December-January 2006

Vol. 11, No. 4: December-January 2006
Welcome 2007 With New Instrumental Music
Guitarists From All Over The Globe Find Strength In Numbers

Welcome to the December holiday edition of Guitar Nine's on-line magazine. Instrumental guitar music is clearly considered underground by the mainstream music press, but it's an underground with a rabid and enthusiastic fan base. To do our part to serve that fan base, we've added 23 releases to the site in the past two months, including instrumental CDs by Allan Holdsworth, Chris Francis, Matt Konfirst, Windham Hill Holiday Guitar Collection, Doug Johns, Keith Andrew, Edward Box, Leon, John McLaughlin, Strunz/Farah, Cooper Tisdale & Friends, Konstantine Andeson, Greg Howe, Viva Carlos!, Joe Satriani, Rodrigo Y Gabriela, Alex Masi, Armik, Dweezil Zappa, Robben Ford, Kevin Ferguson, Belleville/Clemenzi, Daryl Stuermer and Kopecky. You can now listen to and order 1983 instrumental releases by 1120 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

The odds of doing anything significant in the music business are long from the start, but artists who can't think beyond the short term have it thousands of times harder.

Guitar Nine Records December-January 2006 newsletter.

Paul Chase
Paul Chase

A story of one humongous traveling guitar.

Guy Pople
Guy Pople

Understanding how a key can be made to reveal its chordal treasure is invaluable knowledge.

Patrick DeCoste
Patrick DeCoste

A quick look at various picking techniques.

Tom Hess
Tom Hess Opus 2

Neo-classical guitarist Tom Hess was a bad student too, but he got his act together, and you can as well.

David Wright
David Wright

Complex music requires thought and preplanning in order to get the best results.

John Baboian
John Baboian

How to avoid "wrong notes" on your way to creating interesting, improvised lines.

Paul Tauterouff
Paul Tauterouff

Can you cure a case of guitar hero "Clone-itus?" Here`s some cure-all.

Tim Sweeney
Tim Sweeney

Indie marketing guru Tim Sweeney teaches you to be analytical about alleged personal attacks.

Sean Farrington
Sean Farrington

A well maintained and growing email list can be a mighty, mighty tool.

Christopher Knab
Christopher Knab

Music industry guru Christopher Knab shows that access to the audience mean you need to know who`s guarding the gate.

David Martone
David Martone

Canadian guitarist David Martone`s most recent Atlantic clinic tour debrief.

Tony Koretz
Tony Koretz

Fitting those killer electric guitar tracks into the mix at mixdown.

Guitar Nine
Guitar Nine

Ready To Explode