Newsletter August-September 2010



The August-September edition is now online!

We've extended our Clearance Sale another month; please visit our Clearance Price List page for additional information.

Clearance Price List

New Columns

This edition's guest columnists bring technique, guitar instruction and music business expertise directly to your web browser. We've got eleven fresh columns altogether - nine by returning columnists and two written by new contributors. Canadian guitarist David Martone is back with "Zone Recording: Playing In 5 Minutes". Tom Hess returns with "How To Improve Your Guitar Technique, Part 1". Mike Campese puts out another excellent technique column based on his new CD, "String Skipping Lines". Greigg Fraser is back after a long hiatus with another column "Guitar Effects Primer". Guitarist Guy Pople returns with his article "Melodic Alchemy: Improvising Outside The Box". Jean-Pierre Zammit also rejoins us with his tips in "Bending Ideas". Guitarist Mike O'Malley is back with more tips in, "Bending And Vibrato". Marketing expert Christopher Knab returns with more great advice in "16 Timeless Music Business Self Promotion Tips". Guitarist Scott Allen offers some great playing ideas in "Altered States". Our new columnists include Joe Pinnavaia with "Micro Practicing: The Art Of Breaking Things Down" and Greg X with "Guitar Fretboad Secrets".

David Martone

Mike Campese

Tom Hess

Christopher Knab

Greigg Fraser

Mike O'Malley

Joe Pinnavaia

Guy Pople

Greg X

Jean-Pierre Zammit

Scott Allen

New Interviews

The August update includes new interviews with guitarists Michael Abdow and Stefan Artwin.

Stefan Artwin Interview

Michael Abdow Interview

The Rediscovered

Four more of the most outstanding artists from the eleven years of the Undiscovered series profiles are profiled in this edition's "The Rediscovered". These artists represent 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 17 new instrumental guitar CDs to the site in the past two months. This brings the total number of instrumental guitar CDs available to 1838!

CDs are now online and shipping for Matthew Mills, Carlos Lichman, Patrick Healy, Shouse, Peter Douskalis, Alessandro Cossu, Deluc, Insanitizers, Robert Walker, Steve Beach, Michael Coppola, Taz Taylor Band, George Bellas, Alex Masi, Riccardo Vernaccini and Constantine.

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 1838 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 Carvalho & Martinho, and Lei Chen among others.

DVD SoundCheck

Guitar Instruction

Browse over 230 titles in the area of guitar instruction, including the new DVD by Magic Elf guitarist Carl Roa, the new book/CD by Tobias Hurwitz, and a number of recently added Lick Library titles by Richard Smith, Danny Gill 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:

Iron Mask - Heavy Metal

Laura Bachynski - Pop/Folk/Jazz/Spiritual

There are now 536 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 14 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