Newsletter December-January 2004



The December-January edition is now online!

We're currently running one of our biggest promotions. Hundreds of complimentary copies of the compilation CD "Guitars At An Exhibition Vol. 2" have already been given away. Simply purchase any two products (one must be instrumental) in the same order, and you'll be offered this dynamic CD.

"Guitars At An Exhibition Vol. 2" CD Offer

There are a number of super Christmas, seasonal and holiday instrumental guitar CDs available, including many new titles - check 'em out!

Holiday CDs

Remember, with the holiday gift giving season upon us, 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

New Columns

We're bustin' out with a large collection of guest columns in December. We've got fourteen altogether - ten returning columnists and four first-time columnists. First off is Mike Campese, G.I.T. graduate and instructor, with "Intervalic Lines, Part 2". Metal Mike Chlasciak is here for the first time with his contribution, "Spend The Money". Returning is acoustic guitarist Peter Neri with "The 5 Stages Of Guitaritis". Irish guitarist Alan Lennon contributes his first article "Beginning Songwriting ". Canadian guitarist David Martone returns with another column entitled "Zone Recording: Video". Hess guitarist Mike Walsh has written "Why You Should Like To Play Like Yngwie". Joining us for the first time is New Zealand guitar player Tony Koretz with "Recording Acoustic Guitar". Kevin Ferguson contributes his article, "Mastering Odd, Complex Time Signatures And Rhythms". Guitarist Tom Hess is back with another column, "Do You Really Need A Teacher?". Indie marketing and promotions expert Tim Sweeney has contributed an article entitled "Becoming A Complete Artist". We welcome back David Vincent Jones with his essay "Knockin' On Wood". Guitarist and writer Date Turner also returns with his article "Making A Living As A Guitar Music Transcriber/Arranger". Hess bassist and guitarist Mark Carozza has written a new article, "Climbing Out Of A Rut". Finally, music industry guru Christopher Knab returns with "The 'Creative' You And The 'Business' You".

Tim Sweeney

Dale Turner

David Vincent Jones

Metal Mike Chlasciak

Peter Neri

Kevin Ferguson

David Martone

Mike Campese

Christopher Knab

Alan Lennon

Tony Koretz

Tom Hess

Mike Walsh

Mark Cardozza

New Interviews

December's updates include a new interview with Tim Jenkins, guitarist in the group Delirious Tremor.

Tim Jenkins Interview

The Undiscovered

This edition we're featuring another group of unknown talent through our Undiscovered Artists program. The music ranges from jazz to rock/shred, and from fingerstyle to progressive. 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 530 mark!

The Undiscovered

New Instrumental Guitar CDs

Guitar Nine has added another 37 new instrumental guitar CDs to the site in the past two months. This brings the total number of instrumental guitar CDs available to 1538!

CDs are now online and shipping for Ted Reece, Mick Neil, Rich Roger, Shawn Persinger Is Prester John, Tobias Hurwitz, Craig Chaquico, International Guitar Night, Johnny Hiland, Hideous Sun Demons, Warmen, Ioannis Anastassakis, Mike Dimareli - Artical, Carlos Soto, Keith Miller, Daniele Liverani, Riptyde, Armik, Vernon Neilly & G-Fire, Nick Borho, Big Bang Method, Dr. Maybe, Il-Min Choi, Derek Sherinian, Steve Booke, Deep Forest, Bill Perry, Sterling Koch, Joe Gamble, Loren Middleton, Daikaiju, Heavy Surf, Bill Mize, Mortimer Nelson and Peter Xifaras.

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 1538 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 more guitar-oriented, concert DVD releases, now available are titles by artists such as Steve Hackett, The Band, Al DiMeola, Tal Farlow, Dream Theater, Jan Akkerman and Jimmy Page/Robert Plant, among others.

DVD SoundCheck

Guitar Instruction

Our offerings in the area of guitar instruction are also expanding rapidly. Check out the Instructional SoundCheck for the latest additions.

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

JKB (Jeff Kollman Band) - Hard Rock

Mistheria - Heavy Metal

Loudness - Hard Rock

Dream Theater - Progressive

Gilbert Isbin Group - World

Lost Fate - Heavy Metal

Airless - Hard Rock

Yngwie J. Malmsteen - Heavy Metal

There are now 434 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 eight 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