Newsletter October-November 2004



The October-November edition is now online!

We passed another milestone in late September, as we added our 1500th instrumental title to the site.

We have a new number for fax orders, please use 877-389-7555 for fax ordering.

Remember, with the holiday gift giving season almost upon us, 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

New Columns

Another large assemblage of guest columnists have written columns for October. We've got twelve in total - ten returning columnists and one first-time columnist. First off is Mike Campese, G.I.T. graduate and instructor, with "Scales You Must Know". Returning is acoustic guitarist Dan Lambert with "Lucky Breaks". Swiss guitarist Dan Keller is back with his technique article "Melodic Play Through Modal Arpeggios". Canadian guitarist David Martone returns with another column entitled "Zone Recording: 3 Doors Down". Hess guitarist Mike Walsh answers the musical question "Are Lessons And Music School Really Worth It?". Joining us for the first time is Australian guitar player Ivan Bertolla with "Going 'Outside The Zone'". Joe Bochar contributes his article, "The Nine Top Speed Enhancements Known To Guitardom". Guitarist Randy Ellefson is back with another technique column, "Interval Riff Basics". Indie marketing and promotions expert Tim Sweeney has contributed an article entitled "Rejection And Praise". We welcome back David Vincent Jones with his essay "Stay Out Of The Kitchen - You Can't Cook!". Classical virtuoso Jamey Andreas also returns with his article "Easy Bar Chords". Finally, music industry guru Christopher Knab returns with "I Get So Many Clueless Letters!".

Tim Sweeney

Christopher Knab

Dan Lambert

Ivan Bertolla

David Vincent Jones

Dan Keller

Mike Walsh

Jamey Andreas

Mike Campese

Randy Ellefson

David Martone

Joe Bochar

New Interviews

October's updates include a new interview with Neil Brocklebank, British instrumental guitarist.

Neil Brocklebank Interview

The Undiscovered

This edition we're featuring another group of unknown talent through our Undiscovered Artists program. The music ranges from jazz fusion to bluesy rock, and from new age to modern shred. 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 520 mark!

The Undiscovered

New Instrumental Guitar CDs

Guitar Nine has added another 49 new instrumental guitar CDs to the site in the past two months. This brings the total number of instrumental guitar CDs available to 1500!

CDs are now online and shipping for Roy Vogt, Bill McCormick, Glenn Cannon, Shawn Lane Remembered, Patrik Carlsson, Faraz, Francis Kuipers, Armik, Marc Klock Group, Stanley Jordan, Calvin L. Coolidge, Spaces, Retroliners, Supertones, Todd Grubbs, Gary Hoey, John 5, Val Ramos Flamenco Ensemble, Harald Weinkum, Jordan Rudess, California Guitar Trio, Al DiMeola, Ottmar Liebert, Roland Chadwick, Ominox, Dave Odegaard, Mike Keneally, Sheryl Bailey 3, Vital Information, Carvalho/Martinho, Alex Skolnick Trio, Neil Zaza, Travis Larson Band, Chas Williams, GuitarStew, Dave Villano, Joe Stump, Ozric Tentacles, A Guitar Supreme, Adrian Legg and Strunz/Farah.

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 1500 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 more guitar-oriented, concert DVD releases, now available are titles by artists such as Los Lonely Boys, King Crimson, Van Halen, Alejandro Silva Power Cuarteto, Stevie Ray Vaughan, The Who and Joe Pass, among others.

DVD SoundCheck

Guitar Instruction

Our offerings in the area of guitar instruction are also expanding rapidly. Check out the Instructional SoundCheck for the latest additions.

Instructional SoundCheck

Guitar Music 9 Latest Additions

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

Moonlight Comedy - Progressive Metal

Cup-a-Jo - Blues

Megadeth - Heavy Metal

Joe Louis Walker - Blues

Hendrix Tribute Vol. 2 - Hard Rock

Ted Reece - Acoustic

There are now 425 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 eight 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