October-November 2008

Vol. 13, No. 3: October-November 2008
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 celebrates Instrumental Guitar Month this October, 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 28 new releases to the site, including instrumental CDs by John Huldt, Dimitris Zafirelis, Costas Politis And Ahaivasa, Khan Manuel, Steve Hung, Giuseppe Silvestri, Denny Freeman, Nick Layton, Steve Hunter, Bradford, Asaf Sirkis & The Inner Noise, Asaf Sirkis Trio, Bruce Bouillet, Peter Williams, Jack Broad, Joe Cefalu, Paul Kleff, Rusty Cooley, Enrico Galetta, Magic Red, God Of Shamisen, No Walls, Slavic Selin, Test Tube Rhino, Rich Roger and Robin Hulbert. You can now listen to and order 2027 instrumental releases by 1212 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 2008 newsletter.

Mike Campese
Mike Campese: The Fire Within

Great exercises to keep your hands in shape from Mike Campese.

Guy Pople
Guy Pople

Taking a much closer look at the `diminished` sound and its theoretical sources.

Paul Tauterouff
Paul Tauterouff

You don`t always have to fret every note to achieve flashy results.

Nick Layton
Nick Layton

The first step in improving your playing is to understand the concept of phrasing.

Paul Kleff
Paul Kleff

Paul Kleff shows you how to create interesting phrases using basic arpeggio shapes.

Ysrafel
Ysrafel

Ysrafel`s here to focus on the different types of sweep picking available to the modern guitar player.

David Martone
David Martone

Canadian guitarist David Martone gives a heads up on his two latest projects.

Tim Sweeney
Tim Sweeney

Indie marketing guru Tim Sweeney talks about the reality of the "plastic" world.

Tom Hess
Tom Hess Opus 2

Neo-classical guitarist Tom Hess knows you want a successful, stable and rewarding career as a professional musician.

Scott Allen
Scott Allen

Scott Allen defends the Floyd Rose whammy systems.

Guglielmo Malusardi
Guglielmo Malusardi

Usually when I work on my own compositions, I immediately follow my instincts, putting down ideas quickly that come from inspiration - without following any set pattern.

Guglielmo Malusardi
Guglielmo Malusardi

I titled my songs to represent varying degrees of thought; for example, "The Afterlife" is a musical speculation on what it would sound like on your spiritual journey to the next world, if there is indeed one!

When I do a project like this, I give total creative liberty to each artist because I want their personal flavor as an artist and producer, not mine.

Guitar Nine
Guitar Nine

Unusual Acoustic/Electric Guitar Duo