Newsletter October-November 2007



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.

With many current releases in their final CD pressings, now is a great time for a sale.

Our Biggest Sale Ever

Don't forget, 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

October's guest columnists bring fresh perspectives, creative thinking, and experience to the table, and cover topics on the music business, technique, and songwriting. We've got nine fresh articles altogether - six returning columnists and three first time contributors. Canadian guitarist David Martone is back with another in his series entitled "Zone Recording: NGW Summer Tour". Nick Andrew pens his first article, helping guitarists out there with his column "Cliche Busting Moves, Part 1". Neo-classical guitarist Tom Hess contributes his column entitled "Songwriting, Part 4". Scott Allen gets right back into guitar technique with his article "Touring the Arps". Guitarist Kole will blow your mind with, "The Theory Of Appreciative Comparison". Paul Tauterouff is back after a hiatus with "Pentamodal Idea". "7 Steps For Screwing Up A Band" is the humorous title of first timer Sander Owen's article. First time contributor Todd Caron has written a new column entitled "Advanced Two Hand Technique". Finally, indie marketing and promotions expert Tim Sweeney returns with "Why Categorizing Your Music Is Bad".

Tim Sweeney

Tom Hess

Scott Allen

Sander Owen

Todd Caron


Paul Tauterouff

Nick Andrew

David Martone

New Interviews

August updates include a new interview with guitarist Scott Allen.

Scott Allen Interview

The Rediscovered

This edition were shining a 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 19 new instrumental guitar CDs to the site in the past two months. This brings the total number of instrumental guitar CDs available to 2110!

CDs are now online and shipping for Todd Ferguson, Martin Cilia, Alejandro Silva, Marc Rizzo, Terry 'Buffalo' Ware, Tony Burcel, Simone Fiorletta, Tobias Hurwitz, Norman K. Anderson, Illuminoids, Drew Davidsen, Marco Iacobini, DHL, Kevin Ferguson, Gambale/Donati/Fierabracci, Seree Lee, Pascal Allaigre, Kiko Loureiro and Jimmy Mac.

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 2110 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


Guitar-oriented, concert DVDs recently added include titles by Terminal A and Richie Kotzen, among others.

DVD SoundCheck

Guitar Instruction

Select from over 250 titles in the area of guitar instruction, including recently added DVD titles by David Valdes, Kiko Loureiro (2 titles), Trevor Rabin, Carl Verheyen, Scott Henderson, Steve Morse and Will Ray.

Instructional SoundCheck

Guitar Music 9 Latest Additions

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

Gentlemen's Blues Club - Blues

Vendetta - Heavy Metal

Mind's Eye - Progressive Rock

Robben Ford - Blues

Will Ray - Blues

Will Ray - Country

Chris Duarte Group - Blues

There are now 623 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 eleven 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