August-September 2003

Vol. 8, No. 2: August-September 2003
Scorching Summer: Music Is On Fire
New Guitar-Oriented Releases Galore, In Every Category

Welcome to the August edition of Guitar Nine's on-line magazine. As we here at G9 bake in the North Carolina sun, fans of instrumental guitar music have a lot to listen to this summer, with new releases and reissues continuing to pour in from all over the world. We've added 28 new releases to the site in the past two months, including instrumental CDs by George Robinson, Rene Engel, Bernd Brothers, Insout, Ron Jackson, Greg Koch, Magic Elf, Larry Carlton, Joe Nardulli, Howland/Imboden Project, Ryan Formato, Jose Luis Encinas, Oscar Lopez, Carl Burnett, Galina Vale, David Pritchard, Alien Cowboys, Joel Hoekstra, Dixie Dregs, Howland/Laug/Morrison/Pinnick, G-Fire, Gilbert Isbin and Michael Fath. You can now listen to and order 1184 instrumental releases by 664 different artists. 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 (if you've released a guitar-oriented CD with vocals, click here).

Dan McAvinchey
Guitar Haus

The first thing that you should care about for a CD release is the music. You have to trust in yourself as a musician and composer and try to come up with interesting music and then find a nice studio to record it in, or you can record at home if you have a nice home studio.

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Becker-Influenced, Heavy Shred Guitar

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Ready For Crazy Fusion?

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Turkey's Instrumental Guitar Entry

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Overlooked Metal Master Axeman

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Interactive, Melodic, Contemporary Jazz

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Percussive & Melodic Fingerstyle

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Stunning Interplay & Synergy

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Genre-Bending Acoustic Fingerstyle