February-March 2004

Vol. 8, No. 5: February-March 2004
Melt The Winter Blues With Fiery Music
396 Fusion, 304 Rock, 145 Shred, 112 Metal, 40 Surf, 268 Acoustic... More!

Welcome to the February edition of Guitar Nine's on-line magazine. Stylistic variety within the instrumental guitar specialty market continues to be our hallmark, as 21 primary styles are in the spotlight in our new style-specific SoundCheck pages (click on 'View Other SoundChecks...'). In the past two months we've added another 33 new releases to the site, including instrumental CDs by Nokie Edwards/LCD, Jonas Hellborg Group, Ted Kuo, Yanliang Lee, Guitars For Freedom, Bob Margolis, Waldon Reed Jr., Delirious Tremor, Kevin M. Buck, Lyall Steel, Stride, Caterine, Hellborg/Lane/Selvaganesh, Talisma, Salvatore Russo, Mark Stanley Quartet, Aldo, Bryan Beller, Byron Nemeth Group, Hess, Star & Key Of The Indian Ocean, Clark Plays Guitar, Bianchi & Preston, Larry Carlton, Leo Kottke, Jesse Cook, Goncalo Pereira, Jeff Curtis, Michael Fath`s Le Jazz, Quintessence Metal Webzine and Scott Tarulli. You can now listen to and order 1319 instrumental releases by 746 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

Don't make the mistake of thinking this is someone else's job. As an independent artist, the ball is in your court.

Guitar Nine Records February-March 2004 newsletter.

Mike Campese
Mike Campese: The Fire Within

Mike Campese shifts into high gear with these high tech shred licks.

David Vincent Jones
David Vincent Jones

Guitarist Neil Brocklebank`s logistics manager talks about the difficulties facing a small time touring band.

Dan Lambert
Dan Lambert

Dan Lambert with a story about gigging abroad.

Tim Sweeney
Tim Sweeney

Indie marketing guru Tim Sweeney discusses how to get the most from your Internet presence.

Christopher Knab
Christopher Knab

Music industry guru Christopher Knab provides a basic outline to the key parts of a recording contract.

David Martone
David Martone

Useful tips on miking up a full drum kit, with Canadian guitarist David Martone.

Bryon Thompson
Bryon Thompson

Bryon Thompson on discovering new ways of writing stronger and more original material.

Tom Hess
Tom Hess Opus 2

Tom Hess discusses how creativity can be enhanced and stimulated to improve songwriting and improvisation.

Guitar Nine
Guitar Nine

Mixed Bag Of Metallic Instrumentals

Guitar Nine
Guitar Nine

Soloist Adept In Jazz, Latin, Funk & Pop

Guitar Nine
Guitar Nine

Superb Italian Instrumental Rock

Martin Schmidt
Martin Schmidt

I run my business, do my own booking, I do everything! We don`t have no managers, no agents, none of that. That`s what I tell these kids now. You`re better off making your own record, selling it at your own place and owning the rights to your own records.

Guitar Nine
Guitar Nine

Playing With Technique And Passion