Newsletter April-May 2012



The April-May edition is now online!

Now, over 1100 instrumental guitarists, guitar-oriented guitarists and guitar-heavy bands are selling downloads through Apple's iTunes site. Every click-through supports the work done on this site!

iTunes Downloads

Old-school? A new music release by Twinpicks (with Wolfgang Zenk) is also featured.

CD Releases

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 offer exotic scales, revenue-generating tips and ideas for improving as a teacher directly to your web browser. We've got seven fresh columns altogether - six written by returning columnists and one by a new columnist.

Mike Campese builds on a series with his new technique column entitled "More Sweeping Arpeggio Shapes (You Should Know)". Tom Hess returns with "Improve Your Guitar Teaching, Part 1". Neal Nagaoka is back with your amazing guitar videos in "Neal's Terrifying Young Guns: 7th Edition". Guitarist Tommaso Zillio returns after a break with his article "Should I Be Able to Sight Read Music?". Marketing expert Christopher Knab returns with "Why Are Musicians So Afraid of New Technologies?". Guitarist Michael Knight begins his scales series with "Exotic Scales: The Hexatonic Scale". Finally, brand new columnist Rick Mariner has contributed "Why Block Or "Deck" A Tremolo On A Guitar?"

Tom Hess

Mike Campese

Michael Knight

Tommaso Zillio

Neal Nagaoka

Rick Mariner

Christopher Knab

New Interviews

The April update includes a new interview with Italian axeslinger Gianni "Jana" Rojatti.

Gianni "Jana" Rojatti

The Rediscovered

We shine our spotlight on 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

A new music release by Twinpicks (with Wolfgang Zenk) is also featured.

Latest Releases
Listening Room

All CDs are limited quantity and won't be restocked. To order any of the 267 discs remaining:

All Pricing and Products


Ordering Information

For general ordering information/checkout, visit:

Ordering Information

The Home Studio Registry

For almost 16 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