October-November 2005

Vol. 10, No. 3: October-November 2005
ROCKtober Is Instrumental Guitar Month
A 31 Day Salute To Instrumental Guitarists And Bands Worldwide

Welcome to the October edition of Guitar Nine's on-line magazine. Guitar Nine has declared October to be Instrumental Guitar Month, a great time to remember, support, discover, promote, and celebrate the many practitioners of this near-underground musical sub-genre. Tell a friend, open a beverage and enjoy some great music! In this spirit, we've added another 33 new releases and reissues to the site, including instrumental CDs by Ronnie Montrose, Marc Rizzo, Roy Marchbank, Pierre Bensusan, Pat Metheny, Behzad, Larry Carlton, Fernando Perez, Rick Graham, Elias Viljanen, Peter Emmer, Kada, Coryell/Bailey/White, D'Agostino/Burns. Fusion For Miles, Tony Graci, Mattias IA Eklundh, Simone Fiorletta, Alien Cowboys, Tom Ball, Emilio Garcia, Antonio Restucci, Marcelo Aedo, David Gregorisch, John 5, Leigh Williams, Rainer Tankred Pappon, Armik, Lyden Moon, Michael Hawley and Vara-Tones. You can now listen to and order 1741 instrumental releases by 988 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).

Guitar Nine Records October-November 2005 newsletter.

Sven Stichter
Sven Stichter

Tips on adjusting your thinking and broadening your style to expand your audience.

Randy Ellefson
Randy Ellefson

A look at ornamenting interval riffs with melody fragments.

Jamie Andreas
Jamie Andreas

Virtuoso classical guitarist and instructor Jamie Andreas shows how to do both, and most importantly, how to combine them into one activity.

Tom Hess
Tom Hess Opus 2

Neo-classical guitarist Tom Hess helps you to identify those inevitable weak areas in your playing.

Danny Jones
Danny Jones

Want to break out of the blues rut? Danny Jones offers some great starting points.

Mike Campese
Mike Campese: Chapters

Get out your brooms and... no wait, check that - here are Mike`s hottest sweep picking techniques.

Mike Walsh
Mike Walsh

Hess guitarist Mike Walsh offers great tips for accurate self expression.

Neil March
Neil March

Where can a music lover currently find diversity in music programming? The answer may surprise you.

Christopher Knab
Christopher Knab

Music industry consultant Christopher Knab offers up a sample publicity plan you can use to formulate your own strategy.

Tim Sweeney
Tim Sweeney

Selling CDs not as easy as mailing them out to stores and sites? Indie marketing guru Tim Sweeney enlightens you on what else you can do to generate sales.

David Martone
David Martone

Using your feet to get great sounding tracks, presented by Canadian guitarist David Martone.

Guitar Nine
Guitar Nine

Showcasing Musical Compositions

Guitar Nine
Guitar Nine

Naughty, Wicked Fingerstyle

Guitar Nine
Guitar Nine

Returning To Instrumental Music