March 2011 (Issue No. 219)

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Issue Highlights

The Avett Brothers on the evolution of their songwriting. Expert advice on how to buy a custom guitar. Feature profile of Goodall Guitars. Notation and tab for five songs, including “Ain’t No Sunshine” by Bill Withers, “A Horse With No Name” by America, and “The Ballad of Love and Hate” by the Avett Brothers. Learn to play leads with arpeggios and how to play popular bluegrass licks. Reviews of Huss and Dalton’s 12-fret dreadnought and Luna’s Vicky Genfan Signature Model.

Featured Songs

Ain't No Sunshine - Bill Withers

A Horse with No Name - America

The Ballad of Love and Hate - Avett Brothers

Witch Creek - Tyler Grant

Sweet Sunny South - Traditional, arr. by Andrew DuBrock

In This Issue

AVETT BROTHERS
The North Carolina siblings on their influences, songwriting collaborations, and how switching instruments can make a song blossom. By Derk Richardson.

GOODALL GUITARS PROFILE
Four decades into building his unique custom guitars, James Goodall is making his most refined instruments ever. By Teja Gerken.

HOW TO BUY A CUSTOM GUITAR
Everything you need to know to order your dream guitar. By Doug Young.

ACOUSTIC CLASSIC
Horse with No Name. Words and music by Dewey Bunnell.
Ain't No Sunshine. Words and music by Bill Withers.

PRIVATE LESSON
Evan Hirschelman Lesson. The classical guitarist explains how he integrates slurs, arpeggios, and large interval leaps into his compositions. By Scott Nygaard. 

NEW GEAR
Huss and Dalton DS-12 Custom. Versatile 12-fret dreadnought with rich tones. By Paul Kotapish.
Luna Vicki Genfan Signature Model. Stylish solid-top, cutaway, acoustic-electric orchestra model. By Adam Perlmutter. 

IN THE STORES

PLAYER SPOTLIGHT
Giving Tree Band. Rootsy, timeless acoustic music from an eight-piece ensemble with a focus on sustainable living. By Céline Keating.

HERE'S HOW
Record on an iPhone. Improve the recording quality of your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch with these dedicated recording apps and mics. By Jason Borisoff.

THE BASICS
Play Leads with Arpeggios. Open up your lead playing by integrating arpeggios into the mix, just like the guitarists in the Allman Brothers and Dire Straits did on their solos and melodies. By Andrew DuBrock

SHOPTALK
How a Guitar Can be Re-Topped. Replacing a top for repair or tonal alteration. By Alan Perlman.

WOODSHED
Must-Know Bluegrass Vocabulary. A guide to practical licks every flatpicker should know. By Tyler Grant.

SONGBOOK
Sweet Sunny South. Traditional, arranged by Andrew DuBrock.

GREAT ACOUSTICS
Edward Klein Ellipse Steel-String. By Adam Perlmutter.

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