Newsletter August-September 2017



The August-September edition is now online!

We're now into our 22nd year, and we're planning to continue this ride far into the future with a site reboot, new features, and more!

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iTunes Downloads

New Columns

This edition's guest columnists are writing about picking patterns, lyric writing and popular myths potentially affecting your guitar playing. We've got six contributed articles altogether - all written by returning columnists.

Tom Hess returns with an artist-based column entitled "Learn From Steve Vai To Greatly Improve Your Guitar Playing: Part 1". Mike Campese is also back discussing picking, with "Movable Picking Patterns". Guitarist Tommaso Zillio serves up a triple shot of columnar expresso with "Three Myths That Have Been Keeping Musicians From Reaching Their Potential", "How To Spice Up Your Chord Progressions" and "Getting Started With Writing Lyrics" . Finally, acoustic guitar specialist Simon Candy returns with "5 Ways Jazz Will Make You A Better Acoustic Guitar Player".

Tom Hess -
"Learn From Steve Vai..."

Mike Campese -
"Movable Picking Patterns"

Tommaso Zillio -
"Three Myths That Have Been Keeping..."

Tommaso Zillio -
"How To Spice Up Your Chord Progressions"

Tommaso Zillio -
"Getting Started With Writing Lyrics"

Simon Candy -
"5 Ways Jazz Will Make You..."

New Interviews

The August update includes a new interview with New Caledonia guitarist Pascal Allaigre.

Pascal Allaigre


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In Conclusion

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Dan McAvinchey
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