Newsletter October-November 2003



The October-November edition is now online!

Because of customer feedback, we've just added over 3000 new mp3 sound clips to the site over the past two months. These clips should help you in your quest to get to know the instrumental guitar CDs for sale on the site even better, and help you to build your instrumental guitar CD collection to be the best it can be.

Listening Room

Also, you may have one of our original black Guitar Nine magnets, or you may have recently gotten one of our blue Guitar Nine magnets with one of your orders. But we'll bet you don't have one of our new orange and black, Autumn/Halloween Guitar Nine magnets - get one with your first order from September 22nd through October 31st.

New Columns

Another excellent roster of guest columnists have written articles for October. There are eleven altogether - eight returning columnists and three first-time columnist. First off is Mike Campese, G.I.T. graduate and instructor, with "Modal Arpeggios". Jonathan Wilson is writing for us for the first time, and his contribution is entitled "Mutant Guitars: TogaMan GuitarViols". German guitarist Martin Behr returns with his article "Building A Small Home Studio". Classical virtuoso Jamey Andreas also returns with his article "Climb Every Mountain". Joining us for the first time is guitarist Joy Basu with "Audition Tips: Getting the Gig". Neo-classical guitarist Tom Hess has another column for us, "Originality (When And How)". Indie marketing and promotions expert Tim Sweeney has contributed an article entitled "Why Being Popular At Home Is Important". We welcome back guitarist Steve Booke with his column "The Art Of Guitar Yoga". Canadian guitarist David Martone returns with "Zone Recording: Long Distance Recording". Another first-time columnist is David Vincent Jones with his editorial "Are You Going My Way?" Finally, music industry guru Christopher Knab returns with "Back To Basics - 10 Essential Tips For Making A Living With Your Music".

Mike Campese

Joy Basu

Martin Behr

Steve Booke

Tim Sweeney

Christopher Knab

Jamey Andreas

Tom Hess

Jonathan Wilson

David Vincent Jones

David Martone

New Interviews

October's updates include an interview with Brazilian guitarist Miguel Mega.

Miguel Mega Interview

The Undiscovered

This edition we're featuring another group of unknown talent through our Undiscovered Artists program. The music ranges from classical/flamenco to neo-classical metal, and from grungy blues to jazz/fusion. 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 410 mark!

The Undiscovered

New Instrumental Guitar CDs

Guitar Nine has added another 44 new instrumental guitar CDs to the site in the past two months. This brings the total number of instrumental guitar CDs available to 1227!

CDs are now online and shipping for Doug Markley, Doug Stillwell, Miguel De La Bastide, Tom Yoder, Marcel Coenen, Condition Red, Byron Thompson, Chuscales, Gino D'Auri, Luciani, Leon Muhudinov, Doug Young, Torquays, Al DiMeola, Jukka Tolonen, Strunz/Farah, Martin Barre, Jeff Beck, J.R.S., Jimmy Williams, Serdar Oztop, Ozric Tentacles, Allan Holdsworth, Argenti/Rosa, Ozone Quartet, David Pritchard, Rob Balducci, Citron, Mark Denaro, Hisashi, The Knights, Steve Vai, Michael Hedges and Scotty Anderson.

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 1227 discs (or Guitar Nine concert black and dynamite white t-shirts, available in M, L, XL, and XXL):

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 Music 9 Latest Additions

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

Carmine Appice's Guitar Zeus - Hard Rock

Lanvall - Rock/Classical

Psycho Train - Rock/Blues

Gary Moore - Hard Rock

Jeff Scheetz Band - Hard Rock

Ruud Cooty - Hard Rock

There are now 347 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 over seven 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