Newsletter December-January 2011



The December-January edition is now online!

The newest releases include CDs by Renaud Louis-Servais Group, Tony CC, Gianluca Galli, The Vara-Tones, James Evans and Ben Kuzay.

New Releases

Note from Guitar Nine's Dan McAvinchey, "I've been meeting people and forming relationships for over 40 years. Networking tools such as LinkedIn have only been around for a fraction of that time. If we know each other, or we've had a relationship going for a long time as a musician, customer or fan of the site (or should have a new one), let's establish a connection, and a build a bridge to the future."

LinkedIn: Dan McAvinchey

New Columns

This edition's guest columnists offer live music tips, holiday music and technique fixes directly to your web browser. We've got seven fresh columns altogether - five written by returning columnists and one by a new columnist.

Tom Hess returns with "How To Fix Common Guitar Practice Problems With And Without A Metronome". Mike Campese writes a new holiday-themed technique column entitled "Carol Of The Bells". Neal Nagaoka is back with your amazing guitar videos in "Neal's Terrifying Young Guns: 5th Edition". Business guru Tim Sweeney returns with his article "The "New" Marketing?" Marketing expert Christopher Knab returns with "Building A Successful Radio Airplay Campaign". Guitarist Michael Knight delivers "Your Live Guitar Sound". Brand new columnist and guitarist Dario Napoli serves up "The Leak In The Brain".

Tom Hess

Mike Campese

Michael Knight

Dario Napoli

Christopher Knab

Tim Sweeney

Neal Nagaoka

New Interviews

The December update includes a new interview with guitarist Nicolas Notarianni (aka Guitarsnake).


The Rediscovered

This edition we're shining the spotlight on 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 9 new instrumental guitar CDs to the site in the past two months. This brings the total number of instrumental guitar CDs available to 1729!

CDs are now online and shipping for Hedras Ramos, Adrian Weiss, Jake Clayton, Elias Viljanen, Niels Vejlyt, Alex Martinho and Jose De Castro.

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

Latest Releases
Listening Room

To order any of the 1729 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 featuring the New Universe Music Festival 2010 and Marcos De Ros.

DVD SoundCheck

Guitar Instruction

Browse over 135 titles in the area of guitar instruction, including the latest DVD by Will Ray.

Instructional SoundCheck

Guitar Music 9 Latest Additions

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

Sins Of A Nation - Heavy Metal

Arachnes - Heavy Metal

Pervadelic (Jeff Kollman) - Rock

There are now 502 guitar-oriented vocal titles available, with MP3 samples provided for previewing each artist.

Guitar Music 9 Main Page

The Home Studio Registry

For over 15 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