Newsletter April-May 2005



The April-May edition is now online!

In addition to perennial favorites such as David Martone (Canada), Il Min Choi (South Korea), Joboj (USA), Igor Belsky (Russia), and Neal Nagaoka (USA), new CDs from international guitar players continue to pour in, as recent releases from Miguel Amado (Portugal), Harry Kapeliaris (Greece), Kermheat (France), and Cloux (France) will attest.

Spotlight on French Guitarists
Spotlight on Portuguese Guitarists
Spotlight on Greek Guitarists

The "Guitars At An Exhibition Vol. 2" promotion continues. Hundreds of complimentary copies of the compilation CD already been given away. Simply purchase any two products (one must be instrumental) in the same order, and you'll be offered this dynamic CD.

"Guitars At An Exhibition Vol. 2" CD Offer

New Columns

A super group of diverse guest columns has been assembled for April. We've got twelve altogether - with eight returning columnists and four first-time columnists. First off is Mike Campese, G.I.T. graduate and instructor, with "Picking Techniques From "The New"". Guitarist and instructor Jeff Lawrence is here for the first time with his contribution, "Learn Your Fretboard!". Berklee College of Music instructor Scott Tarulli returns with his column, "Influence Vs. Imitation". Canadian guitarist David Martone is back with another article entitled "Zone Recording: The Ultimate Challenge". Hess guitarist Mike Walsh has written "How To Improve Your Songwriting For $100". Joining us for the first time is guitar player and songwriter David LaMotte with "Sacrifices of the Solo Singer Songwriter". John Drew is also a first-time columnist on the site with his article, "Riding The Music Business Roller Coaster". Guitarist Tony Koretz is back with another column, "The Acoustic Guitar In The Mix, Part 1". Indie marketing and promotions expert Tim Sweeney has contributed an article entitled "Are You In Control?". We welcome author, music reviewer and guitarist A-J Charron with his first column for Guitar Nine, entitled "So You Want To Be A Songwriter?". Guitarist and writer Jamie Andreas also returns with his article "Teacher's Lounge: You Treat A Thing The Way You Define It". Finally, music industry guru Christopher Knab returns with "How To Write An Artist Biography: A Bio Made Simple".

Tim Sweeney

Christopher Knab

Jeff Lawrence

A-J Charron

Tony Koretz

Mike Walsh

John Drew

Jamie Andreas

David LaMotte

Scott Tarulli

Mike Campese

David Martone

New Interviews

April updates include a new interview with guitarist Doug Doppler.

Doug Doppler Interview

The Undiscovered

This edition we're featuring another group of unknown talent through our Undiscovered Artists program. The music ranges from blues/rock to high-tech shred, and from jazz to aggressive fusion. These artists offer continuing evidence that the independent music community is alive and well, and brings the total number of artists we've profiled over the 560 mark!

The Undiscovered

New Instrumental Guitar CDs

Guitar Nine has added another 46 new instrumental guitar CDs to the site in the past two months. This brings the total number of instrumental guitar CDs available to 1620!

CDs are now online and shipping for Steve Stephen, Greg Marra, Carl Burnett, Plungers, Roland Chadwick, Richard Kuncicky, James Robinson, Michael Schenker, Nokie Edwards/Art Greenhaw, Carl Palmer, Hellborg/Buckethead, Dennis Burns, Mike Banta, Jesse Batiuk, Todd Mussman, Steve Vai, George Benson, Johannes Linstead, Scott Tarulli, Harry Kapeliaris, Amir Beso, Neal Schon, Buddy Dughi, Neil Haverstick, Serane/Boutinaud, Cloux, Leo Kottke, Gregory Simmons, Patrick Woods, JD Project, GasHead, Mike Terrana, Doug Markley, Miguel Amado, Emilio Garcia, Rafi Levy, Joe Stump, Kermheat, Be-Bop Guitars, Matthew Mills, Trance Lucid and Ken Snyder.

With the blend of the world's best Independent Artists along with our Distributed Artists Series, Guitar Nine aims to provide one-stop shopping for instrumental guitar enthusiasts.

Check out the Latest Additions/Releases and Listening Room at:

Latest Releases
Listening Room

To order any of the 1620 discs:

Price List

Ordering Information

For general ordering information/checkout, visit:

Ordering Information

Selling Your CD With Us

If you'd like more information about selling your instrumental guitar release with us:

Merchandising Program


We've added more guitar-oriented, concert DVD releases, now available are titles by artists such as Shawn Lane, Laurence Juber, Steve Hackett, Jay Geils, Motley Crue, Aerosmith and Eric Clapton, among others.

DVD SoundCheck

Guitar Instruction

Our offerings in the area of guitar instruction are also expanding rapidly, with new titles such as Rock Concepts, Advanced Rock Guitar, and Rock Essentials. Check out the Instructional SoundCheck for the latest additions.

Instructional SoundCheck

Guitar Music 9 Latest Additions

The latest and greatest additions to the Guitar Nine sister site, Guitar Music 9, include:

Kinrick - Heavy Metal

Richie Kotzen - Acoustic Rock

Tribute To Deep Purple, Vol. 2 - Hard Rock

Artension - Heavy Metal

Michael Schenker Group - Hard Rock

My Empty Room - Progressive Rock

Ronni Le Tekro - Hard Rock

Sky High - Hard Rock

There are now 455 guitar-oriented vocal titles available, with MP3 samples provided for previewing each artist.

Guitar Music 9 Main Page

Classifieds And The Home Studio Registry

For almost nine years we've offered free classifieds and a free listing on the Home Studio Registry. Use the classifieds to sell that piece of gear that you can't find any use for, find new music or advertise yourself to potential collaborators. Join the Registry to meet and hook up with other Home Studio owners like yourself to discuss gear, techniques, maintenance or production.

Free Classifieds

Home Studio Registry

In Conclusion

As always, your comments, support and feedback are appreciated.
Dan McAvinchey
Guitar Nine