Newsletter October-November 2005



The October-November edition is now online, and October is Instrumental Guitar Month, a great time to remember, support, discover, promote, and celebrate the many practitioners of this near-underground musical sub-genre.

Remember, Guitar Nine e-mail gift certificates are perfect for the discriminating guitar music lover. Read more about them by clicking below.

E-mail Gift Certificates

New Columns

Check out the bevy of guest columns collected for October, covering technique, studio recording and the music business. We've got eleven altogether - nine returning columnists and two first timers. First off is Mike Campese, G.I.T. graduate and instructor, with "Sweep Picking". Guitarist Randy Ellefson returns with his column, "Interval Riff Ornamentation". Canadian guitarist David Martone is back with another article entitled "Zone Recording: Hands-Free Recording". Neo-classical guitarist Tom Hess contributes his piece called "Most Of You Are Totally Out Of Balance?". Guitarist Sven Stichter is back with another column, "Stealing And The Misery Of Being A Guitarist In The Music Scene". Indie marketing and promotions expert Tim Sweeney has contributed an article entitled "How To Generate More CD Sales In Record Stores". Guitarist and writer Jamie Andreas also returns with her article "Work & Play". Mike Walsh, guitarist in the band Hess, has submitted his column, "How Singing Can Help Your Guitar Soloing". First time contributors include Neil March with "Radio Killed The Radio Station" and guitarist Danny Jones with his "Shredding Blues Licks". Finally, music industry guru Christopher Knab returns with "Music Publicity Plan".

Christopher Knab

Tim Sweeney

Sven Stichter

Randy Ellefson

Jamie Andreas

Tom Hess

Danny Jones

Mike Campese

Mike Walsh

Neil March

David Martone

New Interviews

October's updates include a new interview with guitarist Francesco Fareri.

Francesco Fareri Interview

The Undiscovered

This edition we're featuring another group of unknown talent through our Undiscovered Artists program. The music ranges from extreme shred to fingerstyle, and from hard rock to cross-cultural 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 590 mark!

The Undiscovered

New Instrumental Guitar CDs

Guitar Nine has added another 33 new instrumental guitar CDs to the site in the past two months. This brings the total number of instrumental guitar CDs available to 1732!

CDs are now online and shipping for Ronnie Montrose, Marc Rizzo, Roy Marchbank, Pierre Bensusan, Pat Metheny, Behzad, Larry Carlton, Fernando Perez, Rick Graham, Elias Viljanen, Peter Emmer, Kada, Coryell/Bailey/White, D'Agostino/Burns. Fusion For Miles, Tony Graci, Mattias IA Eklundh, Simone Fiorletta, Alien Cowboys, Tom Ball, Emilio Garcia, Antonio Restucci, Marcelo Aedo, David Gregorisch, John 5, Leigh Williams, Rainer Tankred Pappon, Armik, Lyden Moon, Michael Hawley and Vara-Tones.

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 1732 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 Dire Straits, Paul Gilbert and Montreux Legends among others.

DVD SoundCheck

Guitar Instruction

Our offerings in the area of guitar instruction are also expanding rapidly. For example, we've added many more titles in the DVD instructional series, such as "Larry Carlton's Instructional DVD, Volume 2", "Dave Navarro's Instructional DVD", "Albert Collins' Instructional DVD" and "Ted Nugent's Instructional DVD".

Instructional SoundCheck

Guitar Music 9 Latest Additions

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

Overlorde - Heavy Metal

Steve Fister - Rock

Listeria - Heavy Metal

Lord Of Mushrooms - Heavy Metal

Nightscape - Heavy Metal

Steve Vai - Hard Rock

Stoney Curtis Band - Blues

Joe Lynn Turner - Hard Rock

Leslie West - Blues

Iron Mask - Neo-Classical Metal

Mambo Sons - Rock

Mambo Sons - Rock

Richard Andersson - Neo-Classical Metal

Mystery Hall - Heavy Metal

A Salute To Ace Frehley - Hard Rock

Hughes-Turner Project - Hard Rock

Hughes-Turner Project - Hard Rock

Chris Juergensen - Blues

Steeler - Heavy Metal

There are now 507 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 nine 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