Newsletter August-September 2016



The August-September edition is now online!

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New Columns

This edition's guest columnists are writing about picking techniques, open tunings, and the zen of practicing, all delivered directly to your web browser. We've got six fresh columns altogether - five written by returning columnists, and one penned by a brand new contributor.

Tom Hess is back with a great technique article "Effective Picking Techniques To Play Lightning Fast". Mike Campese has returned with another excellent technique column, "Technical Muscial Examples From 'Chapters'". Guitarist Tommaso Zillio is back with "Escaping The CAGED Guitar Part 1: Unlocking The Right Hand's Potential". Please welcome for the first time, guitarist Roland Nipp, who has contributed "'Practice' Doesn’t Have To Be An Eight Letter Word". Guitar player David Sertl offers up his perspectives on "What We Learn From Satriani's Debuts". Finally, acoustic guitar specialist Simon Candy returns with Instantly Sound Great, Playing Your Acoustic Guitar In Open Tunings".

Tom Hess -
"Effective Picking Techniques... "

Mike Campese -
"Technical Muscial Examples...'"

Tommaso Zillio -
"Escaping The CAGED Guitar Part 1..."

Roland Nipp -
"'Practice' Doesn’t Have To Be..."

David Sertl -
"What We Learn From Satriani's..."

Simon Candy -
"Instantly Sound Great..."

New Interviews

The August update includes new interviews with Australian guitarist Phil Manning, French guitar player Chris Rolling, and Canadian guitarist Mike Milan Dedic.

Phil Manning

Mike Milan Dedic

Chris Rolling


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In Conclusion

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Dan McAvinchey
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