Newsletter August-September 2004



The August-September edition is now online!

View the new Hess/Fareri special, and all other current and ongoing specials by going to our home page and clicking the green "Current Specials" graphic, under the album covers.

Home Page

Also, we now have Guitar Nine e-mail gift certificates available, perfect for the discriminating guitar music lover. Read more about them by clicking below.

E-mail Gift Certificates

New Columns

Another select group of guest columnists have contributed articles in August. We've got ten altogether - seven returning columnists and three first-time columnists. First off is Mike Campese, G.I.T. graduate and instructor, with "Paganini, Part 2". Swiss guitarist Dan Keller is back with his technique article "Mixing Scales For Great Riffs" Canadian guitarist David Martone returns with another column entitled "Zone Recording: Studio Upgrade". Joining us for the first time is Guitar One editor and guitar player Dale Turner with "The Cover Song Quagmire" Barrett Tagliarino also writes for Guitar Nine for the first time with his article, "The Dominant Diminished Scale in Blues-Rock". Guitarist Randy Ellefson is back with another technique column, "Structural Chord Progressions". Indie marketing and promotions expert Tim Sweeney has contributed an article entitled "Structural Chord Progressions". We welcome Drew Vics with his first column for Guitar Nine, "Just Play It". Classical virtuoso Jamey Andreas also returns with his article "Pulling Up The Slack: Mining Your Potential". Finally, music industry guru Christopher Knab returns with "Your CD Cover is Your Best Ad For Your Music".

Tim Sweeney

Christopher Knab

David Martone

Jamey Andreas

Drew Vics

Barrett Tagliarino

Dale Turner

Mike Campese

Randy Ellefson

Dan Keller

New Interviews

August's updates include a new interview with Michael Vick, guitarist with the group Wit's End.

Michael Vick Interview

The Undiscovered

This edition we're featuring another group of unknown talent through our Undiscovered Artists program. The music ranges from '70s-era rock to roots Americana, and from progressive rock to heavy shred. 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 510 mark!

The Undiscovered

New Instrumental Guitar CDs

Guitar Nine has added another 40 new instrumental guitar CDs to the site in the past two months. This brings the total number of instrumental guitar CDs available to 1452!

CDs are now online and shipping for Autschbach Trio, WenLin, Cheng Zhen,, Papamichael World Group, Super String Theory, Frank Gambale, Behzad, Hittar Cuesta, Sean Baker Orchestra, Lachlan Horne, Zenfin, Allan Holdsworth, J.A.M. Authority, Randy Ellefson, Colaiuta/Ford/Haslip, Bill Hart Project, Dave Hill, Novak & Haar, Errorhead, Jeff Urso, Andy Timmons, Ben Trexel, Bon, Richard Robinson, Larry Coryell, Mattias IA Eklundh, Kenny Kilgore, Russo/Stravato, Taz Taylor, Kevin Barbour, Craig Chaquico, Ottmar Liebert, Gordian Knot, Rick Mals, Visual Cliff and Woodenhead.

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 1452 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 more guitar-oriented, concert DVD releases, now available are titles by artists such as Curt Mitchell, Dream Theater and Yngwie Malmsteen, among others.

DVD SoundCheck

Guitar Instruction

Our offerings in the area of guitar instruction are also expanding rapidly. Check out the Instructional SoundCheck for the latest additions.

Instructional SoundCheck

Guitar Music 9 Latest Additions

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

Chastain - Heavy Metal

Cem Koksal - Neo-Classical Metal

George Lynch - Hard Rock

Steve Riddle Band - Rock

Angelo Perlepes' Mystery - Neo-Classical Metal

Spastic Ink - Progressive

Book Of Reflections - Heavy Metal

Star Queen - Heavy Metal

Robben Ford - Blues

Cyril Achard Quintet - Jazz/Pop

There are now 419 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 over eight 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