Newsletter December-January 2014



The December-January 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

One of our newest site sponsors is Andy Martin, who offers guitarists (wherever they may be in the world) the chance to take private lessons with him using Skype.

Andy Martin

New Columns

This edition's guest columnists are writing about blues progressions, acoustic guitar technique, and building a teaching business, all delivered directly to your web browser. We've got seven fresh columns altogether - six written by returning columnists and one new columnist.

Tom Hess is back with a quadruple shot of columnar expresso with "Secrets To Achieving Great Success As A Guitar Teacher" along with "Why You Should Forget About Most Common Guitar Teacher Advice", "How To Play Kick Ass Guitar Licks Quickly And Easily, Part 1" and "How To Turn Average Lead Guitar Licks Into Awesome Guitar Licks". Mike Campese continues his technique focus with his article "Sweeping Arpeggios". Guitarist Tommaso Zillio serves up a column and video on "Blues Progressions And Tritone Substitutions". Finally, new columnist Simon Candy contributes "5 Killer Ways To Totally Change The Way You Play Acoustic Guitar, Part 1".

Tom Hess

Mike Campese

Simon Candy

Tommaso Zillio

Tom Hess

Tom Hess

Tom Hess

New Interviews

The December update includes new interviews with guitar player Ariel Eshcar, guitarist Stus Rollins, and axeman Adam Law.

Ariel Eshcar

Stus Rollins

Adam Law

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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Home Studio Registry

In Conclusion

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