January 2009 (Issue No. 193)

AG 193 January 2009 Cover
 

Issue Highlights

Earl Klugh lesson. Beginning classical guitar lesson. Washburn guitar history. Lessons on sus and add chords and playing triads up the neck. Profiles of singer-songwriter Shawn Mullins and luthier Ken Parker. Taylor 12-string and Cordoba acoustic-electric nylon-string guitars reviewed. Gyan Riley lesson. All about French polish.

Earl Klugh

Earl Klugh

Washburn Guitars

Washburn Guitars

Play Classical Guitar!

Play Classical Guitar!

Featured Songs

White Freight Liner Blues - Townes Van Zandt

Gone Gone Gone - The Everly Brothers

The Irish Rover - Traditional

All The Things You Are - Oscar Hammerstein III and Jerome Kern, arranged by Earl Klugh

Canarios - Gasper Sanz

Angeline the Baker - Traditional, arranged by Brad Davis

In This Issue

EARL KLUGH INTERVIEW AND LESSON
The jazz icon illuminates his unique solo-guitar approach. By Adam Levy.

PLAY CLASSICAL GUITAR NOW!
Tips and techniques to get you started playing classical. By Patrick Francis.

WASHBURN GUITARS HISTORY
A look at some of the most unheralded classics of prewar guitar manufacturing. By Michael Wright.

ACOUSTIC CLASSIC
White Freight Liner Blues. Words and music by Townes Van Zandt.

CONTEMPORARY CLASSIC
Gone Gone Gone. Words and music by Don Everly and Phil Everly.

PRIVATE LESSON
Gyan Riley. The classical guitarist and composer talks about time, influences, and tone. By Teja Gerken.

NEW GEAR
Taylor GS6-12 Review. An elegant and easy-to-play 12-string that oozes style and quality. By Doug Young.

Cordoba Fusion 14 RS Review. Acoustic-electric nylon-string hybrid combines steel-string guitar feel with classical sound. By Teja Gerken.

Belkin GoStudio Review. This portable recording interface converts your iPod into a tabletop studio. By Doug Young.

PLAYER SPOTLIGHT
Shawn Mullins. The southern singer-songwriter moves beyond the pop stardom that resulted from his 1998 hit, "Lullaby." By Andrew DuBrock.

THE BASICS
Sus and Add Chords Lesson. Create exciting new sounds by making slight alterations to standard major and minor chords. By Andrew DuBrock.

SHOPTALK
French Polish. The craft of one of the oldest and finest options for acoustic guitars. By Kenny Hill.

LUTHIER'S WORKBENCH
Ken Parker Guitars. Innovative archtops from the inventor of the Parker Fly electric guitar. By Baker Rorick.

GUITAR PRO: RECORD
How to Fix Digital Recordings. Digital tools can save your best recorded performances by removing unwanted sounds. By Mitch Gallagher.

WOODSHED
Triads Lesson. Explore the fretboard by learning to play three-note major and minor chord shapes. By Dan Apczynski.

SONGBOOK
Angeline the Baker. Traditional, arranged by Brad Davis.

GREAT ACOUSTICS
2002 Greg Smallman. By Adrian Legg.

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