Newsletter April-May 2007



The April-May edition is now online. Dozens of great releases have been addred recently by guitar players from all around the world. Here's a couple of links to some of the many albums:

Italian Guitarists

Hungarian Guitarists

French Guitarists

Chinese Guitarists

You can access pages dedicated to players from every culture by going to the SoundCheck page and using the drop down box at the top.

Guitar Nine SoundCheck

New Columns

April's guest columnists bring understanding, knowledge and creativity to the table, and cover topics on studio recording, technique, and the music business. We've got eight fresh articles altogether - six returning columnists and two first timers. Canadian guitarist David Martone is back with another article entitled "Zone Recording: Voice Overs". Neo-classical guitarist Tom Hess contributes his column entitled "Songwriting, Part 1". Paul Nelson returns from a hiatus to pen "Lydian: The 5 Key". Indie marketing and promotions expert Tim Sweeney has contributed an article entitled "Getting More Reviews From The Press". Guitarist Patrick DeCoste has written another ear-opening column entitled "Six Degrees of Seperation". First time contributors include guitarist Terry Syrek with "Wank Tapping & The Fine Art Of Eating Cheesy Poofs" and German born axeman German Schauss with "3+2 Concepts". Finally, music industry guru Christopher Knab returns with "Artist Income Sources".

German Schauss

Tom Hess

Tim Sweeney

Patrick DeCoste

Christopher Knab

David Martone

Terry Syrek

Paul Nelson

New Interviews

April updates include three new interviews: guitarists Daniel Palmqvist, Edward Box and Massimo Izzizzari.

Daniel Palmqvist Interview

Edward Box Interview

Massimo Izzizzari Interview

The Undiscovered

This edition we're featuring another group of unknown talent through our Undiscovered Artists program. The music ranges from acoustic ambient to eclectic rock, and from prog to new flamenco. 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 690 mark!

The Undiscovered

New Instrumental Guitar CDs

Guitar Nine has added another 30 new instrumental guitar CDs to the site in the past two months. This brings the total number of instrumental guitar CDs available to 2029!

CDs are now online and shipping for Saro Tribastone, Doug Markley, Star & Key Of The Indian Ocean, Speedball Jr, Insect Surfers, I Fantomatici, Mutants, Moe Greene Specials, Oz Noy, Prashant Aswani, Tassos Spiliotopoulos Quartet, Martone, Vitalij Kuprij, David Valdes, O.P.A., Julien Carayon, Carlo Fimiani, Brett Michael Spunt, Urban Noises, Janos Varga, Gyarfas Istvan Trio, David T. Chastain, Sturm Brothers, Rolf Sturm, Armik, Russ Pettit, Mortimer Nelson, Francesco Fareri and Bryan Aspey.

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 2029 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


Guitar-oriented, concert DVDs recently added include titles by Kada and Santana/Shorter, among others.

DVD SoundCheck

Guitar Instruction

You find over 200 titles in the area of guitar instruction to pick from, including recently added DVD titles by Albert Lee, Kurt Mitchell and Danny Gill, a book/CD by Tobias Hurwitz, and the hot selling country DVDs featuring Paul Chapman and Brent Mason.

Instructional SoundCheck

Guitar Music 9 Latest Additions

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

Paco De Lucia - World

Stratospheerius - Fusion

Sun Caged - Heavy Metal

Eric Gales - Blues

Man Vs. Himself - Fusion

Southern Meets Soul - Soul/Gospel

Puleo - Fusion

Sacred - Progressive Metal

Moonlight Comedy - Progressive Metal

There are now 603 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 eleven 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