June 2009 (Issue No. 198)
Neko Case Interview. Learn to fingerpick like Reverend Gary Davis. New gear 2009. Lessons in 4/4 rock rhythm patterns, using guide tones, and flatpicking. How to replace your guitar's nut. Paul Reed Smith and Composite Acoustics guitars reviewed.
Reverend Gary Davis
New Gear 2009
Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard
- Paul Simon
- Neko Case
Samson and Delilah
- Reverend Gary Davis
Naked As We Came
- Iron and Wine
12-Bar Rhythm Study
- Adam Perlmutter
In This Issue
REVEREND GARY DAVIS LESSON
Learn Davis's Piedmont guitar style and approach to blues, gospel, and 1920s jazz. By Ernie Hawkins.
NEW GEAR 2009
The latest guitars, gear, and accessories. By Teja Gerken.
The singer-songwriter talks tenor guitars, the power of language, and writing from the point of view of a tornado. By Dan Apczynski.
Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard. Words and Music by Paul Simon.
Tyler Grant. The 2008 Winfield flatpicking champion traces part of his winning style to classical training. By Craig Havighurst.
Paul Reed Smith Tonare Grand Review. The famed electric guitar maker introduces an innovative flattop. By Doug Young.
Composite Acoustics Cargo Review. A compact carbon-fiber guitar that can stand up to the rigors of the road. By Charles Saufley.
Acoustic Image Corus Combo Amp Review. Inventive, American-made acoustic guitar amp with smart controls, rich detail, and efficient bass response. By Shawn Hammond.
4/4 Rhythm Patterns Lesson. Learn to wield the shuffle, boom-chuck, Bo Diddley beat, and other classic rhythm figures in 4/4 time. By Adam Perlmutter.
Make a New Nut. A guitar's nut may occasionally require replacement. Here's how to do the job yourself. By Erick Coleman.
Keep Your Soul: A Tribute to Doug Sahm. By Mark Smith.
Ben Kweller, Changing Horses. By Celine Keating.
Gurf Morlix, Last Exit to Happyland. By Mark Smith.
Ramblin' Jack Elliott, A Stranger Here. By Kenny Berkowitz.
Guide Tones Lesson. Boil chord sounds down to their most important notes for minimalist rhythm and lyrical leads. By Jane Miller.
Naked As We Came. Words and music by Sam Beam.
2008 Lance McCollum Jumbo. By Chris Herrod.