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50 Shades Of Shred: Nili Brosh is a series based around the instrumental music created by Nili Brosh.

Our editors have handpicked videos of interest for the regular visitors to the Guitar Nine site, adding commentary and notes of interest for each video.

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50 Shades Of Shred: Nili Brosh

50 Shades Of Shred: Sophie Lloyd is a series based around the instrumental shred provided by Britain's Sophie Lloyd.

Our editors have handpicked videos of interest for the regular visitors to the Guitar Nine site, adding commentary and notes of interest for each video.

Also, we may offer links to other web sites related to the content.

50 Shades Of Shred: Sophie Lloyd

Paul Abbott has been playing and amplifying acoustic guitars since 1988. He has recorded several CDs (both solo and with bands), composes and performs his own works for solo acoustic guitar, and experiments in computer composition.

Paul Abbott

Paul Adams has six albums in a number of musical genres, stays busy building musical instruments, writing stories and poetry, researching ethnomusicology, and working in the mental health field (a much higher calling than the music business).

Paul Adams

Randy Allar hosted a radio show, The Fusion Show on WCSB 89.3 FM for over 30 years.

In that time, he also interviewed great musicians from all over the world.

Randy Allar

Scott Allen is a 1996 graduate of the Musician's Institute, G.I.T. He currently teaches guitar to 65 to 70 students weekly at Northridge Music Center.

His latest CD is entitled "III", featuring his impressively fluid playing, with a style marked by an incendiary sense of phrasing.

Scott Allen

Ioannis Anastassakis is a guitarist from Greece who has produced recordings in a variety of moods and styles, including flamenco and fusion.

His CD is entitled "Suspension Of Disbelief", his long-awaited rock/fusion instrumental album.

Ioannis Anastassakis

Composer and award winning guitarist Muriel Anderson has released seven CD's in the US, three in Japan, several books and videos, and is host and originator of the renowned "Muriel Anderson's All Star Guitar Night." Her "Heartstrings" album traveled as far as outer space, accompanying the astronauts on a space shuttle mission.

Muriel is co-author of the new book "All Scales In All Positions" (Hal Leonard Publ.)

Muriel Anderson

Jamie Andreas is a virtuoso classical guitarist from New York.

She started playing guitar at age 14, by 17 she was giving concerts and teaching guitar.

Jamie Andreas

Nick Andrew is a unique guitarist, MIDI guitarist, and composer who has a wealth of experience playing concerts and performing sessions with various people including people as diverse as the Stylistics, Simon Dinnigan and members of Paul Weller's band, Mott the Hoople and Napalm Death.

Andrew's debut release is entitled "Solo?"

Nick Andrew

John Baboian has been on the faculty at Berklee College of Music in Boston since 1980. Before beginning his teaching career at Berklee, he received his bachelors degree from the school and later received a masters degree from New England Conservatory Of Music.

His compositions and arrangements have been heard on television shows "Walker, Texas Ranger", UPN's "Seven Days", and HBO's "The Soprano's".

Baboian is a member of the "Be-Bop" Guitars, an all-faculty band from Berklee.

John Baboian

Chicago-style blues bands provided the milieu for Tom Ball's talents throughout the '60s. He spent much of the '70s abroad before settling in Santa Barbara, CA, in 1978.

A noted blues historian, he has written countless articles on the music for various publications, and has taught harmonica at the university level.

His latest instrumental CD is entitled "18 Pieces For Solo Steel String Guitar".

Tom Ball

Like many guitarists from the 80's, Joy Basu grew up in the world of shred guitar. His favorite guitar players were Eddie Van Halen, Steve Vai, Jason Becker, Yngwie Malmsteen, Randy Rhoads, Neal Schon, Paul Gilbert and Jake E. Lee. Since then Joy's musical tastes and abilities have grown a lot. His recent influences are artists/producers like BT, Dezrok, Mac Quayle, Hex Hector, and Thunderpuss.

As a recording artist, Joy has released two solo CDs and is featured as a performer on nine others. Joy's solo music has been used by MTV (Undressed), NBC (Passions) and by CBS for promoting over a dozen different shows.

Joy Basu

Martin Behr is a guitarist from Germany who has studied at M.G.I. (Munich's Guitar Institute), released two solo CDs, and stays busy with studio sessions.

His latest CD is entitled "Law Of The Jungle", which documents his command of many musical styles, his great technique, his tone and feel.

Martin Behr

Kurt Bell is a highly skilled and experienced interviewer, who also has skills such as producing professional quality presentations and engaging educational tutorials.

He also has extensive experiencing in planning, shooting and performing in more than 3000 standalone video productions.

Kurt Bell

Ivan Bertolla is a Melbourne Based composer, producer and guitar instructor who has released his debut CD worldwide of Cinematic music "Beyond The Skies Eternity".

He runs Mastermind Productions and Macleod Guitar School.

Ivan Bertolla

Fc Bester has over 20 years of audio experience, and almost 8 in full-time CD mastering.

His clients include Sony Music (SA), Zomba Records (SA), Jermaine Jackson and Neil Zaza, to name a few.

Fc Bester

Beurks is an 18-year-old French guitar player, who, in his own words, is a, "big, fat, hairy guy, who speaks crappy English."

His focus is not or hot speed licks and scales, but on ways to help you develop originality.


B.J. Black is an American guitarist who has recorded or performed with dozens of acts in the Raleigh, North Carolina area.

Building on the influence of a contemporary (Jay Blackburn), he contributed his expertise and ideas to the Guitar Nine site as far back as 1996, when the world experienced the internet via 2400 baud modems.

Black is also an instructor, and was an artist in residence at Blues Alley.

B.J. Black

Joe Bochar is an original guitarist originally from Rhode Island. When he's not playing with his guitar or Lego's, Joe can be found wandering the streets of Los Angeles, pedaling crack to lonesome, down and out 3-legged mice who suffer from fromagaphobia.

His latest project is "X", a self-produced instrumental guitar CD release.

Joe Bochar

Steve Booke is a guitarist and producer from New York who is on a quest to find ways to express his emotions and raw energy through his music.

His latest CD is entitled "Rare Earth".

Steve Booke

Chris Brooks is an amazing Australian guitarist setting the instrumental guitar world on fire with his unique brand of progressive metal and fusion.

His instrumental CD is entitled "The Master Plan".

Chris Brooks

Chris Brown is a studio guitarist/solo artist residing in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. Chris has been playing for twelve years, both solo and in several bands. He has played in several studio sessions in Nashville and the Nashville area and is called upon regularly to play with back-up bands in events and productions.

He is most noted for his adventurous acoustic guitar work, but also plays rock and other styles proficiently.

Chris Brown

Greg Brown is a guitarist and instructor from Texas who has written instructional books and authored videos and CD-ROMs designed to help a wide variety of guitar students..

His latest work is a method called the "Master All Strings Visual Learning System" that leads a guitar player into total visualization of all chords and scales as opposed to memorizing everything.

Greg Brown

Alex Bruce is a writer for and

Alex Bruce

Roz is a versatile songwriter who has written 4 albums with her band, The Roz Bruce Infusion. Their most recent album is "Shelf Indulgence" - musical adaptations of 10 literary classics. She’s also explored mental health, dark concepts and heartbreak in her songs, to name a few.

Roz Bruce

Kevin M. Buck is a world renowned virtuoso. His first solo album Initiation is a collection of inspired rock guitar music.

He teaches and performs professionally, and has been praised by Jason Becker, Steve Vai, Uli Jon Roth, Leslie West, Roger Daltrey and many more.

Kevin M. Buck

Ryan Buckner is a professional musician, guitarist and songwriter.

He has written many instructional articles on guitar, songwriting and music theory.

Ryan Buckner

Ken Burtch, a guitarist and composer from Washington, has recently taken the big step from entering guitar competitions to releasing his own record. Fulfilling a lifelong dream, his eponymous debut CD features five instrumental tracks that combine soaring melodies with a blend of contemporary techniques.

Ken is also featured on the Generation Ibanez Project compilation CD, "Across The Miles", along with Eric Sands, Rusty Cooley and other devotees of the Ibanez seven-string family of instruments.

Ken Burtch

Chris Byrd has been a professional guitar instructor and session musician for almost 20 years.

He has had the honor of playing with some of the greats, including Lionel Richie.

Chris Byrd

Mike Campese is an all-around music performer, session artist and teacher competent in many musical styles, electric and acoustic. He has studied at G.I.T. (Honors Graduate), and with Paul Gilbert, Norman Brown, Stanley Jordan, Scott Henderson and Keith Wyatt.

Mike Campese: The Fire Within

Specializing in online acoustic guitar lessons, Simon Candy is based in Melbourne, Australia where he runs his own guitar school.

Simon Candy

Todd "TC" Caron is a graduate of McNally Smith College of Music in Minneapolis and The Guitar Institute of Technology in Hollywood, CA. TC has also studied with Jennifer Batten.

Currently, TC is writing and playing guitar with the band Skapegoat in Denver CO, writing solo material, and doing studio guitar/bass projects.

Skapegoat's latest release is entitled "Dawn Of A New Death".

Todd Caron

Mark Carozza is a Berklee College of Music graduate with a Bachelor's Degree in Professional Music. His former teachers include Joe Stump, Jon Finn, George Bellas, and Tom Hess.

He is a professional guitar teacher and the bassist for the band Hess.

Mark Carozza

Roo Chapus is a professional musician and entrepreneur from Helsinki, Finland who founded Mad Guitar Records in 2009 after the release of his debut album "Guitar Without A Cause".

He has released an instructional DVD, endorsed many brands, and gathered millions viewers on YouTube.

Roo Chapus

Author A-J Charron is a self-taught guitarist who has been writing songs about as long as he has been playing guitar.

A-J currently heads up the prog band God Inc., and has been writing articles on songwriting and the music business, plus doing reviews and interviews for the past five years. He just published his book on songwriting, "So You Want to Be a Songwriter?"

A-J Charron

Paul Chase has been playing the guitar for over 20 years, and has been an artist forever.

He has a bachelors degree in Art, a Masters degree in Education/Communication, he's been a freelance illustrator for years, and he's currently a commercial art/photography instructor in a vocational/technical center.

Paul Chase

Metal Mike Chlasciak is most commonly known as the guitarist who helped Judas Priest's singer reclaim and hold statue as the True Metal God.

His latest solo CD, "Metal For Life", is an album full of incredible riffs, memorable songs and much needed attitude.

Metal Mike Chlasciak

Austin Consordini loves music, and his range of interests includes violin and guitar playing. He also plays the drums when it's a necessity to express strong emotions.

Music for Consordini is like medicine, helping him not only to develop and expand his musical skills but also to treat his mind and body.

Austin Consordini

Rusty Cooley has been playing guitar for the past fourteen years and has been teaching guitar for the last ten years. He is also a teacher for the National Guitar Summer Workshop. He has gigged with the Houston, Texas bands Revolution, Dominion and most recently, OutWorld.

Cooley has also produced "World Class Guitar Techniques", a half-hour guitar program for KTLJ (Channel 22) in Houston.

Rusty Cooley

Juan Coronado, a native of Columbia, is a guitarist whose obsession with the electric guitar resulted in several albums, a number one radio hit, countless live shows, and an abundance of powerful songs.

In 2005 he released his first solo album, "Renewal", and Guitar Player Magazine chose Juan as one of the Top Ten Guitar Heroes in both 2005 and 2007. He's recently released "Ultrasonico", a new album with 16 songs.

Juan Coronado

Chris Coyne is an 18 year-old student and guitarist from Newcastle, England who iscurrently in a three-piece guitar band called `Singers`.

He reviews live performances and albums for a local newspaper. Coyne grew up listening to Oasis, Radiohead and the Charlatans, but has matured into admiring the Byrds, Bob Dylan and Tim Buckley.

Chris Coyne

Curtis, a guitarist and composer from Playa del Rey, California, has a long-term goal to write and record great music and share it with as many people as possible.

His eponymous debut CD features thirteen instrumental tracks and two vocal numbers.


Isa D. has contributed her expertise and skill to a number of web publications, interviewing mover and shakers in the music industry, particularly in Europe.

She has also interviewed up-and-coming musicians and producers from all over the world.

Isa D.

Sam Dawson is a singer/songwriter who specializes in fingerstyle and percussive guitar.

His web site features more lessons and clips of his original music.

Sam Dawson

Bartley F. Day has extensive music industry experience representing a wide array of music-focused companies and individuals.

He has written and spoken frequently on music industry issues and has co-written two books on the music business, including the book, The Musician's Business and Legal Guide (published by Prentice-Hall and compiled by the Beverly Hills Bar Assn. Entertainment Law Section).

Bartley F. Day

Born in Ukraine, American guitarist Vlad has carved his way in the jungle of music by bringing new hits, new sound and new music to the scene. An alumni of the Berklee College of Music, and taught by Mike Stern and John Abercrombie, Vlad was very well equipped for his first performances.

His debut album "Vladosphere" (Orpheus, EMI) went to the top of the charts, while his brilliant acoustic guitar album "Sun In Capricorn" earned a Grammy nomination.

In 2014 Vlad became an ambassador of the Berklee College of Music, and established the American Music Academy (AMA) to bring the legendary music education to Eastern Europe.

Vlad De Briansky

Thijs de Klijn is a guitar player and jazz musician based in Utrecht, the Netherlands.

He has had lessons with Jesse van Ruller, Maarten van der Grinten, Martijn van Iterson, Reinier Baas, Durk Hijma, Eef Albers, Wim Bronnenberg and Peter Bernstein.

Check out his album with Piotr Lipowicz, entitled "Stereo Talk".

Thijs de Klijn

Patrick DeCoste is a Boston area guitarist whose original music on his debut CD features well-rounded exploration, tasty lines and burnished production, giving one's imagination license to wander..

His latest CD is entitled "Inside The Unsaid".

Patrick DeCoste

Rick Del Savio is a jazz guitarist who pours his influences (including R&B music in general and Stevie Wonder) into his recordings.

His latest CD is entitled Evolution.

Rick Del Savio

Ray DeTone is a professional guitarist featured in Guitar Player magazine (March 1998). Ray is an eclectic player, fusing the elements of rock, blues, progressive, country, metal, alternative and even bluegrass, creating a signature sound that stands out amidst todays' onslaught of redundancy.

His debut instrumental CD is entitled "Once More...With Feeling!!!".

Ray DeTone

John Drew is a Canadian guitarist who has been in the music business literally all his life.

The JD Project's latest CD is entitled "Tangled Web", featuring good ol' funky grooves and highly melodic tones.

John Drew

Ryan Duke is a musician, songwriter, and teaches guitar lessons in Seattle.

His music is a unique breed of avant-garde progressive metal. Download a free e-book for help to improve your guitar playing.

Ryan Duke

On his solo debut release, "El Samuraichi", guitarist Chris Dunnett combined a wide range of styles such as traditional Flamenco, Latin, Middle Eastern, Gypsy, and Neo-classical music.

His most recent CD, "Higher Glyphics" takes that blend a step further by adding Reggae, Calypso, choirs and Arabian voices to the mix.

Chris Dunnett

Simon Dupree has discovered he has a passion for music from a very young age. Ever since then, music has been an essential part of his life.

Simon Dupree

Dallas Dwight is an instrumental guitarist who composes original songs in a style that blends technical prowess with a strong sense of melody. You can get more free guitar articles at his web site.

Beyond playing guitar, Dallas is an avid composer, producer, songwriter and full-time gear junkie.

Dallas Dwight

Randy Ellefson is an instrumental guitarist with endorsements from Alvarez Guitars, Peavey, and Morley Pedals, and a Bachelors of Music in classical guitar, Magna Cum Laude.

His most recent album, "Some Things Are Better Left Unsaid", was independently released in July 2007. Ellefson is also known for his extensive experience with tendonitis, which once took away his playing for five years.

Randy Ellefson

Joe Elliott, department head at the Guitar Institute of Technology in Hollywood, is a killer fusion guitarist in his own right.

His tunes are a result of his brain mixing up the gazillion songs he's played gigging for many years.

His latest project is Joe's Place, a seven track instrumental offering of melodic rock fusion.

Joe Elliott

Michael Elsner is a guitarist based in Los Angeles, CA, where he has played on sessions for Miramax Films, Chrysalis Music Publishing, and various television, album and film projects. He has written an instructional book called "Introspective Guitar".

His latest instrumental CD is entitled "Stained Voodoo".

Michael Elsner

Francesco Fareri is an Italian guitarist who was profiled on the December, 1999 Undiscovered Artists page on the Guitar Nine site.

His latest instrumental CD is entitled "Secrets Within".

Francesco Fareri

Sean Farrington is a band coach and studio mix engineer from California. He has been a full time music industry professional for over 12 years. During this time he has worked with hundreds of bands and artists in various capacities from the studio to the stage.

He authored the book "Band:Profit" which is designed to help independent bands, solo artists, and performers take their passion for music and turn it into profit.

Sean Farrington

Kevin Ferguson is a guitarist working out of Portland, Oregon who specializes in taking music foreign to the electric guitar and adapting it to the instrument.

His latest instrumental CD is entitled "Strad To Strat II".

Kevin Ferguson

Greigg Fraser is a guitarist and recording artist from Ontario, Canada who produces totally original instrumental compositions melding both clean and tortured, distorted rock guitar with fusion, new age and pop overtones.

His latest CD is entitled "Under The Radar".

Greigg Fraser

Drew J. Garafola is a professional guitarist from Switzerland, who released his CD "Guitar Without Boundaries" (out of print) in the Netherlands in 1987.

He is an avid collector of guitar-oriented recordings, with over 5000 CDs in the genre.

Drew J. Garafola

Sean T. Gill is a 4th year undergraduate at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Wisconsin Conservatory of Music, majoring in jazz and has played guitar for eight years.

He performs in university ensembles, works on various recording projects, and teaches privately.

He also works for Hal Leonard Publishing as an arranger on various guitar projects.

Sean T. Gill

Chris Glyde is a vocal coach, guitar teacher, lyricist and songwriting coach based in Rochester, New York. His approach to music and teaching are simple - master the instrument, but be an artist. Mastery is for options, not showing off.

Glyde maintains two web sites, one geared towards voice and one towards guitar.

Chris Glyde

Nadine Gressett specializes in graphic design for musicians at Indie Graphic Design. Learn how you can make a powerful impact in the music industry.

At Indie Graphic Design, Nadine and her team can show you how to visually express your unique voice, by combining marketing expertise, music industry knowledge, and graphic design skill.

Nadine Gressett

Draven Grey is an artist development specialist and accomplished professional musician who has been where you are.

He coaches bands across the world in how to be as successful as their favorite bands.

Draven Grey

Guitar Nine is an online guitar e-zine site located in Raleigh, North Carolina.

The site features guest columnists whose ideas help guitarists at all levels of ability, over 200 artist interviews, as well as a section devoted to introducing undiscovered guitar players around the world.

Also highlighted are links to other web sites important to guitarists, composers, and producers.

Guitar Nine

The Guitar Nine Newsroom staff regularly publishes news items and newsletters, and manages the Guitar Nine social media presence.

The web site features guest columnists whose ideas help guitarists at all levels of ability, as well as over 200 artist interviews.

Guitar Nine is located in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Guitar Nine Newsroom

Guitar on YouTube is a series focused on some of the best instructional and performance content to be found on YouTube .

Our editors have handpicked videos of interest for the regular visitors to the Guitar Nine site, adding commentary and notes of interest for each video.

Also, we may offer links to other web sites related to the content.

Guitar on YouTube

Dean Hailstone has 20+ years playing experience and has performed in countless live and studio sessions.

You can read more of his posts on, a website dedicated to the gigging guitarist.

Dean Hailstone

Kevin Hammer is a guitarist from Savannah, TN who subscribes to the Frank Zappa credo, "Shut up and play yer guitar..."

He believes that there is room in the music business for everyone and any kind of music.

Kevin is a music major at the University of North Alabama, and is taking lessons in jazz and classical guitar.

Kevin Hammer

Marshall C. Harrison studied guitar under Brett Garsed at the Musician's Institute in Hollywood, California. He is currently living in Los Angeles where he teaches, transcribes, and records.

Marshall is a member of the "death jazz" band, K.R.A.M, which is finishing up a demo. He is also a member of the band Black Sheep.

Marshall has also transcribed in full six Chopin etudes originally written for solo piano as well as many more classical piano pieces. Email him for ordering information.

Marshall C. Harrison

Over the years, Howard Hart has appeared in several leading guitar magazines, including Guitar Player, Guitar World, Guitar One and Premier Guitar.

His music has been licensed by EMI America, Dreamworks, BMG, Cherry Lane Music, the Doctor Phil Show and others.

Along with Howard's solo releases, he has appeared on several compilation CDs, including the new "Les Paul Dedication".

Howard Hart

Neil Haverstick is a guitarist out of Denver who won Guitar Player magazine's 1992 Ultimate Guitar Competition (Experimental Division) with a 19-tone guitar piece, "Spider Chimes".

Neil has written for Guitar Player and Cadence and has written two music theory books, "The Form Of No Forms" and "19 Tones: A New Beginning".

His latest instrumental CD is entitled "Stick Man".

Neil Haverstick

Alfredo Herz, a 1997 graduate of Music Tech in Minneapolis, has seven years of teaching private lessons and seminars under his belt. He has also won several Minneapolis area guitar competition, and is a regular contributor to guitar sites on the Internet.

Songs from an upcoming instrumental CD are currently part of the rotation in the radio show GTR Radio from Oregon. Herz is endorsed by VHT amplification, Xotic effects, The Guitar Wheel and Do Denim clothing.

Alfredo Herz

Tom Hess is a professional touring guitarist and recording artist. He teaches, trains and mentors musicians from around the world.

Visit his site to discover highly effective music learning resources, guitar lessons, music career mentoring and tools including free online assessments, surveys, mini courses and more.

Tom Hess Opus 2

Michael Hewett is a acoustic guitarist living in Manhattan and working the New England area with his trio.

Michael teaches yoga for a living in Manhattan, while working as a musician at night.

His latest instrumental CD is entitled "Hidden In Plain Sight".

Michael Hewett

Jason Houston has contributed to a number of web publications, interviewing up-and-coming musicians and producers from all over the United States.

His style is to showcase the artist in a positive light, while also asking the hard questions.

Jason Houston

Scott Hughes is one of New England's busiest guitar teachers, maintaining a roster of 50-60 private students and a part-time faculty position in the University of Maine music program.

The July 1997 issue of Guitar Player featured him in the "Spotlight" column saying, "...strong vestiges of Holdsworth and Beck throughout...a tasteful player with a promising musical personality...his compositions possess an appealing, narrative quality."

Scott endorses Brian Moore Custom guitars and DiMarzio pickups.

Scott Hughes

Since the age of 10, Robin Hulbert has spent countless hours developing his guitar technique, music theory, and personal style.

He has studied at The Guitar Institute London, where he earned his Honors Degree in music, and is currently teaching guitar, and working hard composing for his latest project.

Robin Hulbert

Brian "Singe" Hunsaker is a guitarist specializing in great instrumental rock guitar songs. He performed in a popular Ronnie James Dio tribute band called Stand Up & Shout during 2007-2009, doing a 3-hour set of Dio, Black Sabbath and Rainbow hits. Brian has been a featured song contributor of the Northwest ShredFest CD.

His biggest influences include Joe Satriani, Vivian Campbell, Steve Vai, Tony MacAlpine and George Lynch.

Brian Hunsaker

Tobias Hurwitz is a guitarist, instructor, writer and performer from Baltimore, Maryland who never stops learning and sharing his knowledge with others.

His CD is entitled "Painted Sky", which features offers a combination of funk, heavy rock, jazz and blues on nine instrumental tracks and one vocal number.

Tobias Hurwitz

Dave Isaacs is a Nashville-based freelance guitarist and teacher, and he has made it a his mission to make performing musicians and songwriters into better listeners. His approach is transformative, aiming to make immediate changes in the way a student thinks... for example, applying the simple concept of ears leading the fingers can guide a student`s note choices from that point forward.

As a performer, he can be heard as co-lead vocalist and guitarist of Americana duo Good Souls.

Dave Isaacs

Gilbert Isbin, a guitarist from Belgium, favors dynamic improvisations over a mixture of expressive ambient, meditative lines and world music.

His latest project is "Red Wine", highlighting all the nuances and subtleties in Isbin's playing.

Gilbert Isbin

Toshi Iseda is one of the pioneering players of the 7-string solidbody electric guitar. His music takes the listener on a journey through musical soundscapes, sonic tapestries and over-the-top guitar.

His instrumental CD is entitled "Full On!".

Toshi Iseda

Sav Izzi is a guitar instructor, songwriter, and musician based in Chicago, IL. He currently performs with the Chicago funk, rock, and soul group BabyBrutha.

Sav Izzi

Doug Jackson has played with Ambrosia, Marie Osmond, Iron Butterfly, Al Stewart, Dave Mason, Gary Wright, John Ford Coley, Roberto Carlos and also does studio work in Los Angeles.

Doug Jackson

Rob James is a heavy metal bass guitar player who enjoys helping others to learn guitar online. He styles his rifts to sound like Sentenced bass guitarist Sami Kukkohovi.

Rob likes to listen to As I Lay Dying, Animals As Leaders, Emmure, Beneath The Massacre, and As Blood Runs Black.

Rob James

Robert Lee Johnson started playing guitar at age 18, inspired by Chet Atkins. He plays fingerstyle, as well as a single string style using his thumb and fingers.

Johnon has been influenced by players in jazz, blues, country, classical and fingerstyle genres.

His song, "Texas" is being used in the soundtrack of a movie, entitled "Broken Triangle".

Robert Lee Johnson

Danny Jones is a rock guitarist from the Northern California/Bay Area.

Danny is a former student of Joe Satriani, and a 2x Best Of The Bay winner.

His latest CD is entitled "Finding My Way".

Danny Jones

England's David Vincent Jones is recording artist and gutiarist Neil Brocklebank`s logistics manager.

Brocklebank's latest CD is entitled "Audio Violence", good old fret melting of the highest order.

David Vincent Jones

New Yorker Chris Juergensen is long time studio musician and session guitarist currently living and teaching in Japan.

His latest project is "Big Bad Sun", a CD traditional in nature, and contemporary in sound.

Chris Juergensen

Sebastian Kalamajski, a guitarist from Sweden, began his music studies when he was seven years old by learning how to play piano.

Sebastian is currently studying for M.D. as a biomedical scientist. His new, large (370 pages) digital book is just being published on his web site.

Sebastian Kalamajski

Blaine Kaltman is a guitarist, song writer, film and music producer, director, actor, and author. He has a PhD in Philosophy, has written books and screenplays, has served as Foreign Service Officer for the US Department of State in Embassies around the world, and is also an Eagle Scout.

Kaltman is a self taught guitarist in the band Stone Mob who believes his virtuosity comes from "recognizing the maximum potential of your DNA and then exploiting it."

Blaine Kaltman

Dylan Kay is a professional guitarist and teacher based in Auckland, New Zealand. Originally from the UK, he has been teaching professionally for nearly 20 years, including many years at the Guitar Institute in London.

Educated at Berklee College of Music, the Guitar Institute and Oxford University, he's been lucky enough to have studied with some of the world's finest guitar educators. He has performed extensively in the US and throughout the UK leading his own bands and performing with others, everywhere from small cafes and bars through to theatres, clubs, festivals and the 02 Arena in London.

Dylan Kay

Dan Keller, Switzerland's Sultan of String, is a guitarist whose original compositions showcase his exotic metal fretwork.

His debut CD is entitled "Electric Storm".

Dan Keller

Nick Kellie was awarded the BBC Big Band Jazz awards "John Dankworth Trophy for Outstanding Young Soloist" and recorded a special show for BBC Radio 2. He is proficient styles ranging from soul, R&B and blues, to rock and jazz.

His latest CD is entitled "For A Brother", and album rooted in fusion and jazz.

Nick Kellie

John Kiefer is a 1989 graduate from the Guitar Institute of Technology in Hollywood and is the composer of "5 Animations for Guitar Solo".

His music appeared in Guitar Nine premier Undiscovered column (August, 1996).

His latest project is Spiral Suite, a CD for Dingo Digital Records scheduled for release in 1996.

John Kiefer

Bobby is Guitar Chalk’s founder and a contributor at Guitar World and Guitar Player. He has also developed content for PRS, Seymour Duncan and IK Multimedia. You can hit him up on Twitter or shoot him an email to get in touch.

Bobby Kittleberger

With over 20 years as a musician, instructor, composer and performer, Paul Kleff is a rock/metal guitarist based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA.

Paul's current CD release, titled "Machined", is a four-song EP with two instrumental songs and two songs featuring guest vocalist Jerry Keyzer. Compositionally, the songs cover a wide palette of rock, metal and shred guitar styles.

Paul Kleff

Classical guitarist Gerald Klickstein performs and teaches throughout the U.S., appearing as solo recitalist, chamber musician and clinician.

He is a member of the distinguished artist-faculty of the North Carolina School of the Arts where his students consistently win top prizes in a variety of guitar competitions. His writings and musical arrangements are published by Mel Bay Publications, Southern Music Company and Tuscany Publications.

Gerald Klickstein

Throughout his fprty year career in the music business, FourFront Media & Music's Christopher Knab has shared his experience at many industry conventions and conferences, including the New Music Seminar and the Northwest Area Music Business Conference.

Knab was owner of a San Francisco music store, co-owner of the 415 Records label, and station manager at KCMU Radio in Seattle.

He currently provides a unique consultation and education service for independent musicians and record labels. His new book is entitled "Music Is Your Business".

Christopher Knab

Michael Knight is a composer and guitar player from Floral Park, NY, who has released several independent CDs on his own label, Knight Music Productions.

His latest CD is entitled "Electric Horrorland", another musical descent into the darkest depths of the abyss.

Michael Knight

David Knopfler is a guitarist, singer and songwriter whose latest album is "small mercies," a fine collection of detailed, touchingly human songs.

He has seven solo CDs for sale on his web site,, including "The Giver" and "Cut The Wire."

David Knopfler

Kole is currently studying music composition and classical guitar at Indiana University; and will be transferring to GIT, in the fall of 2007. He also is completing his debut album "Exile" through Empire Records and teaches many students for guitar and songwriting.

He has also just finished co-authoring a great new instructional e-book for guitar titled "The Next Step: Serious Improvement for the Developing Guitarist," which can be found and purchased at


Tony Koretz is a musician, singer, songwriter and audio engineer, based in New Zealand. He is involved in all aspects of music production, from writing and playing music to recording, mixing and mastering.

He runs Rocksure Soundz Ltd, a recording and production company.

Tony Koretz

Jerry Kramskoy, based just outside London, UK, has worked as a professional guitarist in the past, briefly signing with EMI records for a compilation album (Eazy Money on Metal For Muthas II).

He studied music and guitar at the Guitar Institute in the UK, working with instructors such as Shaun Baxter, among others. Jerry's passion is to try and bring understanding of harmony and melody in a simple manner to all.

Jerry Kramskoy

Paul Kuntz is a working studio musician and has been a professional instructor for past ten years. Paul graduated from the Musician's Institute in 1990, and is author of the guitar instructional book "Chords Scales, Theory and Shellfish"..

He also is a studio engineer and producer for unsigned artists.

Paul Kuntz

Ben Kuzay is a solo artist and freelance bassist. He has played with countless bands, including Monstrosity, Wykked Wytch, and Joel Wanasek.

His debut CD is entitled "In The Halls Of The Punisher", while his second solo CD is called, "Perpetual Reign".

Ben Kuzay

Dan Lambert is a guitarist, performer, recording artist and teacher out of El Paso, Texas with five CDs under his belt and another on the way.

His latest instrumental CD is entitled "The Double Drum Trio".

Dan Lambert

David LaMotte has released eight albums and performed over sixteen hundred shows in forty-five states and ten countries, sharing stages along the way with artists like Arlo Guthrie, Shawn Mullins, Buddy Miles, Gillian Welch, John Gorka, Jez Lowe and David Wilcox.

LaMotte's current studio record, "Spin", takes his writing and his sound to new levels.

David LaMotte

Will Landrum is a guitarist and composer from Virginia who dabbles in heavy rock Instrumentals with blues and neo-classical influences.

His latest CD is entitled "Living Digits", which features eight compositions produced by Landrum and Michael Fath.

Will Landrum

Don Lappin has played guitar for 24 years and holds a Bachelor's degree from Berklee College of Music. He has performed professionally since the age of 11 and has taught for over14 years.

His debut "Fine Lines" was released in 1998.

Don Lappin

Jeff Lawrence teaches guitar and several other instruments in the Park City, Utah area. He went to the Guitar Institute of Technology, as well as Lander College, to study music.

He has recorded nine CDs, and is currently working on three new instructional DVDs.

Jeff Lawrence

Nick Layton is a professional guitarist/composer living in Vancouver, WA. His debut CD entitled "Storming The Castle" is available now and features epic metal songwriting and virtuoso guitar playing.

Visit and join his free newsletter to receive an excerpt from his latest phrasing course "Innovative Arpeggio Phrasing for Advancing Metal Players", including text, tab and mp3s.

Nick Layton

Alan Lennon is a guitarist from Ireland who has always tried to put songs ahead of technique and flash.

His debut CD, "Heaven's Call", is an album featuring melodic shred and atmospheric hard rock that is an inspirational listen.

Alan Lennon

Lou Lombardi is a guitarist well versed in most popular styles with over 20 years of live and studio experience, having performed on stage since the age of 10.

He is currently the owner of, and the touring guitarist for The Shelley Duff Band. Lombardi is interested in building long term relationships with other talented, songwriters, producers and musicians.

Lou Lombardi

Brian Loyd is a technically adept and versatile guitarist who believes in expressing every emotion possible through music, and who does not believe in compromising one's muscial integrity.

His instrumental CD is entitled "Gutted".

Brian Loyd

Scottish guitarist Gerry Magee has recently completed work on his debut solo album, entitled "The Middle Pillar". He has been teaching guitar privately for five years to students of all styles and abilities.

Prior to recording "The Middle Pillar", Gerry performed as a guitarist and composer for the group Serenade on their second release, "The 28th Parallel".

Gerry Magee

Guglielmo Malusardi has worked as an interviewer for Italian guitar magazine Axe and other music magazines.

He co-organized the Guitar Day in Milano over 7 years, 3 editions of the Chitarelor in Bucharest, Noche de Guitarras a Peralta and the great “Not Dead Yet” tribute festival to Jason Becker in Harleem.

Guglielmo Malusardi

The late Colin Mandel was a guitarist out of Los Angeles and a graduate of the Berklee College Of Music.

During his career he had been featured as new talent in Guitar Player and Guitar World Magazines.

His instrumental CD is entitled "Strange and Savage Tales...".

Colin Mandel

Author Neil March is a musician and music distribution company owner. He started Labels Enabled in late 2003 due to his own experience of paying over the odds for services in the music industry and partly because he was coming into contact with so many other labels and artists who were struggling to afford decent plugging and promotion.

March is now running a full time distribution company, Labels Enabled, and helping many musicians and bands achieve UK and world wide exposure to their music.

Neil March

Rick Mariner is the owner and founder of Haywire Value Priced Custom Guitars, and a member of the Association of Stringed Instrument Artisans (A.S.I.A.), as well as a guitar player. He holds a Bachelors degree from University of Maryland and a Masters degree from George Washington University.

Haywire developed an 8-Point "Gig-Ready" guitar process that allows for Haywire Custom Guitars that are "Gig-Ready". With many years of development and guitar set-up experience, they pride themselves in helping guitarists to build the "Just Right" Haywire guitar at prices well below market.

Rick Mariner

Pete Marinovich is a guitarist from Rockville, Maryland who has three CDs to his credit.

His latest CD is entitled "Closet Songs", an album where the music is free, breathing and uncontrived.

Pete Marinovich

Andy Martin is a guitarist from California whose instrumental compositions exhibit depth, taste and original expression with a wealth of harmonic content.

His latest CD is entitled "Brother From Another Mother", featuring his two-handed tapping technique.

Andy Martin

David Martone is a guitarist from Vancouver, Canada who has released seven solo CDs which showcase his musical diversity and brilliant guitarmanship.

His 2007 CD is entitled "When The Aliens Come", which features a progressive sound incorporating jazz, rock, fusion and metal influences.

David Martone

Joe Matera is an Australian singer/songwriter, rock guitarist and recording artist for European based record label W.A.R Productions.

As a 25 + year veteran of countless original and covers outfits, his impressive playing CV includes, being lead guitarist in Australian rock outfit Geisha (2007 - 2010) and founding lead guitarist for classic rock band Double Vision (2003 - 2008).

He has also contributed guitar to a number of various projects and other artist recordings and has also worked with legendary US producer Tom Werman.

Joe Matera

Tim Mavers-Chance is an experienced Director Of Photography with a demonstrated history of working in the photography industry.

He is skilled in photojournalism, event photography, product photography, fashion photography, and portrait photography.

He graduated from The Henley College with a passion for documentary photography.

Tim Mavers-Chance

Dan McAvinchey is a guitarist and composer living in Raleigh, NC.

He believes every musician or composer has the power to write, record and release their own music.

Guitar Haus

Miguel Mega is an Brazilian guitarist who was profiled on the February, 2001 Undiscovered Artists page on the Guitar Nine site.

His new instrumental CD is entitled "Coastline".

Miguel Mega

Sean Mercer is an accomplished producer, engineer, writer, guitarist, and keyboardist specializing in the neo-classical metal/fusion style.

His instrumental CD is entitled "Electric Storm".

Sean Mercer

England's Adam Moore, with more than fifteen years playing experience, is a perpetual student and continues to study music and its related philosophies, theory, the guitar and composition.

His latest CD is entitled "Curious Liquid", featuring heavy riffs, hard rock melodies and flashy solos.

Adam Moore

Scott Morris is a guitarist and author/publisher of You Can Play Guitar videos and Metal Rock Tab books.

Scott Morris

Mr. Moe is a Brazilian guitar player living in Sao Paulo and has been studying music from the age of 10. He is very dedicated to his work and growth as a musician - especially as a guitar player and composer.

As a guitar player, his biggest influence is Steve Vai. As a composer, his influences don't come only from music but also from books and movies.

He is currently recording songs for his debut solo album of all original material.

Mr. Moe

Rolf Munkes is a German hard rock guitarist whose playing style is characterized by clean, fast legato lines, quality phrasing and accuracy.

His mostly instrumental CD is entitled "No More Obscurity", and features hard rock rhythmic grooves, coupled with a shredding solo style.

Rolf Munkes

Neal Nagaoka, a guitarist and composer from California, has 28 years of studying and performing experience along with 25 years of teaching guitar students. His most recent CD "Transition" features ten hard rock and metal instrumentals.

Neal Nagaoka

Dario Napoli is a professional guitarist, producer, composer and teacher. His influences range from Django Reinhardt to Charlie Parker, George Benson, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Joe Satriani.

He has played for over 20 years, performing live and recording and teaching for over 10 years. His latest project is a solo album titled "Gypsy Bop" available on itunes and CDbaby.

Dario Napoli

Mick Neil was inspired to play guitar in 1982, at the age of 12, after hearing Eddie Van Halen's "Little Guitars I and II".

Growing up in the 80's, Mick was fond of all the popular guitar rock bands of the day, which no doubt had had it's influences in the areas of lead guitar, and complex rhythm playing.

Mick has been playing a 7-string guitar since 1999, which has been his signature ever since. He plays hard rock, metal, classical, and fusion guitar styles.

Mick Neil

Paul Nelson is a top session and touring artist with many international acts, his guitar work has been heard in the USA on NBC, TNN, and UPN television, and he has guest appeared on numerous CDs featuring many of today's top guitarists.

His solo CD is entitled "Look".

Paul Nelson

Peter Neri began playing the electric guitar as a teenager. While playing lead guitar with Connecticut rock groups in the 1970s, his bands opened for such legendary acts as The Lovin' Spoonful, Paul Revere and the Raiders, The Dave Clark Five and Iron Butterfly.

Moving on with his life and musical interests, Peter put down the electric guitar for good in the 1980s. He moved to Vermont and began studying the classical guitar. While performing traditional classical guitar pieces, he also began writing music for the acoustic guitar.

The release of "Night Visions" was Peter's first solo acoustic guitar CD. Many selections from this eclectic album have been aired on National Public Radio.

Peter Neri

Ronnie Neuhauser has been playing for over 20 years. His influences are my surroundings, as well as Frank Zappa, Allan Holdsworth, John Zorn, Wayne Krantz, Diamanda Galas, Captain Beefheart, funk, fusion and rock operas.

Neuhauser loves guitar but is more interested in it as a tool for composition. The composition is always first in his eyes/ears, as he views composition as a building with no floor limits. We keep adding and traveling between all the floors.

Ronnie Neuhauser

Joe Nevin, a passionate musician and guitarist started this blog where he shares tips about music,reviews about best acoustic guitar.

Joe Nevin

David Nevue is the founder of The Music Biz Academy.

He is also a professional pianist, recording artist, full-time Internet musician, and author of the book, "How to Promote Your Music Successfully on the Internet".

David Nevue

Roland Nipp is a self-professed music junkie, knob-twiddler, and song addict from Canada. When not playing music, he is usually thinking about guitars, amps, pedals, songs, and CDs. Roland has written and produced six albums of electric guitar music.

Nipp's solo CD, "Ragged Hearts", is now available. Here's the video of the title cut.

Roland Nipp

Mike O'Malley's instrumental power trio is called No Walls and their latest CD is entitled "World Abroad". He has been playing guitar for almost 30 years and graduated from Music Tech in Minneapolis in 1988.

O'Malley currently has 45 guitar students that range in all ability levels and styles.

Mike O'Malley

Oscar Ortega is a professional guitar player from Guatemala City but currently living in Boise, Idaho.

Oscar has been teaching and performing professionally for over 10 years and is the rock instructor for

Oscar Ortega

Sander Owen joined his first band at the age of five, was playing weekly at local clubs by the time he was sixteen, and he started landing lucrative tours and gigs about a year later.

Although he is a drummer by profession, he has also done his share of composing for documentaries, television shows, and commercials, and has spent countless hours in studios both as a performer and a technician.

Sander now lives in Los Angeles where he plays with the Hollywood based band, The Gravity Guild.

Sander Owen

Steve Pappas is a guitarist, composer and teacher from Ohio specializing in fingerstyle guitar who believes in daily practice, and expressing emotions and feelings through his playing.

His latest CD is entitled "Refuge", a blend of Folk, Spanish, Classical, Latin and Rock influences.

Steve Pappas

Jason Parker is a guitar teacher in Atlanta with several years experience. His approach to the instrument is, what he's always thought to be, Mind, Body, and Spirit.

He has always thought the best, well-rounded guitarists mentally knew their instrument, had physical dexterity and agility, and last but not least, a spiritually deep passion.

Jason's playing styles include rock, jazz and classical.

Jason Parker

Marc Pattison has been playing guitar for over 18 years and has recorded over 100 songs since 1991. The response to his music has been overwhelming since Marc has made his material available on

Marc is endorsed by and proudly uses Dean Markley strings and Sabine Tuners.

Marc Pattison

Bill Peck is a guitarist from Orlando, Florida who currently stays busy doing clinics and working on his second CD.

His debut instrumental CD is entitled "Internal Flames".

Bill Peck

Dan Peeke is a music tutor and writer. He has played piano since he was 4, and guitar and drum kit since he was 11.

He plays a Guild acoustic and a Pacifica electric. He has been sent to many festivals and gigs (ranging from pop to extreme metal) as both a photographer and reviewer, with his proudest achievement so far being an interview he conducted with Steve Hackett (ex-Genesis guitarist).

His favorite genre of music is progressive rock, which he likes to use as a reference point in his teaching, thanks to its huge complexity in structure, rhythm and harmony.

Dan Peeke

Anthony Pell is a guitarist who has studied music composition and sound engineering at La Trobe University while playing guitar in the fusion/rock/funk band Cornucopia.

Apell was created in 1999 to allow Anthony to concentrate on being an electronic music composer and producer. The idea behind Apell is to create innovative and entertaining music that is not just a carbon copy of other electronic music.

Anthony Pell

Josip Pesut is a guitarist, composer, songwriter and arranger from Zagreb, Croatia.

Besides diverse musical influences, especially guitar virtuosos and video game music, there were vast symbolic impacts on his urge and ways to self-express, found in his very life. Artists who have influenced Pesut include Nobuo Uematsu, Chuck Schuldiner, Yngwie Malmsteen, Steve Vai and Joe Satriani.

Josip enjoys working relationships with many musicians, locally and worldwide. The ability to pour his inspiration into all genres of music has driven him to share musical ideas with a wide sphere of pop, rock and metal musicians.

Josip Pesut

Mike Philippov is a professional guitar player, recording artist and guitar/music teacher. His guitar practice columns about learning to play guitar are read by guitarists worldwide.

His instructional music web site contains advice for guitar players on overcoming the most common problems faced when learning to play guitar.

Mike Philippov

Gianluca Piersanti, a guitarist born in Italy, moved to Hollywood in 1999.

Gianluca won several prizes and contests, including best original arranger with his band Gli Impossibili. He has studied composition and recently has focused on music for film.

Gianluca Piersanti

Joe Pinnavaia is a professional musician, guitarist, instructor and composer from Buffalo, NY, USA.

His first solo release, "InVitro", under the project name Test Tube Rhino, is now available digitally from iTunes and Amazon from Steve Vai's Digital Nations.

Joe Pinnavaia

Guy Pople is a music, education and multimedia specialist based in the UK`s North-West. He plays guitars, studies theory and runs St Annes Music in Lytham St. Annes, a one-stop shop for musicians on the Fylde coast of Lancashire. St Annes Music offers professional instruments, recording, tuition and accessories.

His live band Nomad is currently building up their original music. You can catch him
on Virtual Strangers.

Guy Pople

Jason Pruett is a guitarist from Antioch, California dedicated to the improvisational approach to guitar playing.

He plays bass, acoustic and electric guitar and lists among his many influences: Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, Metallica, Lynyrd Skynyrd, and Joe Satriani.

Jason Pruett

Tonya Rae has had 3 #1 hits that went straight to the top of the indie charts and an astonishing 8 top 20 hits. She has just been nominated for "New Female Vocalist of the Year 1998" for the "Golden Music Awards" to be held in Nashville, TN on March 14, 1999.

If you would like more information on money saving tips for recording, marketing ideas, phone scripts, industry contacts with email addresses, phone numbers, etc. when available, please check out the new Tonya Rae book written in conjunction with North Shore Records called, "Hidden Secrets To Making And Promoting Your Music Revealed".

Tonya Rae

Greg Rapaport is a seven-string guitarist/bassist whose musical focus is a blend of instrumental progressive-metal and jazz-fusion. Greg has been on three tribute CDs (Led Zeppelin, Jeff Beck, Jimi Hendrix - BHP Productions) and has released three critically acclaimed CDs. Greg is currently teaching in upper Westchester County NY.

His latest instrumental CD is entitled "Homunculus".

Greg Rapaport

Born in Belguim, Antony Reynaert learned to play classical piano at the age of seven. At the age of 17, got intensely into guitar, practicing for more than five hours a day.

He now devotes his time into building a successful career in music, giving guitar lessons and workshops on both a national and international level.

Antony Reynaert

Jon Rhodes is a former professional musician and now a clinical hypnotherapist from the UK. Although the six string guitar is his main weapon of choice, he has gigged in a variety of other roles, including bass, keyboards, and occasional vocals.

Over the years he has played in a variety of different bands, from covers bands to playing his own compositions, and in a variety of styles. He loves the challenge of versatility, with a style of playing that ranges from punk to classical, and many styles in between.

He attributes his skills in playing many styles on many instruments to his ability to play by ear. He was not born with this ability, he worked very hard for many years to develop it.

Jon Rhodes

Just Rijna is the founder of StringKick, a site focused on helping you learn the skills you need to explore your own taste and become the musician you want to be.

Just Rijna

Bassist James Rosocha is an educator, composer, and touring musician.

He can be heard on the last nine albums by jazz fusion guitarist B.D. Lenz or on his debut CD “Avalon.”

James Rosocha

Jeremy Rouse is a Toronto based guitarist who has played for Jesus Christ Superstar (with Ted Neeley) and the 30th anniversary tour of Cats.

Besides performing in the orchestra pit for musicals he has performed with The Big Smoke Big Band, The George Lake Big Band and Swing Shift in Toronto, and has also played with his own group Pre Season Draft, an instrumental Country/Spaghetti Western Swing group.

Rouse was featured on the cover of CMT magazine in January of 2001, and was the guest guitar columnist for Canadian Musician Magazine in February, 2001.

Jeremy Rouse

Ken Rubenstein is a self taught guitarist and composer originally from New Jersey, now living in Portland, Oregon.

In the past, Ken has received praise from such publications as Guitar Player Magazine. In fact, he was the last and perhaps most controversial International Soundpage Winner for Guitar Player Magazine, featured in the October '91 issue.

Ken Rubenstein

With a decade of playing under his belt, Sam Russell has been pretty busy with his guitar playing. Attending BIMM after university to study music, Sam then went on to study with Tom Hess and Luca Turilli while teaching guitar in West London.

Russell has also been attending workshops with Bumblefoot and Ola Englund and recently played with Steve Vai, as well as releasing three books - Bach's first 3 cello suites for electric guitar (suites 4-6 coming out early 2015).

He has recently published an eBook: "The Ultimate Guide to the Modes of the Major, Harmonic Minor and Melodic Minor Scale", which you can get for free here.

Sam Russell

Jason Sadites is a guitarist from Canada who has been teaching guitar since the age of 16, and has a consistent roster of between 60-70 students.

His latest CD, "Weve", showcases his strong melodies, tight harmonies and amazing solos over the songs incredible grooves.

Jason Sadites

Guitarist Jeff Sanders plays psychedelic, experimental, progressive zen guitar rock with a strong emphasis on paranormal phenomena, spiritual expression, ethereality and trippiness.

His discography includes "Voices" and "Improvisations From A Void".

Jeff Sanders

Eric Sands is a guitarist from Atlanta who has recorded with Man On Fire, organized and contributed to The Generation Ibanez Project and is currently recording with the heavy band StrangeWorld.

He's been caught on tape jamming live with Steve Vai.

His latest CD is entitled "Man On Fire".

Eric Sands

German Schauss is a guitarist born in Germany who attended the Munich Guitar Institute (MGI) in 1996 and was voted the fastest guitar player.

Recently, Schauss finished his education at Berklee College of Music with a Bachelors Degree in Professional Music, graduating with honors.

His latest CD is entitled "The Lightspeeder", a collection of seven neo-classical progressive instrumentals designed to shock and awe.

German Schauss

Jeff Scheetz is an instrumental rock/blues guitarist based in Kansas City, Missouri, with multiple CDs to his credit.

His Christmas/Holiday project is entitled "Christmas... At Last".

Jeff Scheetz

If you watched too much TV in the '70s, dig old Clint Eastwood movies and prefer instrumental music, Martin Schmidt, aka The Incredible Mr. Smith, delivers the right sound for your ears.

Have you ever dreamed of a guitarist that sounds like the bastard son of Dick Dale, Link Wray, Jimi Hendrix. and Jeff Beck? Your search may have come to an end.

Since 1999 The Incredible Mr. Smith released three CDs with all original music. He's also touring round the globe with the Razorblades.

Martin Schmidt

Chris Schreiner is a guitarist and award-winning instrumentalist whose project "drop.kick.pop" is a 21st century update of the 1960's mantra Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll, and a guitar-centric take on electronica.

Chris Schreiner

Arnold Schulman is a composer and keyboard player living in Sedona, Arizona.

His music crosses many musical genres, and he finds satisfaction in writing music for the creative challange.

Arnold's first release is "Sound Paintings of Planet Earth, Volume One: Hawaii". You may download sound clips and get ordering information from his web site.

Arnold Schulman

Luca Sellitto is a professional guitar instructor who has been teaching guitar for nearly 14 years.

He has two degrees at Conservatory, and has also recorded four albums, toured Europe with his band Stamina, and worked with ex-Yngwie Malmsteens singer Goran Edman.

Luca Sellitto

David Sertl is a composer and guitarist based in Vienna, Austria. He also runs David`s Music Guild, the Youtube channel tellign you everything you (n)ever wanted to know about music.

He independently released his album "Elegie" in April of 2015, which is available from Amazon and other online outlets.

David Sertl

Ben Sherman is a guitarist from Maryland who has over 27 years playing experience. He has also been giving private lessons for many years, helping guitarists of all levels discover the joy of music-making.

His debut CD is entitled "First Light", which features eight electric rock/fusion numbers and two acoustic pieces.

Ben Sherman

Mike Shouse is guitarist from Lexington, Kentucky who has been playing guitar for 19 years. He has taught privately, and recorded his first CD, "Enter the Soul", in 2000.

He is currently working on a new CD that will be out this fall called "Alone On The Sun".

Michael Shouse

Marcus Singletary is an American musician, producer, songwriter, and entrepreneur.

He is the host of the podcast Far Out Flavors, heard on KCAA Radio 1050 AM/106.5 FM in the Inland Empire region of Southern California.

He is also a recording artist, with numerous solo records to his credit.

Marcus Singletary

Kevin Slack graduated from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati with a degree in Jazz/Studio Music in 1994. He has taught lessons at Buddy Roger's Music in Cincinnati for the past twelve years.

After playing in bands for many years, Slack is pursuing a solo career, and has an instrumental guitar CD in the works, due out in late 1999 or early 2000.

Kevin Slack

DC Slater is a guitarist with amazing technical control over his instrument, as well as an exceptionally accurate sense for both rhythm and pitch.

His latest CD is entitled "Decisions", featuring his rock and hard rock guitar instrumentals.

DC Slater

John Slaughter is an American guitarist and composer, best known for his work with Skindustry and Coldera.

In the later part of 2006 he was co-founder of power metal act Coldera composing their first released demo track "Through the End". Many adjectives have been used to describe John's playing in live performances, but the most commonly heard is "prodigy".

John Slaughter

Garrett Smith is a guitarist from Boston who is author of the book, "Advanced Classical Studies for Modern Electric Guitar".

The entire book may be downloaded from Smith's web site.

Garrett Smith

Jared Smith is a producer/guitarist from San Pedro, CA, who is a conservatory-trained musician, writing and producing a wide range of music from electronic to rock, and jazz to reggae.

Smith recently released a self-titled album under the pseudonym "Cyrus." The album focuses on instrumental/electronic music blended with jazz/hip hop influences.

Jared Smith

Jeffrey Ryan Smoots, a guitarist and composer from Washington, has been playing guitar ever since being turned on to the music of Rush.

His latest instrumental CD (under the project name JRS) is entitled "Loss For Words".

Jeffrey Ryan Smoots

Jirakit Somame is a guitarist that was born in Buriram, Thailand. He began playing guitar seriously at age 14. When he was 23, he began classical guitar studies and harmony at the Department of Music at Rajabhat Nakornratchasima in Nakornratchasima, Thailand.

Jirakit has taught guitar and music at the Department of Music at Surindra Rajabhat University and Banthanon School in Surin, Thailand. He has studied guitar with Tom Hess.

Jirakit Somame

Dan Sorber is a highly respected instructor and guitarist living in the northern New Jersey area.

His teaching approach is based around helping students achieve their goals while making it fun. Dan has been playing for 13 years and teaching for 5.

His influences include Joe Satriani, Iced Earth and Symphony X. Dan currently plays for the melodic progressive metal band, Ferox Canorus.

Dan Sorber

Jeff Spencer toured the USA for over a decade making his living playing the guitar. He has 25 years of experience playing the guitar and finds something new to play every time he picks it up.

He is currently recording songs for a guitar/vocal CD scheduled for release in mid-1997.

Jeff Spencer

Peter Stankov has been playing guitar for the past 5 years.

In addition to playing occasionally with friends, he has recorded three albums in the one-man band Cerotonine.

Peter Stankov

Cassie Steele is the content editor for the guitar site,

GuitarFella was established in 2014, with the aim of helping guitarists of all abilities find their perfect guitar, and all the gear that goes with it.

Cassie Steele

Sven Stichter was born in 1974, raised in Germany and first picked up the guitar when he was 13. He completed his studies at the American Institute of Music (A.I.M.) at age 17.

After having been focused on rock and metal, his musical interests diversified into other styles such as pop, country, hip and trip hop without losing sight of the essentials of being a good guitarist and performer.

Tone, musicality, technical ability, a good commercial ear combined with his own personal magic have made Stichter a well booked musician in a variety of categories.

Sven Stichter

Studio Tips on YouTube is a series focused on some of the most useful home and project studio tips to be found on YouTube .

Our editors have handpicked videos of interest for the regular visitors to the Guitar Nine site, adding commentary and notes of interest for each video.

Also, we may offer links to other web sites related to the content.

Studio Tips on YouTube

Author Tim Sweeney is head of Tim Sweeney & Associates, who are entering their 18th year of being, "the only true artist development company in the world."

Tim is one of the music industry's most sought after experts and consultants, and has written several influential books including "Tim Sweeney's Guide To Releasing Independent Records".

Tim Sweeney

Terry Syrek is a guitarist with 17 years experience teaching, both privately and in a classroom environment, and is senior faculty at the National Guitar Workshop.

His is the author of the "Shred Is Not Dead" book abd DVD guitar instructional series on Alfred Publishing, as well as the author of the "Unearthed Arcana" instructional CD-ROM.

His latest CD is entitled "Aum".

Terry Syrek

Barrett Tagliarino is a guitarist and author, whose most recent book is entitled "The Guitar Fretboard Workbook".

His debut CD, "Moe's Art", features nine rock-inflicted instrumental pieces showcasing his concise compositional style and innovative guitar voice.

Barrett Tagliarino

Jonas Tamas is a composer and guitarist from Budapest, Hungary.

He plays in a Hungarian progressive band called Wind's Eye, who have completed work on their concept album, "The City".

Jonas Tamas

John Tapella, guitarist, has authored over 20 note for note books for such artists as: Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eric Clapton, Yngwie Malmsteen, Rush, Bryan Adams and others.

Tapella also manages the Guitar Empiresite featuring a variety of instructional books and CDs.

John Tapella

Scott Tarulli is a guitarist and Berklee College of Music instructor whose all instrumental quartet plays music as diverse as the frontman's playing.

From aggressive jazz/funk to textural ballads, the band plays music for all seasons.

His latest instrumental CD is entitled "September In Boston: Live".

Scott Tarulli

Paul Tauterouff is a professional musician and guitar teacher in upstate New York.

His CD "Audio Chocolate" sold for many years on the Guitar Nine site.

Paul Tauterouff

Ron Thal is the head of the music production company hermit inc.

His Bumblefoot CD "Hands" was released in March 1998.

Ron Thal

Shane Theriot is a guitarist dividing his time between New Orleans and Nashville who has played and/or toured with the Neville Brothers, Adam Nitti and Dave Weckl. He also does clinics for the Hamer guitar company.

His debut solo CD is entitled "Highway 90", an original mix of fusion, New Orleans second line and jazz/rock grooves beneath burning guitar lines.

Shane Theriot

Bryon Thompson's regard for creative and unique instrumental guitar music has led to producing three solo recording projects totaling 30 original tracks.

His latest instrumental CD is entitled "Get On With It".

Bryon Thompson

Andre Tonelli is a guitarist, composer, producer, and teacher renowned around the world. His music has been heard by millions, either performed live, on radio stations worldwide, or at other events.

His latest CD is entitled "Power World Fantastic", an all instrumental guitarfest.

Andre Tonelli

Lance Trebesch, CEO of, has a successful 18 year track record of technology and early-stage experience. is a member of The Music Office Trusted Vendors and we highly recommend his products and services. is the leader in affordable online ticket printing for small-to-medium size organizations, companies, venues, non-profits, schools, associations, and clubs. Over the past 10 years, has designed and printed millions of tickets for thousands of events, fundraisers, performances, concerts, plays, sporting events, raffles, parties and more.

Lance Trebesch

Carlos Trejo is a content marketer from

Carlos Trejo

Steve Trovato is a top flight guitarist from California with countless credits to his name.

Critics have labeled him 'the great chameleon' because of his ability to authentically perform in any style of guitar music.

His debut instrumental CD is entitled "About Time...".

Steve Trovato

In addition to being a performing/recording musician, Dale Turner is also West Coast Editor of Guitar One magazine, an instructor at Hollywood's Musician's Institute, and has authored numerous guitar publications for Hal Leonard, Cherry Lane, and Warner Brothers.

His latest CD, "Interpretations - Solo Arrangements for Guitar and Voice", has just been released on the Intimate Audio label.

Dale Turner

Mika Tyyska is a guitar player from Finland. He`s best known for his work with the animated character Mr. Fastfinger. His web site gives guitar lessons in a highly entertaining game format.

His latest solo CD under the project name Mr. Fastfinger is entitled "The Way Of The Exploding Guitar".

Mika Tyyska

Zack Uidl is a professional guitarist, studio/session musician, instructor, and composer in the Chicago-land area. He is in high demand for performances, both live and in the studio, instructing, and for his compositions for film and other projects.

Zack has taught several clinics, master classes, workshops, and seminars including the internationally acclaimed Camp Jam. He currently is an instructor both privately and at JC's Guitars in Algonquin, Illinois.

Zack Uidl

Salvatore Vecchio is an Italian guitarist and columnist for guitar magazines. He is currently playing with two bands, Ivory and Attitude.

His debut instrumental rock/fusion CD is "The Warm LIght Of Night".

Salvatore Vecchio

Gianluca Verrengia is an Italian guitarist who composes original music in the rock, orchestral, ambient and electronic genres.

He also composes music for commercial use.

Gianluca Verrengia

Paul Verschuur, a computer programmer by trade, has been playing guitar since childhood, originally teaching himself though YouTube videos. He now runs the Alpha Consumer Music web site, dedicated to teaching guitar playing and to helping guitarists choose the best guitar model through its reviews and information.

Paul Verschuur

Drew Vics is a guitarist living in New Jersey who has been playing rock music for about 25 years. His most recent influences are guitarists such as Mark Knopfler and James Taylor.

His self produced, debut CD, "No More Waiting" was entirely recorded, mixed and manufactured in his basement digital studio

Drew Vics

Neal Wakefield is a progressive metal guitarist and a member of the Caeteris Paribus band. Along with six other musicians from the USA, Thailand, Australia and Germany, he contributed to a recording called "Sonic Alchemy".

Wakefield has been studying guitar with Tom Hess, and is currently preparing his debut solo album.

Neal Wakefield

Stuttgart-born German guitarist Robert Walker started playing guitar at the age of 15, influenced by Rory Gallagher, Ritchie Blackmore and modern players such as Joe Satriani, Andy Timmons and Steve Vai.

His latest CD is entitled "One For The Road".

Robert Walker

David Wallimann has been teaching guitar and applied theory in Europe and the USA since the early '90s. He plays with the internationally acclaimed progressive rock band Glass Hammer.

His latest solo CD is entitled "Deep Inside The Mind".

David Wallimann

Mike Walsh is an internationally renowned progressive guitar virtuoso, composer and teacher. For more information about Mike Walsh, his bands Sage and Hess, to hear samples of his playing/music, and to read more articles, visit his web sites.

His latest CD with Sage is entitled "Lightning Strikes".

Mike Walsh

Joel Wanasek runs, and has written over 42 articles, 6 master classes, and had a book published.

Wanasek also plays in a touring national band, and owns a studio (doing work for labels such as Metal Blade, Sumerian, Eulogy and Red Cord).

For a free guitar eBook from Wanasek and tons of free guitar lessons from world class players, please visit:

Joel Wanasek

Hailing from Camrose, Alberta, Canada, David Andrew Wiebe is a multi-talented guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter.

One of his primary projects at this moment is The Music Entrepreneur web site, which features blog posts, podcast episodes, eBooks, audio courses, and other resources.

David Andrew Wiebe

William Wiegand is a guitarist from Mexico who has played with bands in his own country, as well as with an original rock band in Miami.

He is currently hard at work on his debut album, which will feature instrumental guitar music.

William Wiegand

You might already be familiar with Jimmy Williams' work with Steel Prophet. In 2001 the band released the highly acclaimed album "Book of the Dead" and completed full tours of America and Europe.

Purchase his latest instrumental CD, "Sonic Divergence".

Jimmy Williams

Alan Williamson is a British instrumental guitarist/composer who paints his musical portraits for all to visualize his thematic landscapes.

His latest CD is entitled "Across Angry Skies", featuring his vivid musical journeys.

Alan Williamson

Shelby Williford is a shredder from Tampa, Florida who has recently started teaching guitar lessons. His intention is to make the transition from web designer to guitar teacher upon accumulating enough students.

Shelby currently write columns on a regular basis for,, as well as Rivot Rag (a local magazine dedicated to the metal community in Central Florida). He also has a band called Xtinct, which is pure metal with lots of shred.

Shelby Williford

Doctor Bow (aka Jonathan Wilson) is an experimental guitar noodler who also doubles as a professional guitar technician, designer, luthier, teacher, composer, and assistant manager of Cassells Music in San Fernando, CA. His designs include the "Guillermo Roberto" bajo quinto line and, most notably, the "TogaMan" GuitarViol (bow-able guitar).

Jonathan endorses Earvana compensated nuts and installs them on his TogaMan GuitarViols as a standard feature.

Jonathan Wilson

Mark Woodburn is both a blogger and a musician at the same time. His instrument of choice is the acoustic guitar which he has been playing since he was a boy.

Mark Woodburn

Ben Woolman is hailed as one of the Midwest's leading finger-style guitarists. His music can be heard around the world on cable, Internet, and terrestrial radio outlets in over 50 countries, spanning 6 continents, and among programming for Minnesota and National Public Radio. He has been a guest columnist for Fingerstyle Guitar Magazine and Guitar Teacher Magazine, contributed music to various film soundtracks, and has 10 recordings, solo and compilations, credited to date.

Mr. Woolman holds a BFA in Guitar Performance, with honors, from the University of Wisconsin/Wisconsin Conservatory of Music Cooperative Guitar Program, Milwaukee, WI.

Ben is currently performing in support of his latest finger-style CD entitled, "Many Moods".

Ben Woolman

David Wright has been playing guitar over 20 years and has performed in many styles and situations, currently he is focused on composing and performing original instrumental guitar based music, in the high energy jazz-fusion realm.

A partial list of Influences would include: Mike Stern, Allan Holdsworth, Hiram Bullock, Frank Zappa, Shawn Lane, Wes Montgomery, Wayne Krantz, Scott
Henderson and Tribal Tech, among others.

His debut album is entitled "Dajinosaurus".

David Wright

Greg X is a professional guitarist and guitar instructor based in London, UK, He specialises in '80s rock and metal as well as neoclassical metal.

He is currently working on his '80s rock album featuring many accomplished musicians from USA and Europe. Greg X studied music at Goldsmiths College in London, UK.

He is being mentored by the world's top guitarist and music business coach Tom Hess. He has taught over a thousand of students. He is also a founder of Wimbledon School of Guitar in London, UK.

Greg X

Tom Yoder is a guitar instructor at Coastal Carolina University - the emminence grise behind countless guitar players in South Carolina, including Edwin McCain.

His CD "Eat This It's Safe" showcases his phenomenal compositional and fingerstyle talents. Yoder bears comparison with the likes of Hedges, Bensusan and Kottke.

Tom Yoder

Mark Yodice is one of Long Island's most promising young musicians. A solo guitarist, Mark writes and plays music that both stuns and settles the listener's heart.

His instrumental acoustic CD is entitled "June Again".

Mark Yodice

Rob Eberhard Young is an altogether exciting and driven musician/guitarist currently based in Naples, Florida who denotes his playing style as acoustic fusion ("thru-age").

His latest CD is entitled "Consistent Variation".

Rob Eberhard Young

Tony Young is a self-taught guitarist from Michigan and currently teaches guitar and theory.

He was interviewed in Guitar Nine's April, 1997 Interviews column.

His latest project is "Saturn Five", a self-produced instrumental guitar CD release.

Tony Young

Ysrafel is a professional guitarist, musician, and recording artist who has written articles for many web sites to help thousands of guitarists all over the world, and has created an ongoing instructional series titled "The Electric Guitar Technique Master Series"

He is currently working on various musical projects including his upcoming guitar instrumental album which will contain several different styles such as progressive metal, electronic/dance, and Latin.


Jean-Pierre Zammit is a guitarist and instructor from Malta who has been playing guitar since the age of 14.

Zammit uses complex techniques, time shifts and scales in his writing, and always puts the song and the message he wants to portray first.

His is endorsed by Music Man guitars to use their Axis BFR models and Ernie Ball strings.

Jean-Pierre Zammit

Tommaso Zillio is a professional prog rock/metal guitarist and composer based in Edmonton, AB, Canada.

Tommaso is currently working on an instrumental CD, and an instructional series on fretboard visualization and exotic scales. He is your go-to guy for any and all music theory-related questions.

Tommaso Zillio

A professional musician since 1978, Sergio Zurawski has been working with some of the most important names in Brazilian music and theater in shows, soundtracks and plays. He has also taken part as producer and/or musician in more than 100 records with several artists.

His 2000 instrumental CD is entitled "Pulsares".

Sergio Zurawski