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The August-September edition is now online!

This edition's guest columnists offer composition ideas, practice tips and music career advice directly to your web browser. We've got nine fresh columns altogether - seven written by by returning columnists along with two new contributors.

Tom Hess returns with "How To Make Your Music Career Highly Profitable And Stable". Mike Campese serves up a new technique column entitled "Up 4 Back 1". Joe Pinnavaia is back with his article "Competitive Composition". Guitarist Jamie Andreas returns with a comprehensive article "All About Scales On Guitar". Guitarist Mike Philippov returns after a long break with "The Best Way To Learn Difficult Chord Changes". Tommaso Zillio offers practical technique ideas in "Solving the Mystery of Guitar Harmonics". Tim Sweeney is back to inspire with "Time To Wake Up, Music Artists". New columnists in this issue include Neal Wakefield with "Why Don't You Achieve Success You Want?" and Rob James with "Top 10 Weirdest Legend Guitarists Backstage Warm Ups".

The August update includes new interviews with guitar players Samuli Federley and Jon Herington.

Even though the e-commerce aspect of the site has ended, our online magazine continues with new articles and updates every two months, as it has since June of 1996. A number of guest columnists have submitted excellent articles for the August 1 issue. Look for it in about two weeks.

The June-July edition is now online!

This edition's guest columnists offer scale ideas, guitar adjustment tips and ideas for improving your practice sessions directly to your web browser. We've got eight fresh columns altogether - all written by returning columnists.

Mike Campese completes his series with his new technique column entitled "Sweeping Arpeggio Shapes Wrapup". Tom Hess returns with "How To Record Your Guitar Playing". Neal Nagaoka is back with your amazing guitar videos in "Neal's Terrifying Young Guns: 8th Edition". Guitarist Jamie Andreas returns after a break with her article "Practicing One Thing Is Practicing Everything". Marketing expert Christopher Knab returns with "Adapt... Or Don't". Guitarist Michael Knight continues his scales series with "Exotic Scales: Diminished Scale". Tim Sweeney offers more social networking advice with "Live Show Facebook Strategy". Finally, Rick Mariner has contributed "How To Straighten A Guitar Neck With An Adjustable Truss Rod".

Please note, Sunday, June 10, 2012 will be the final day for CD and DVD sales through Guitar Nine Records. Please plan your final orders accordingly. Thank you for all your support for physical CD and DVD sales over the past 16 years!

The April-May edition is now online!

This edition's guest columnists offer exotic scales, revenue-generating tips and ideas for improving as a teacher directly to your web browser. We've got seven fresh columns altogether - six written by returning columnists and one by a new columnist.

Mike Campese builds on a series with his new technique column entitled "More Sweeping Arpeggio Shapes (You Should Know)". Tom Hess returns with "Improve Your Guitar Teaching, Part 1". Neal Nagaoka is back with your amazing guitar videos in "Neal's Terrifying Young Guns: 7th Edition". Guitarist Tommaso Zillio returns after a break with his article "Should I Be Able to Sight Read Music?". Marketing expert Christopher Knab returns with "Why Are Musicians So Afraid of New Technologies?". Guitarist Michael Knight begins his scales series with "Exotic Scales: The Hexatonic Scale". Finally, brand new columnist Rick Mariner has contributed "Why Block Or "Deck" A Tremolo On A Guitar?"

The April update includes a new interview with guitarist Gianni "Jana" Rojatti.

Guitarist Scott Allen's new online classroom with Truefire's Guitar Sherpa is up. Guitar Sherpa is a new teaching platform that allows anyone to take lessons from Scott from anywhere in the world on their own schedule.

"Guitarissimo" is the name of the first Twinpicks CD! For years, Twinpicks worked on the songs on this album, then stored them away. Later, the tracks were enhanced with MIDI arrangements and now "Guitarissimo" is ready to hear. Twinpicks features the twin acoustic guitar work of Wolfgang Zenk (noted for his 7for4 albums) and Uli Widenhorn, both whom have a wide range of musical experience. The is also reflected in the notably diverse musical repertoire heard on the CD - from Django-like sounds to modern songs from the rock-fusion genre - all arranged for two acoustic guitars. "Guitarissimo" consists almost entirely of original compositions, complemented by rearranged cover songs. Who knows how to appreciate the many ways the acoustic guitar can be featured? Twinpicks is the answer!

The February-March edition is now online!

This edition's guest columnists offer practicing tips, business advice and ideas for teaching students directly to your web browser. We've got nine fresh columns altogether - eight written by returning columnists and one by a new columnist.

Mike Campese writes a new technique column entitled "Sweeping Arpeggio Shapes (You Should Know)". Tom Hess returns with "How To Get Started Teaching Guitar". Neal Nagaoka is back with your amazing guitar videos in "Neal's Terrifying Young Guns: 6th Edition". Guitarist Joe Pinnavaia returns after a break with his article "Listen And Learn". Instructor and guitarist Jamie Andreas has contributed "The Musical Margin: Why Technique = Musicality". Marketing expert Christopher Knab returns with "Excuses Musicians Use For Not Learning About The Music Business". Guitarist Michael Knight delivers "Dynamics In Guitar Playing". Draven Gray is back with his advice in "Radiohead". Brand new columnist and designer Nadine Gressett has written "The Top Five - What Designers Can Teach Musicians".

The February update includes a new interview with bassist Dino Fiorenza.

Clark Colborn's new album is entitled "Again", (his second) and it's due to be released on January 2nd. Colborn's first release came out under the name "Clark Plays Guitar." The new disc is a step forward from that debut. The first time around Colborn earned some impressive critical accolades. Gregory Johnson of Beetcafe.com said, "Listening to the CD takes you back to the days when Randy Rhodes and Eddie Van Halen turned playing guitar into an art form." According to Wayne Klinger of Quintessence, "...Clark is definitely something quite different in terms of the way he writes and handles his music. The leads and rhythms are catchy and inspiring; just the whole damn CD is impressive." Michael Molenda, Editor in Chief, Guitar Player Magazine had this to say: "Clark Colborn's fat and massively effected tone comes on like Godzilla, and it shifts between slinky, silky, scary, spiky, and searing. ...his brilliantly schizoid technical/primitive approach to the guitar is pretty exciting. In short, he rocks." With reviews like that some artists might be content to release a "more of the same" sequel. Rather than take the easy route, though, Colborn ups the ante with the follow up. The change can be noted by just looking at the credits as King's X's Ty Tabor serves as the mastering engineer on the release. But the difference doesn't stop there. Colborn admits that on the first disc he held back a bit, playing it a bit safe. With "Again", he says, "I let the songs take control and go where they wanted to go. So I ended up with longer songs (the obvious single, "Lie to Me," is six and a half minutes long!), more complex arrangements (but they still flow and rock!), and vocals."

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