December-January 2008

Vol. 13, No. 4: December-January 2008
Welcome 2009 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 Gyula Schreiber, Bryan Beller, Brandon Campbell, Aaron Lewis, Shredding Across The World, John B., Revangel, Dojo, Jimmy Williams, Andre Tonelli, Kosta Vreto, Uthull, Freddie Fox, Lucas Fagundes, Bruce Bouillet, Doug Johns, Michael Angelo, Bluestone Company, Kevin Ferguson, Jimmy Herring, Guitar Idol 2008, Razl and Allen Hinds. You can now listen to and order 2005 instrumental releases by 1201 different artists.

Dan McAvinchey
Guitar Haus

How to keep from destroying your confidence by setting realistic expectations for your recording projects.

Guitar Nine Records December-January 2008 newsletter.

Paul Tauterouff
Paul Tauterouff

Paul Tauterouff expends on the flash lick concept in Part 2 of the series.

Mike Campese
Mike Campese: The Fire Within

Applying the melodic minor scale to rock music with Mike Campese.

Nick Layton
Nick Layton

Digging a bit deeper into phrasing in a quest for greater self-expression.

Chris Dunnett
Chris Dunnett

Dunnett offers some insight into his rendition of "Paint It Black", the Rolling Stones classic.

Alfredo Herz
Alfredo Herz

Topics as guitar players we tend to forget, but that are very important as far as making music.

Mike O'Malley
Mike O'Malley

Technique is very important, but worthless if you don`t know how to make your guitar groove.

Robin Hulbert
Robin Hulbert

8 finger tapping opens up a world of new musical ideas, giving you the ability to play things that would normally be considered impossible.

Tom Hess
Tom Hess Opus 2

Neo-classical guitarist Tom Hess is here to help you turn contacts into meaningful connections.

Tim Sweeney
Tim Sweeney

Indie marketing guru Tim Sweeney talks about the relationships between elections, politics, and your music career.

David Martone
David Martone

Canadian guitarist David Martone shows how it`s possible to make a great video with a small amount of coin.

Guy Pople
Guy Pople

The lighter/darker side of the enigmatic diminished tritone, and its infamous interval, the b5th.

Kevin Ferguson
Kevin Ferguson

Kevin Ferguson offers guiding principles used to transcribe and arrange Vivaldi (and other Baroque) violin concertos to electric guitars.

Kole
Kole

The often misunderstood and underappreciated interval - the minor second.