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The April-May edition is now online!

This edition's guest columnists are writing about sweep picking, CAGED and the "brown sound". We've got eight fresh columns altogether - five written by returning columnists and three contributed by first-timers.

Joining us for the first time is guitarist Jared Smith with "Django And Christian: The Culmination Of Jazz Guitar", guitar player Chris Schreiner with "Sweep Arpeggios - For Any Occasion" and Blaine Kaltman who has written "Reexamining The Brown Sound". Tom Hess is back, asking "Do You Want It Bad Enough?" Mike Campese returns with another excellent picking column, "Picking: 3-String Picking Ideas". Guitarist Tommaso Zillio serves up a double shot of columnar expresso with back with "How Pedal Points Can Change Your Guitar Playing For The Better" and "Guitarists, Don’t Get CAGED, Part 4" . Finally, acoustic guitar specialist Simon Candy returns with "Soloing With Open Strings On Guitar, Part 2".

The February-March edition is now online!

This edition's guest columnists are writing about open strings, CAGED and regaining skills after a break. We've got six fresh columns altogether - five written by returning columnists and one penned by a first-time contributor.

Joining us for the first time is guitarist Joe Nevin with "10 Steps For The Beginning Self-Taught Guitar Player". Mike Campese has returned with an excellent technique column, "Picking". Tom Hess is back with his useful article "Regaining Your Guitar Skills After A Long Break"". Guitarist Tommaso Zillio serves up a double shot of columnar expresso with back with "Guitarists, Don’t Get CAGED, Part 3" and "Three Reasons Why All Guitar Pros Learn Scales Eventually". Finally, acoustic guitar specialist Simon Candy returns with "Soloing With Open Strings On Guitar, Part 1".

The February update includes a new interview with Finnish guitarist Jartse Tuominen.

The December-January edition is now online!

This edition's guest columnists are writing about tremolo picking, perfect 5th intervals, CAGED and advanced sounding acoustic chording. We've got four fresh columns altogether - all written by returning columnists.

Tom Hess is back with another speed-oriented article "Tremolo Picking Guitar Method For Unbelievable Speed". Mike Campese has returned with an excellent technique column, "Constructing Lines With The 5th Intervals". Guitarist Tommaso Zillio is back with "Guitarists, Don’t Get CAGED, Part 2". Finally, acoustic guitar specialist Simon Candy returns with "Easy To Play, Advanced Sounding Chords For Acoustic Guitar".

The December update includes a new interview with Spain's axemaster Andre Tonelli.

The October-November edition is now online!

This edition's guest columnists are writing about guitar intervals, harp like harmonics and playing fast , all delivered directly to your web browser. We've got four fresh columns altogether - all written by returning columnists.

Mike Campese has returned with another excellent technique column, "Arpeggio Sequences". Tom Hess is back with an excellent speed article "How To Make It Easy To Play Guitar Fast". Guitarist Tommaso Zillio is back with "Guitar Intervals: A Simple Way Make Stale Solos Fresh". Finally, acoustic guitar specialist Simon Candy returns with "How To Play Cascading, Harp Like Harmonics On Your Acoustic Guitar".

The October update includes new interviews with guitarist Steve Salter, British guitar player Rob Garland, German guitarist Mark Protze, and English guitarist Sam Russell.

The August-September edition is now online!

This edition's guest columnists are writing about picking techniques, open tunings, and the zen of practicing, all delivered directly to your web browser. We've got six fresh columns altogether - five written by returning columnists, and one penned by a brand new contributor.

Tom Hess is back with a great technique article "Effective Picking Techniques To Play Lightning Fast". Mike Campese has returned with another excellent technique column, "Technical Muscial Examples From 'Chapters'". Guitarist Tommaso Zillio is back with "Escaping The CAGED Guitar Part 1: Unlocking The Right Hand's Potential". Please welcome for the first time, guitarist Roland Nipp, who has contributed "'Practice' Doesn’t Have To Be An Eight Letter Word". Guitar player David Sertl offers up his perspectives on "What We Learn From Satriani's Debuts". Finally, acoustic guitar specialist Simon Candy returns with Instantly Sound Great, Playing Your Acoustic Guitar In Open Tunings".

The August update includes new interviews with Australian guitarist Phil Manning, French guitar player Chris Rolling, and Canadian guitarist Mike Milan Dedic.

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.

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