December-January 2004

Vol. 9, No. 4: December-January 2004
Welcome 2005 With New Guitar Music
Guitarists From All Over The World Join Forces

Welcome to the December holiday edition of Guitar Nine's on-line magazine. Instrumental guitar music could be considered underground by the mainstream music press, but it's an underground with a devoted and enthusiastic fan base. To do our part to serve that fan base, we've added 37 releases to the site in the past two months, including instrumental CDs by Ted Reece, Mick Neil, Rich Roger, Shawn Persinger Is Prester John, Tobias Hurwitz, Craig Chaquico, International Guitar Night, Johnny Hiland, Hideous Sun Demons, Warmen, Ioannis Anastassakis, Mike Dimareli - Artical, Carlos Soto, Keith Miller, Daniele Liverani, Riptyde, Armik, Vernon Neilly & G-Fire, Nick Borho, Big Bang Method, Dr. Maybe, Il-Min Choi, Derek Sherinian, Steve Booke, Deep Forest, Bill Perry, Sterling Koch, Joe Gamble, Loren Middleton, Daikaiju, Heavy Surf, Bill Mize, Mortimer Nelson and Peter Xifaras. You can now listen to and order 1543 instrumental releases by 872 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).

Guitar Nine Records December-January 2004 newsletter.

Tom Hess
Tom Hess Opus 2

Neo-classical guitarist Tom Hess weighs in on the debate over DIY or professional instruction.

Mike Walsh
Mike Walsh

Hess guitarist Mike Walsh explains why high caliber playing is important to self-expression.

Mark Carozza
Mark Carozza

Bassist and guitarist Mark Carozza lays out some of his tried and true rut-busting ideas.

Kevin Ferguson
Kevin Ferguson

Kevin Ferguson, devotee of complex time signatures, reveals how you can master this area of technique.

Mike Campese
Mike Campese: Chapters

More ideas on how you can add a really cool twist to your playing.

Peter Neri
Peter Neri

You`ve had it, you know you have.

Tim Sweeney
Tim Sweeney

Indie marketing guru Tim Sweeney talks about the importance of commitment.

Dale Turner
Dale Turner

How about a career as a professional transcriber and arranger? Let`s discuss.

David Vincent Jones
David Vincent Jones

Are you persistent? Guitarist Neil Brocklebank`s logistics manager gives you a heads up on dealing with 99% of music business personalities.

Metal Mike Chlasciak
Metal Mike Chlasciak

Want to make a great impression with your music? Or would you rather wrap fish? Check out Metal Mike`s advice.

Christopher Knab
Christopher Knab

Music industry consultant Christopher Knab comments on both mythological and practical keys to success.

David Martone
David Martone

Canadian guitarist David Martone has some great ideas for all your spare video footage.

Tony Koretz
Tony Koretz

A practical approach to getting a good recorded acoustic guitar sound.

Alan Lennon
Alan Lennon

Let guitarist Alan Lennon take you through the basics of writing songs, starting with the fundamentals of chord progressions.