May 2009 (Issue No. 197)
Martin Simpson lesson. How to start performing. 30 home-recording tips. Lessons on the major scale, thirds, and harp-style guitar. Profiles of Mark Olson and Gary Louris and luthier Julius Borges. Cole Clark dreadnought and Regal resonator reviewed. All about magnetic pickups. Mike Dowling lesson.
30 Home Recording Tips
Play Out Now!
- The Kinks
Boots of Spanish Leather
- Bob Dylan
- Jerry Reed
Whiskey Before Breakfast
- Traditional, arranged by Doug Young
Mostly Major Melody
- Andrew DuBrock
In This Issue
FINGERSTYLE LESSON WITH MARTIN SIMPSON
Learn how this fingerstyle legend applies his chops to tranditional and contemporary songs. By Teja Gerken.
PLAY OUT NOW!
From getting your gear set up to conquering stage fright, here's how to make the leap into performing. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
30 TIPS FOR MAKING BETTER RECORDINGS
Advice on setting up your studio efficiently, mic choice and placement, optimizing your DAW, adding effects, and fixing it in the mix. By Mitch Gallagher.
Waterloo Sunset. Words and music by Ray Davies.
Waste. Words and music by Trey Anastasio and Tom Marshall.
Mike Dowling. The consummate songwriter, teacher, and guitarist talks about adding excitement to simple progressions. By Gary Lee Joyner.
NEW GEAR 1
Cole Clark Fat Lady FL2AC Dreadnought Review. A dreadnought from Down Under that's at home unplugged, in the studio, or onstage. By Charles Saufley.
Regal RD-40V Resophonic Guitar Review. Affordable, wood-body resonator guitar delivers bucketfuls of bluesy vibe. By Adam Perlmutter.
Three Rhythm Stompboxes Reviewed. These units from Shadow, Ellis, and EnRoute provide foot-stompin' rhythmic self-accompaniment for solo guitarists. By Pete Madsen.
Mark Olson and Gary Louris. The ex-Jayhawks bandmates restart their songwriting partnership. By Kenny Berkowitz.
Prepared Guitar. How to "prepare" your guitar and use other modern extended techniques to create entirely new sounds. By Bill Horvitz.
Thirds Lesson. Use thirds to spice up your licks and solos all over the fretboard. By Andrew DuBrock.
Major-Scales Lesson. Learn how to play and craft melodies from Western music's most popular scale. By Andrew DuBrock.
All About Magnetic Pickups. Also known as soundhole pickups, magnetics are easy to install and offer distinctive tones. By Doug Young.
Julius Borges Guitars Profile. New England–based luthier explores the nuances of the OM. By Simone Solondz.
GUITAR PRO: RECORD
Ari Hest Profile. How the New York–based singer-songwriter released a song per week for a year. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
Harp-Style Guitar in D A D G A D Lesson. Learn to combine a popular alternate tuning and a cool trick of sustain for glorious musical results. By Doug Young.
Jerry's Breakdown. Music by Jerry Reed.
1939 National Aragon Deluxe. By Stan Werbin.