December-January 2002

Vol. 7, No. 4: December-January 2002
Mille, Mil, Tausend, One Thousand!
In Any Language, Over 1,000 Instrumental Titles Now Available

Welcome to the December edition of Guitar Nine's online magazine. In the past month, we crossed an important milestone; now, well over 1,000 instrumental guitar CDs are available for purchase. Just in the past two months alone, we've added 55 new releases to the site, including instrumental CDs by Stephen Housden, Planet X, Chris Juergensen, Mojo, Synergy Quartet, McGill/Manring/Stevens, Supertones, Estrume`n`tal, Michael Schenker, Shadows, Tristano/Crothers, Acoustic Journey, Michael Angelo, Stanley Jordan, Carl Filipiak, Ballurio, Mike Valeras Group, Larry Carlton, Danny Gatton, Alex Martinho, Michael Silvestri, Infernal Soul, Martone, Edward Box, Buckethead, Ozric Tentacles, Fabrizio Chiruzzi, Heavy Guitars, Peter Autschbach, Michael Mangaroo, Endel Rivers, Joboj, Mitch Merrett, Elias Viljanen, Taboo Voodoo, Randy Coven, Metro, Jason Becker Tribute, Cyril Achard, Powell Young, Kevin Cardamore, Sean Mercer, Thomas McRocklin and Denis Taaffe. You can now listen to and order 1020 instrumental releases by 577 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

Completely subjective, straightforward tips in the areas of promotion, publicity and your career.

Guitar Nine
Guitar Nine

Read about the history of instrumental guitar, and learn about the passion fans feel for their sub-genre of choice.

Greigg Fraser
Greigg Fraser

Get a grip, pencilneck! A solid way to strengthen your fretting hand.

Steve Pappas
Steve Pappas

Steve Pappas is back with a beautiful Christmas carol arranged for solo fingerstyle guitar.

Chris Brooks
Chris Brooks

How to view frustration as a positive thing. No, really.

Greg Brown
Greg Brown

How to avoid wasting your time learning things that will not help you achieve your goals.

Chris Juergensen
Chris Juergensen

Know who you are playing with before you play any super big, wide sounding chords.

Jeff Scheetz
Jeff Scheetz

Guitarist Jeff Scheetz` own blistering version of this holiday chestnut.

Mike Campese
Mike Campese: The Fire Within

How you can add something different to your solos to sound a little more `out`.

Tom Hess
Tom Hess Opus 2

Are you aurally challanged? Learn how to improve this vital skill.

Tim Sweeney
Tim Sweeney

Indie marketing guru Tim Sweeney gets you to think beyond equipment and music-related companies.

Christopher Knab
Christopher Knab

Music industry guru Christopher Knab reveals a tried-and-true method of getting more knowledge about the music business.

Joe Bochar
Joe Bochar

How to get big, fat rhythm guitars even bigger and fatter, and other panning tips.

Paul Abbott
Paul Abbott

Which way do you swing? Ace mastering engineer and guitarist Paul Abbott discusses each platform`s unique capabilities and characteristics.

David Martone
David Martone

Getting a great signal from your guitar to your sound card, by Canadian guitarist David Martone.