Newsletter February-March 2005



The February-March edition is now online!

In addition to some long awaited reissued CDs by Anand, Neil Zaza, Jose De Castro and David Martone, we now have over 170 guitar-oriented DVDs in stock (including titles by Schenker, Hackett and DiMeola), and well over 110 guitar insructional products.

Guitar Instruction

The "Guitars At An Exhibition Vol. 2" promotion continues. Hundreds of complimentary copies of the compilation CD 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

New Columns

Once again, an impressive collection of guest columns has been assembled for February. We've got eleven altogether - nine returning columnists and two first-time columnists. First off is Mike Campese, G.I.T. graduate and instructor, with "Artful Picking". Berklee College of Music instructor Scott Tarulli is here for the first time with his contribution, "Getting Focuse". Canadian guitarist David Martone returns with another column entitled "Zone Recording: Trigger Happy". Hess guitarist Mike Walsh has written "What's In Your Gig Bag?". Joining us for the first time is guitar player Paul Adams with "The Power Of Creative Limitation". Dan Keller contributes his article, "Writing Catchy Themes". Guitarist Drew Vics is back with another column, "You've Gotta Start Somewhere, Grasshopper". Indie marketing and promotions expert Tim Sweeney has contributed an article entitled "How Many CD Sales Are In Your Audience?". We welcome back mastering engineer Fc Bester with his column "Pre-Mastering Tips". Guitarist and writer Jamey Andreas also returns with his article "Guitar Practice Organization And Procedure". Finally, music industry guru Christopher Knab returns with "Check Your Public Relations Knowledge".

Mike Walsh

David Martone

Mike Campese

Jamey Andreas

Scott Tarulli

Drew Vics

Dan Keller

Paul Adams

Fc Bester

Tim Sweeney

Christopher Knab

New Interviews

February updates include new interviews with Curtis and Spanish guitarist Tony Hernando.

Curtis Interview

Tony Hernando Interview

The Undiscovered

This edition we're featuring another group of unknown talent through our Undiscovered Artists program. The music ranges from blues/rock to old-school shred, and from progressive to straight-ahead jazz. 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 540 mark!

The Undiscovered

New Instrumental Guitar CDs

Guitar Nine has added another 36 new instrumental guitar CDs to the site in the past two months. This brings the total number of instrumental guitar CDs available to 1574!

CDs are now online and shipping for Tony Hernando, Joop Wolters, Igor Belsky, Charlie Read, Dave Bennett, Paul Johnson, Bitch Boys, Pascal Allaigre, Koji Tsumoto, Akin Eldes, Michael Angelo Batio, Yannis Raptis, Curtis, Windminister, Jam, Tony Spada, Daniel Wentworth, Caterine, Anand, Al Estrada, Randy McStine, Thomas Blug, Danny Gatton, Carl Palmer, Waldon Reed Jr., Steve Saluto, Travis Wittmeyer, Guitar Wars, Hau Ming, Neil Zaza, Vince LuPone, Scott Henderson and Bill Connors.

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 1574 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 Michael Schenker, Al DiMeola, Larry Carlton, Gary Moore, Eric Clapton and Steve Hackett, 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:

Chris Hattingh - Rock

Mike Keneally Band - Rock

Blindstone - Rock

Philip Sayce Group - Rock/Blues

Joe Bonamassa - Rock/Blues

Kamchatka - Rock/Blues

Winterlong - Heavy Metal

Goncalo Periera's Blister - Hard Rock

Robben Ford & The Blue Line - Blues

BC Priest - Rock

Spooky Actions - World

Tribute To Gary Moore - Hard Rock

There are now 446 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 almost nine 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