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The June-July edition is now online!

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".

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.

The April-May edition is now online!

This edition's guest columnists are writing about soloing, live performance issues, and acoustic guitar phrasing, all delivered directly to your web browser. We've got six fresh columns altogether - all written by returning columnists.

Tom Hess is back with a double shot of columnar expresso with "Soloing: Creating Strong Emotions Over Chords" and "Practicing Guitar Effectively With Results: A Three Step Process". Mike Campese has returned with another excellent technique column, "Melodic Minor Shred Lines". Guitarist Tommaso Zillio is back with "Four Reasons Why Music Theory Is The Key To Learning Guitar". Acoustic guitar specialist Simon Candy returns with "Improving Acoustic Guitar Playing Using Other Instruments". Joining us again is music business guru Christopher Knab with "About Playing Live...".

The April update includes a new interview with Pennsylvania area guitarist Dana Gaynor.

The February-March edition is now online!

This edition's guest columnists are writing about rhythm, phrasing, and building a music career, all delivered directly to your web browser. We've got seven fresh columns altogether - one written by a new columnist and six written by returning columnists.

Tom Hess is back with a double shot of columnar expresso with "How To Play Awesome Lead Guitar Solos: Playing Emotional Solos" and "The Most Important Factors For Building A Music Career". Mike Campese has returned with another important technique column, "Maintaining Your Chops". Acoustic guitar specialist Simon Candy returns with "How To Make Your Unplugged Acoustic Songs Sound Killer!". Guitarist Tommaso Zillio is back with "Why Not All Music Theory Is Equal, And How To Spot A Hack". Joining us again after a long hiatus is guitar player Nick Layton with "Three Critical Elements Of Good Guitar Phrasing - Part One". Finally, we welcome a new columnist, Austrian guitarists David Sertl, with his submission "Sense Of Rhythm, Subdivisions, Metronome Abuse".

The February update includes new interviews with British guitarist Nik Davies, Italian axeman Alex Rosselli, guitarist Gabe Treiyer, guitar player Francis Howard, and Australian six-stringer Simon Gardner.

The December-January edition is now online!

This edition's guest columnists are writing about string skipping, attracting (and keeping) guitar students, and playing with more speed, all delivered directly to your web browser. We've got six fresh columns altogether - all written by by returning columnists.

Tom Hess is back with a triple shot of columnar expresso with "The Only Way To Succeed As A Guitar Teacher", "How To Increase Guitar Speed" and "Why You Can’t Attract Guitar Students During The Summer". Mike Campese has returned with another technique column, "String Skipping". Artist development expert Tim Sweeney is back with "Outgrowing Your Music And Band". Finally, music industry guru Christopher Knab offers his perspective in "Why I Do What I Do".

The December update includes new interviews with guitarist Vinny Roth, axeman Steve Coyne, the multi-faceted Eric Loy and guitar player Steve Kaynan.

The October-November edition is now online!

This edition's guest columnists are writing about position shifts when shredding, playing in the Chet Atkins style, and practicing more effectively, all delivered directly to your web browser. We've got seven fresh columns altogether - all written by by returning columnists.

Mike Campese has returned with another technique column, "Shredding With Position Shifts". Tom Hess is back with a quintuple shot of columnar expresso with "Why Some Guitar Teachers Are More Successful Than Everyone Else", along with "Why You Aren't Beating The Guitar Teaching Competition In Your City", "The Four Worst Fears Of Guitar Players", "The Worst Questions To Ask About Building A Music Career". and "How To Practice Guitar More Effectively And Eliminate Mistakes". Finally, guitarist Simon Candy returns with his article "Awesome Guitar Techniques In The Style Of Chet Atkins".

The October update includes a new interview with Argentinian guitarist Marcelo Roascio.

The August-September edition is now online!

This edition's guest columnists are writing about soloing with chords, correcting technique and arpeggio magic, all delivered directly to your web browser. We've got six fresh columns altogether - all written by by returning columnists.

Mike Campese has returned with another great column, "Major Triad Arpeggios". Tom Hess is back with another quadruple shot of columnar expresso with "How To Quickly Correct Your Guitar Playing Problems", along with "Six Ways To Attract Tons Of New Guitar Students", "The Secret To Becoming A Successful Professional Musician", and "How To Clean Up Your Blues Guitar Licks". Finally, guitarist Simon Candy returns with his article "Chords Are Not Just For Rhythm Playing".

The August update includes two new interviews: Canadian guitarist Gary Borden and guitar player Paul Bibbins.

A brand new review of Scott Allen Project III was just posted at Strutter Magazine. Click here to check it out!

The June-July edition is now online!

This edition's guest columnists are writing about odd meters, teaching guitar and becoming a fretboard master, all delivered directly to your web browser. We've got nine fresh columns altogether - all written by by returning columnists.

Mike Campese helps to "unflatten" and round out your technique with "Flat Keys". Tom Hess is back with another quadruple shot of columnar expresso with "Seven Questions That Sabotage Your Guitar Teaching Success", along with technique articles "Making Fast Progress May Keep You From Becoming A Great Guitarist ", "Enhance Your Playing Using John Petrucci's Style" and "Pentatonic Aggression: The Secret To Playing Badass Blues Guitar Licks". Dallas Dwight enhances your knowledge of rhythms with "Working With Odd Meters". Chris Glyde puts it all together with his "Fretboard Mastery". Guitarist Simon Candy returns with his article "Killer Ways To Totally Change The Way You Play Acoustic Guitar, Part 2". Finally, guitarist Tommaso Zillio contributes another video lesson with "Metal Guitar 'Wrong Note' Playing Made Easy".

The June update includes three new interviews: Brazilian guitarist Lucas Fagundes, Iowa-based guitar player Dave Paris, and guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Eliot Lewis.

Scott is featured in a new interview with Guitarz Forever. In this new chat he discusses his influences, the new album, and the state of the music scene today. Check it out!

The April-May edition is now online!

This edition's guest columnists are writing about career building, songwriting, and advanced guitar techniques, all delivered directly to your web browser. We've got thirteen fresh columns altogether - eleven written by returning writers, along with two new columnists.

Tom Hess returns with another quadruple shot of columnar expresso with "Five Methods For Getting Into The Music Business That Lead To Failure" followed by the B-side of "Building A Successful Career In The Music Industry", along with technique articles "How To Play Creative Sweep Picking Arpeggios" and "How To Create Awesome Shred Guitar Ideas Without Playing Faster". Mike Campese gets both hands active with his column "Tapping Arpeggios". Dallas Dwight instructs with his "How To Write Great Melodies On Guitar". Chris Glyde addresses songwriting safety with his "How To Write Emotional Songs Without Hurting Yourself". "Eight Ways To Find Your Inspiration" is the latest submission from Sam Russell. Guitarist Simon Candy returns with his article "Creating Killer Sounding, Unplugged Acoustic Guitar Songs". Guitarist Tommaso Zillio contributes another video lesson with "How To Make The Wrong Notes Sound Right In Blues Guitar ". Scott Allen has written a track-by-track for his lastest album, read "Behind Scott Allen Project's III". Finally, new columnists Antony Reynaert and Dean Hailstone contribute "How To Be More Creative With Your Blues Rhythm Guitar Playing " and "How to Get a Killer Guitar Sound on Stage", respectively.

The April update includes a new interview with New Mexico guitarist Michael A. Ruelas.

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