April 2012 (Issue No. 232)

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Issue Highlights

How to choose the right portable recorder for your needs. Dan Crary lesson with three complete flatpicking tunes. Jorma Kaukonen's and Steve Kaufman's guitar camps. Notation and tab for "High and Dry" by Radiohead, "Water Song" by Hot Tuna, and "The Midnight Special." Spotlight on singer-songwriter Pieta Brown. How to arrange with a capo. Spotlight on Running Dog Guitars. 1965 Martin D-28.

Featured Songs

High and Dry - Radiohead

The Midnight Special - Traditional, arr. by Dan Apczynski

Rain and Snow - Traditional, arr. by Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers

Reuben's Train - Traditional, arr. by Dan Crary

Forked Deer - Traditional, arr. by Dan Crary

Durang's Hornpipe - Tradtional, arr. by Dan Crary

Cherry Creek Blues - Sean McGowan

Water Song - Hot Tuna

Ain't Misbehavin' - Fats Waller, arr. by Rick Ruskin

In This Issue

ALL ABOUT PORTABLE RECORDERS
How to find the right digital recorder to suit your needs. By Gino Robair.

DAN CRARY LESSON
The bluegrass lead guitar pioneer on arranging fiddle tunes and solo flatpicking. With transcriptions of three complete tunes. By Scott Nygaard.

GUITAR CAMP GURUS
From one-on-one instruction to epic jams, Jorma Kaukonen's and Steve Kaufman's guitar camps offer players a chance to woodshed with the best. By David McCarty.

DEPARTMENTS

ACOUSTIC CLASSIC
High and Dry. Words and music by Thom Yorke, Jonathan Greenwood, Colin Greenwood, Edward O'Brien, and Philip Selway of Radiohead.
The Midnight Special. Traditional, arranged by Dan Apczynski.

PRIVATE LESSON
Harp-Style Guitar Lesson. Robin Bullock on playing Celtic and classical tunes with a technique that imitates the sound of the harp. By Doug Young.

NEW GEAR
Beard Odyssey A Review. A round-neck resonator that combines a modern vibe with classic dobro tone. By Adam Levy.
Recording King RD-316 Review. Affordable vintage-style mahogany dreadnought with an Adirondack spruce top. By Jason Borisoff.

Fender Acoustasonic 150 Review. Powerful acoustic amp with complex sound-shaping options. By Adam Perlmutter.

THE BASICS
Arranging with a Capo. Use a capo to get new sounds from chord progressions without changing a song's original key. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.

PLAYER SPOTLIGHT
Pieta Brown. On her third solo album, the singer-songwriter turned to a collection of new and vintage guitars to capture her atmospheric songs. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.

SHOPTALK
Running Dog Guitars. Luthier Rick Davis builds traditional-sounding steel-strings with contemporary touches. By Tom Lell.

PLAYLIST
Fionn Regan, 100 Acres of Sycamore. By Derk Richardson.
Jacques Stotzem, Lonely Road. By Julia Crowe.
Martin Sexton, Fall Like Rain. By Phil Catalfo.
Otis Taylor, Contraband. By Kenny Berkowitz.
Rodrigo y Gabriela, Area 52. By Julia Crowe

SONGBOOK
Ain't Misbehavin'. Music by Thomas "Fats" Waller and Harry Brooks, arranged by Rick Ruskin.
The Water Song. Music by Jorma Kaukonen.

WOODSHED
Fingerstyle Jazz Articulation Lesson. Learn how to play and balance multiple voices in your fingerstyle jazz arrangements. By Sean McGowan.
Open Strings vs. Fretted Notes. Define melodies, harmonies, and countermelodies by deciding where to play notes on the guitar neck. By Alex De Grassi.

GREAT ACOUSTICS
1965 Martin D-28. By Derek See.

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