Newsletter December-January 2010



The December-January edition is now online.

For the month of December, our Clearance page has been upgraded to a 15% discount when you buy 4 or more items off that page.

Clearance CDs/DVDs

We have over 2500 products available, including instrumental guitar CD, guitar/vocal CDs, concert DVDs and instructional products - literally something for everyone.

Instrumental CDs
Guitar/Vocal CDs
Instructional Products

Remember, Guitar Nine e-mail gift certificates are perfect for the discriminating guitar music lover. Read more about them by clicking below.

E-mail Gift Certificates

New Columns

This edition's guest columnists bring economy picking, songwriting tips and music business savvy directly to your web browser. We've got twelve fresh columns altogether - ten by returning columnists and two written by new contributors. Canadian guitarist David Martone is back with "Zone Recording: Tour Preparation". Tom Hess returns with "How To Prepare For Gigs And Make Your Live Shows Better" Mike Campese puts out a holiday-themed technique column based on his Christmas CD, "Grinch Lesson". Nick Layton is back after a hiatus with another column "Lead Guitar Phrasing". Guitarist Guy Pople returns with his article "CAGED Arpeggios II: Developing Progressions". Paul Tauterouff also rejoins us with his tips in "2-Note Sequences For Lead Guitar Soloing". Guitarist Mike O'Malley is back with tone tips in, "Chasing The Perfect Tone". Marketing expert Christopher Knab returns with more great advice in "There Are No 10 Steps To Stardom". Guitarist Joe Pinnavaia offers some great practice ideas in "Fretboard Visualization". Scott Alle is back with his latest column "Extended Arpeggios, Part 1". Our new columnists are Brian Hunsaker, who contributes "Songwriting Tips From Singe", and Columbian guitarist Juan Coronado with "Economy Picking Demystified".

Mike Campese

Tom Hess

Christopher Knab

David Martone

Guy Pople

Mike O'Malley

Scott Allen

Paul Tauterouff

Nick Layton

Brian Hunsaker

Joe Pinnavaia

Juan Coronado

New Interviews

The December update includes new interviews with guitarist Nili Brosh and bassist Stuart Hamm.

Nili Brosh Interview

Stuart Hamm 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 - 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 19 new instrumental guitar CDs to the site in the past two months. This brings the total number of instrumental guitar CDs available to 1813!

CDs are now online and shipping for Logic?, Alex Ehrsam, Nili Brosh, Jai, Gregg Bissonette, Marty Friedman,, Michael Harris, Prashant Aswani, Hrant Bedoyan, Doug Johns, Dave Celentano, Mike Orlando, Robert Dzurilla, Phi Yaan-Zek, Jason Sadites, T.D. Clark and Bruce Arnold.

Check out the Latest Additions/Releases and Listening Room at:

Latest Releases
Listening Room

To order any of the 1813 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

DVD SoundCheck

The most recently added guitar-oriented, concert DVDs recently added include titles by Marcos De Ros, Carvalho & Martinho and Lei Chen among others.

DVD SoundCheck

Guitar Instruction

Browse over 150 titles in the area of guitar instruction, including the latest 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 to the Guitar Nine sister site, Guitar Music 9, include:

Mogg And The Sign Of 4 - Hard Rock

There are now 530 guitar-oriented vocal titles available, with MP3 samples provided for previewing each artist.

Guitar Music 9 Main Page

The Home Studio Registry

For over 14 years we've offered a free listing on the Home Studio Registry. Join the Registry to meet and hook up with other Home Studio owners like yourself to discuss gear, techniques, maintenance or production.

Home Studio Registry

In Conclusion

As always, your comments, support and feedback are appreciated.
Dan McAvinchey
Guitar Nine