August-September 1998

Vol. 3, No. 2: August-September 1998
McRocklin, Balducci and Foucher Join Guitar Nine

Welcome to the August edition of Guitar Nine's on-line magazine. More artists have teamed up with us the past two months, and instrumental CDs by Thomas McRocklin, Nick Thompson, Rob Balducci, Steve Fister, Fourth Estate, Black Lightning, Jaye Foucher, Ron Wright, Larry Steen, Paul Abbott, Adrian Galysh and Chris Korblein are now available.
Visit the Instrumental Guitar Showcase to browse and listen to all of these dynamic recordings, or check out our recommendations page. If you've released an instrumental project, get all the details about merchandising through Guitar Nine, and decide if it's right for your music.

Ken Burtch
Ken Burtch

The beautiful part about the tempered music scale lies in it`s flexibility. One of Ken`s favorite tricks is to take one shape, and use it to move up or down the fretboard in a linear way. The similarities in chord shapes will allow you to do the same.

Dan McAvinchey
Guitar Haus

CD recorders (or burners) are great in any studio. Should you consider releasing your next CD on CD-R.

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Instrumental Guitarist Readies New Release

Dan McAvinchey
Guitar Haus

In the last few years I`ve made a record for a major label that didn`t get released. Then I signed with a indie label. I thought the majors were the bad guys, and this label would give me more attention. WRONG! To make a long story longer, the small label had bad distribution and never paid a bill, let alone the tour support and promo budget.

Dan McAvinchey
Guitar Haus

I knew what I wanted to do but there were no labels dedicated to the guitarist as the artist, but only to the guitarist as a shred meister. I read an interview with guitarist Glenn Phillips, who has released ten albums independently. I realized from his comments (about the music industry) that the only way to reach my goal was to follow his example.

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Progressively Minded Guitarist Blends Metal, Funk & Rock

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Original Jazz/Rock Arrangements Fuel New Release

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Rock Meets Latin Shred For Instrumentalist

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New Age Electric Guitarist Crosses Stylistic Boundaries

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The Power Of Dissonance

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Guitarist Draws Instrumental Influence From Ancient Writings

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Rock 'N' Roll Acoustic Guitar From New Mexico