Mak­ing this month’s mag

Total Guitar - - EDITOR’S LETTER -

Chris bird

It’s been non-stop chords and rhythm for TG’S tu­ition ed­i­tor. Bleary-eyed af­ter lay­ing out the chord boxes in our cover fea­ture, Chris took a few min­utes to jam along top et et owns hen d’ s epic strummed chords in our open-mic song book track, Pin­ball­wiz­ard (p86), be­fore writ­ing a les­son on funk ba­sics (p24) . “Time for a Kitkat”, says the big man.

michael ast­ley-brown

Mike’ s been busy wheel­ing and deal­ing to se­cure the first re­views of two of the most ex­cit­ing amps to land this year: Marshall makes its tri­umph ant return with the sparkly clean/ crunch of the Ori­gin 20, while Mark Tre­monti’s col­lab­o­ra­tion with prsh as yielded the fe­ro­ciousmt15.

Roblaing

Rob’s been hit­ting writer’s block re­cently and fall­ing back into the same chord al com­fort zones, so he’s look­ing for­ward to branch­ing out and learn­ing from dif­fer­ent gen­res with this is­sue’s cover fea­ture. Talk­ing to Al­ter Bridge’s My les kennedy about his own solo de­par­ture into acous­tic ter­ri­tory on p34h as in­spired him.

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