January 2004 (Issue No. 133)

AG 133 January 2004

Issue Highlights

Classical guitarist David Russell on performing, recording, and teaching; the music and lutherie of Madrid and Granada. Rory Block's country blues. Johnny Cash remembered. Interviews with Danny Barmes Yonder Mountain String Band, and Libby Kirkpatrick. Richard Schneider/Jay Hargreaves Mercedes nylon-string guitar.

Featured Songs

Prelude (from Prelude, Fugue, and Allegro, BWV 998) - Johann Sebastian Bach, arranged by Patrick Francis

Mama's Stray Baby - Rory Block

Popcorn and Wine - Danny Barnes

Paul and Silas - Traditional, arranged by Sue Thompson

Passeig de Gracia - Patrick Francis

In This Issue

SCOTTISH FANDANGO
Classical guitarist David Russell on the pleasures of performing, recording, and teaching. By Patrick Francis.

SPANISH HOLIDAY
Experiencing the music and lutherie of Madrid and Granada. By Charles Vega.

BLUES IN HER SOUL
Rory Block returns to her country blues roots. By Kenny Berkowitz.

JUMP STREET
Johnny Cash, 1932-2003;singer-songwriter Libby Kirkpatrick; Yonder Mountain String Band; Jorma Kaukonen's interactive teaching web site; remembering Paul Burlison, Ronnie Dawson, and Floyd Tillman.

REVIEWS
Albums by June Carter Cash, Warren Zevon, Loudon Wainwright III, Over the Rhine, and more.

SONG CRAFT
Roots Music Renegade. Profile of guitarist/banjo picker/songwriter Danny Barnes. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.

GEARBOX
Reviews of the Avalon A335 and KisoKlein DKX-1 guitars and the Lamb Productions' plastic flight case. By Teja Gerken.

NEW GEAR
Daisy Rock Pixie acoustic-electric guitar; Dean Markley Tahoe magnetic soundhole pickup; Guitar Wingz attachments that give full shape to travel guitars; K&K Sound Onboard Trinity System.

Q&A
Filing and shaping fingernails for playing classical guitar;advice about buying a classical guitar sight unseen;explanation of the metal alloys used to make fret wire. 

PRIVATE LESSONS
Bluegrass Rhythm. Learning chord voicings and rhythms for playing bluegrass. By Sue Thompson.

Classical Techniques. Patterns and exercises for improving tremolo technique. By Patrick Francis.

GREAT ACOUSTICS
2001 Richard Schneider/Jay Hargreaves Mercedes guitar. By Teja Gerken.

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