Newsletter August-September 2006



The August-September edition is now online!

Be sure to check out our sales charts to quickly get a handle on the hottest titles on the site. Charts can be viewed for weekly, monthly and yearly sales, and are broken out into 23 different genres and groupings.

Top Seller Charts

Remember, Guitar Nine e-mail gift certificates are perfect for the discriminating guitar music lover. Read more about them by clicking below.

E-mail Gift Certificates

New Columns

August brings a number of excellent contributions by our guest columnists, who cover studio recording, technique, and the music business. We've got nine new articles altogether - eight returning columnists and a single first timer. First off is Mike Campese, G.I.T. graduate and instructor, with "2 String Practice Techniques". Canadian guitarist David Martone is back with another interesting article entitled "Zone Recording: NGW And The Mojo Room". Neo-classical guitarist Tom Hess contributes his essential piece called "The 80/20 Law: Maximum Results With Minimum Time". Danny Jones takes a break from his shredding licks series with "Getting The Most Out Of Your Practicing". Indie marketing and promotions expert Tim Sweeney has contributed an article entitled "Are You Including Your New And Existing Fans or Excluding Them?" Band coach Sean Farrington returns with "5 Paths To $100,000 Per Year - Part 3: Mac Daddi's Way". British guitarist Guy Pople is back with "7 Strings Good, 6 Strings Bad: Evolutionary Leap". Our only first time contributor is guitarist Patrick DeCoste with "Theoretically Speaking". Finally, music industry guru Christopher Knab returns with "Becoming A Priority At A Record Label".

Christopher Knab

Mike Campese

Sean Farrington

Tom Hess

Patrick DeCoste

Guy Pople

Tim Sweeney

Danny Jones

David Martone

New Interviews

August updates include new interviews with guitarists Tony De Gruttola, Terry Syrek and Dan McAvinchey.

Tony De Gruttola Interview

Terry Syrek Interview

Dan McAvinchey Interview

The Undiscovered

This edition we're featuring another group of unknown talent through our Undiscovered Artists program. The music ranges from hi energy jazz to eclectic shred, and from classic hard rock to gypsy swing. 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 650 mark!

The Undiscovered

New Instrumental Guitar CDs

Guitar Nine has added another 29 new instrumental guitar CDs to the site in the past two months. This brings the total number of instrumental guitar CDs available to 1917!

CDs are now online and shipping for Floating Stone, Michael Caputo, Animacorda, David Wright, Jeff Berlin, Enlightenment, Mike Campese, Mike Martin, Jeff Beasley, Richie Kotzen, Michael Hedges, Guitar Garden, Franck Ribiere, Daniel Palmqvist, Tony De Gruttola, Gabe Cummins, Delirious Tremor, Strunz/Farah, Armik, Isbin & Iep, Si Hayden, Plankton, Elewout De Raad Project, Greg Rapaport, Natural Born Player and Thorbjorn Englund.

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 1917 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 some of the hottest guitar-oriented, concert DVD releases recently, now available are titles by artists such as Pink Floyd, Gipsy Kings, Joe Pass, Rush and Buddy Guy, among others.

DVD SoundCheck

Guitar Instruction

More titles are also available in the area of guitar instruction. For example, we've recently added DVD titles hosted by John Entwistle, Andy Summers and George Benson.

Instructional SoundCheck

Guitar Music 9 Latest Additions

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

PainmuseuM - Heavy Metal

Pat Torpey - Hard Rock

Richie Kotzen - Hard Rock

Michael Schenker Group - Hard Rock

Chaz DePaolo - Blues

Mike Keneally Band - Rock

Fred Hamm - Funk

There are now 576 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 ten 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