Newsletter April-May 2011



The April-May edition is now online!

In addition to perennial favorites such as David Martone (Canada), Philippe Thibaut (Belgium), Wolfgang Zenk (Germany) and Petr Henych (Czech Republic), new CDs from international guitar players continue to pour in, as recent releases from Patrik Carlsson (Sweden), Cristian Regnicoli (France), Dino Fiorenza (Italy), and Roger Pedersen (Norway) will attest.

Note from Guitar Nine's Dan McAvinchey, "I've been meeting people and forming relationships for over 40 years. Networking tools such as LinkedIn have only been around for a fraction of that time. If we know each other, or we've had a relationship going for a long time as a musician, customer or fan of the site (or should have a new one), let's establish a connection, and a build a bridge to the future."

LinkedIn: Dan McAvinchey

New Columns

This edition's guest columnists bring musician blueprints, playing tips and exotic scales advice directly to your web browser. We've got seven fresh columns altogether - all written by returning columnists. Tom Hess returns with "How To Get More People To Come To Your Live Shows". Mike Campese writes a new column entitled "Exotic Scales: Hirajoshi Scale". Neal Nagaoka is back after a hiatus with your amazing guitar videos in "Neal's Terrifying Young Guns: 1st Edition". Guitarist Guy Pople returns with his article "Guitar Theory From First Principles, Part 2". Guitarist Mike O'Malley is back with some words of wisdom in, "Don't Be Genre Specific". Marketing expert Christopher Knab returns with "Pete Salazar Offers Up Cool Questions For Bands". Joe Pinnavaia is also back with his latest column "Waking Up The Pentatonics: Extended Pentatonic Arpeggios".

Mike Campese

Tom Hess

Neal Nagaoka

Christopher Knab

Guy Pople

Joe Pinnavaia

Mike O'Malley

New Interviews

The April update includes a new interview with guitarist T.D. Clark.

T.D. Clark Interview

The Rediscovered

This edition we're shining the spotlight on four 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 13 new instrumental guitar CDs to the site in the past two months. This brings the total number of instrumental guitar CDs available to 1771!

CDs are now online and shipping for Adrian Del Vecchio, Lucas Yaksic, Todd Grubbs, Glenn Rottmann, Roger Pedersen, Dino Fiorenza, Tyson Graf, Razorblades, Travis Henson, Michael Nicolella, Cristian Regnicoli, Adrian English and Patrik Carlsson.

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

Latest Releases
Listening Room

To order any of the 1771 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

DVD SoundCheck

The most recently added guitar-oriented, concert DVDs recently added include titles by Marcos De Ros, Carvalho & Martinho and Lei Chen among others.

DVD SoundCheck

Guitar Instruction

Browse over 150 titles in the area of guitar instruction, including the latest DVD by Magic Elf guitarist Carl Roa, the new book/CD by Tobias Hurwitz, and a number of recently added Lick Library titles by Richard Smith, Danny Gill and Andy James.

Instructional SoundCheck

Guitar Music 9 Latest Additions

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

Oblidian - Heavy Metal

Mattsson - Heavy Metal

There are now 513 guitar-oriented vocal titles available, with MP3 samples provided for previewing each artist.

Guitar Music 9 Main Page

The Home Studio Registry

For nearly 15 years we've offered a free listing on the Home Studio Registry. Join the Registry to meet and hook up with other Home Studio owners like yourself to discuss gear, techniques, maintenance or production.

Home Studio Registry

In Conclusion

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