December-January 1999

Vol. 4, No. 4: December-January 1999
Cold Winter Warmed By Great New Music
Dozens Of New CD Released Added

Welcome to the December edition of Guitar Nine's on-line magazine. As we enter an unusually cold winter period, we're reflecting on a large number of amazing new titles that have been added over the last two months. Our reach is expanding internationally, as guitarists from Europe and Asia have also joined forces with us in larger numbers. 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 trigger inspiration by understanding what causes it, and more importantly, what causes it for you.

Will Landrum
Will Landrum

G9er Will Landrum is back to teach you the magic of turning a scale into real music.

Greigg Fraser
Greigg Fraser

Learn to walk a tightrope on someone else`s web site--Greigg is here to talk guitar pickups.

Sebastian Kalamajski
Sebastian Kalamajski

Think about it--how to use your head to help your hands.

Gilbert Isbin
Gilbert Isbin

The guitarist on "Twins" offers the second installment on going beyond the flat pick.

Christopher Knab
Christopher Knab

Think you know your audience? Christopher Knab is here to make sure you take a closer look.

Tonya Rae
Tonya Rae

One of our most requested column topics is being addressed by Tonya Rae, who has sent out more than a press kit or two.

Joe Bochar
Joe Bochar

Not just "Orange" barcodes, but real, honest-to-goodness UPCs. Take it from Joe.

Randy Allar
Randy Allar

When we were working the tunes, none of us had any idea how long they were. It`s just these were our little babies we`re producing. It seemed that they needed all the parts we had. Looking back, there`s maybe two sections on the whole record I would cut. We hacked up a couple cuts for radio play, hacked them from eight minutes to five.

Guitar Nine
Guitar Nine

Conquering The World Of Melodic Instrumental Guitar

Randy Allar
Randy Allar

Well, I`m 38 and I started when I was ten. I probably started younger, like when I was about eight, so when you think about it, I`ve been playing for 30 years. I should be a lot better then I am (laughs).

Guitar Nine
Guitar Nine

Electronica Meets Driving Instrumental Guitar

Dan McAvinchey
Guitar Haus

We have our own recording facility at our rehearsal studio and have been doing all recent recording there. We also rent time if necessary at a more elaborate studio. Ralph (Perucci) has his own studio in Manhattan.

Guitar Nine
Guitar Nine

Solo Guitarist Explores Jazz, Classical, Modern & World Music

Dan McAvinchey
Guitar Haus

As far as releasing independently - there`s really no other way. Instrumental music (other than `happy saxophone` music I suppose) doesn`t really get a lot of support from record labels, guitar magazines, radio, whatever. So, if you love doing this kind of thing, then you really have to accept that you`ve gotta do it yourself.