This edition's guest columnists are writing on topics such as music education, choosing an acoustic guitar, rhythmic variation, and musical intuition. We've got seven contributed articles altogether - four written by regular contributing columnists and three by writers new to Guitar Nine (Vlad De Briansky, Bobby Kittleberger and Paul Verschuur).
Mike Campese is back with a technique article entitled "Practicing Scales With Rhythmic Variation". Joining us for the first time is Guitar Chalk's founder Bobby Kittleberger with "The Inherent Value Of Music Education", Grammy-nominated guitarist Vlad De Briansky with "Be Like A. Einstein", and Alpha Consumer Music founder Paul Verschuur with "Important Tips On How To Find The Best Acoustic Guitar". Finally, guitarist Tommaso Zillio contributes three more articles, "How Well Must You Play An Instrument In Order To Compose Music?", "The Key To A Great Vibrato" and "Put An End To Your Writer's Block".
Enjoy a blast from the past with a classic column from the Guitar Nine archives, Dan McAvinchey's "Releasing Records: Patience and Persistence".
Our retrospective series is entitled "Guitar Nine's Attic", which in this issue will take a look at Guitar Nine's 30 best-selling instrumental guitar albums from 1997 through 2012.
The February update includes new interviews with UK guitarist Stus Rollins, and the LA-based flamenco/metal duo Seis Cuerdas.