Newsletter February-March 2006



The February-March edition is now online. The Guitar Nine web site and store continues to attract both new customers and new artists from all over the world. We service over 90 different countries now, let's work together to get to 100!

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

February breaks December's record for our biggest update ever, with contributions by guest columnists, who cover technique, studio recording and the music business. We've got fifteen action-packed articles altogether - twelve returning columnists and three first timers. First off is Mike Campese, G.I.T. graduate and instructor, with "Chordal Picking". All the way from Japan is Chris Juergensen with his article entitled "Recording And Releasing Your Own CD". Guitarist Will Landrum returns with his column, "Blazing With Phrasing". Canadian guitarist David Martone is back with another article entitled "Zone Recording: Parallel Bussing". Neo-classical guitarist Tom Hess contributes his piece called "Top Secrets Of Common Sense, Part 1". Danny Jones continues his technique series with "Shredding Blues Licks: Double Stops". Dan Keller also rejoins us with his article "Phrase Your Melodies!" Guitarist Sven Stichter is back with another column, "Luke Skywalker, Jedi Guitar, and the Refresh Button". Indie marketing and promotions expert Tim Sweeney has contributed an article entitled "Using The Lack Of Time To Your Benefi" Guitarist and writer Jamie Andreas also returns with her article "Removing The Barriers To Musical Expression". Canadian guitarist Jason Sadites is back with "Using Theme and Variation in Composing". First time contributors include guitar instructor Jason Parker with "So You Want To Teach Guitar?", guitarist Ken Rubenstein with "5 Over 7 Septuplets" and guitarist Toshi Iseda with "Perforimg For The Audience". Finally, music industry guru Christopher Knab returns with "Income And Expenses For Developing Your Music Career".

Mike Campese

Chris Juergensen

Tom Hess

Tim Sweeney

Jason Sadites

Ken Rubenstein

Jason Parker

Toshi Iseda

Jamie Andreas

Danny Jones

Sven Stichter

Dan Keller

David Martone

Will Landrum

Christopher Knab

New Interviews

February updates include new interviews with guitarists Jay Geils, Eric Mantel and Patrick Rondat.

Jay Geils Interview

Eric Mantel Interview

Patrick Rondat Interview

The Undiscovered

This edition we're featuring another group of unknown talent through our Undiscovered Artists program. The music ranges from acoustic fingerstyle to shred, and from SoCal surf to instrumental rock. 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 610 mark!

The Undiscovered

New Instrumental Guitar CDs

Guitar Nine has added another 27 new instrumental guitar CDs to the site in the past two months. This brings the total number of instrumental guitar CDs available to 1795!

CDs are now online and shipping for Buckethead, Ty Oliver, Matt Rae, Warren Robert, Zuzo Moussawer, Terminal A, Torquays, Estrume'n'tal, Martin Motnik, Patrick Rondat, Yngwie J. Malmsteen, Hideaki Nakama, Mike Hartman, Neil Citron, Atlantics, Eric Mantel, Will Landrum, Jasun Tipton, Curt Shaw, Guitar Garden, Ed Vick, Dave Hart, Jesse Cook, Clarelynn Rose, Timo Tolkki and Tim Donahue.

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 1795 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 cool guitar-oriented, concert DVD releases recently, now available are titles by artists such as DiMeola/Coryell/Lagrene, Vernon Neilly, Jack Bruce, World Of Fingerstyle Jazz Guitar, Ritenour/Grusin, Guitar Wars, Goncalo Pereira, and Chick Corea Elektric Band, among others.

DVD SoundCheck

Guitar Instruction

Our offerings in the area of guitar instruction keep expanding. For example, we've added the newly reissued Hot Licks DVDs, with titles by Jimmy Bruno, Nils Lofgren, Warren Haynes, Buddy Guy, Danny Gatton, Tuck Andress and Ronnie Earl, as well as the hotly requested Eric Johnson "Total Electric Guitar" DVD.

Instructional SoundCheck

Guitar Music 9 Latest Additions

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

Into The Light (with Tim Donahue) - Hard Rock

Yanliang Lee - Hard Rock

Mind's Eye - Progressive Metal

Waterclime - Progressive Metal

Winterlong - Heavy Metal

Marcel Coenen - Heavy Metal

Indigenous - Blues

Blindside Blues Band - Blues

Lance Lopez - Hard Rock

A Tribute To Frank Marino - Hard Rock

Guitar Wars Live - Hard Rock

Eric Johnson - Rock

Philip Sayce - Blues/Rock

Danny Masters - Hard Rock

Jonas Hansson - Heavy Metal

Mariani (with Eric Johnson) - Rock

Monti Amundson & Blubinos - Blues

Hoax - Blues

Stevie Zee Band - Blues

Vargas Blues Band - Blues

Ten - Hard Rock

Crumb Bros. - Hard Rock

There are now 540 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 ten 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