September 1992 (Issue No. 14)

AG 014 September/October 1992 Cover
 

The return of acoustic rock. Interviews with Pierre Bensusan, Benjamin Verdery, and Michelle Shocked. Lessons on chords up the neck, flamenco strums, and chord melody playing in jazz tunes. Somogyi lute guitar.

Featured Songs

Layla - Eric Clapton

Santa Monica - Pierre Bensusan

Capitola, California - Benjamin Verdery

Blackberry Blossom - Michelle Shocked

Boll Weevil Blues - Traditional, arranged by Glenn Weiser

My Romance - Rodgers and Hart

In This Issue

UNPLUGGING THE STARS
Behind the scenes at MTV Unplugged, where rockers and rappers leave their amps at the door. By Dale Miller.

CROSSING THE LINE
Pierre Bensusan's freewheeling acoustic-electric inventions. By Todd Ellison.

THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME
A parent's guide to playing music with children. By Jessica Baron.

LISTENING AND LEARNING
Frank Longay's Suzuki guitar method inspires the next generation of classical guitarists. By Sue Fagalde Lick.

RIDING THE WIND
Benjamin Verdery's joyful adventures on the classical guitar. By Gary Parker Chapin.

DEPARTMENTS

JUMP STREET
Reviews of albums by the Austin Lounge Lizards, John McEuen, Dan Crary, Strunz and Farah, and Martin Simpson.

MASTER CLASS
New music for classical audiences; practicing flamenco strums. By Sharon Isbin.

SONG CRAFT
Return of the Prodigal Daughter. Michelle Shocked grows up. By Simone Solondz.

WOOD CHOPS
Chords Up the Neck. Strumming the "Boll Weevil Blues." By Glenn Weiser.

CONNECTIONS
In Search of "That Sound." Top producer/engineers share tips and techniques for recording acoustic guitar. By Rick Turner.

SOLO
Chord Melody Playing. Solo guitar approaches to jazz tunes. By Jamie Findlay.

FOR BEGINNERS
Speeding Up Chord Changes. By Janet Smith.

DEAR AG
Flat thumbpick and other Herco products; Why choose vintage guitars?; Scheerhorn resophonics; tuning and cleaning resonator guitars. 

GREAT ACOUSTICS
Somogyi Lute Guitar. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.

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