February-March 2003

Vol. 7, No. 5: February-March 2003
Sample The Cream Of The Instrumental Crop
Dozens Of New Guitar CDs From All Over The World Arrive For 2003

Welcome to the February edition of Guitar Nine's online magazine. After a very successful 2002 holiday season, 2003 kicks off with a virtual explosion of titles. Just in the past two months alone, we've added a record 59 new releases to the site, including instrumental CDs by Lyall Steel, Neil Zaza, Buckethead, Mikko Kosonen, Neal Nagaoka, Porty, Susan McDonald, Too Old To Rock, John Paul Jones, Cosmosquad, Forrest Kyle, Pascal Allaigre, Alejandro Silva, Paul Rose, Jim Earp, The Guitars That Rule The World, California Guitar Trio, Flamenco Guitar Greats, Leo Kottke, Wayne Wesley Johnson, Mimmo Langella, Mike Keneally, Rusty Cooley, Joop Wolters, Matt Mills Project, Attitude, Atlantics, Jesse Cook, Jartse Tuominen & Takala Project, Michael Angelo Batio, Angelo, Ferrigno, Leal, Kuprij, Frank Zappa, Jimmy Ryan, Oscar Lopez, Flyin` Ryan Brothers, Lara/Reyes, Manuel Barrueco, Richard Kuncicky, Mermen, Gordian Knot, Bill Pierce, Adrian Legg, Andy West With Rama, Los Romeros, Rene Engel, Scott Bradoka, EGH and Neil Haverstick. You can now listen to and order 1075 instrumental releases by 602 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

Self-assessement time. Can you go it alone? You might need the synergy of two people working together to kick start your label.

Chris Juergensen
Chris Juergensen

One of the things that makes the guitar different from other instruments is the fact that you can incorporate open strings into chord voicings. Here`s how.

Martin Behr
Martin Behr

Applying time-shifting to enhance tapped arpeggios.

Mark Yodice
Mark Yodice

Were you thinking, "Gee, there`s got to be a way to spice up a G...?" Zounds! You were right.

Jamie Andreas
Jamie Andreas

Virtuoso classical guitarist and instructor Jamie Andreas talks about penetrating the mystery of time.

Chris Brooks
Chris Brooks

How to expand your soloing arsenal by reworking some familiar ideas.

Mike Campese
Mike Campese: The Fire Within

Sooner or later, you`ll want to make your solos more exciting. Start by making up new scale sequences.

Salvatore Vecchio
Salvatore Vecchio

Italian guitarist Salvatore Vecchio with a column on mixing various pentatonic scales to achieve something fresh.

Sean Mercer
Sean Mercer

Getting the left hand to keep up with the right hand sweep through hand synchronization.

Tim Sweeney
Tim Sweeney

Indie marketing guru Tim Sweeney discusses the use and abuse of Flash.

Christopher Knab
Christopher Knab

Music industry guru Christopher Knab with the numeric lowdown on getting your music in the stores.

David Martone
David Martone

Don`t be grabby! Taking the take that takes the cake, by Canadian guitarist David Martone.

Guitar Nine
Guitar Nine

Reflective Classical/New Age Instrumentals

Guitar Nine
Guitar Nine

My, What Loud Guitars You Have

Guitar Nine
Guitar Nine

Atmospheric Electric/Acoustic Instrumentals