Newsletter October-November 2012



The October-November edition is now online!

Over 1100 instrumental guitarists, guitar-oriented guitarists and guitar-heavy bands are selling downloads through Apple's iTunes site. Every click-through supports the work done on this site!

iTunes Downloads

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 tips on working with modes, finding a mentor and other music business advice directly to your web browser. We've got seven fresh columns altogether - six written by by returning columnists along with one new contributor.

Mike Campese serves up a new technique column entitled "Putting It Together". Tom Hess returns with "How To Take Your Music Career To The Next Level With A Mentor ". Guitarist Jamie Andreas returns with her article "The Alone Place". Tim Sweeney is back to improve your live show with "Why Are Music Shows Boring?". Guitarist Mike Philippov enhances this issue with "Four Guitar Practice Mistakes To Stay Away From". Michael Knight is back to inform with "Making A Scene". Our new columnist this issue is Jerry Kramskoy with "Confused by Modes?".

Mike Campese

Tom Hess

Jamie Andreas

Tim Sweeney

Mike Philippov

Michael Knight

Jerry Kramskoy

New Interviews

The October update includes a new interview with Guitar Nine founder Dan McAvinchey.

Dan McAvinchey

The Rediscovered

We shine our 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


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The Home Studio Registry

For over 16 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