Newsletter February-March 2014



The February-March edition is now online!

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iTunes Downloads

New Columns

This edition's guest columnists are featuring rhythm and lead guitar writing tips, composing without an instrument, modal ideas, and copyrighting pointers directly to your web browser. We've got seven fresh columns altogether - all written by by returning columnists.

Mike Campese delivers a follow-up to last edition's songwriting column entitled "Composing Without Your Guitar, Part 2". Tom Hess returns with another double shot of columnar expresso with "How To Play Awesome Rhythm Guitar Riffs" followed by the B-side of "How To Write Great Guitar Solos". Independent music consultant Chris Knab edifies with "Copyright and Songwriting Basics". Guitarist Jean-Pierre Zammit is back with his article "Major Modes Introduction". Guitarist Tommaso Zillio gets bluesy this time with "Advanced Blues Rhythm Guitar Made Easy". Finally, Tim Sweeney adds timeless advice appropriate to any holiday season on "Do The Opposite During The Holiday".

Mike Campese

Tom Hess

Tommaso Zillio

Tim Sweeney

Christopher Knab

Jean-Pierre Zammit

Tom Hess

New Interviews

The February 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

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Dan McAvinchey
Guitar Nine