Newsletter August-September 2009



The August-September edition is now online!

In the past two weeks, artists have approved and authorized almost 800 price changes to make CDs a much better value as compared to a downloaded mp3 album. In addition to higher sound quality and packaging, the CD actually has an aftermarket value, unlike its digital counterpart.

G9 Price List

New Columns

Guest column bonanza! August's guest columnists bring ear training, rut busting, and business truisms to the table, and cover areas such as guitar technique, production and selling CDs. We've got fourteen fresh articles altogether - thirteen by returning columnists along with one new contributor. Canadian guitarist David Martone is back with another in his series entitled "Zone Recording: Starting from Scratch". Tom Hess returns with a new column for teachers called "Why You Struggle To Get Guitar Students". Mike Campese puts out yet another technique column, "Chord Tone Fluency". Paul Tauterouff returns with his "3-Note Sequence Ideas, Part 1". Guitarist Scott Allen is back with his column entitled "Soloing Strategies, Part 4". Guitarist Jirakit Somame returns with his new column "Pentatonic Speed Mechanics". Jean-Pierre Zammit also rejoins us with his article, "Legato Arpeggios". Guitarist Mike O'Malley is back with helpful advice in, "What The 'F'". Marketing expert Christopher Knab returns with his thoughts in "Some Good Things About The Not So Good Ol' Days". Mike Philippov has delivered a new article entitled "Here Is What's Wrong With YOUR Sweep Picking Technique". Guitarist Jason Sadites has some great advice in "Rut Breakers". Greg Rapaport puts his spin on chromatics with "Applying The Chromatic Scale, Part 1". Our new contributor is Jon Rhodes with "How To Play Guitar By Ear". Finally, indie marketing and promotions expert Tim Sweeney returns with a practical matter in "How To Increase Your Sales By Not Raffling Off Your CD At Shows".

Mike Campese

Paul Tauterouff

Tom Hess

Scott Allen

Christopher Knab

Jon Rhodes

Mike Philippov

Jason Sadites

Jirakit Somame

Greg Rapaport

Mike O'Malley

Tim Sweeney

Jean-Pierre Zammit

David Martone

New Interviews

August updates include new interviews with American guitarists Joe Satriani and Wayne Wesley Johnson.

Wayne Wesley Johnson Interview

Joe Satriani Interview

The Rediscovered

This edition we're shining the 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 24 new instrumental guitar CDs to the site in the past two months. This brings the total number of instrumental guitar CDs available to 1949!

CDs are now online and shipping for Marty Friedman, Yngwie Malmsteen, Derek Sherinian, Adrian English, Jason Sadites. Theodore Ziras, Alfredo Garcia-Navas, Shane Theriot, Crush, Christian Schwarzbach, Shredding Across The World Volume 3, Leprechaun, Ben Kuzay, Ben Carroll, Cheng Zhen, Lawler/Speer, Sean Baker Orchestra, Haymo Doerk, Doerk/Sabot, Andy Rothstein, Guido Campiglio, Alien Guitar Abduction, and the Eric Clapton Salute.

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 1949 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


The most recently added guitar-oriented, concert DVDs recently added include titles by Marty Friedman and the Travis Larson Band among others.

DVD SoundCheck

Guitar Instruction

Browse over 275 titles in the area of guitar instruction, including a number of recently added Lick Library titles by Michael Casswell, Danny Gill, Stuart Bull and Andy James.

Instructional SoundCheck

Guitar Music 9 Latest Additions

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

Woodie Alan - Blues

Milan Polak - Hard Rock/Metal

Chaz DePaolo - Blues/Rock

There are now 561 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 thirteen 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