November 2010 (Issue No. 215)
How Andrés Segovia elevated the guitar to the status of concert instrument in the 20th century. Sérgio Assad, Michael Chapdelaine, Brian Head, Stephen Mattingly, and David Tanenbaum discuss classical guitar education today. Darrell Scott on his ambitious double album A Crooked Road. Six songs to play including "Don't Get Me Wrong" by the Pretenders. Private lesson with Brazilian guitarist Carlos Oliveira. Gear reviews for the Hill Performance Series, RainSong Hybrid H-DR1100N2, and Notion 3. Player spotlight on Beijing Guitar Duo. 30-minute lesson on how to control your sustain. Play leads with major scales. Franklin Guitar Company. And more!
The Weary Kind
- Ryan Bingham
Don't Get Me Wrong
- The Pretenders
Variation IX from 'Variations sur Folia de España' et Fugue
- Manuel Ponce
A Crooked Road
- Darrell Scott
On the Mauro
- Adam Perlmutter
Prelude for Lute BWV 999
- Johann Sebastian Bach
In This Issue
How the legendary classical guitarist elevated the guitar to the status of concert instrument in the 20th century. By Mark Small.
CLASSICAL GUITAR EDUCATION TODAY
Acoustic Guitar talks with Sérgio Assad, Michael Chapdelaine, Brian Head, Stephen Mattingly, and David Tanenbaum. By Teja Gerken.
On his ambitious double album A Crooked Road, Nashville songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Darrell Scott reflects on three decades of love and romance. By Derk Richardson.
The Weary Kind. Written by Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett.
Don't Get Me Wrong. Words and music by Chrissie Hynde.
Carlos Oliveira. The Brazilian guitarist talks about blending musical styles and finding a unique voice. By Brian Moran.
Hill Performance Series Review. A punchy-sounding double-top classical. By Michael Millham.
RainSong Hybrid H-DR1100N2 Review. A mid-price version of the pioneering composite-guitar company's dreadnought, which combines carbon and glass fiber. By Adam Perlmutter.
Notion 3 Review. Intuitive music notation software geared toward guitarists that produces realistic and nuanced sounds. By Dan Apczynski.
IN THE STORES
Beijing Guitar Duo. Mentored by Manuel Barrueco, Meng Su and Yameng Wang have built a classical repertoire rich in modern compositions as well as traditional Chinese folk music. By Patrick Francis.
Control Your Sustain. Learn to manage the amount of sustain behind your acoustic guitar technique. By Dan Apczynski.
Play Leads with Major Scales. Western music's most popular scale provides a foundation for all your lead lines and solos. By Andrew DuBrock.
Franklin Guitar Company Profile. A pioneer in the 1970s individual luthier revolution returns with the designs that put him on the map. By Charles Saufley.
Cadillac Sky, Letters in the Deep. By Kenny Berkowitz.
John Hartford Stringband, Memories of John. By David McCarty.
Keller and the Keels, Thief. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
Kevin Welch, A Patch of Blue Sky. By Phil Catalfo.
Giuliani Studies Lesson. Explore classical guitar master Mauro Giuliani's legendary picking-hand exercises. By Adam Perlmutter.
Prelude for Lute BWV 999. Learn to play this classic Bach composition, arranged for guitar by Patrick Francis. By Patrick Francis.
1929 Francisco Simplicio. By Alan Perlman.