Newsletter December-January 2013



The December-January edition is now online!

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iTunes Downloads

New Columns

This edition's guest columnists are featuring technique articles, advice on selecting guitar teachers, scale ideas, and other music business pointers directly to your web browser. We've got seven fresh columns altogether - all written by by returning columnists.

Tom Hess returns with a double shot of columnar expresso with "How To Get Big Results From Taking Guitar Lessons" followed by the B-side of "How To Practice For Maximum Guitar Speed". Independent music consultant Chris Knab clears the decks with "I Get E-Mails - Boy, Do I Get E-Mails". Mike Campese serves up a new songwriting column entitled "Composing Without Your Guitar, Part 1". Guitarist Jean-Pierre Zammit returns with his article "Finding A Guitar Teacher". Guitarist Tommaso Zillio returns as well, penning "How To Compose Original Phrases On The Pentatonic Scale". Finally, Ryan Buckner adds his two cents to the compositional knowledge base with "Writing Songs While Eliminating Songwriting Mistakes".

Tom Hess

Mike Campese

Ryan Buckner

Tommaso Zillio

Christopher Knab

Jean-Pierre Zammit

Tom Hess

New Interviews

The December update includes a new interview with guitarist Mika Tyyska of the band Mr. Fastfinger.

Mika Tyyska

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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In Conclusion

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