Newsletter October-November 2017



The October-November edition is now online!

We're now well into our 22nd year, and we're planning to continue this ride far into the future with a site reboot, new features, and more!

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New Columns

This edition's guest columnists are writing about Steve Vai, guitar talent, and simplifying your playing. We've got six contributed articles altogether - all written by returning columnists.

Mike Campese returns with another scale-based article entitled "Harmonic Minor: Movable Patterns". Tom Hess is also back discussing the amazing Steve Vai, with "Learn From Steve Vai To Greatly Improve Your Guitar Playing: Part 2". Guitarist Tommaso Zillio once again serves up a triple shot of columnar expresso with "Are Some People Born Natural Songwriters?", "Is Talent Required To Play Guitar?" and "Enhance Your Lead Guitar Playing With This One Simple Technique". Finally, acoustic guitar specialist Simon Candy returns a very detailed article "Fingerpicking The Easy Way Versus Fingerpicking The Right Way".

Mike Campese - "Movable Picking Patterns"

Tom Hess - "Part 2: Learn From Steve Vai..."

Tommaso Zillio - "Are Some People Born Natural..."

Tommaso Zillio - "Is Talent Required..."

Tommaso Zillio - "Enhance Your Lead Guitar Playing..."

Simon Candy - "Fingerpicking The Easy Way..."


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In Conclusion

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Dan McAvinchey
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