September 2008 (Issue No. 189)

AG 189 September 2008 Cover

Issue Highlights

Beppe Gambetta on his cross-picking technique. Next-generation fingerstyle artists Andy McKee, Thomas Leeb, and Antoine Dufour. Reviews of seven dreadnoughts ranging from $350 to $4,000. Music to "Into the Great Wide Open" by Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, "Sitting, Waiting, Wishing" by Jack Johnson, and "Key to the Highway" by Big Bill Broonzy. Reviews of the Huss and Dalton FS and Genz Benz Shenandoah Pro LT amp. Lessons on diatonic chords and chromatic licks.

Beppe Gambetta

Beppe Gambetta

Andy McKee

Andy McKee

Martin D-21 Special

Martin D-21 Special

Featured Songs

Into the Great Wide Open - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

Siting, Waiting, Wishing - Jack Johnson

Dye and Tonic - Dan Apczynski

Hunterdon Bolero - Beppe Gambetta

Chrome Attic Blues - Scott Nygaard

Key to the Highway - Big Bill Broonzy

In This Issue

BEPPE GAMBETTA FLATPICKING LESSON
Learn a new cross-picking technique from the Italian flatpicking master. With video.  By Scott Nygaard.

THREE UP-AND-COMING FINGERSTYLISTS
Andy McKee, Thomas Leeb, and Antoine Dufour represent the future of solo steel-string guitar. By Teja Gerken.

7 DREADNOUGHTS REVIEWED
Seven guitars, from $350 to $4,000, tested. With video.  By Teja Gerken, Scott Nygaard, and Charles Saufley.

DEPARTMENTS

ACOUSTIC CLASSIC
Into the Great Wide Open. Words and Music by Tom Petty and Jeff Lynne. 

CONTEMPORARY CLASSIC
Sitting, Waiting, Wishing. Words and Music by Jack Johnson. 

PRIVATE LESSON
Stephen Bennett lesson. The harp-guitar wizard on bass grooves and the beauty of a partially capoed guitar. By Doug Young.

NEW GEAR
Huss and Dalton FS. A review of a beautifully crafted fingerstyle guitar with uncommon dynamic range and responsiveness. With video. By Pete Madsen.

Genz Benz Shenendoah Pro LT Review. A gig-ready, versatile acoustic amplifier. With video. By Charles Saufley.

THE BASICS
Diatonic Chords Lesson. Create simple, sensible progressions using diatonic chords. With audio. By Dan Apczynski.

LUTHIER'S WORKBENCH
Kipp Krusa Guitars. Luthier combines traditional woodworking with innovative guitar designs. By Russell Letson.

GUITAR PRO
Jeff Linsky. How to develop your solo chops and market yourself for gigs around the world. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.

Reading Skills for Session Players. What you need to know if you're hired for session work. By Laurence Juber.

WOODSHED
Chromatic Licks Lesson. Learn how to use notes that occur between scale tones. With video. By Scott Nygaard.

SONGBOOK
Key to the Highway. Words and music by Big Bill Broonzy and Charles Segar. 

GREAT ACOUSTICS
1987 D'Aquisto New YorkerBy Baker Rorick.