Newsletter August-September 2008



The August-September edition is now online!

You may not have realized this, but the guitarists selling their instrumental CDs on the site are from all over the world. In addition to the many musicians from the United States, we're representing guitarists from the following countries (the number signifies the number of CDs): Germany (40), France (5), Canada (28), New Caledonia (2), Brazil (14), Netherlands (8), Italy (24), Denmark (6), Australia (33), Russia (4), England (85), Spain (30), Portugal (6), Cuba (2), India (2), Slovenia (1), Ireland (2), Hungary (10), Poland (3), South Korea (1), Finland (10), Greece (5), Trinidad (1), Sweden (13), Turkey (2), Mexico (5), Japan (4), Belgium (6), China (3), Chile (6), Haiti (1), Argentina (1), South Africa (1), Serbia (2), Austria (1), Estonia (1), Czech Republic (1), Costa Rica (11), Iran (12), Switzerland (3) and Ukraine (3).

New Columns

August's guest columnists bring tech talk, the music business, and practice tips to the table, and cover topics on guitar technique, marketing advice, and rut busting. We've got ten fresh articles altogether - eight by returning columnists along with two new contributors. Canadian guitarist David Martone is back with another in his series entitled "Zone Recording: Major Album Deal". Mike Philippov returns with another technique article, appropriately called "Taking Your Guitar Technique To The Next Level". Tom Hess returns with his self-help column "Practicing Guitar: Self Discipline or Fun?". Hungarian guitarist Jonas Tamas serves up another technique column, "Sliding With Both Hands While Tapping". Scott Allen continues his series with "Gearing Up: I've Got Woods". Guitarist Jamie Andreas is back with her column entitled "On Memorizing, Part Two". Kole returns to guide you with, "Getting Into The Flow: Opening Yourself To The Muse". Christopher Knab will test your knowledge with "What Do You Know About Getting Signed And Working With A Record Label?". New contributors include Jimmy Williams with "Chromaticism" and Nashville guitarist Dave Isaacs with a technique column, "Strum-a Strum-a Strum: A Rhythm Primer For Songwriters". Finally, indie marketing and promotions expert Tim Sweeney returns with great advice in "Consider The Source of Internet Information".

Tim Sweeney

Mike Philippov


Christopher Knab

Tom Hess

Scott Allen

Dave Isaacs

Jamie Andreas

Jonas Tamas

Jimmy Williams

New Interviews

August updates include a new interview with guitarist Kiko Loureiro.

Kiko Loureiro Interview

The Rediscovered

This edition we've selected 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

Guitar Nine has added another 18 new instrumental guitar CDs to the site in the past two months. This brings the total number of instrumental guitar CDs available to 1929!

CDs are now online and shipping for Matthew Mills, Jartse Tuominen, Petr Henych, Esseness Project, John McLaughlin, Mckay Tebbs, Jennifer Batten, Greg Howe, John 5, Niko Tsonev, Rob Metz, Tonio Ruiz, Pete Laramee, Workshop, Hematovore, Carl Roa, Koji Tsumoto, and Soul To Strings.

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 1929 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 Martone, David Valdes, ZZ Top, Stanley Jordan, Allan Holdsworth and John McLaughlin among others.

DVD SoundCheck

Guitar Instruction

Browse over 260 titles in the area of guitar instruction, including a number of the newest Lick Library DVD titles such as their Quick Licks series, Pure Theory series, the Gear Guides series, and the Metal Edge series, taught by Andy James, Danny Gill and Michael Casswell. Also instructional titles by David Valdes and Tomo Fujita have recently been added.

Instructional SoundCheck

Guitar Music 9 Latest Additions

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

Light Crust Doughboys - Rock/Easy Listening

Gospel People Love Revue - Gospel/Easy Listening

Pierre-Marie E. Reverdy - Shred/Fusion

Bumblefoot - Hard Rock/Shred

Johnny Winter - Blues

Johnny Winter - Blues

Live At Blind Willie's - Blues

There are now 550 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 twelve 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