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Enjoy over 23 years of staff columns, guest columns, interviews and more!

February-March 1997

Broadening The Appeal Of Instrumental Rock

February-March 1997

We turn the electronic mailbag upside down to answer some of the most commonly asked questions about releasing and promoting records.

December-January 1996

Javascript-powered calculator automatically gives you the proper delay times to match the tempo of your music.

December-January 1996

Ideas for improving your recorded guitar sound.

December-January 1996

A Javascript-powered worksheet designed to help a record label estimate costs, price CDs and cassettes, and compute potential profit for a recording project.

December-January 1996

An introduction to the world of copyrights and publishing. It`s not hard at all to protect the songs you`ve written, and you may be surprised at the various ways your original compositions can earn money for you.

February-March 2018

Chock full o` ideas for promoting and selling your new record, and building a fan base.

December-January 1996

Three Musicians Become One, United!

December-January 1996

Blurring The Lines Between Jazz And Contemporary Rock

December-January 1996

How to start and organize your own record label. It's a lot easier than you may think.

December-January 1996

An arrangement of the Tchaikovsky piece for solo guitar, in tabulature and standard notation.

December-January 1996

Learn some substitutions for those tried and true barre chords. How the knowledge of triads can help you come up with original sounding guitar parts.

December-January 1996

My long-term goals are simple, continue improving and have fun! I don`t care really if I don`t become a `rock star` or a `guitar hero`, as long as I`m happy with my music and maybe someone else likes it too.

December-January 1996

I`ve sold thousands of copies of the "Dreamscapes" CD. You have to realize that 95% of all my sales come from traditional print advertising. Reviews don`t sell your product. Marketing and advertising do! I`m amazed at the amounts of money bands and artists put into the recording and manufacturing of their product and then have no idea on how to sell it. Marketing and promotion go hand in hand; you need to do both.

December-January 1996

I was offered a couple of small record deals, but the contracts were ridiculous so I invested my own money, and it`s starting to pay off. At least this way you own your product.

October-November 1996

Some creative uses of digital delay when writing or recording.

October-November 1996

Tips for playing arpeggiated chord progressions using string skipping.

October-November 1996

Stuck recycling the same licks and riffs? Dig yourself out of your guitar playing rut and rediscover the instrument you love.

October-November 1996

Stop strumming those simple barre chords, and embellish your chordal work with licks and phrases that blur the distiction between rhythm and lead guitar playing.

October-November 1996

McAvinchey dips into his magic bag to bring you 16 tips you can use today to improve your tracks.

October-November 1996

Call-and-response practicing to enhance your phrasing and composing.

October-November 1996

Session Guitarist Ready To Broaden His Appeal

October-November 1996

Promoting A Better Appreciation Of The Versatility Of Flamenco

October-November 1996

E-mail comments, testimonials, kudos, feedback and other observations from around the world.

December-January 2017

Don't fall into the same old trap of convincing yourself that now is not the time.

October-November 2017

Not quite ready to release that record yet? You may be underestimating yourself.

August-September 1996

Arnold Schulman discusses lyric writing for the beginner.

August-September 1996

How to use the song structure method to jump-start compositions.

August-September 1996

Break free of your limiting beliefs about pentatonic scales.

August-September 1996

The use of delay in the studio.

August-September 1996

More short lick ideas to kick-start your technique.

August-September 1996

Studio and music business psychobabble explained.

August-September 1996

Reinventing Music As Sustenance

August-September 1996

Pointing Toward The Future Of Modern Music

June-July 1996

Emulating your heroes is fine, but consider how far should you take it.

June-July 1996

Nowhere to go with ascending licks but up? Dan McAvinchey confronts the problem and gives you several ideas you can use today. Don't just take the easy way out and start descending either.

June-July 1996

Why setting levels properly will help you achieve optimal sound and clarity.

June-July 1996

A number of short lick ideas designed to kick-start your technique.

June-July 1996

An article designed to help you on the road to achieving your dream of completing your first CD release.

June-July 1996

What we are all about and why you care.

June-July 1996

Share your knowledge of the guitar and music with the rest of the world.

June-July 1996

Write-ups from artsts who have demonstrated a great appreciation for the guitar, and who strive to show what can be done with a guitar in the hands of a creative artist.

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