Newsletter April-May 2014



The April-May 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

New Columns

This edition's guest columnists are featuring technique builders, CD graphic design tips, and a guide to finding bandmates directly to your web browser. We've got seven fresh columns altogether - all written by by returning columnists.

Tom Hess returns with another double shot of columnar expresso with "7 Rule Guide For Finding Committed Band Members" followed by the B-side of "How To Turn Your Thoughts Into Musical Emotions". Mike Campese will jump start your technique with his column "Technical Exercises". Independent music consultant Chris Knab instructs with his "Top 10 CD Design Tips". Guitarist Jean-Pierre Zammit also returns with his article "Arpeggio Shapes: Dominants". Guitarist Tommaso Zillio expands your mind with "Expressive Chord Creation". Finally, Tim Sweeney contributes the only slightly whimsical "Marry A Bank Robber To Promote Your Music".

Tom Hess

Mike Campese

Tommaso Zillio

Tim Sweeney

Christopher Knab

Jean-Pierre Zammit

Tom Hess

New Interviews

The April update includes new interviews with Australian guitarist Marty Rice and Puerto Rican guitar player Ivan Rivera.

Marty Rice

Ivan Rivera

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

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Home Studio Registry

In Conclusion

As always, your comments, support and feedback are appreciated.
Dan McAvinchey
Guitar Nine