Newsletter April-May 2015



The April-May edition is now online!

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iTunes Downloads

New Columns

This edition's guest columnists are featuring blue guitar ideas, career building tips, and songwriting directly to your web browser. We've got thirteen fresh columns altogether - with two written by new columnists.

Tom Hess returns with another quadruple shot of columnar expresso with "Five Methods For Getting Into The Music Business That Lead To Failure" followed by the B-side of "Building A Successful Career In The Music Industry", along with technique articles "How To Play Creative Sweep Picking Arpeggios" and "How To Create Awesome Shred Guitar Ideas Without Playing Faster". Mike Campese gets both hands active with his column "Tapping Arpeggios". Dallas Dwight instructs with his "How To Write Great Melodies On Guitar". Chris Glyde addresses songwriting safety with his "How To Write Emotional Songs Without Hurting Yourself". "Eight Ways To Find Your Inspiration" is the latest submission from Sam Russell. Guitarist Simon Candy returns with his article "Creating Killer Sounding, Unplugged Acoustic Guitar Songs". Guitarist Tommaso Zillio contributes another video lesson with "How To Make The Wrong Notes Sound Right In Blues Guitar ". Scott Allen has written a track-by-track for his lastest album, read "Behind Scott Allen Project's III". Finally, new columnists Antony Reynaert and Dean Hailstone contribute "How To Be More Creative With Your Blues Rhythm Guitar Playing " and "How to Get a Killer Guitar Sound on Stage", respectively.

Tom Hess

Mike Campese

Dallas Dwight

Chris Glyde

Sam Russell

Simon Candy

Tommaso Zillio

Antony Reynaert

Dean Hailstone

Scott Allen

Tom Hess

Tom Hess

Tom Hess

New Interviews

The April update includes a new interview with New Mexico guitarist Michael A. Ruelas.

Michael A. Ruelas

The Rediscovered

We shine our spotlight for the last time 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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In Conclusion

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Dan McAvinchey
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