December-January 1999

Vol. 4, No. 4: December-January 1999
Cold Winter Warmed By Great New Music
Dozens Of New CD Released Added

Welcome to the December edition of Guitar Nine's on-line magazine. As we enter an unusually cold winter period, we're reflecting on a large number of amazing new titles that have been added over the last two months. Our reach is expanding internationally, as guitarists from Europe and Asia have also joined forces with us in larger numbers. 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

How to trigger inspiration by understanding what causes it, and more importantly, what causes it for you.

Will Landrum
Will Landrum

G9er Will Landrum is back to teach you the magic of turning a scale into real music.

Greigg Fraser
Greigg Fraser

Learn to walk a tightrope on someone else`s web site--Greigg is here to talk guitar pickups.

Sebastian Kalamajski
Sebastian Kalamajski

Think about it--how to use your head to help your hands.

Gilbert Isbin
Gilbert Isbin

The guitarist on "Twins" offers the second installment on going beyond the flat pick.

Christopher Knab
Christopher Knab

Think you know your audience? Christopher Knab is here to make sure you take a closer look.

Tonya Rae
Tonya Rae

One of our most requested column topics is being addressed by Tonya Rae, who has sent out more than a press kit or two.

Joe Bochar
Joe Bochar

Not just "Orange" barcodes, but real, honest-to-goodness UPCs. Take it from Joe.

Dan McAvinchey
Guitar Haus

As far as releasing independently - there`s really no other way. Instrumental music (other than `happy saxophone` music I suppose) doesn`t really get a lot of support from record labels, guitar magazines, radio, whatever. So, if you love doing this kind of thing, then you really have to accept that you`ve gotta do it yourself.

Guitar Nine
Guitar Nine

Instrumental Rock Addict Eyes Studio Career

Randy Allar
Randy Allar

A studio CD is hard work, because you spend months and do all this painstaking work in the studio and nit pick everything and make it right and mix it. I think that`s a bigger labor, but I think a live CD is a scary thing because you`re getting up there and playing live. There is nothing to hide behind. There`s no overdubs, and you have to live with what you did or don`t put it out.

Guitar Nine
Guitar Nine

Malmsteen, Angelo, Stump -- Take Cover!

Randy Allar
Randy Allar

I have an easier time over in Europe than I do here. I live in the Boston area, and Boston being a college town really wants alternative music. So I have a difficult time getting shows and drawing a huge crowd around here. I find it kind of weird. Thankfully that is not the only thing that I have to go on.

Guitar Nine
Guitar Nine

Analogue Guy Trapped In Digital World

Randy Allar
Randy Allar

G3 is definitely here to stay. People may or may not know, the concept that we came up with a number of years ago was to be able to bring guitarists together that usually spend most of their time trying to stay apart. Managers and record companies are always trying to keep people separate. So we came up with the idea of bringing people together.