Newsletter April-May 2006



The April-May spring edition is now online. We're juiced about all the new music we've added over the past two months, as well as some of the anxiously awaited compilations, reissues and international releases now available.

Remember, Guitar Nine e-mail gift certificates are perfect for the discriminating guitar music lover. Read more about them by clicking below.

E-mail Gift Certificates

New Columns

April features excellent contributions by a number guest columnists, who cover technique, studio recording and the music business. We've got eleven new articles altogether - nine returning columnists and two first timers. First off is Mike Campese, G.I.T. graduate and instructor, with "The Mixo Cool-Blues Scale". Guitarist Will Landrum returns with his column, "Creative Intervals". Canadian guitarist David Martone is back with another article entitled "Zone Recording: Drumagog". Neo-classical guitarist Tom Hess contributes his piece called "Fire And Inspiration". Danny Jones continues his technique series with "Shredding Blues Licks: Wide Intervals". Indie marketing and promotions expert Tim Sweeney has contributed an article entitled "Motivation" Guitarist and writer Jamie Andreas also returns with her article "What Should I Practice?". Canadian guitarist Jason Sadites is back with "Concepts To Improve Your Solos". First time contributors include band coach Sean Farrington with "S5 Paths To $100,000 Per Year - Part 1: Gidget's Way" and guitarist Alan Williamson with "Chromatic Stupidity". Finally, music industry guru Christopher Knab returns with "Deals That Await Successful Independent Music Labels".

Christopher Knab

Tim Sweeney

Tom Hess

Sean Farrington

Danny Jones

Alan Williamson

Jason Sadites

Mike Campese

Jamie Andreas

David Martone

Will Landrum

New Interviews

April updates include new interviews with guitarists Jason Sadites, Johnny A. and John 5.

Jason Sadites Interview

John 5 Interview

Johnny A. Interview

The Undiscovered

This edition we're featuring another group of unknown talent through our Undiscovered Artists program. The music ranges from experimental rock to shred, and from two-handed fusion to acoustic rock. 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 620 mark!

The Undiscovered

New Instrumental Guitar CDs

Guitar Nine has added another 51 new instrumental guitar CDs to the site in the past two months. This brings the total number of instrumental guitar CDs available to 1847!

CDs are now online and shipping for Germano Seggio, Hpcrazy, The Balls, Frank Gambale, Andre Tonelli, Niels Vejlyt, Coste Apetrea, Dave LaRue, Ino Kang, Joe Satriani, Michael Orlando, Tony MacAlpine, Vinnie Moore, Larry Carlton, Nickos Kapilidis & The Jazz Utopia, Jill Yan, Jimmy Mac, Cornelissen/Vollink, Hightower, Next Order, Freddie Fox, DC Slater, Micheal Skinner, Rippingtons, Robert Sabin, Jon Beedle, Steve Khan, Rez, John Raptis, Andrew Roudny, Whiteful Jazz Quartet, Kada Ad Libitum, D Sound, Mindflowers, Bob Savage, Andre Kunz, Daniel Ward, Roger Matura, Alien Guitar Abduction, Allen Robot Van Wert, Hands On Strings, Stephan Bormann Band, Michel Sajrawy, Dagobert Bohm, Dago, James Hogan, Cinematik, Chambers/Berlin/Fiuczynski and Christopher Dean.

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 1847 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 some outstanding guitar-oriented, concert DVD releases recently, now available are titles by artists such as Deep Purple, Hellecasters, Whitesnake, Pat Travers Band, Son Seals/Howard and the White Boys, Otis Rush, Phil Keaggy, Mike Stern, Joe Deninzon & Stratospheerius, Robin Trower, Molly Hatchet, Janos Varga Project, Joe Bonamassa, John Scofield and DeJohnette/Metheny, among others.

DVD SoundCheck

Guitar Instruction

Our offerings in the area of guitar instruction keep expanding. For example, we've added the Hot Licks "Learn With 6 Great Masters" DVDs, with titles covering Slide, Chicago Blues, Heavy Metal, Southern Rock, Country, Rock, Blues, Jazz, Rockabilly, Jazz Chords and Rock Bass, as well as titles hosted by Son Seals, Dave Kilminster, Stuart Bull, Steve Trovato, Richard Smith, Duke Robillard, Joe Pass, Manu Livertout, John Scofield, Kevin McCreery and the hotly requested Eric Johnson "The Fine Art Of Guitar" DVD.

Instructional SoundCheck

Guitar Music 9 Latest Additions

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

Zeelion - Heavy Metal

T.M. Stevens - Funk Rock

Tim Donahue - Progressive Metal

Vitalij Kuprij's Revenge - Heavy Metal/Shred

Steve Saluto - Rock/Funk

Gentlemen's Blues Club (with Philip Sayce) - Hard Rock

Rogosonic (with Stephen Ross) - Hard Rock

Naughty Naughty - Heavy Metal

Ernie Carletti - Heavy Metal

Pat Travers - Blues

Joe Bonamassa - Rock

Hubi Meisel - Heavy Metal/Shred

Tears Of Anger - Heavy Metal

Section A - Hard Rock/Metal

Marcus Singletary - Blues/Rock

Alfredo Riojas - Hard Rock

Bumblefoot - Incredible Hard Rock

Eric Gales - Blues/Rock

Adam Rich - Hard Rock

There are now 559 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 ten 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