February-March 2001

Vol. 5, No. 5: February-March 2001
2001 - The Year Of The Guitar
Six-String Fanatics Unite Behind Musical Choice

Welcome to the February edition of the Guitar Nine on-line magazine. This year, Guitar Nine will complete its fifth year in business, bringing you the widest selection of guitar music we can possibly uncover. With that in mind, we've got 16 brand new CDs in stock, including instrumental works by Crushing Days, Dixie Dregs, Nicky Cats, Joel Hoekstra, David Belmont, Roland Chadwick, Forrest Kyle, Travis Larson Band, Tomas Michaud, Warren Buttler, Yngwie J. Malmsteen, Bill Peck, Tom Rizzo, Uli Jon Roth, Joboj and Deluc. You can now listen to and order 553 instrumental releases by 341 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

No man is an island. No indie label is an island either. The importance of cooperation.

Sebastian Kalamajski
Sebastian Kalamajski

Swedish guitarist Sebastian Kalamajski will help you strengthen the mind/fingers connection.

Will Landrum
Will Landrum

We all need to play fast at times, right? Let Will Landrum teach you the best way to increase your `MPH`.

Garrett Smith
Garrett Smith

Guitarist Garrett Smith serves up a classical prelude for two electic guitars.

Jamie Andreas
Jamie Andreas

Virtuoso classical guitarist and instructor Jamie Andreas gives you insight into the challenges of improving as a player.

Kevin Ferguson
Kevin Ferguson

Kevin Ferguson, devotee of uncommon sounds and intervals, reveals how you can explore this area with your own playing.

Mike Campese
Mike Campese: The Fire Within

A classical sounding etude designed to enhance the chops of any serious player.

Francesco Fareri
Francesco Fareri

Italian guitar player Francesco Fareri suggests several different ways to link arpeggiated lines.

Joe Bochar
Joe Bochar

Ready to experience horrific encounters with pop culture? Take a ride with Joboj.

Neil Haverstick
Neil Haverstick

Neil Haverstick completes his fantastic series on the myriad ways to make a good living playing the guitar.

Dan Lambert
Dan Lambert

One of the most liberating ways to deliver your music can also be overwhelming.

Christopher Knab
Christopher Knab

Music industry guru Christopher Knab is back offering a look into the possibilities for licensing and distribution.

Tim Sweeney
Tim Sweeney

Everybody does this - but should you? Indie marketing guru Tim Sweeney plays devil`s advocate on this important point.

David Martone
David Martone

Canadian guitarist David Martone has first-hand advice on the importance of pre-production.

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Latin/Flamenco Based Music Marks Debut

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Full-Time Musician Promotes Original CDs

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Personal Blues Sound Attracts Attention

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Instrumentalist Fuses Rock, Blues, Jazz, Funk & Country

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When Irish Shred Is Smiling

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Developing A Modern Arpeggione

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Hammering Home Guitar Fury

Joe Matera
Joe Matera

Everyone wants to be loved, and for a musician guitar player that means to be heard and loved with unbiased ears. I want to keep the freedom I`ve attained by being a guitarist. That outlaw time zone I mentioned. It`s an achievement that`s ongoing, you could say I have achieved it, but you have to stay on the case, because things can change on any given day. You can`t let creativity stop.

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East Meets West In Asian/Oriental Metal

Randy Allar
Randy Allar

Actually I started playing flamenco before playing electric guitar. It`s always been a love of mine. Unfortunately, when you`re doing pop records, I`d bring it out. The response I`d get is, `Save it for your own record.` So I have my own flamenco record which came out a couple of months ago.

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Italy's Most Unique Jazz/Blues

Dan McAvinchey
Guitar Haus

Well, this a great time for bands and independent record labels. The exposure is endless and the quality is so much better than even 10 years ago. I think bands will get smart and start to depend less on the company to put it in stores and see more of the future music listeners downloading the album. This would cost less for the buyer and give more to the band.

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Croatian Studio Guitarist Steps Out

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Solo Acoustic Fingerstyle Guitarist

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Guitar-Based Alternative Realities

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