July 1993 (Issue No. 19)

AG 019 July/August 1993 Cover
 

Issue Highlights

Paul Simon interview. Vanishing tonewoods. Etta Baker interview. European flatpickers Beppe Gambetta and Slavek Hanzlik. Artificial harmonics lesson. The music of Lou Harrison. Ferron interview. Minor key lesson. Gypsy music videos. Clarence White and Carlos Montoya remembered. Sharon Isbin master class.

Featured Songs

Bridge Over Troubled Water - Paul Simon

Knoxville Rag - Etta Baker

Jahla - Lou Harrison

Ain't Life a Brook - Ferron

In This Issue

THE SOUNDS OF SIMON
The careful craft behind the music of Paul Simon. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.

IF A TREE FALLS . . .
Rain forest destruction, vanishing tonewoods, and your guitar. By Michael Wright.

RURAL ROUTES
Etta Baker brings to life--and to record--the old-time music of the southern Appalachians. By Elijah Wald.

COMING TO AMERICA
Beppe Gambetta and Slavek Hanzlik bring a European touch to bluegrass flatpicking. By David McCarty.

JUMP STREET
Clarence White Remembered. By David McCarty.
Flamenco Farewell. Carlos Montoya obituary. By Simone Solondz.
Iris in Bloom. Iris DeMent profile. By Holly Crenshaw.

HIT LIST

D'Gary, Malagasy Guitar. By Paul Hostetter.
Brenda Kahn, Epiphany in Brooklyn. By Simone Solondz.
Ranch Romance, Western Dream.  By Holly Crenshaw.
Ry Cooder and Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, A Meeting by the River. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
David Grisman Quintet, Dawgwood. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
Johnny Cash, The Essential Johnny Cash: 1955-1983. By Steve James.
Various Artists, Fingerpicking Guitar Delights. By Dale Miller.
Solid Air, Love and Desire. By Simone Solondz.

AG LETTER
Letter from Pennsylvania. Letter from prison. By Paul Schlueter III.

MASTER CLASS
Q & A with Sharon Isbin. Teachers vs. methods / Studying multiple styles. By Sharon Isbin.

WOOD CHOPS
Follow Your Nodes. A primer on artificial harmonic techniques. By Muriel Anderson.

SOLO
World Traveler. Exploring the cross-cultural music of Lou Harrison (w/music). By David Tanenbaum.

SONG CRAFT
Testimony. The personal yet universal revelations of Ferron (w/music). By Simone Solondz.

FOR BEGINNERS
Chords in Minor Keys. By Janet Smith.

REVIEWS
Gypsy Culture on Video. By Paul Hostetter.
New Repertoire on Classical CDs. Barbosa-Lima, Boucher, Fisk, Hewitt, Hill/Wiltschinsky Guitar Duo, Kanengiser, Starobin. By Diane Gordon.

GEARBOX
Equipment Picks from Ferron. By Simone Solondz.
Equipment Picks from Paul Simon. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
Equipment Picks from Beppe Gambetta. By David McCarty.
A Look at the New Martin D-1. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
Equipment Picks from Slavek Hanzlik By David McCarty.

DEAR AG
Classical Gearbox. By Simone Solondz.
Placing Strap Buttons. By Rick Turner.
Selling a Gibson Dove.  By Michael Wright.
Small Guitars. By Rick Turner.

GREAT ACOUSTICS
Weissenborn Spanish-Style. By Rick Turner.