A Musical Concept Of Reality
Welcome to the October edition of Guitar Nine's on-line magazine. Guitar Nine marks the second annual 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 seasonal beverage and enjoy some great music! Recently we've added another 41 titles to the site, including instrumental CDs by Travis Larson Band, Carvalho/Martinho, Ray DeTone, Peter Frampton, Al DiMeola, David Rogers, Robben Ford, Neil Zaza, Leon MacLellan, Jose Del Rio, Marco Ferrigno, Michael Elsner, Tommy Merry, Hellborg/Lane, Frank Gambale, Paul Gilbert, German Schauss, Ozric Tentacles, Magic Red, Rick Ruskin, A.D.D., Danny Weis, Gino Foti, Mike Stern, Alex Machacek, Electric Outlet, Spaced Out, T.D. Clark, Sheryl Bailey 3, Eric Roberts, Bert Elliot, Thomas Larsson, Baron Tymas, Marty Friedman, Derek Sherinian, 2 GuitarViols and Susan McDonald. You can now listen to and order 1964 instrumental releases by 1111 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).
You know, what`s really weird about me is that I`m an artist, I consider myself as an artist and musician first, and a guitar player secondly, you know, guitar is not the thing that motivates me. Music is.
Having Steve Vai`s name associated with my project helped my credibility in the guitar community. I have a lot of respect for Steve, not only as a musician but as a businessman. I knew I could learn a lot - and I have!