Newsletter February-March 2015



The February-March 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

Our site sponsor is Andy Martin, who offers guitarists the chance to take private lessons with him using Skype.

Andy Martin

New Columns

This edition's guest columnists are writing about musical sophistication, emotional playing, and teaching guitar, all delivered directly to your web browser. We've got nine fresh columns altogether - six written by returning columnists and three new columnists.

Tom Hess is back with a quadruple shot of columnar expresso with "Secrets To Achieving Great Success As A Guitar Teacher" along with "The Five Keys To Greatness", "Making It In The Music Business" and "Maximizing Emotion In Guitar Playing". Mike Campese continues his technical focus with his article "Single String Arpeggios". Guitarist Simon Candy returns with his "Avoid Sucking At Guitar!". Finally, our trio of new columnists include Sam Russell with "Spice Up Your Open Chords With Modal Notes", Dallas Dwight with "The Benefits Of Playing Guitar" and finally Chris Glyde with "Sophisticated Simple Music".

Mike Campese

Tom Hess

Sam Russell

Simon Candy

Dallas Dwight

Chris Glyde

Tom Hess

Tom Hess

Tom Hess

New Interviews

The February update includes new interviews with guitar player Adrian Weiss, guitarist Michael Cerna, and axeman Alex Baboian.

Adrian Weiss

Michael Cerna

Alex Baboian

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