Newsletter June-July 2011



The June-July edition is now online!

According to recently gathered statistics, artists, labels and distributors have been diligent about keeping their products in stock. Over the past month we've averaged an 97.5% in-stock percentage for the almost 2100 products in our catalog. Check out the current price list and availablity status below.

Price List

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 pentatonic scales, live playing tips and music theory directly to your web browser. We've got ten fresh columns altogether - all written by returning columnists. Tom Hess returns with "Top 10 Mistakes People Make When Trying To Become Professional Musicians". Mike Campese writes a new technique column entitled "Groups Of 5". Neal Nagaoka is back with your amazing guitar videos in "Neal's Terrifying Young Guns: 2nd Edition". Guitarist Guy Pople returns with his article "Guitar Theory From First Principles, Part 3". Guitarist Mike O'Malley is back with some words of wisdom in "Playing With Another Guitarist". Marketing expert Christopher Knab returns with "A Realistic Radio Promotion Plan For Today". Joe Pinnavaia is also back with his latest column "Waking Up The Pentatonics: Pentatonic Applications". Michael Knight is joining us after an extended break with "More Tips for Successful Live Shows". Recovering from a major condition is Tim Sweeny, with "The New Path For Music Artists". Finally, rejoining us is guitarist Oscar Ortega with "Does Music Education Matter In The Real World?"

Tom Hess

Christopher Knab

Mike Campese

Neal Nagaoka

Michael Knight

Joe Pinnavaia

Guy Pople

Oscar Ortega

Tim Sweeney

Mike O'Malley

New Interviews

The June update includes a new interview with guitarist Alex Ehrsam.

Alex Ehrsam 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 - 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

Guitar Nine has added another 16 new instrumental guitar CDs to the site in the past two months. This brings the total number of instrumental guitar CDs available to 1757!

CDs are now online and shipping for Falcons, Guitarsnake, Jackson/Parrott, Next Order, Jeff Bowders, Endel Rivers, Lars Eric Mattsson, Bryan Beller, Travis Larson Band, Burning Gums, Adam Kestler, Philippe Thibaut and Ron Jackson.

Check out the Latest Additions/Releases and Listening Room at:

Latest Releases
Listening Room

To order any of the 1757 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

DVD SoundCheck

The most recently added guitar-oriented, concert DVDs recently added include titles by Marcos De Ros, Carvalho & Martinho and Lei Chen among others.

DVD SoundCheck

Guitar Instruction

Browse over 145 titles in the area of guitar instruction, including the latest DVD by Magic Elf guitarist Carl Roa, the new book/CD by Tobias Hurwitz, and a number of recently added Lick Library titles by Richard Smith, Danny Gill and Andy James.

Instructional SoundCheck

Guitar Music 9 Latest Additions

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

Lord Of Winter - Neo-Classical Metal

Oblidian - Heavy Metal

There are now 512 guitar-oriented vocal titles available, with MP3 samples provided for previewing each artist.

Guitar Music 9 Main Page

The Home Studio Registry

For 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