to their collections. We've added another 39 new releases to the site in the past two months, including instrumental CDs by Chris Poland, Dave Kulju, Jimmy McIntosh, Alien Guitar Abduction, Michael Keller, Roger Scannura & Ritmo Flamenco, Neil Zaza, Shawn Needham, Rodrigo Alves, Michael Knight, Cosmosquad, Tomo Fujita, CountItOff, I Fantomatici, El Ray, Daniel Christopherson, Christian Andersen, Incredible Mr. Smith, Joop Wolters, DC Slater, Craig S. Snyder, Johannes Linstead, Steve Vai, John Kline, Doug Stapp, The Seth Chaplas, Tim Jenkins, Michael Mucklow, Stephane Pilette, Patrick Butler, Superkeltic. Freeway Jam (Beck Tribute), Danny Gatton, Steve Smith & Vital Information, Dave Justo, Guitarristas, Nebojsa Buhin and Randy Ellefson. You can now listen to and order 2097 instrumental releases by 1178 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

How to start and organize your own record label. It's a lot easier than you may think.

Guitar Nine Records August-September 2007 newsletter.

Scott Allen
Scott Allen

What does it mean for one`s playing to be considered original? Let`s find out.

Ioannis Anastassakis
Ioannis Anastassakis

Enlist those underutilized picking hand fingers to facilitate string skipping and wider intervals.

Mike Philippov
Mike Philippov

Here are seven common problems guitarists encounter when learning to sweep pick, and what you can do about them.

Tim Sweeney
Tim Sweeney

Indie marketing guru Tim Sweeney recommends cooperation, instead of competition.

David Martone
David Martone

Travels with your musical tour guide, Canadian guitarist David Martone.

Randy Ellefson
Randy Ellefson

How to keep your performance but change the ampís sound after the fact.

Michael Knight
Michael Knight

Michael Knight looks at some activities for versatile composition and soloing.

Kole
Kole

The second part of the process and benefits of writing down and charting specific details of the things the composer wishes to express is explained.

Tom Hess
Tom Hess Opus 2

Tom Hess with his third installment on ideas on selecting and using a compositional process that works best for you.

Dan McAvinchey
Guitar Haus

It was really important to me that all of the crazy shred guitar on the record be song driven and not the other way around. As a listener, I want to hear songs, not a brief melodic section and then eight minutes of jamming.

Guitar Nine
Guitar Nine

Music That Grabs Your Attention

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Guitar Nine

A Technical Mastery Of Jazz

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Guitar Nine

Italian Hard Fusion