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The December-January edition is now online!

This edition's guest columnists are writing about creativity, song writing basics, and live streaming your gigs. We've got seven contributed articles altogether - two written by columnists new to Guitar NIne (James Rosocha, Luca Sellitto).

Tom Hess is back with his contribution "How To Quickly Become A Highly Creative Guitarist". Mike Campese also returns with an article entitled "Hanon Style, Scale Sequences". Guitarist Tommaso Zillio challenges you with "Song Writing Basics: Starting From A Single Idea". After a long hiatus, Dean Hailstone has submitted "How to Live Stream Your Gig". Joining us for the first time are bassist James Rosocha with "Quoting The Melody Of Tunes", and Italian instructor Luca Sellitto talking technique in "String Crossing Exercises". Finally, acoustic guitar specialist Simon Candy returns with his comprehensive article "Awesome Sounding Fingerpicking Blues Arrangements On Your Acoustic Guitar".

The December update includes a new interview with New Jersey area guitarist and composer Shawn Christie.

The 'site reboot' remodeling effort is complete. A responsive design and the ability to quickly add new ways to experience our content were two of the many goals we achieved with today's rollout. Going live is just the beginning; in addition to knocking out the 69 item punch-list, we're going to be adding a lot of extra features as well in the coming months - stay tuned!

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The October-November edition is now online!

This edition's guest columnists are writing about Steve Vai, guitar talent, and simplifying your playing. We've got six contributed articles altogether - all written by returning columnists.

Mike Campese returns with another scale-based article entitled "Harmonic Minor: Movable Patterns". Tom Hess is also back discussing the amazing Steve Vai, with "Learn From Steve Vai To Greatly Improve Your Guitar Playing: Part 2". Guitarist Tommaso Zillio once again serves up a triple shot of columnar expresso with "Are Some People Born Natural Songwriters?", "Is Talent Required To Play Guitar?" and "Enhance Your Lead Guitar Playing With This One Simple Technique". Finally, acoustic guitar specialist Simon Candy returns with a very detailed article "Fingerpicking The Easy Way Versus Fingerpicking The Right Way".

The August-September edition is now online!

This edition's guest columnists are writing about picking patterns, lyric writing and popular myths potentially affecting your guitar playing. We've got six contributed articles altogether - all written by returning columnists.

Tom Hess returns with an artist-based column entitled "Learn From Steve Vai To Greatly Improve Your Guitar Playing: Part 1". Mike Campese is also back discussing picking, with "Movable Picking Patterns". Guitarist Tommaso Zillio serves up a triple shot of columnar expresso with "Three Myths That Have Been Keeping Musicians From Reaching Their Potential", "How To Spice Up Your Chord Progressions" and "Getting Started With Writing Lyrics" . Finally, acoustic guitar specialist Simon Candy returns with "5 Ways Jazz Will Make You A Better Acoustic Guitar Player".

The August update includes a new interview with New Caledonia guitarist Pascal Allaigre.

The June-July edition is now online!

This edition's guest columnists are writing about open-string soloing, the CAGED system and, yes, playing guitar with a drill. We've got six contributed articles altogether - all written by returning columnists.

Mike Campese returns with a column focused on the modes with, "The Modes In One Position". Tom Hess is also back discussing CAGED, with "The CAGED System Literally Cages Your Guitar Playing". Guitarist Tommaso Zillio serves up a double shot of columnar expresso with "Even Achilles Was Heeled By Practicing Guitar" and "Guitarists, Don’t Get CAGED, Part 5" . Acoustic guitar specialist Simon Candy returns with "Soloing With Open Strings On Guitar, Part 3". Finally, Chris Schreiner offers up another in his series of Stupid Guitar Tricks with "Stupid Guitar Trick #7 - The Drill Trick".

The June update includes new interviews with German guitarist Adrian Weiss, and Charlotte-area jazz guitarist David Caudle.

The April-May edition is now online!

This edition's guest columnists are writing about sweep picking, CAGED and the "brown sound". We've got eight fresh columns altogether - five written by returning columnists and three contributed by first-timers.

Joining us for the first time is guitarist Jared Smith with "Django And Christian: The Culmination Of Jazz Guitar", guitar player Chris Schreiner with "Sweep Arpeggios - For Any Occasion" and Blaine Kaltman who has written "Reexamining The Brown Sound". Tom Hess is back, asking "Do You Want It Bad Enough?" Mike Campese returns with another excellent picking column, "Picking: 3-String Picking Ideas". Guitarist Tommaso Zillio serves up a double shot of columnar expresso with back with "How Pedal Points Can Change Your Guitar Playing For The Better" and "Guitarists, Don’t Get CAGED, Part 4" . Finally, acoustic guitar specialist Simon Candy returns with "Soloing With Open Strings On Guitar, Part 2".

The February-March edition is now online!

This edition's guest columnists are writing about open strings, CAGED and regaining skills after a break. We've got six fresh columns altogether - five written by returning columnists and one penned by a first-time contributor.

Joining us for the first time is guitarist Joe Nevin with "10 Steps For The Beginning Self-Taught Guitar Player". Mike Campese has returned with an excellent technique column, "Picking". Tom Hess is back with his useful article "Regaining Your Guitar Skills After A Long Break"". Guitarist Tommaso Zillio serves up a double shot of columnar expresso with back with "Guitarists, Don’t Get CAGED, Part 3" and "Three Reasons Why All Guitar Pros Learn Scales Eventually". Finally, acoustic guitar specialist Simon Candy returns with "Soloing With Open Strings On Guitar, Part 1".

The February update includes a new interview with Finnish guitarist Jartse Tuominen.

The December-January edition is now online!

This edition's guest columnists are writing about tremolo picking, perfect 5th intervals, CAGED and advanced sounding acoustic chording. We've got four fresh columns altogether - all written by returning columnists.

Tom Hess is back with another speed-oriented article "Tremolo Picking Guitar Method For Unbelievable Speed". Mike Campese has returned with an excellent technique column, "Constructing Lines With The 5th Intervals". Guitarist Tommaso Zillio is back with "Guitarists, Don’t Get CAGED, Part 2". Finally, acoustic guitar specialist Simon Candy returns with "Easy To Play, Advanced Sounding Chords For Acoustic Guitar".

The December update includes a new interview with Spain's axemaster Andre Tonelli.

The October-November edition is now online!

This edition's guest columnists are writing about guitar intervals, harp like harmonics and playing fast , all delivered directly to your web browser. We've got four fresh columns altogether - all written by returning columnists.

Mike Campese has returned with another excellent technique column, "Arpeggio Sequences". Tom Hess is back with an excellent speed article "How To Make It Easy To Play Guitar Fast". Guitarist Tommaso Zillio is back with "Guitar Intervals: A Simple Way Make Stale Solos Fresh". Finally, acoustic guitar specialist Simon Candy returns with "How To Play Cascading, Harp Like Harmonics On Your Acoustic Guitar".

The October update includes new interviews with guitarist Steve Salter, British guitar player Rob Garland, German guitarist Mark Protze, and English guitarist Sam Russell.

The August-September edition is now online!

This edition's guest columnists are writing about picking techniques, open tunings, and the zen of practicing, all delivered directly to your web browser. We've got six fresh columns altogether - five written by returning columnists, and one penned by a brand new contributor.

Tom Hess is back with a great technique article "Effective Picking Techniques To Play Lightning Fast". Mike Campese has returned with another excellent technique column, "Technical Muscial Examples From 'Chapters'". Guitarist Tommaso Zillio is back with "Escaping The CAGED Guitar Part 1: Unlocking The Right Hand's Potential". Please welcome for the first time, guitarist Roland Nipp, who has contributed "'Practice' Doesn’t Have To Be An Eight Letter Word". Guitar player David Sertl offers up his perspectives on "What We Learn From Satriani's Debuts". Finally, acoustic guitar specialist Simon Candy returns with Instantly Sound Great, Playing Your Acoustic Guitar In Open Tunings".

The August update includes new interviews with Australian guitarist Phil Manning, French guitar player Chris Rolling, and Canadian guitarist Mike Milan Dedic.

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