October 2009 (Issue No. 202)
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.
Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season)
- Pete Seeger
- Bruce Springsteen
- Joseito Fernandez
- Jerry Garcia and Robert Hunter, arr. by Levon Helm
- 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.
Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season). Words from the book of Ecclesiastes, adaptation and music by Pete Seeger.
The Wrestler. Words and music by Bruce Springsteen.
Stochelo Rosenberg. The Gypsy jazz master on the genius of Django Reinhardt and how he created his own style. By Dan Apczynski.
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.
Darius Rucker. The Hootie and the Blowfish front man goes country. By Kenny Berkowitz.
Pinky Fingerpicking Lesson. Put the smallest digit of your picking hand to work and extend your fingerstyle technique. By Andrew DuBrock.
Cuban Son Lesson. Explore the roots of salsa music with this Caribbean folk style. By Ed Lozano.
Phoenix Guitar Co. Arizona shop offers custom guitars, repairs, and lutherie courses. By Russell Letson.
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.
Soloing with Arpeggios. Add variation to your guitar solos by playing arpeggios. By Andrew DuBrock.
Old Joe Clark. Traditional, arranged by Joe Miller.
Circa 1966 Stella Model 931. By Baker Rorick.