Newsletter October-November 2011



The October-November edition is now online!

The newest releases include CDs by Hedras Ramos, Adrian Weiss, Jake Clayton, Elias Viljanen, Niels Vejlyt, Alex Martinho and Jose De Castro.

New Releases

Note from Guitar Nine's Dan McAvinchey, "I've been meeting people and forming relationships for over 40 years. Networking tools such as LinkedIn have only been around for a fraction of that time. If we know each other, or we've had a relationship going for a long time as a musician, customer or fan of the site (or should have a new one), let's establish a connection, and a build a bridge to the future."

LinkedIn: Dan McAvinchey

New Columns

This edition's guest columnists offer music publicity tips, practicing ideas and scale creation directly to your web browser. We've got seven fresh columns altogether - all written by returning columnists. Two of the articles have been enhanced with short quizzes - set up for free on the web site.

Tom Hess returns with "How To Choose The Most Effective Guitar Playing Exercises". Mike Campese writes a new technique column entitled "Creating Modes From Pentatonics". Neal Nagaoka is back with your amazing guitar videos in "Neal's Terrifying Young Guns: 4th Edition". Guitarist Jamie Andreas returns with his article "Going For The Music: From Guitar Student To Guitar Player" (enhanced). Marketing expert Christopher Knab returns with "Think Like A Music Publicist" (enhanced). Guitarist Michael Knight delivers "Your Music Identity - Who Are You?" Finally, rejoining us is guitarist Scott Allen with "Your Attention Please! Part 2!"

Mike Campese

Tom Hess

Neal Nagaoka

Michael Knight

Christopher Knab

Jamie Andreas

Scott Allen

New Interviews

The October update includes new interviews with guitarists Jarle H. Olsen and Hedras Ramos.

Jarle H. Olsen

Hedras Ramos

The Rediscovered

This edition we're shining the spotlight on four more 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 9 new instrumental guitar CDs to the site in the past two months. This brings the total number of instrumental guitar CDs available to 1734!

CDs are now online and shipping for Hedras Ramos, Adrian Weiss, Jake Clayton, Elias Viljanen, Niels Vejlyt, Alex Martinho and Jose De Castro.

Check out the Latest Additions/Releases and Listening Room at:

Latest Releases
Listening Room

To order any of the 1734 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

DVD SoundCheck

The most recently added guitar-oriented, concert DVDs recently added include titles featuring the New Universe Music Festival 2010 and Marcos De Ros.

DVD SoundCheck

Guitar Instruction

Browse over 135 titles in the area of guitar instruction, including the latest DVD by Will Ray.

Instructional SoundCheck

Guitar Music 9 Latest Additions

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

Sun Caged - Heavy Metal/Shred

James Byrd - Heavy Metal

ProgXpriMetal - Progressive

There are now 502 guitar-oriented vocal titles available, with MP3 samples provided for previewing each artist.

Guitar Music 9 Main Page

The Home Studio Registry

For over 15 years we've offered a free listing on the Home Studio Registry. Join the Registry to meet and hook up with other Home Studio owners like yourself to discuss gear, techniques, maintenance or production.

Home Studio Registry

In Conclusion

As always, your comments, support and feedback are appreciated.
Dan McAvinchey
Guitar Nine