Newsletter June-July 2006



The June-July edition is now online, and we're celebrating our 10 year anniversary!

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E-mail Gift Certificates

New Columns

June brings a number of excellent contributions by our guest columnists, who cover technique, studio recording and the music business. We've got nine new articles altogether - seven returning columnists and two first timers. First off is Mike Campese, G.I.T. graduate and instructor, with "Single String Practice Techniques". Canadian guitarist David Martone is back with another article entitled "Zone Recording: Mastering". Neo-classical guitarist Tom Hess contributes his piece called "Express Yourself!". Danny Jones continues his technique series with "Cool Interval Runs". Indie marketing and promotions expert Tim Sweeney has contributed an article entitled "Building And Continuing Relationships" Band coach Sean Farrington returns with "5 Paths To $100,000 Per Year - Part 2: Fast Freddie's Way". First time contributors include British guitarist Guy Pople with "7 Strings Good, 6 Strings Bad" and guitarist DC Slater with "Recording And Tone". Finally, music industry guru Christopher Knab returns with "10 Tips To Keep You On The Music Career-Building Path".

Christopher Knab

Tim Sweeney

Mike Campese

Sean Farrington

Tom Hess

DC Slater

Guy Pople

Danny Jones

David Martone

New Interviews

June updates include new interviews with guitarists Jill Yan, Gianni Rojatti and Stef Burns.

Jill Yan Interview

Gianni Rojatti Interview

Stef Burns Interview

The Undiscovered

This edition we're featuring another group of unknown talent through our Undiscovered Artists program. The music ranges from live jazz to offbeat shred, and from blues rock to heavy metal. 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 630 mark!

The Undiscovered

New Instrumental Guitar CDs

Guitar Nine has added another 43 new instrumental guitar CDs to the site in the past two months. This brings the total number of instrumental guitar CDs available to 1888!

CDs are now online and shipping for Prart Group, Lanvall, Olaf Lenk's Food, Rob Balducci, Al Garcia, Svilen Mikov, Greg Smith, Jim Horne, The Royal Dan, Jose De Castro, David Stockden, Virtual Strangers, Harry Kapeliaris, Koji Tsumoto, Steve Topping, Haymo Doerk, Amethyst, Fred Hamm, Rob Metz, Andy Timmons Band, Lyle Workman, Fabrizio Leo, Citriniti, Michael Mucklow, John E, Yener Korkut, Jerry Jennings, Van Davis, Errorhead, Dal Knezevic, Mojacar Flamenco, Scott Allen Project, Super String Theory, Federico Miranda, Robert Walker, Vernon Reid & Masque, Syrek, Diego Garcia, Razorblades, Mark Hill, Rare Blend, Nick Andrew and the Rippingtons.

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 1888 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 some often-requested guitar-oriented, concert DVD releases recently, now available are titles by artists such as Blackmore's Night, Uli Jon Roth, Jeff Scheetz Band, George Thorogood, Bernard Allison, Buckethead, Judas Priest, Leo KottkeRypdal/Vitous/Gurtu and Gary Moore, among others.

DVD SoundCheck

Guitar Instruction

Our offerings in the area of guitar instruction keep expanding. For example, we've recently added DVD titles hosted by Andy Summers, George Benson, Joe Bonamassa, Albert Lee and Danny Gill, as well as more titles in the Ultimate Guitar Technique series, such as "All You Need To Know About Rhythm Guitar" and "How To Play Fast".

Instructional SoundCheck

Guitar Music 9 Latest Additions

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

DiMeola/Agutin - World/Fusion

Lanvall - Rock

Leslie West - Blues

Gandhi - Progressive Rock

Venturia - Heavy Metal

Sphere Of Souls - Heavy Metal

Noyz - Heavy Metal

Loudness - Hard Rock

Southern Gentlemen - Blues

There are now 568 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 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