Newsletter October-November 2009



The October-November edition is now online!

Many of our best sellers in their final CD pressings, as 3-4 CDs join the out-of-print list each week. We've got very limited stock on some of these soon-to-be collectors items. Check our price list for current availability.

G9 Price List

View updates, and interact with us on our new Twitter feed.

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New Columns

Guest column bonanza redux! October beat even August's column total 16-14! Our guest columnists bring community building, media management, and masterclasses to the table, and cover areas such as guitar technique, achieving goals and practice sessions. We've got sixteen fresh articles altogether - thirteen by returning columnists along with three new contributors. Canadian guitarist David Martone is back with a new feature, the "Dave Martone Masterclass". Tom Hess returns with a new column for players called "How To Transition From Your Day Job Into A Successful Music Career". Mike Campese puts out yet another technique column, "Moto Perpetuo". Paul Tauterouff returns with his "3-Note Sequence Ideas, Part 2". Guitarist Scott Allen is back with his column entitled "What You Really Need To Know". Guitarist Dan Sorber returns with his new column "Invention #8". Jean-Pierre Zammit also rejoins us with his article, "Atonal Arpeggio Picking". Guitarist Mike O'Malley is back with helpful techniques in, "Skipping And Sweeping". Marketing expert Christopher Knab returns with his thoughts in "The Value Of Creating Community In The Music Industry". Mike Philippov has delivered a new article entitled "How to Advance Your Lead Guitar Solos". Guitarist Nick Layton has some great advice in "Jamming With A Purpose". Greg Rapaport puts another spin on chromatics with "Applying The Chromatic Scale, Part 2". Our new contributors include Michael Elsner with "Finding Your Market", Joel Wanasek with "Start Achieving Your Guitar Goals Today" and David Wallimann on "How To Make The Most Of Backing Tracks". Finally, indie marketing and promotions expert Tim Sweeney returns with a practical matter in "A Different Strategy For The Press".

Greg Rapaport

Tom Hess

Mike Campese

Mike Philippov

Michael Elsner

David Wallimann

Scott Allen

Nick Layton

Tim Sweeney

Christopher Knab

Paul Tauterouff

Mike O'Malley

Joel Wanasek

Dan Sorber

Jean-Pierre Zammit

David Martone

New Interviews

October updates include new interviews with American guitarists Sean Baker and Jason Sadites.

Sean Baker Interview

Jason Sadites Interview

The Rediscovered

This edition we're shining the spotlight on four of the most outstanding artists from the eleven years of the Undiscovered series profiles - we're calling it, 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 13 new instrumental guitar CDs to the site in the past two months. This brings the total number of instrumental guitar CDs available to 1937!

CDs are now online and shipping for Dan Sindel, John Westmoreland, David Widelock Trio, DC Slater, Patrick Vega, Stevie Ray Vaughan Tribute, Southern Gentlemen, The Seven, Marty Friedman, Andrea Orsini, Patrick Woods, Roy Vogt, and Warren Robert.

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 1937 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


The most recently added guitar-oriented, concert DVDs recently added include titles by Marty Friedman and the Travis Larson Band among others.

DVD SoundCheck

Guitar Instruction

Browse over 250 titles in the area of guitar instruction, including the new DVD by Magic Elf guitarist Carl Roa, the new book/CD by Tobias Hurwitz, and a number of recently added Lick Library titles by Danny Gill and Andy James.

Instructional SoundCheck

Guitar Music 9 Latest Additions

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

Elemment - Progressive Metal

Rivera/Bomma - Hard Rock/Metal

Reflection - Heavy Metal

There are now 558 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 thirteen 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