Newsletter June-July 2016



The June-July edition is now online!

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New Columns

This edition's guest columnists are writing about sweep picking, growing as a player, and the octave pattern, all delivered directly to your web browser. We've got seven fresh columns altogether - five written by returning columnists, and two penned by a brand new contributor.

Mike Campese has returned with another excellent technique column, "Picking And Independence". Tom Hess is back with a technique article "Creating Awesome Sweep Picking Licks". Good to have David Andrew Wiebe join us; he has two columns "How To Prepare For Your Next Gig As A Session Guitarist" and "Don't Stop Growing as a Guitarist! Here' s How to Keep Challenging Yourself". Guitarist Tommaso Zillio is back with "Using The Octave Pattern In Real-Life Guitar Playing Scenarios". Acoustic guitar specialist Simon Candy returns with "Playing Acoustic Blues Rhythm Guitar Parts That Are Worth Listening To".

Mike Campese -
"Picking And Independence"

Tom Hess -
"Creating Awesome Sweep Picking Licks"

David Andrew Wiebe -
"How To Prepare For Your Next Gig..."

Tommaso Zillio -
"Using The Octave Pattern..."

Simon Candy -
"Playing Acoustic Blues..."

David Andrew Wiebe -
"Don't Stop Growing..."

David Sertl -
"More Impact With Less Shred..."

New Interviews

The June update includes new interviews with Italian guitarist Dimitry Scopelliti, French fusion guitar player Renaud Louis-Servais, and former Blue Cheer guitarist Randy Holden.

Dimitry Scopelliti

Renaud Louis-Servais

Randy Holden


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In Conclusion

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