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Guitar Techniques - - NEWS - Neville Marten, Ed­i­tor neville.marten@fu­turenet.com

Most Months I fo­cus this page on the main ar­ti­cles in the mag­a­zine - the big tech­nique fea­tures at the front. Jason then in­tro­duces the stylis­tic lessons at the back - like the prover­bial pan­tomime horse, if you will. this time, how­ever, I’m bring­ing to your at­ten­tion the wealth of in­sight con­tained in Gt’s In­tro pages.

We are so priv­i­leged to have Justin sander­coe, that amaz­ingly suc­cess­ful on­line teacher, ad­ding his weight to each is­sue. here he pon­ders on whether hav­ing one ‘for­ever’ gui­tar is the real an­swer to great play­ing and tone. What say you?

then there’s Mitch Dal­ton. Mitch is a sub­lime player, a stag­ger­ing reader and prob­a­bly the UK’s num­ber one ses­sion gui­tarist. Read this month’s wit­tily dry piece, where he ca­su­ally drops the fact that he’s play­ing with the Royal Phil­har­monic on a tour back­ing Elvis Pres­ley, who ap­pears on video, synched to the mu­sic - well, sort of synched, as Mitch wryly tells.

And how about, tim Lerch - whose solo video jazz-blues mas­ter­classes you seemed to love. In In­stru­men­tal In­qui­si­tion he of­fers his thoughts on what makes a great ‘non vo­cal’ per­for­mance. If you don’t know Ron­nie Baker Brooks he’s a stun­ningly well-con­nected blues gui­tarist from Chicago, and son of leg­endary blues­man Lon­nie. Just read the list of names he men­tions - “Al­bert Collins said to me,” “My friend Eric John­son,” etc - to un­der­stand just where he’s come from. some great sto­ries and ad­vice here too. Phil hilborne has been with Gt since its launch in 1994, and al­though a busy player and pro­ducer he con­tin­ues to of­fer his bril­liant one Minute Lick each month. Make sure you try this one! there’s such depth of knowl­edge, his­tory and plain mu­si­cal wis­dom in Gt ev­ery month it beg­gars be­lief. En­joy!

Nev waxes lyri­cal about our Front End su­per he­roes, Mitch, Justin, Tim and Ron­nie...

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