February 2010 (Issue No. 206)

AG 206 February 2010

Celebrating 20 Years

11 lessons from acoustic guitar icons. Essential acoustic albums from the past 20 years. The most influential guitar products introduced between 1990 and 2010. How technology has transformed guitar factories since 1990. Independent luthiers go mainstream. The evolution of entry-level guitars. Advances in home recording. 20 years of Great Acoustics. Six songs to play, including "Like a Rolling Stone" by Bob Dylan.

Featured Songs

Like a Rolling Stone - Bob Dylan

American Pie - Don McLean

Pretty Polly - Traditional, arr. by Clarence White

Take the "A" Train - Billy Strayhorn, arr. by Mark Hanson

Norwegian Wood - The Beatles

Let Him Fly - Patty Griffin

In This Issue

How to play in the styles of Chet Atkins, Libba Cotten, Bob Dylan, Michael Hedges, Lightnin' Hopkins, Leo Kottke, Joni Mitchell, Django Reinhardt, Doc Watson, Neil Young, and AndrĂ©s Segovia. By Scott Nygaard.

More than 200 of the finest acoustic guitar albums recorded by artists in all genres.

20 Gear Milestones
The most influential products introduced in the past two decades. By Teja Gerken.

Modern Guitar Manufacturing
How technology has transformed factories. By Teja Gerken.

Independent Luthiers Go Mainstream
How custom guitars have changed in the past 20 years. By Richard Johnston.

The Best Budget Guitars Ever
Advanced manufacturing techniques and state-of-the-art factories have led to entry-level guitars that are better than ever. By Teja Gerken.

20 Years of Home Recording
How digital home recording has become an advanced and affordable art. By Mitch Gallagher.

Like a Rolling Stone. Words and music by Bob Dylan. 
American Pie. Words and music by Don McLean.

Pretty Polly. Learn Clarence White's arrangement of an old English murder ballad.
Take the A Train. Music by Billy Strayhorn, arranged for guitar by Mark Hanson.
Norwegian Wood. Words and music by John Lennon and Paul McCartney. 
Let Him Fly. Words and Music by Patty Griffin.

20 Years of Great Acoustics.

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