June 2010 (Issue No. 210)
Steve Wariner lesson. New gear for 2010. Six songs to play, including "Willow Garden." Blues lesson with Scott Ainslie. Player spotlight on Amber Rubarth. How to make and play with a jam track. 30-minute lesson on alternate picking. Slash chord basics. How to level and dress your frets. Lesson on combining lead and rhythm. And more!
New Gear 2010
That's All Right
- Elvis Presley
- Traditional, arr. by Scott Nygaard
Over the Moor
- Traditional, arr. by Sean McGowan
- Steve Wariner
- Dan Apczynski
Lady Ann Montgomery's Reel/Ellish Brogan/Paddy Fahey's
- Traditional, arr. by Tony McManus
In This Issue
STEVE WARINER LESSON
The country star who paid homage to Mr. Guitar, Chet Atkins, on his latest Grammy-winning album talks about Atkins's influential fingerpicking style. By Andy Ellis.
NEW GEAR 2010
The latest guitars, accessories, and gear from Winter NAMM. By Teja Gerken and Scott Nygaard.
That's All Right. Words and music by Arthur Crudup.
Willow Garden. Traditional, arranged by Scott Nygaard.
Scott Ainslie. The contemporary bluesman discusses slide technique and the art of playing with noise and tension. By Doug Young.
Collings D1 AV Review. Collings's powerful and refined dreadnought. By Scott Nygaard.
Hohner EL-SD Plus Dreadnought Review. An affordable dreadnought with a compensated nut and superb build quality. By Charles Saufley.
L.R. Baggs Anthem Review. A new internal mic and pickup system that produces remarkably natural amplified sound. By Doug Young.
Amber Rubarth. The singer-songwriter talks about writing songs, her approach to the guitar, and the art of working as an independent artist. By Drew Pearce.
How to Make and Play with a Jam Track. Perk up your practice time by playing along with prerecorded jam tracks. By Dan Apczynski.
Alternate Picking Lesson. Learn to mix upstrokes and downstrokes for speedy and articulate melodic lines. By Sean McGowan.
Slash Chords. Add bass notes to common chord shapes to improve your chord progressions, and capture the classic sounds of Cat Stevens, Eric Clapton, and the Eagles.
DIY Fret Dressing. How to level and dress your frets. By Rick Turner.
Laurie Lewis, Blossoms. By Mike Thomas.
Martin Sexton, Sugarcoating. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
Chris Pureka, How I Learned to See in the Dark. By Mike Thomas.
Ralph Towner and Paolo Fresu, Chiaroscuro. By Mark Small.
Combining Lead and Rhythm. Learn to overcome the barrier between strumming chords and playing melodies. By Dan Apczynski.
Lady Ann Montgomery's Reel/Eilish Brogan/Paddy Fahey's. Traditional, arranged by Tony McManus. By Scott Nygaard.
1937 Wilkanowski Archtop. By Baker Rorick.