April 2011 (Issue No. 220)
How to play acoustic like Jimmy Page. Exclusive photos of recreating Buddy Holly’s Gibson J45. Cake’s John McCrea and his nylon-string rock. Mark Hanson on how to arrange melodies in standard tuning for solo guitar. Learn to play rock fingerstyle accompaniment patterns. Alternating bass lesson for intermediate guitarists. Five songs with notation and tab, including The Black Crowes’ “She Talks to Angels,” Fleetwood Mac’s “Go Your Own Way,” and Cream’s “Sunshine of Your Love.” Reviews of Martin’s first baritone guitar and of the DigiTech Vocalist Live 3 and TC-Helicon VoiceLive Touch.
Go Your Own Way
- Fleetwood Mac
She Talks to Angels
- The Black Crowes
Babe, I'm Gonna Leave You
- Led Zeppelin
- David Surette
Sunshine of Your Love
In This Issue
JIMMY PAGE LESSON
How Led Zeppelin's guitar slinger combined country fingerpicking, Celtic guitar tunings, and Indian scales to form his influential acoustic guitar style. By Adam Perlmutter.
How John McCrea and Cake use nylon-string guitar and deft single-line melodies to create one of rock's most singular sounds. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
RECREATING BUDDY HOLLY'S J-45
How luthier Rick Turner and the Buddy Holly Guitar Foundation are replicating a historic guitar. By Teja Gerken and John Thomas.
Go Your Own Way. Words and music by Lindsey Buckingham.
She Talks to Angels. Words and music by Chris Robinson and Rich Robinson.
Arranging for Solo Guitar. Grammy-winning fingerstylist and educator Mark Hanson talks about arranging melodies in standard tuning with harmonics and open strings. By Doug Young.
Martin J-28LSE. Martin's first baritone guitar offers lush low-frequency tones and solid amplified performance. By Teja Gerken.
Ayers D-02. Acoustic Guitar reviews a bright-sounding dreadnought made of unusual Vietnamese mahogany with all-wood binding. By Jason Borisoff.
Vocal Harmonizers for Guitarists. Acoustic Guitar reviews the DigiTech Vocalist Live3 and TC Helicon VoiceLive Touch, which combine vocal processors and guitar effects. By Andrew DuBrock.
IN THE STORES
Guster. The pop group returns to its acoustic guitar roots on Easy Wonderful. By Dan Apczynski.
Paul Thorn. The former middleweight boxer and son of a preacher walks the line between darkness and light on Pimps and Preachers. By Kenny Berkowitz.
Building a Set List. 8 tips on creating a song order that will keep you and your audience interested. By Ruth Parry.
Expand Your Fingerpicking Techniques. Break out of fingerpicking patterns by adding fills, bass runs, and pauses to your songs. By Andrew DuBrock.
Les Stansell Profile. Oregon luthier builds flamenco guitars, brokers tonewoods, and runs a concert series. By Adam Perlmutter.
David Wilcox, Reverie. By Phil Catalfo.
Ernie Hawkins, Whinin' Boy. By Ian Zack.
Peppino D'Agostino, Nine White Kites. By Doug Young.
Pierre Bensusan, Vividly. By Phil Catalfo.
Teddy Thompson, Bella. By Celine Keating.
Alternating Bass for Intermediate Guitarists. Develop your Travis picking by playing up the neck and adding rhythmic flourishes. By David Surette.
Sunshine of Your Love. Eric Clapton's acoustic arrangement of the Cream classic. By Andrew DuBrock.
1989 Ithaca Stringed Instruments Oneida. By Teja Gerken.