Newsletter August-September 2007



The August-September edition is now online!

Don't forget, 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

Also, keep up with the latest releases with the G9 SoundCheck page.

Guitar Nine SoundCheck

New Columns

August's guest columnists bring new ideas, creatively packaged old ideas, and experience to the table, and cover topics on the music business, technique, and songwriting. We've got nine fresh articles altogether - eight returning columnists and one first time contributor. Canadian guitarist David Martone is back with another in his series entitled "Zone Recording: NGW Summer Tour". Mike Philippov helps the techincal guitarists out there with his column "Common Problems With Learning Sweep Picking". Neo-classical guitarist Tom Hess contributes his column entitled "Songwriting, Part 3". Scott Allen takes a break from guitar technique columns with his article "Original Sin". Guitarist Kole serves up the next part of his series, "The Art Of Pre-Composition, Part 2". Michael Knight is back after a long absence with "Mind Games". Guitarist Randy Ellefson returns with his column entitled "How To Re-Amp". First time contributor Ioannis Anastassakis has written a new column entitled Intermediate/Advanced Hybrid Picking". Finally, indie marketing and promotions expert Tim Sweeney returns with "Music Artists Working Together".

David Martone

Randy Ellefson

Michael Knight

Scott Allen

Ioannis Anastassakis

Mike Philippov


Tim Sweeney

Tom Hess

New Interviews

August updates include a new interview with guitarist Scott Allen.

Scott Allen Interview

The Rediscovered

This edition were shining a spotlight on four of the most outstanding artists from the eleven years of the Undiscovered series profiles - we're calling it, 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 39 new instrumental guitar CDs to the site in the past two months. This brings the total number of instrumental guitar CDs available to 2092!

CDs are now online and shipping for Chris Poland, Dave Kulju, Jimmy McIntosh, Alien Guitar Abduction, Michael Keller, Roger Scannura & Ritmo Flamenco, Neil Zaza, Shawn Needham, Rodrigo Alves, Michael Knight, Cosmosquad, Tomo Fujita, CountItOff, I Fantomatici, El Ray, Daniel Christopherson, Christian Andersen, Incredible Mr. Smith, Joop Wolters, DC Slater, Craig S. Snyder, Johannes Linstead, Steve Vai, John Kline, Doug Stapp, The Seth Chaplas, Tim Jenkins, Michael Mucklow, Stephane Pilette, Patrick Butler, Superkeltic. Freeway Jam (Beck Tribute), Danny Gatton, Steve Smith & Vital Information, Dave Justo, Guitarristas, Nebojsa Buhin and Randy Ellefson.

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 2092 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 Terminal A and Richie Kotzen, among others.

DVD SoundCheck

Guitar Instruction

Select from nearly 250 titles in the area of guitar instruction, including recently added DVD titles by Danny Gill, Michael Casswell, Jamie Humphries, Andy James, the POD 2.0/XT/Live DVD guide, and the new book/CD package "The Book Of Six Strings" featuring Tobias Hurwitz.

Instructional SoundCheck

Guitar Music 9 Latest Additions

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

Symphony X - Progressive Metal

John Macaluso/Union Radio - Hard Rock

Twinspirits - Heavy Metal

Awake - Heavy Metal

Hybrid GR - Heavy Metal

Gazpacho Andalu - Flamenco

There are now 616 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 eleven 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