October-November 2000

Vol. 5, No. 3: October-November 2000
Guitar Nine Rocks Guitar World Magazine
Brian Stillman's "Surf City" Column Profiles Site

Welcome to the October edition of the Guitar Nine on-line magazine. Of special note, Guitar Nine is featured in the November issue of Guitar World magazine -- Brian Stillman's 'Surf City' column on music web sites covers the Guitar Nine site exclusively. New releases are coming in fast -- we've added 34 CDs to the site, including instrumental works by Handz Of Danz, Mike Campese, Brand X, Scott Christensen, Sterling Koch, Pat Thomi, Carpathia Project, Twin Lines Project, Bozzio/Levin/Stevens,Trance Lucid, PapaMichael, Marcos De Ros, Steve Stevens, Mario Otero, Stuart Hamm, Michael Schenker, Frank Wallace, Matthew Kennedy, Dave Atherton, Mike Valeras Group, Matt Masotti, Tony Palkovic, Johnson/Romero, Frankenshred, The Zone, Torben Enevoldsen, Deric Rush Band, David Sinclair, Michael Nicolella, Rolf Munkes, Brad Gillis, Blues Saraceno, Randy Coven and Borislav Mitic. You can now listen to and order 530 instrumental releases by 325 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

The talented artists associated with Guitar Nine respond to the challenge: Put a million bucks to the best musical use.

Mike Campese
Mike Campese: The Fire Within

The official arpeggios of Guitar Nine Records - always play the 9th. Take it away Mike.

Will Landrum
Will Landrum

Will returns to discuss the relationship all guitarists must develop with their tools of choice.

Greigg Fraser
Greigg Fraser

A simple technique that will have you breaking speed records even after the Olympics.

Steve Booke
Steve Booke

Acoustic, electric, if it`s got six, Steve Booke plays `em. He`s here to reveal the essence of recording legacy.

Neil Haverstick
Neil Haverstick

Neil Haverstick has made his living with his instrument for over 20 years - even more tips from a seasoned veteran.

Christopher Knab
Christopher Knab

Music industry guru Christopher Knab is back to stress the ever changing nature of this business of music.

Guitar Nine
Guitar Nine

Spacey Jam Rock

Joe Matera
Joe Matera

Transcribing is difficult work that takes a lot of concentration--I usually use headphones and I use a switching box which allows me to hear the right or left channel only through both sides of the headphones. This helps when trying to zero in on a particular guitar part. A thorough knowledge of music notation is mandatory also.

Guitar Nine
Guitar Nine

Fiery Instrumental Rock Fueled By Latin Beats

Dan McAvinchey
Guitar Haus

I think the stylistic variety comes from the fact that I love so many different kinds of music and I`ve played with a lot of different kinds of artists. I`ve played with a salsa band, a blues band, numerous pop bands, and an avant-garde jammy classical-jazz band.

Guitar Nine
Guitar Nine

An Acoustically Brilliant New Beginning

Dan McAvinchey
Guitar Haus

I wanted to record this album as a band. The intensity and energy you get from recording as a band is far superior than to that of using hired guns. Being very influenced by bands like Dream Theater, Symphony X etc., I wanted the new material to be more aggressive and somewhat progressive, however still keeping everything very melodic.

Guitar Nine
Guitar Nine

Searing, Yet Soulful Blues

Dan McAvinchey
Guitar Haus

All Latin or world music requires a very strong groove even if it is slow. That was a challenge since I am coming from a rock/fusion area. It helped my playing that way. Also when it came to soloing, I could not rely on my legato technique as much since it would not come out as well. Thus I worked on my alternate picking for a few months before the recording.