I am a subscriber to GT and have got a lot out of the magazine. It has definitely improved my playing, but perhaps just as importantly, it has got me into different types of musical styles. I never gave country music a chance until Andy Saphir’s monthly articles came along, and I am now hooked on the genre.
I was wondering if there was going to be another country guitar feature coming up?
I was also wondering if there was going to be any beginners slide articles? I find that all slide articles expect a half decent level of playing, putting off beginners such as myself. I have a go, but my technique is a bit messy and could do with a back-to-basics look in order to progress to more advanced styles. If there are any back issues that might address this, I would love to be able to get hold of them if possible.
I appreciate that you must get quite a few emails of this nature, but any advice that you could give would be greatly received. Ed Gamwells Glad you enjoy the magazine, Ed. Regarding country, yes it’s a relatively niche style but it is one that we have and do cover from time to time. Nothing in the offing for the coming months but we’ll definitely bear it in mind. Better news on he slide front! From issue 269 we are starting a relative beginner’s slide column. It’s being handled by RGT and at the moment it’s scheduled to run for eight issues, but depending on how it goes down we may extend it, or notch it up a rung or two ability-wise. We only hold six months of back issues, and I’m pretty sure there’s no country during that time. I don’t know if you have an iPad, but those back issues go back several years now and you should be able to find all sorts of interesting stuff at www. myfavouritemagazines.co.uk.
Beginner’s slide column coming soon to GT