Newsletter February-March 2012



The February-March edition is now online!

Over 1000 instrumental guitarists, guitar-oriented guitarists and guitar-heavy bands are selling downloads through Apple's iTunes site. Every click-through supports the work done on this site!

iTunes Downloads

Old-school? Music releases making their debut on CD include titles by Abnormal Thought Patterns, Vitali T Project, Logic?, and Clark Colborn.

CD 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 practicing tips, business advice and ideas for teaching students directly to your web browser. We've got nine fresh columns altogether - eight written by returning columnists and one by a new columnist.

Mike Campese writes a new technique column entitled "Sweeping Arpeggio Shapes (You Should Know)". Tom Hess returns with "How To Get Started Teaching Guitar". Neal Nagaoka is back with your amazing guitar videos in "Neal's Terrifying Young Guns: 6th Edition". Guitarist Joe Pinnavaia returns after a break with his article "Listen And Learn". Instructor and guitarist Jamie Andreas has contributed "The Musical Margin: Why Technique = Musicality". Marketing expert Christopher Knab returns with "Excuses Musicians Use For Not Learning About The Music Business". Guitarist Michael Knight delivers "Dynamics In Guitar Playing". Draven Gray is back with his advice in "Radiohead". Finally, brand new columnist and designer Nadine Gressett has written "The Top Five - What Designers Can Teach Musicians".

Mike Campese

Tom Hess

Draven Grey

Jamie Andreas

Michael Knight

Joe Pinnavaia

Christopher Knab

Neal Nagaoka

Nadine Gressett

New Interviews

The February update includes a new interview with bassist Dino Fiorenza.

Dino Fiorenza

The Rediscovered

We shine our 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

Music releases making their debut on CD include titles by Abnormal Thought Patterns, Vitali T Project, Logic?, and Clark Colborn.

Latest Releases
Listening Room

To order any of the 440 discs:

All Pricing and Products


Ordering Information

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Ordering Information

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