December-January 2005

Vol. 10, No. 4: December-January 2005
Mille, Mil, Tausend, One Thousand!
In Any Language, Over 1,000 Instrumental Artists Available Through G9

Welcome to the December edition of Guitar Nine's online magazine. In the past month, we crossed an important milestone; now, over 1,000 guitarists and bands in the instrumental guitar arena are now represented on the Guitar Nine web site and store. Just in the past two months alone, we've added 36 new releases and reissues to the site, including instrumental CDs by Richie Kotzen, Steve Laputa, Liona Boyd, Milan Polak, Jim Horne, Williams/McCulloch, Tim Pitts, Jeff Scheetz, Craig Chaquico, Neil Zaza, Adam Moore, Greg Griffin, Eric Johnson, Jay Geils, Jason Sadites, Michael Angelo Batio, Lars Eric Mattsson, De Gladas Kapell, Gregg Sweeney, Ken Hatfield, Armik, G3, Garaj Mahal, Project Z, Sandgarden, Steve Smith, Vital Information, Oz Noy, Frank Wallace, OHM:, Roger Scannura, Chris Dunnett and Alan Williamson. You can now listen to and order 1769 instrumental releases by 1001 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

If you're a typical musician, you lack one or both of these critical qualities. Let's see how important they are to your success.

Guitar Nine Records December-January 2005 newsletter.

Tom Ball
Tom Ball

Guitarist Tom Ball discusses the simple question: Who made the first solo guitar recordings, and when? Check it out.

Chris Juergensen
Chris Juergensen

If you think a Slash Chord is only found on a Guns `n` Roses album, you really need this article.

Jason Sadites
Jason Sadites

Give your listeners a little bit more by throwing in an unexpected time change.

Danny Jones
Danny Jones

Danny Jones is back with blues licks taken from his recorded solos.

Randy Ellefson
Randy Ellefson

Guitarist Randy Ellefson introduces two basic ideas in counterpoint: oblique motion and contrary motion.

Sven Stichter
Sven Stichter

Scare your audience (or even make someone hurl) with this ascending (yet descending) pattern.

Mike Campese
Mike Campese: The Fire Within

Here are Mike`s sweep picking techniques applied to a revered classical caprice.

Jamie Andreas
Jamie Andreas

Virtuoso classical guitarist and instructor Jamie Andreas helps you get beyond "moving fingers" to actually "making music".

Tom Hess
Tom Hess Opus 2

How will you achieve what you really want (goals) without knowing why you want them, and how you will get there (plans)? Let`s discuss.

Neil Haverstick
Neil Haverstick

Neil Haverstick reflects on a long and interesting relationship with the instrument to which he has dedicated his entire career.

Christopher Knab
Christopher Knab

Music industry consultant Christopher Knab talks about arguably the most important aspect of a music artist`s career.

Tim Sweeney
Tim Sweeney

Are you losing thousands by not knowing more about your fans? Indie marketing guru Tim Sweeney gives some real world examples.

Tony Koretz
Tony Koretz

A few ideas that will help make up the next great guitar solo.