Newsletter October-November 2006



The October-November edition is now online!

Guitar Nine now offers over 200 instrumental guitar products. There's literally something for everyone who wants to improve their technique, or learn to play in a new style.

Instructional Price List
Instructional SoundCheck

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

October's guest columnists are a talented group of experts, who cover studio recording, technique, and the music business. We've got eleven new articles altogether - ten returning columnists and a single first timer. First off is Mike Campese, G.I.T. graduate and instructor, with "Superimposing Major Arpeggios". Canadian guitarist David Martone is back with another interesting article entitled "Zone Recording: Clinics With Jennifer Batten". Neo-classical guitarist Tom Hess contributes his essential piece called "Top Secrets Of Common Sense, Part 2". Randy Ellefson returns from a hiatus to pen "Got Tendonitis? What To Do". Indie marketing and promotions expert Tim Sweeney has contributed an article entitled "Treating Your Art As A Day Job". Band coach Sean Farrington returns with "5 Paths To $100,000 Per Year - Part 4: Randy's Way". British guitarist Guy Pople is back with "Stuck In A Rut". Guitarist Jamie Andreas has added a new article called "Finding Notes On The Neck: The 5 Fret Rule". Guitarist Patrick DeCoste has written another interesting column entitled "The Effect Affect - Using Processors To Alter Your Music". Our only first time contributor is German guitarist Robert Walker with "Songwriter Or Craftsman?". Finally, music industry guru Christopher Knab returns with "A&R Cover Letter Example".

David Martone

Mike Campese

Tom Hess

Patrick DeCoste

Sean Farrington

Robert Walker

Jamie Andreas

Randy Ellefson

Tim Sweeney

Christopher Knab

Guy Pople

New Interviews

October updates include new interviews with guitarists Andy Timmons and Greg Howe.

Greg Howe Interview

Andy Timmons Interview

The Undiscovered

This edition we're featuring another group of unknown talent through our Undiscovered Artists program. The music ranges from guitar-oriented jazz to progressive rock, and from southern rock to surf-n-turf. 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 660 mark!

The Undiscovered

New Instrumental Guitar CDs

Guitar Nine has added another 41 new instrumental guitar CDs to the site in the past two months. This brings the total number of instrumental guitar CDs available to 1958!

CDs are now online and shipping for Travis Larson Band, Carvalho/Martinho, Ray DeTone, Peter Frampton, Al DiMeola, David Rogers, Robben Ford, Neil Zaza, Leon MacLellan, Jose Del Rio, Marco Ferrigno, Michael Elsner, Tommy Merry, Hellborg/Lane, Frank Gambale, Paul Gilbert, German Schauss, Ozric Tentacles, Magic Red, Rick Ruskin, A.D.D., Danny Weis, Gino Foti, Mike Stern, Alex Machacek, Electric Outlet, Spaced Out, T.D. Clark, Sheryl Bailey 3, Eric Roberts, Bert Elliot, Thomas Larsson, Baron Tymas, Marty Friedman, Derek Sherinian, 2 GuitarViols and Susan McDonald.

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 1958 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


Some really choice guitar-oriented, concert DVDs are now out, you can now pick up titles by artists such as Andres Segovia, Eric Clapton, Canned Heat, Blind Faith, Santana, Tony Hernando, Derek Trucks Band, Muriel Anderson, Dream Theater, Black Label Society and Spaced Out, among others.

DVD SoundCheck

Guitar Instruction

We're over 200 titles in the area of guitar instruction! For example, we've recently added DVD titles hosted by Adrian Legg (2 titles), Chris Duarte, Rick Vito and Greg Koch.

Instructional SoundCheck

Guitar Music 9 Latest Additions

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

UFO - Hard Rock

Rick Derringer - Blues

Mind's Eye - Heavy Metal

Gino Foti - World/Fusion

Gary Hoey - Hard Rock

Gigantour - Heavy Metal/Shred

Dream Theater - Progressive Metal

Seventh Wonder - Heavy Metal

Blood Seal - Heavy Metal

There are now 585 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 ten 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