July 2010 (Issue No. 211)
Alex de Grassi explains how to add depth and texture to your playing with accents, tone colors, and articulations. Acoustic Guitar reviews five fingerstyle-friendly steel-strings with built-in electronics. Six songs to play including "Crazy Little Thing Called Love" by Queen. Gear reviews of the Blueridge BR-160-12 and four iPhone tuner apps. Player spotlight on New West. Guitar store etiquette. Creating chordal riffs. Tony Yamamoto Guitars profile. All about ReverbNation. And more!
Alex de Grassi
Matt Ward and Zooey Deschanel
Look at Miss Ohio
- Gillian Welch
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Bury Me Not on the Lone Prairie
- Alex de Grassi
The Sandman, the Brakeman, and Me
- Monsters of Folk
- Andrew DuBrock
Just a Closer Walk with Thee
- Ed Gerhard
In This Issue
ALEX DE GRASSI FINGERSTYLE LESSON
Add depth and texture to your playing with accents, tone colors, and articulations. By Alex De Grassi.
FIVE STAGE-READY FINGERSTYLE GUITARS REVIEWED
Acoustic Guitar reviews five fingerstyle-friendly steel-strings with built-in electronics. By Doug Young and Teja Gerken.
The prolific guitarist and songwriter lends his "old-music" style to Zooey Deschanel's sunny pop tunes in She and Him and the indie supergroup Monsters of Folk. By Derk Richardson.
Look at Miss Ohio. Words and music by Gillian Welch and David Rawlings.
Crazy Little Thing Called Love. Words and music by Freddie Mercury.
Craig D'Andrea. The fingerstyle wunderkind discusses alternate tunings and composing without rules. By Doug Young.
Blueridge BR-160-12 Review. An accessibly priced 12-string with vintage style and impressive tone. By Charles Saufley.
Four iPhone Tuners Review. Guitar-tuning apps from Cleartune, Agile Partners, Peterson Tuners, and Planet Waves. By Dan Apczynski.
New West. Jazz-influenced guitar trio collaborates with luthier Jeff Traugott on Sleeping Lady. By Bill Milkowski.
Guitar Store Etiquette. How to establish a good relationship with your guitar shop. By Mike Hamer.
Creating Chordal Riffs. Learn how to play classic riffs by deconstructing chords and progressions. By Andrew DuBrock.
Tony Yamamoto Guitars Profile. Northern California luthier specializes in unusual designs. By Charles Saufley.
ReverbNation Profile. How ReverbNation.com helps indie musicians promote their music. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
Jack Rose, Luck in the Valley. By Charles Saufley.
Josh Ritter, So Runs the World Away. By Mike Thomas.
Laurence Juber, Wooden Horses. By Phil Catalfo.
Mary Gauthier, The Foundling. By Mike Thomas.
Patty Larkin, 25. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
Tommy Emmanuel and Frank Vignola, Groovemasters Vol. 11: Just Between Frets. By Doug Young.
Triplet Feel Lesson. Learn how to loosen up your rhythm by playing with a swinging triplet feel. By Andrew DuBrock.
Just a Closer Walk with Thee. Traditional, arranged by Ed Gerhard.
2002 Taku Sakashta Sanctuary. By Rick Turner.