December-January 2001

Vol. 6, No. 4: December-January 2001
Over 400 Instrumental Artists Now Available
Growth of CDs Available in 2001 Exceeds 20%

Welcome to the December holiday edition of Guitar Nine's on-line magazine. Looking back, we started in instrumental guitar e-commerce in 1997 with a total of six CDs - and now we stock well over 600 titles! Just in the past two months we've added a whopping 38 new releases to the site, including instrumental CDs by Moodafaruka, Spirit Gang, Joe Stump, Kopecky, Miguel Mega, Stew Cutler, Sean McGowan, Tony MacAlpine, Bernd Steidl, Joe Satriani, Bumblefoot (Featuring Ron Thal), Ted Reece, Bailey/Wooten, Garsed/Helmerich, Herring/Lavitz/Harward, MacAlpine/Brunel/Chambers/Auger, Baked Potato (Live), Vinnie Moore, Gary Hoey, Frank Zappa, Strunz/Farah, Carlton/Lukather, Allan Holdsworth, Steve Howe, Steve Vai, Jason Becker, Jens Johansson, John Paul Jones, Greg Koch, Merry Axemas, Eric Johnson, Project Z, Jordan Rudess, Steve Morse Band and Doug Markley. You can now listen to and order 731 instrumental releases by 441 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).

Francesco Fareri
Francesco Fareri

Want to double your fun? Double tracking your arpeggios may be the way to do it.

Mike Campese
Mike Campese: Chapters

Mike is back to help you coordinate your hands, while developing speed and accuracy.

Will Landrum
Will Landrum

Yet another weapon in the arsenal of techniques you can use to spice up your music.

Jamie Andreas
Jamie Andreas

Virtuoso classical guitarist and instructor Jamie Andreas discusses the little discussed subject of fingering.

Tim Sweeney
Tim Sweeney

Indie marketing guru Tim Sweeney opens up the mailbag to answer a question about `street marketing`.

Christopher Knab
Christopher Knab

Music industry guru Christopher Knab is back with the skinny on getting noticed.

David Martone
David Martone

Canadian guitarist David Martone discusses the benefits and advantages of mastering your CD.

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Guitar Nine

Totally Acoustic Troubadour Music

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Guitar Nine

Melodic Fusion/Shred Dominates Class Project

Dan McAvinchey
Guitar Haus

I was on mp3.com for a while, but my opinion of the web is that piracy seems to be the end result of all the freebies, so we are staying with pressings even though they get copied and sent out for free. I`m a professional recording artist, so I`m committed to charging for my work.

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Guitar Nine

Speed Picked Instrumental Metal

Dan McAvinchey
Guitar Haus

I usually will come up with ideas by throwing on my drum machine and just playing riffs, or by sitting in front of the TV and getting inspiration from whatever is on. I wrote the song "The Fugitive" while watching the movie of the same name. All the action was incredible, and the song turned out to be just as intense.

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Guitar Nine

Adept At Rock, Blues, Metal, Funk & More

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Improvisational Boldness Meets Esoterica

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Slovenia's Instrumental Rock Future