June-July 2000

Vol. 5, No. 1: June-July 2000
Leading Instrumental Guitar Site Marks Anniversary
Guitar Nine Records Celebrates 4 Years Online

Welcome to the June edition of Guitar Nine's on-line magazine. June of 1996 marked our entry into cyberspace, and after four years, Guitar Nine has become the leader in providing the widest selection of instrumental guitar recordings, news and information. To celebrate, we've added 22 new releases to the site, including instrumental CDs by Lynn Patrick, Doug Markley, Alex Masi, Lyle Workman, Tom Chaffee, Michael Fath, Shawn Harding, The Vara-Tones, Gregg Bissonette, Tim Simmons, Uversa, Black Shadows, Ben Trexel, Michael Hedges, Dick Dale, John Scofield, Ventures, Chaquico/Freeman, Rick Brannon and Craig Chaquico. You can now listen to and order 467 instrumental releases by 286 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

We turn the electronic mailbag upside down to answer some of the most commonly asked questions about releasing and promoting records.

Dan McAvinchey
Guitar Haus

Part two of our e-mailbag dump, answering some of the most commonly asked questions about releasing and promoting records.

Dan McAvinchey
Guitar Haus

The talented artists associated with Guitar Nine recall their mentors and heroes.

Ben Sherman
Ben Sherman

No, no, no! This is about music! From the guitarist behind the amazing "First Light".

David Martone
David Martone

Direct from Canada, Martone`s lesson should help to obtain a change of color over dominant chords.

Colin Mandel
Colin Mandel

Get a rhythmic grip on odd meters with this new column from Colin Mandel.

Ray DeTone
Ray DeTone

Lower Bach pain? A great exercise for right hand picking as well as left hand fretting technique.

Eric Sands
Eric Sands

Put down that guitar! How to dramatically affect your playing and creativity.

Gilbert Isbin
Gilbert Isbin

An original orchestration from "Gilbert Isbin Plays Nick Drake".

Will Landrum
Will Landrum

Do you wonder if you could ever be as good as your favorite guitar player? Will Landrum is back with good news.

Dan Lambert
Dan Lambert

A story about a guitar (well, a couple of guitars, actually).

Tobias Hurwitz
Tobias Hurwitz

And those that can`t do - scram! Teaching guitar for fun and profit.

Christopher Knab
Christopher Knab

Music industry guru Christopher Knab is back with the key ingredients necessary to make an impact in cyberspace.

Randy Allar
Randy Allar

I love it at home, but you can`t play here. You can`t play in L.A. every night. We`re lucky to play once a week here. It`s just the nature of being a musician. People won`t pay to see you every single week. You have to travel and change your audience to be able to play every night.

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Guitar Nine

Broadening His Horizons With Solo Release

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Guitar Nine

Aggressive, Unorthodox Fingerstyle Wins Fans

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Guitar Nine

Blues Rock Band Poised To Explode

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Guitar Nine

Polish Shredder Continues Development

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Guitar Nine

Fifteen Years Of Progressive Rock Fusion

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Guitar Nine

Guitar-Based Improvisational Pieces Kick-Off Trilogy

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Guitar Nine

High Energy, Blues/Rock Guitar

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Guitar Nine

Music Creating An Uplifting Ambience

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Guitar Nine

Meaningful Progressive Rock

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Guitar Nine

New Progressive Band Forges Original Sound

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Guitar Nine

Finnish Shredder Pours Out Emotion

Dan McAvinchey
Guitar Haus

I never thought I`d be CEO of Virgin Independent, nor would I want to. I had material to release. No major or indie label wanted to hear about it, so I did it myself. And let`s face it: guitar music is a tough sell, so most majors won`t cut you any slack.

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Guitar Nine

Veteran Guitarist Goes Instrumental

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