June-July 2002

Vol. 7, No. 1: June-July 2002
Leading Instrumental Guitar Site Marks Anniversary
Guitar Nine Celebrates 6 Years Online

Welcome to the June edition of Guitar Nine's online magazine. June of 1996 marked our entry into cyberspace, and after six years, Guitar Nine has become the leader in providing the widest selection of instrumental guitar recordings, news and information. To celebrate, we've added another 56 new releases to the site in the past two months, including instrumental CDs by Warren Buttler, Jim Graham, Neil Rambaldi, Atlantics, Adrian Legg, Mike Stern, Alex Skolnick Trio, Gilda Taffet, Mark Stanley, Alejandro Silva, Ozric Tentacles, Dixie Dregs, Mermen, Michael Hedges, Sherman/Resto/Young, Fourth Estate, Henderson/Willis, Gianluca Sturiale Group, Michael Fath, Djam Karet, Mike Batio/Rob Ross (AKA Michael Angelo), Bitch Boys, Bruce Arnold Trio, Derryl Gabel, Joe Bergamini, 4Front, Andy Timmons, Craig Chaquico, Victor Biglione, Pete Laramee, Stew Cutler, Guitarchef, Dave Atherton, Delirious Tremor, Ezio Piai, Michael Schenker, War Of The Surf Guitars!, Greg Rapaport, Plankton, Human Tornados and Steve Vai. You can now listen to and order 928 instrumental releases by 535 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

If you're a typical musician, you lack one or both of these critical qualities. Let's see how important they are to your success.

Shelby Williford
Shelby Williford

Guitarist Williford pushes the envelope with 4 note per string legato licks and sequences.

Miguel Mega
Miguel Mega

Even more ways to spice up our old pal: the Dorian mode.

Tom Hess
Tom Hess Opus 2

Neo-classical guitarist Tom Hess shows you how to select a good guitar instructor (and how to avoid a bad one).

Mike Campese
Mike Campese: The Fire Within

Mike returns with some fun arpeggio licks he uses in his own playing.

Greg Rapaport
Greg Rapaport

Greg Rapaport discusses the importance of maintaining your timing and rhythm while improvising.

Tim Sweeney
Tim Sweeney

Indie marketing guru Tim Sweeney on getting the most from your hometown fans.

Christopher Knab
Christopher Knab

Music industry guru Christopher Knab teaches you what it takes to compete for radio play.

Joe Bochar
Joe Bochar

Joboj takes you through MIDI drums In 7222 characters or less (give or take).

David Martone
David Martone

Why your drum machine may be a demo-only tool, by Canadian guitarist David Martone.

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Illigitamate Offspring Of KISS Meet Godsmack

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Professional Musician Makes Waves

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Surprising Program Of Jewish Music

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Experimental Explorations On Electric Guitar

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Dispensing Jazz Influenced Abstract Post-Hip Hop