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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.

The February-March edition is now online!

This edition's guest columnists are writing about musical sophistication, emotional playing, and teaching guitar, all delivered directly to your web browser. We've got nine fresh columns altogether - six written by returning columnists and three new columnists.

Tom Hess is back with a quadruple shot of columnar expresso with "Secrets To Achieving Great Success As A Guitar Teacher" along with "The Five Keys To Greatness", "Making It In The Music Business" and "Maximizing Emotion In Guitar Playing". Mike Campese continues his technical focus with his article "Single String Arpeggios". Guitarist Simon Candy returns with his "Avoid Sucking At Guitar!". Finally, our trio of new columnists include Sam Russell with "Spice Up Your Open Chords With Modal Notes", Dallas Dwight with "The Benefits Of Playing Guitar" and finally Chris Glyde with "Sophisticated Simple Music".

The February update includes new interviews with guitar player Adrian Weiss, guitarist Michael Cerna, and axeman Alex Baboian.

The December-January edition is now online!

This edition's guest columnists are writing about blues progressions, acoustic guitar technique, and building a teaching business, all delivered directly to your web browser. We've got seven fresh columns altogether - six written by returning columnists and one new columnist.

Tom Hess is back with a quadruple shot of columnar expresso with "Secrets To Achieving Great Success As A Guitar Teacher" along with "Why You Should Forget About Most Common Guitar Teacher Advice", "How To Play Kick Ass Guitar Licks Quickly And Easily, Part 1" and "How To Turn Average Lead Guitar Licks Into Awesome Guitar Licks". Mike Campese continues his technique focus with his article "Sweeping Arpeggios". Guitarist Tommaso Zillio serves up a column and video on "Blues Progressions And Tritone Substitutions". Finally, new columnist Simon Candy contributes "5 Killer Ways To Totally Change The Way You Play Acoustic Guitar, Part 1".

The December update includes new interviews with guitar player Ariel Eshcar, guitarist Stus Rollins, and axeman Adam Law.

The October-November edition is now online!

This edition's guest columnists are writing about shred lines, rhythmic variations and promotion, all delivered directly to your web browser. We've got seven fresh columns altogether - all written by by returning columnists.

Tom Hess is back with a quadruple shot of columnar expresso with "7 String Guitar Playing: 5 Transforming Creative Tactics" along with "How To Promote Your Career And Build Your Fan Base", "Use Your Favorite Singer's Voice To Write Guitar Solos" and "Seven Unfortunate Truths About Your Guitar Teacher". Mike Campese continues his technique focus with his article "Wider Type Shred Lines". Guitarist Tommaso Zillio serves up a column and video on "Rhythmical Variations Of Guitar Phrases: The Missing Element". Finally, independent music consultant Chris Knab is back with "Design Simple, But Effective Music Promo Materials".

The October update includes an interview with guitar player George Robinson.

The August-September edition is now online!

This edition's guest columnists are writing about pentatonic scales, improvising and sliding intervals, all delivered directly to your web browser. We've got seven fresh columns altogether - all written by by returning columnists.

Tom Hess is back with another double shot of columnar expresso with "Ten Costly Guitar Teaching Business Mistakes" followed by the B-side of "Creating Rock Guitar Solo Improvisations". Mike Campese continues his technique focus with his article "Repeating Speed Picking Patterns". Guitarist Tommaso Zillio has contributed "Create Awesome Guitar Phrases With Sliding Intervals". Indie marketing guru Tim Sweeney recently penned "Are You Getting Paid to Criticize?" Independent music consultant Chris Knab is back with news in "Streaming Music Revenue Payments". Finally, guitarist Jean-Pierre Zammit also returns with his article "Unusual Pentatonic Runs".

The August update includes an interview with guitarist Chris Fury.

The June-July edition is now online!

This edition's guest columnists are writing about arpeggios, conquering fears and becoming a master musician, all delivered directly to your web browser. We've got six fresh columns altogether - all written by by returning columnists.

Mike Campese will further bolster your technique with his second column in his series "Technical Exercises, Part 2". Tom Hess is back with another double shot of columnar expresso with "How To Make It In Music By Eliminating Your Risk" followed by the B-side of "The Four Worst Fears Of Guitar Players". Guitarist Tommaso Zillio cuts to the chase with "The Only Exercise You Will Need To Learn The Fretboard". Independent music consultant Chris Knab urges you to "Be A Master Musician". Finally, guitarist Jean-Pierre Zammit also returns with his article "Arpeggio Shapes: Major 7".

The June update includes six new interviews: guitarist Chris Surma, Colorado-based guitar player Mitch Chmara, Warsaw-based guitarist Rob Ward, Australian guitar player Dejan Toracki, and two Finnish axemen: Roo Chapus and Jartse Tuominen.

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