November 2008 (Issue No. 191)
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
- Bo Diddley
Between the Bars
- Elliott Smith
Two-Note Jam on A
- Kristina Olsen
- 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.
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.
Bo Diddley. Words and Music by Ellas McDaniel.
Between the Bars. Words and music by Elliott Smith.
Geoff Muldaur. A lesson in arranging for the acoustic guitar. By Eric Schoenberg and Dan Apczynski.
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.
Artie Traum. Remembering the guitar master who influenced a generation of acoustic musicians. By David A. Lusterman.
Great Amplified Acoustic Guitar Tone. Techniques and technical advice for getting the best amplified tone from your acoustic guitar. By Charles Saufley.
Set Up Your Practice Space. How to design your practice area. By Dan Apczynski.
Guitar Soloing—One Note at a Time. Start soloing by learning the sound of each note in context. With audio. By Kristina Olsen.
Left-Handed Guitar Setup. How to convert a right-handed guitar for a left-handed player. By Frank Ford.
Bashkin Guitars. Colorado luthier creates finely tuned custom flattops. By Bill Cory.
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.
Reviews of albums by the Punch Brothers, Tim O'Brien, Tommy Emmanuel, and more.
Six Ways to Support a Melody. Create chord progressions to bring out the best in existing melodies. With audio. By Andrew DuBrock.
Prelude from the Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major. With video. By Patrick Francis.
Thomas Humphrey Millenium. By Sharon Isbin.