Newsletter February-March 2009



The February-March edition is now online. With all the news about recessions, layoffs, store closings and bankruptcies, Guitar Nine is thriving. In fact, we're even giving away a little money... every day!

Someone Gets A Fiver - Every Day

New Columns

February's guest columnists bring playing ideas, promotion strategies, the music business, and flashy octaves to the table, and cover areas such as guitar technique, marketing and the Internet. We've got eleven fresh articles altogether - ten by returning columnists along with one new contributor. Canadian guitarist David Martone is back with another in his series entitled "Zone Recording: NAMM 2009". Tom Hess returns with a new column for guitarists called "11 Damaging Mistakes Guitar Players Make And How To Avoid Them". Mike Campese delivers another riveting technique column, "Octave Displacement". Paul Tauterouff returns with the third part of his technique article, called "Improving Your Phrasing, Part 3". Guitarist Scott Allen is back with his column entitled "Soloing Strategies, Part 1". Nick Layton also has the third part of his series, "Improving Your Phrasing, Part 3". Guitarist Ysrafel returns with his new column "Tapping: Vertical and Diagonal Patterns". Michael Knight also rejoins us with a great article for the times called "Survival Guide to Lean Times for Musicians". Guitarist Mike O'Malley is back with another technique column, "The Right Hand Is Your Money Maker". New contributors include Andre Tonelli with "The Tree Of Possibility". Finally, indie marketing and promotions expert Tim Sweeney returns with new insights in "What Is Your Web Site Saying About You?".

David Martone

Mike Campese

Andre Tonelli

Michael Knight

Nick Layton

Tom Hess


Tim Sweeney

Scott Allen

Paul Tauterouff

Mike O'Malley

New Interviews

February updates include a new interview with Italian guitarist Andre Tonelli.

Andre Tonelli 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 - we're calling it, 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 17 new instrumental guitar CDs to the site in the past two months. This brings the total number of instrumental guitar CDs available to 1999!

CDs are now online and shipping for Ken Hatfield And Friends, Brian Butler, Doug Markley, Scott Motyka, Steve Booke, Project 7, Mark Raphael, Brian Tarquin, El Becko (Beck Tribute), Diego Garcia, Neal Nagaoka, Roger Filgate, Dave Celentano, Razorblades, Mateus Starling, Presenter and Rikk Beatty.

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 1999 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


Guitar-oriented, concert DVDs recently added include titles by Kermheat, Cosmosquad and Martone among others.

DVD SoundCheck

Guitar Instruction

Browse over 270 titles in the area of guitar instruction, including the latest Paul Gilbert instructional DVD, "Silence Followed By A Deafening Roar" and the newest Lick Library DVD titles such as "Speed Soloing" by Andy James.

Instructional SoundCheck

Guitar Music 9 Latest Additions

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

Whistlino - Heavy Metal

Billy Sheehan - Rock

Paul Gilbert / Freddie Nelson - Rock

Yngwie J. Malmsteen - Neo-Classical Metal

Marty Friedman - Heavy Metal

Bumblefoot - Rock

Masquerade Of Shadows - Heavy Metal

There are now 575 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 thirteen 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