November 2008 (Issue No. 191)

AG 191 November 2008
 

Issue Highlights

Online guitar lessons. Interview with Amos Lee. Seven guitars that changed music. Music to "Bo Diddley" by Bo Diddley, "Between the Bars" by Elliott Smith, and "Ease Back" by Amos Lee. Reviews of the Breedlove C25/CR Herringbone, Godin 5th Avenue Archtop, and five unusual capos. Lessons on guitar soloing, creating chord progressions to support melody, and how to get a good amplfied tone.

Learn Guitar Online

Learn Guitar Online

Amos Lee

Amos Lee

Magnificient Seven

Magnificient Seven

Featured Songs

Bo Diddley - Bo Diddley

Between the Bars - Elliott Smith

Two-Note Jam on A - Kristina Olsen

Ease Back - Amos Lee

The One-Horned Cow - Andrew DuBrock

Prelude from the Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major - Johann Sebastian Bach

In This Issue

LEARN GUITAR ONLINE
Taking a lesson without leaving the house is now a real possibility for Web-enabled guitarists. By Dan Apczynski

AMOS LEE
The folk-pop singer-songwriter revels in his wildly diverse influences on Last Days at the Lodge.  By Derk Richardson

THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN
A look at seven acoustic guitars that changed the way we play. By Walter Carter, Kenny Hill, Richard Johnston, Eric Schoenberg, and Teja Gerken.

DEPARTMENTS

ACOUSTIC CLASSIC
Bo Diddley. Words and Music by Ellas McDaniel. 

CONTEMPORARY CLASSIC
Between the Bars. Words and music by Elliott Smith.

PRIVATE LESSON
Geoff Muldaur. A lesson in arranging for the acoustic guitar. By Eric Schoenberg and Dan Apczynski.
 

NEW GEAR
Breedlove C25/CR Herringbone. A concert-size fingerstyle guitar with distinctive style. With video. By Doug Young.

Godin 5th Avenue Archtop. An archtop classic at an incredible price. With video. By Scott Nygaard.

Five Unusual Capos. We review five partial and specialty capos. With video. By Teja Gerken.

IN THE STORES
Martin M-21 Steve Earle Custom Edition, Fishman SoloAmp, Seagull 25th Anniversary CW Flame Maple EQ, and more. By Teja Gerken.

PLAYER SPOTLIGHT
Artie Traum. Remembering the guitar master who influenced a generation of acoustic musicians. By David A. Lusterman.

HERE'S HOW
Great Amplified Acoustic Guitar Tone. Techniques and technical advice for getting the best amplified tone from your acoustic guitar. By Charles Saufley.

PRACTICING
Set Up Your Practice Space. How to design your practice area. By Dan Apczynski.

THE BASICS
Guitar Soloing—One Note at a Time. Start soloing by learning the sound of each note in context. With audio. By Kristina Olsen.

SHOPTALK
Left-Handed Guitar Setup. How to convert a right-handed guitar for a left-handed player. By Frank Ford.

LUTHIER'S WORKBENCH
Bashkin Guitars. Colorado luthier creates finely tuned custom flattops. By Bill Cory.

GUITAR PRO
Dan Zanes. How the former rock ’n’ roll front man found a new career playing family music. By Kenny Berkowitz.

Working as a Producer. What it takes to be a producer of grass-roots recordings. By Bob Carlin.

PLAYLIST
Reviews of albums by the Punch Brothers, Tim O'Brien, Tommy Emmanuel, and more. 

WOODSHED
Six Ways to Support a Melody. Create chord progressions to bring out the best in existing melodies. With audio. By Andrew DuBrock.

SONGBOOK
Prelude from the Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major. With video. By Patrick Francis.

GREAT ACOUSTICS
Thomas Humphrey MilleniumBy Sharon Isbin.