Newsletter June-July 2007



The June-July edition is now online, and we're celebrating our 11 year anniversary!

Don't forget, we now have Guitar Nine e-mail gift certificates available, perfect for the discriminating guitar music lover. Read more about them by clicking below.

E-mail Gift Certificates

Also, keep up with the latest releases with the G9 SoundCheck page.

Guitar Nine SoundCheck

New Columns

June's guest columnists bring creativity, resourcefulness and knowledge to the table, and cover topics on the music business, technique, and songwriting. We've got ten fresh articles altogether - seven returning columnists and three first time contributors. Canadian guitarist David Martone is back with another in his series entitled "Zone Recording: Two Heads Are Better Than One". German Schauss boosts your picking with his column, "Outside-Inside Picking Concepts". Neo-classical guitarist Tom Hess contributes his column entitled "Songwriting, Part 2". Scott Allen returns from a hiatus to deliver "Killer Sequences". Metal Mike Chlasciak has contributed a music business article entitled "The Marriage Of Business And Art". Guitarist Patrick DeCoste is back with his column entitled "Chord-ially Yours: A Study In Chord Development". First time contributors include Mike Philippov with "Alternate Vs. Directional Picking", guitarist Kole with "The Art Of Pre-Composition, Part 1" and Mexican axeman William Wiegand with "20 Practice Tips". Finally, indie marketing and promotions expert Tim Sweeney returns with "Selling CDs Before Your Shows".

David Martone

German Schauss

Tim Sweeney

Tom Hess

Patrick DeCoste

Metal Mike Chlasciak

Mike Philippov

Scott Allen


William Wiegand

New Interviews

June updates include two new interviews: guitarists Andy James and Frank Caruso.

Frank Caruso Interview

Andy James Interview

The Undiscovered

This edition we're featuring another group of unknown talent through our Undiscovered Artists program. The music ranges from greasy blues to modern metal, and from fingerpicking to hard 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 to well over 700!

The Undiscovered

New Instrumental Guitar CDs

Guitar Nine has added another 24 new instrumental guitar CDs to the site in the past two months. This brings the total number of instrumental guitar CDs available to 2051!

CDs are now online and shipping for Matthew Mills, Glen Kuykendall, Steen Grontved, Liebman/Jackson/Stern, Visual Cliff, Frank Caruso, Johannes Linstead, Scott Henderson, Panzerballett, Darrel, Michael Lee Hill, Manu Livertout Band, Guitar Masters, Dean McGinnes, Ioannis Anastassakis, Clark Pauken Ricketts, Andy James, Geoffe Hein & Frozen Ghost, Uncle Moe's Space Ranch, Planet X, Anthony Ocana, Stick Man, California Guitar Trio and Dregs.

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 2051 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 Richie Kotzen, William Kanengiser and Michael Angelo Batio, among others.

DVD SoundCheck

Guitar Instruction

Select from our over 200 titles in the area of guitar instruction, including recently added DVD titles by Paul Gilbert, Stuart Bull, Bill Frisell, Andy James, Kenny Werner and Danny Gill, the Roland Boss GT-8 DVD guide, and the hot selling country DVD featuring Redd Volkaert.

Instructional SoundCheck

Guitar Music 9 Latest Additions

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

Schenker/Way - Hard Rock

Dave Hole - Blues

20th Century Gospel - Americana/Gospel

3 Green Windows - Hard Rock

John Norum - Hard Rock

Milan Polak - Hard Rock

Marc Ford - Blues

There are now 610 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 eleven 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