August-September 2009

Vol. 14, No. 2: August-September 2009
Combating Recession With Better Value
Buying A $10 CD vs. A $10 Download Offers Several Advantages

Welcome to the August edition of Guitar Nine's on-line magazine. In the past two weeks, artists have approved and authorized almost 800 price changes to make CDs a much better value as compared to a downloaded mp3 album. In addition to higher sound quality and packaging, the CD actually has an aftermarket value, unlike its digital counterpart. We've posted another 24 releases to the site in the past two months, including instrumental CDs by Marty Friedman, Yngwie Malmsteen, Derek Sherinian, Adrian English, Jason Sadites. Theodore Ziras, Alfredo Garcia-Navas, Shane Theriot, Crush, Christian Schwarzbach, Shredding Across The World Volume 3, Leprechaun, Ben Kuzay, Ben Carroll, Cheng Zhen, Lawler/Speer, Sean Baker Orchestra, Haymo Doerk, Doerk/Sabot, Andy Rothstein, Guido Campiglio, Alien Guitar Abduction, and the Eric Clapton Salute. You can now listen to and order 1938 instrumental releases by 1196 different artists.

Guitar Nine Records August-September 2009 newsletter.

Paul Tauterouff
Paul Tauterouff

Paul Tauterouff takes a common three-note sequence and turns it around to create a new sequence that sounds much more interesting.

Jean-Pierre Zammit
Jean-Pierre Zammit

Adapting legato technique to the ubiquitous arpeggio.

Scott Allen
Scott Allen

The fourth part of Scott Allen`s new series deals with the concept of perfect symmetry.

Jon Rhodes
Jon Rhodes

Some very useful methods to help you learn to tune in and play by ear.

Mike Philippov
Mike Philippov

Have you been working on your sweep picking and been struggling to improve? Here`s help.

Jason Sadites
Jason Sadites

Using odd time signatures, open tuning and hybrid picking to keep things interesting.

Jirakit Somame
Jirakit Somame

Here are some exercises to develop and improve outside picking and alternate picking.

Greg Rapaport
Greg Rapaport

Some of Greg`s personal uses and insights into this somewhat eclectic scale.

David Martone
David Martone

Canadian guitarist David Martone takes you into the nuts and bolts of preparing three tracks for a Rush tribute album.

Mike O'Malley
Mike O'Malley

Don`t stifle your creativity by applying too much theory to the songwriting process.

Mike Campese
Mike Campese: Chapters

Mike`s got a great way to learn your arpeggios and triads all over the neck.

Tom Hess
Tom Hess Opus 2

There are two main problems that apply to almost all guitar teachers who struggle attracting new students.

Christopher Knab
Christopher Knab

Music industry guru Christopher Knab reminds us why there are so many good record releases, and so few great record releases.

Tim Sweeney
Tim Sweeney

Indie marketing guru Tim Sweeney has some better suggestions for those stage give-a-ways.