October 2008 (Issue No. 190)
Lesson with Tony McManus. Interview with John Hiatt. Do-it-yourself guitar setup. Music to Dolly Parton's "Jolene," John Hiatt's "Same Old Man," and Bon Jovi's "Wanted Dead or Alive." Reviews of the Schertler SB flattop, Epiphone Performer ME cutaway grand concert, and Roland CD-2e compact digital recorder. Lessons on boom-chuck strumming, minor scales, and playing with open strings.
Do It Yourself Setup
- Dolly Parton
Anyone Else But You
- Moldy Peaches
- Turlough O'Carolan
Same Old Man
- John Hiatt
- Jane Miller
Wanted Dead or Alive
- Bon Jovi
In This Issue
TONY MCMANUS LESSON
The Celtic guitar master on using ornamentation. With video. By Scott Nygaard.
On Same Old Man, songwriting legend John Hiatt keeps his approach to music simple and direct. By Derk Richardson.
DO IT YOURSELF SETUP
Keep your guitar in great playing shape by setting it up yourself. By Rick Turner.
Jolene. Words and music by Dolly Parton.
Anyone Else But You. Words and music by Moldy Peaches.
James Nash. A lesson on acoustic string bending and improvisation with the Waybacks guitarist. With video. By Scott Nygaard.
Schertler SB. A flattop that unites Schertler pickups and designer Claudio Pagelli. With video. By Doug Young.
Epiphone Performer. Review of the Epiphone Performer with Shadow electronics. With video. By Pete Madsen.
Roland CD-2e. This digital recorder and CD burner makes it easy to catch ideas and performances. With video. By Charles Saufley.
Fred Eaglesmith. The veteran singer-songwriter mines the blues and gospel on the gritty Tinderbox. By Drew Pearce.
Boom-Chuck Strumming Lesson. Learn to play driving blugrass rhythm guitar. With audio. By Nicole Solis.
Minor Keys Lesson. Explore the melancholy side of music with this guide to the minor scale. With video. By Andrew DuBrock.
Multiple-Scale Fretboards. All you need to know about guitars with fanned frets. By Harry Fleishman.
Booking Your First Tour. How to make your freshman set of out-of-town gigs a success. By Steve James.
Playing with Open Strings Lesson. Learn to use open strings up the neck to create rich, easy chords and grooves. With audio. By Jane Miller.
Wanted Dead or Alive. Words and music by Jon Bon Jovi and Richie Sambora.
1890's Howe Orme. By Rick Turner.