October 2009 (Issue No. 202)

AG 202 October 2009

Issue Highlights

Levon Helm interview. Arranging fingerstyle pop tunes with Pete Huttlinger. Vintage Martin restoration. Lessons on Gypsy jazz technique, Cuban folk music, and soloing with arpeggios. Profiles of Darius Rucker and the Phoenix Guitar Co. Guild D-40 and Seagull mini-jumbo reviewed.

Levon Helm

Levon Helm

Martin Restoration

Martin Restoration

Pete Huttlinger

Pete Huttlinger

Featured Songs

Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season) - Pete Seeger

The Wrestler - Bruce Springsteen

Guantanamera - Joseito Fernandez

Tennessee Jed - Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter, arr. by Levon Helm

Superstition - Stevie Wonder, arranged by Pete Huttlinger

The Lost Arp - Andrew DuBrock

Old Joe Clark - Traditional, arranged by Joe Miller

In This Issue

LEVON HELM INTERVIEW
Levon Helm and Larry Campbell on the tunes, instruments, and family ties that infuse two soulful acoustic masterpieces. By Happy Traum.

FINGERSTYLE POP SONG ARRANGING WITH PETE HUTTLINGER
Creating fingerstyle versions of songs like Stevie Wonder's "Superstition" with National Fingerstyle Champion and former John Denver sideman Pete Huttlinger. By Doug Young.

RESTORING A VINTAGE MARTIN
How a severely damaged 1941 D-18 was brought back to life. By Alan Perlman.

ACOUSTIC CLASSIC
Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season). Words from the book of Ecclesiastes, adaptation and music by Pete Seeger.

CONTEMPORARY CLASSIC
The Wrestler. Words and music by Bruce Springsteen. 

PRIVATE LESSON
Stochelo Rosenberg. The Gypsy jazz master on the genius of Django Reinhardt and how he created his own style. By Dan Apczynski.

NEW GEAR
Guild D-40 Reviewed. An update of a timeless dreadnought that looks sharp and sounds sweet as honey. By Charles Saufley.

Seagull Maritime SWS Mini-Jumbo Reviewed. Affordable all-solid-wood guitar with high-quality tonewoods is perfect for fingerstyle players. By Doug Young

Tascam DP-004 Pocketstudio Reviewed. Pint-size digital four-track with built-in stereo condenser mics has great sound and impressive editing functions. By Shawn Hammond.

PLAYER SPOTLIGHT
Darius Rucker. The Hootie and the Blowfish front man goes country. By Kenny Berkowitz.

30-MINUTE LESSON
Pinky Fingerpicking Lesson. Put the smallest digit of your picking hand to work and extend your fingerstyle technique. By Andrew DuBrock.

THE BASICS
Cuban Son Lesson. Explore the roots of salsa music with this Caribbean folk style. By Ed Lozano.

LUTHIER'S WORKBENCH
Phoenix Guitar Co. Arizona shop offers custom guitars, repairs, and lutherie courses. By Russell Letson.

PLAYLIST
David Bromberg, A Guitar Lesson with David Bromberg. By Phil Catalfo.
Jake Shimabukuro, Live. By Danny Carnahan.
Loudon Wainwright, High Wide and Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project. By Mike Thomas.
Richard Thompson, Walking on a Wire. By Teja Gerken.

WOODSHED
Soloing with Arpeggios. Add variation to your guitar solos by playing arpeggios. By Andrew DuBrock.

SONGBOOK
Old Joe Clark. Traditional, arranged by Joe Miller.

GREAT ACOUSTICS
Circa 1966 Stella Model 931. By Baker Rorick.

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