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February-March 2009

The first part of Scott Allen`s new series designed to make the intermediate player a more well rounded soloist.

February-March 2009

Learning ways to substitute notes using octaves with your instructor, Mike Campese.

December-January 2008

Topics as guitar players we tend to forget, but that are very important as far as making music.

December-January 2008

Technique is very important, but worthless if you don`t know how to make your guitar groove.

December-January 2008

Canadian guitarist David Martone shows how it`s possible to make a great video with a small amount of coin.

December-January 2008

8 finger tapping opens up a world of new musical ideas, giving you the ability to play things that would normally be considered impossible.

December-January 2008

Dunnett offers some insight into his rendition of "Paint It Black", the Rolling Stones classic.

December-January 2008

Applying the melodic minor scale to rock music with Mike Campese.

December-January 2008

Digging a bit deeper into phrasing in a quest for greater self-expression.

December-January 2008

The lighter/darker side of the enigmatic diminished tritone, and its infamous interval, the b5th.

December-January 2008

The often misunderstood and underappreciated interval - the minor second.

December-January 2008

Paul Tauterouff expends on the flash lick concept in Part 2 of the series.

December-January 2008

Neo-classical guitarist Tom Hess is here to help you turn contacts into meaningful connections.

December-January 2008

Indie marketing guru Tim Sweeney talks about the relationships between elections, politics, and your music career.

December-January 2008

Kevin Ferguson offers guiding principles used to transcribe and arrange Vivaldi (and other Baroque) violin concertos to electric guitars.

October-November 2008

Scott Allen defends the Floyd Rose whammy systems.

October-November 2008

Indie marketing guru Tim Sweeney talks about the reality of the "plastic" world.

October-November 2008

Neo-classical guitarist Tom Hess knows you want a successful, stable and rewarding career as a professional musician.

October-November 2008

The first step in improving your playing is to understand the concept of phrasing.

October-November 2008

Ysrafel`s here to focus on the different types of sweep picking available to the modern guitar player.

October-November 2008

Canadian guitarist David Martone gives a heads up on his two latest projects.

October-November 2008

Great exercises to keep your hands in shape from Mike Campese.

October-November 2008

You don`t always have to fret every note to achieve flashy results.

October-November 2008

Paul Kleff shows you how to create interesting phrases using basic arpeggio shapes.

October-November 2008

Taking a much closer look at the `diminished` sound and its theoretical sources.

August-September 2008

How to approach the chromatic scale on the guitar.

August-September 2008

Music industry guru Christopher Knab tests your knowledge with this insightful, 100 question pop quiz.

August-September 2008

Virtuoso classical guitarist and instructor Jamie Andreas believes it`s easy to memorize pieces, and has even more tips to help the uninitiated.

August-September 2008

Indie marketing guru Tim Sweeney on seeking the `magic bullet`.

August-September 2008

How to use a metronome for maximum effectiveness.

August-September 2008

Kole goes beyond rut-busting, with tips on how to surpass all ruts.

August-September 2008

Neo-classical guitarist Tom Hess talkes about two components that you must balance in order to enjoy the process of practicing and see consistent progress.

August-September 2008

Scott Allen is back talkin` woods, necks and boards.

August-September 2008

Dave Issacs is here to help you get back to the basics and improve your playing.

August-September 2008

Exploring a less common approach to two-handed tapping.

June-July 2008

Indie marketing guru Tim Sweeney on the art of goal setting.

June-July 2008

Even the simplest idea can be rekindled with the help of little embellishments.

June-July 2008

Can you sound musical, creative and original using the same scales as everyone else? Michael Shouse says yes.

June-July 2008

You can make your own scales with these tips from Mike Campese.

June-July 2008

Here`s a second look at playing 3 note per string scales as 16th notes.

June-July 2008

Neo-classical guitarist Tom Hess with seven things you should do now to begin your music career.

June-July 2008

Recording for a pop/rock band, by Canadian guitarist David Martone.

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