October 2004 (Issue No. 142)
Roger McGuinn. Pat Metheny. The string band revival: Foghorn Stringband, the Duhks, and the Mammals. Acoustic guitarists known for great tone share their secrets. Music to Roger McGuinn's "Ballad of Easy Rider" and Pat Metheny's "Ferry Cross the Mersey." Lessons on movable minor chords and Jimi Hendrix–style embellishments. Maybelle Carter's 1928 Gibson L-5.
Ferry Cross the Mersey
- Pat Metheny
Ballad of Easy Rider
- Roger McGuinn
- Traditional, arranged by Happy Traum
In This Issue
Roger McGuinn of the Byrds on folk music, songwriting, the Web, and touring solo. By Lissy Abraham.
ROCKIN' IN A WEARY LAND
The Mammals, the Foghorn Stringband, and the Duhks lead the new string band revival. By Scott Nygaard.
Acoustic guitarists known for great tone share their secrets. By David Hamburger.
IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Grant Lee Phillips. An interview with the former leader of Grant Lee Buffalo. By Nick A. Zaino.
Ana Vidovic. Interview with the classical phenom. By Patrick Francis.
Romero Lubambo. Interview with nylon-string jazz guitar master. By Ron Forbes-Roberts.
Friends and peers record benefit tribute to Alejandro Escovedo;new guitar instruction DVDs; New York City honors the late Dave Van Ronk;news from the European Bluegrass Music Association;Djangofest Northwest; Marcin Dylla places first at JoAnn Falletta guitar competition.
Reviews of albums by Eliza Gilkyson, George Jones, Calexico, and more.
McPherson MG-5.OXP review. By Teja Gerken.
Bozo Podunavac. An interview with the renowned Serbian-American luthier. By Philip Griswold.
John Pearse New Mediums; Levy's Leathers PM44TO1; Sabine NextTune Tuners; Schoenberg Soloist 00; Wedgie pick holder.
A brief history of Harptone guitars; Sorting out DVD formats and region codes;tips on protecting guitar necks during travel.
Movable Minor Chords. How to play minor chords up and down the fingerboard. By Happy Traum.
Rhythm Techniques. How to adapt Jimi Hendrix-like chord voicings to acoustic guitar. By Karen Hogg.
OFF THE RECORD
Ferry Cross the Mersey. Music by Gerrard Marsden, arranged by Pat Metheny.
Maybelle Carter's 1928 Gibson L-5. By George Gruhn.