Newsletter April-May 2008



The April-May issue is now online.

Guitarists and bands around the world continue to churn out releases in the CD format, realizing the sound quality of downloaded songs is still not up to the standards of a discriminating guitar music lover who listens on something other than earbuds.

G9 SoundCheck: Latest Releases

New Columns

April's guest columnists bring technical tips, practical concepts, and general advice to the table, and cover topics on guitar technique, new media, and blogging. We've got eight fresh articles altogether - all penned by returning columnists. Canadian guitarist David Martone is back with another in his series entitled "Zone Recording: Satch". German Schauss returns with another technique article called "Picking Sequences". Guitarist Mike Campese is here with "Scales Beginning With Each Finger". Nick Kellie has got some great ideas in his article "ii V I Madness". Scott Allen contributes the next article in his arpeggios series, "Touring the Arps, Part 4". Lance Trebesch shines a light on the blogesphere with the second part of his column entitled "20 Steps to Creating a Successful Blog For Your Band, Part 2". Kole is back with his column, "Horizontal And Vertical Thinking, Part 1". Finally, indie marketing and promotions expert Tim Sweeney returns with "The Reality Of New Media Sites".

David Martone

Scott Allen

Mike Campese

German Schauss

Nick Kellie


Lance Trebesch

Tim Sweeney

New Interviews

April updates include new interviews with guitarists Ciro Manna, Andy Timmons and Stef Burns.

Ciro Manna Interview

Andy Timmons Interview

Stef Burns Interview

The Rediscovered

This edition we've selected four more of the most outstanding artists from the eleven years of the Undiscovered series profiles - it's called The Rediscovered. Think of it as the best of the best of The Undiscovered artists - another chance to check in with guitar oriented musicians and bands you may have missed the first time around.

The Rediscovered

New Instrumental Guitar CDs

Guitar Nine has added another 34 new instrumental guitar CDs to the site in the past two months. This brings the total number of instrumental guitar CDs available to 1919!

CDs are now online and shipping for Eric Wollman, Cyril Achard Trio, Livio Lamonea, Paul Speer, John Westmoreland, 7for4, Peter Williams, Ottmar Liebert, Mimmo Langella, Cuthead, Steve Langemo, Ciro Manna, Ben Kuzay, Michael Landau, Adrian Galysh, Carlos Lichman, George Bellas, Marco Sfogli, Alberto Rigoni, Joshua Walker, Beck/Abercrombie, Matt Rae, Technical Info, Tony Flores, Jim Stubblefield, Electromagnets, Bill Hart, Ino Kang, Keith Miller, Matt Cafissi and Joe Satriani.

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 1919 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 Robben Ford, DiMeola/Agutin, Iron Maiden, and Paul Speer, among others.

DVD SoundCheck

Guitar Instruction

Browse over 250 titles in the area of guitar instruction, including recently added DVD titles by Nathan East and Frank Gambale.

Instructional SoundCheck

Guitar Music 9 Latest Additions

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

Mattsson - Heavy Metal

Emir Hot - Heavy Metal

Errorhead - Rock/Electronica

Jay Jesse Johnson - Blues/Hard Rock

Oliver White Group - Hard Rock/Blues

Ben Granfelt Band - Hard Rock/Blues

Robin Overall - Rock/Blues

Thalamus - Hard Rock/Blues

Truth - Hard Rock/Blues

Jay Jesse Johnson - Blues/Hard Rock

Bugs Henderson Group - Blues/Hard Rock

Blindside Blues Band - Blues

Overdrive - Heavy Metal

There are now 561 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 twelve 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