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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.

The new Johnny Winter Release entitled "Step Back" is scheduled to drop September 2nd. Read more about the record on the Guitar World Magazine Press Release

The April-May edition is now online!

This edition's guest columnists are featuring technique builders, CD graphic design tips, and a guide to finding bandmates directly to your web browser. We've got seven fresh columns altogether - all written by by returning columnists.

Tom Hess returns with another double shot of columnar expresso with "7 Rule Guide For Finding Committed Band Members" followed by the B-side of "How To Turn Your Thoughts Into Musical Emotions". Mike Campese will jump start your technique with his column "Technical Exercises". Independent music consultant Chris Knab instructs with his "Top 10 CD Design Tips". Guitarist Jean-Pierre Zammit also returns with his article "Arpeggio Shapes: Dominants". Guitarist Tommaso Zillio expands your mind with "Expressive Chord Creation". Finally, Tim Sweeney contributes the only slightly whimsical "Marry A Bank Robber To Promote Your Music".

The April update includes new interviews with Australian guitarist Marty Rice and Puerto Rican guitar player Ivan Rivera.

The February-March edition is now online!

This edition's guest columnists are featuring rhythm and lead guitar writing tips, composing without an instrument, modal ideas, and copyrighting pointers directly to your web browser. We've got seven fresh columns altogether - all written by by returning columnists.

Mike Campese delivers a follow-up to last edition's songwriting column entitled "Composing Without Your Guitar, Part 2". Tom Hess returns with another double shot of columnar expresso with "How To Play Awesome Rhythm Guitar Riffs" followed by the B-side of "How To Write Great Guitar Solos". Independent music consultant Chris Knab edifies with "Copyright and Songwriting Basics". Guitarist Jean-Pierre Zammit is back with his article "Major Modes Introduction". Guitarist Tommaso Zillio gets bluesy this time with "Advanced Blues Rhythm Guitar Made Easy". Finally, Tim Sweeney adds timeless advice appropriate to any holiday season on "Do The Opposite During The Holiday".

The February update includes a new interview with guitarist Mika Tyyska of the band Mr. Fastfinger.

The December-January edition is now online!

This edition's guest columnists are featuring technique articles, advice on selecting guitar teachers, scale ideas, and other music business pointers directly to your web browser. We've got seven fresh columns altogether - all written by by returning columnists.

Tom Hess returns with a double shot of columnar expresso with "How To Get Big Results From Taking Guitar Lessons" followed by the B-side of "How To Practice For Maximum Guitar Speed". Independent music consultant Chris Knab clears the decks with "I Get E-Mails - Boy, Do I Get E-Mails". Mike Campese serves up a new songwriting column entitled "Composing Without Your Guitar, Part 1". Guitarist Jean-Pierre Zammit returns with his article "Finding A Guitar Teacher". Guitarist Tommaso Zillio returns as well, penning "How To Compose Original Phrases On The Pentatonic Scale". Finally, Ryan Buckner adds his two cents to the compositional knowledge base with "Writing Songs While Eliminating Songwriting Mistakes".

The October-November edition is now online!

This edition's guest columnists offer articles on songwriting, practice techniques, and music business tips directly to your web browser. We've got eight fresh columns altogether - seven written by returning columnists and one authored by a first time contributor.

Mike Campese works some lines off his latest CD on "Chameleon". Tom Hess returns with "A Powerful And Unique Approach To Writing Guitar Solo Phrases". "Top 7 Practice Techniques For Becoming A Better Guitarist " is the latest submission from Mike Philippov. Guitarist Jamie Andreas returns with her article "Technique vs. Musical Feeling - The Truth". Music industry guru Christopher Knab has written "Streaming Royalties Suck Now, But Just Be Patient". Ryan Buckner is back with his column "Become A Highly Expressive Songwriter With This Crucial Musical Element". Jeremy Rouse takes us through an arrangement of the horror classic "Halloween". Contributing for the first time is New Zealand guitarist Dylan Kay with "The How Of Practicing".

Paul Nelson is scheduled to be a special guest at the NYC RRFC with Johnny Winter, Leslie West, Robben Ford, Peter Chris and Yngwie Malmsteen.

Read about guitarist Stratakat's experiences playing to a live audience on Second Life in this new interview.

The August-September edition is now online!

This edition's guest columnists offer tips on counterpoint, writing songs, fingerstyle, and other music business tips directly to your web browser. We've got seven fresh columns altogether - six written by returning columnists and one authored by a first time contributor.

Tom Hess returns with "10 Costly Guitar Teaching Business Mistakes And How To Avoid Them". Mike Campese delivers a new technique column entitled "Bach Cello Suite No. 1, Part 2". "How To Make Faster Progress From Practicing Guitar Exercises" is the latest submission from Mike Philippov. Guitarist Tommaso Zillio returns with his article "9 Ways The CAGED System Is Making Things More Confusing For You". Ryan Buckner is back with his column "Start Writing Better Songs By Learning To Use Unity And Variety". Jeremy Rouse has written another excellent article "Counterpoint For Guitarists". Contributing for the first time is guitarist Sam Dawson with "Fingerstyle Basics".

The June-July edition is now online!

This edition's guest columnists offer tips on chord mastery, writing songs, live performance, and other music business tips directly to your web browser. We've got eight fresh columns altogether - six written by returning columnists and two authored by first time contributors.

Mike Campese delivers a new technique column entitled "Bach Cello Suite No. 1". Tom Hess returns with "How To Teach Guitar Students To Practice". "How To Know If You Have Mastered Vibrato On Guitar" is the latest from Mike Philippov. Guitarist Tommaso Zillio returns with his article "Six Things Guitar Players Don't Understand About Music Theory". Ryan Buckner is back with his column "Write Better Songs On Guitar By Avoiding These 3 Songwriting Errors". Finally, Paul Kleff rejoins us with his contribution, "Guitar Chord Change Mastery - How To Play Complete Songs". New columnists include Jeremy Rouse with "Open String Licks", and Ryan Duke, who has written "Building Confidence in Your Live Performance".

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