Guitar Nine Records June-July 2003 newsletter.
Welcome to the June edition of Guitar Nine's on-line magazine. June of 1996 marked our entry into cyberspace, and after seven years, Guitar Nine has become the leader in providing the widest selection of instrumental guitar recordings, news and information. To celebrate, we've added 42 new releases to the site, including instrumental CDs by Kevin Laliberte, Clarelynn Rose, Paulo Barros, Trem, Guitarristas, Steve Gibb, Supertones Surf, Ron Jarzombek, Glen Snyder, Joy Basu, Ted Killian, Spastic Ink, Ben Lacy, Tim Callobre, Shane Theriot, Eric Paschal, Spaced Out, Tony Baena, Carlos Creator, Gongzilla, Dixie Dregs, Colaiuta/Ford/Haslip, Rippingtons, Derek Sherinian, Sydnei Carvalho, V8, Guitarras Vol. 1, Mazurek`s Maze, Les Sabler, Paul Rose, Budapest West, Johnny Roth, Keith Miller, Djam Karet, Neil Brocklebank, Dave Beegle, John Scofield Band, Marty Friedman, Mike Campese and Deluc. You can now listen to and order 1155 instrumental releases by 651 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).
Sean Mercer returns with ways to help you break out of the 3 and 4 note sequence rut.
Constructing your own chord voicings and increasing your chord vocabulary.
Add some excitement to your playing by playing outside the scale. This time: the diminished scale.
Steve Pappas enhances his previous "Amazing Grace" arrangement with this variation.
Becoming a performer and a listener all at once.
Virtuoso classical guitarist and instructor Jamie Andreas discusses why, at times, you must make the difficult even more difficult.
More creative ways to use modal pentatonics in your playing.
Complete understanding of the modes has eluded many a guitarist. Here`s part two of Mike Campese`s multi-part lesson.
Stop pulling out your hair, read the latest gem from Mr. Hess.
Indie marketing guru Tim Sweeney reminds you not to settle.
Music industry guru Christopher Knab is back with a whole list of ways to set your music apart from the pack.
Performing a seek-and-destroy on 60-cycle hum with Canadian guitarist David Martone.