June 2010 (Issue No. 210)

AG 210 June 2010

Issue Highlights

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!

Steve Wariner

Steve Wariner

New Gear 2010

New Gear 2010

Featured Songs

That's All Right - Elvis Presley

Willow Garden - Traditional, arr. by Scott Nygaard

Over the Moor - Traditional, arr. by Sean McGowan

Leavin' Luttrell - Steve Wariner

The Switch - 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.

ACOUSTIC CLASSIC
That's All Right. Words and music by Arthur Crudup. 
Willow Garden. Traditional, arranged by Scott Nygaard. 

PRIVATE LESSON
Scott Ainslie. The contemporary bluesman discusses slide technique and the art of playing with noise and tension. By Doug Young.

NEW GEAR
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.

PLAYER SPOTLIGHT
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.

HERE'S HOW
How to Make and Play with a Jam Track. Perk up your practice time by playing along with prerecorded jam tracks. By Dan Apczynski.

30-MINUTE LESSON
Alternate Picking Lesson. Learn to mix upstrokes and downstrokes for speedy and articulate melodic lines. By Sean McGowan.

THE BASICS
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.

SHOPTALK
DIY Fret Dressing. How to level and dress your frets. By Rick Turner.

PLAYLIST
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.

WOODSHED
Combining Lead and Rhythm. Learn to overcome the barrier between strumming chords and playing melodies. By Dan Apczynski.

SONGBOOK
Lady Ann Montgomery's Reel/Eilish Brogan/Paddy Fahey's. Traditional, arranged by Tony McManus. By Scott Nygaard.

GREAT ACOUSTICS
1937 Wilkanowski Archtop. By Baker Rorick.

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