Guitar Nine Records June-July 2008 newsletter.
Welcome to the June edition of Guitar Nine's on-line magazine. June of 1996 marked our entry into cyberspace, and after twelve great 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 29 releases to the site in the past two months, including instrumental CDs by Logic?, Ty Oliver, Freak Zoid, Sakis Zachariades, Howland/Howland, Lucas Yaksic, Alex Argento, Kole, Paul Gilbert, Mike DiBari Trio, Alex Ehrsam, Steve Hunter, Serj, Neil Haverstick, Zeroesque, Steve Stevens, Stef Burns, Cosmics, Avatar, Guy Lee, Citriniti Feat. Fabrizio Leo, The Dream Of The Electric Guitars, Leonid, Dean Cascione, Stefan Rosqvist Band, Daddo, Rob Johnson and Bill Palmer. You can now listen to and order 1941 instrumental releases by 1150 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).
Even the simplest idea can be rekindled with the help of little embellishments.
Virtuoso classical guitarist and instructor Jamie Andreas believes it`s easy to memorize pieces, and has some tips to help the uninitiated.
Can you sound musical, creative and original using the same scales as everyone else? Michael Shouse says yes.
You can make your own scales with these tips from Mike Campese.
Here`s a second look at playing 3 note per string scales as 16th notes.
Kevin Ferguson outlines personal experiences about the hazards of playing a wide variety and mix of genres, along with some mitigation examples.
Indie marketing guru Tim Sweeney on the art of goal setting.
Music industry guru Christopher Knab offers up a very complete primer on this most essential music business tool.
Neo-classical guitarist Tom Hess with seven things you should do now to begin your music career.
Recording for a pop/rock band, by Canadian guitarist David Martone.
Some general tips for mixing from the man behind Apell.
Scott Allen`s first article exclusively aimed at helping you become more gear savvy.
Kole supplies you, the songwriter/composer with three tools that will help you kick writer`s block `night in the ruts`.