June 2012 (Issue No. 234)

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Issue Highlights

New gear for 2012. Alternate tunings lesson. Singer-songwriter Paul Brady. Notation for seven songs including "You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go" by Bob Dylan and "Arkansas Traveler." Spotlight on Zoe Muth and the Lost High Rollers. Percussive pop grooves lesson with Pete Heitzman. Fingerstyle jazz melody lesson.

Featured Songs

You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go - Bob Dylan

Mando Dance - Andrew DuBrock

McCormick - Alex de Grassi

Luck of the Draw - Paul Brady

Spring in Omaha - Sean McGowan

Arkansas Traveler - Traditional, arr. by Scott Nygaard

Lonesome Day - Traditional, arr. by Jody Stecher

In This Issue

NEW GEAR 2012
The latest guitars, amplification gear, and accessories. By Teja Gerken.

ALTERNATE TUNINGS LESSON
Using simple tunings like dropped D and open D or more exotic tunings like C G D G A D and D A D G C F can alter how we perceive what is possible on the guitar. By Alex De Grassi.

PAUL BRADY
The Irish singer-songwriter talks about his background in traditional music, writing songs for Bonnie Raitt and Tina Turner, and his aggressive open-tuned acoustic guitar style. By Kenny Berkowitz.

DEPARTMENTS

ACOUSTIC CLASSIC
You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go. Words and music by Bob Dylan. 

PRIVATE LESSON
Percussive Pop Grooves. Pete Heitzman on how he gets a huge-sounding, bass-driven acoustic groove. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.

NEW GEAR
RainSong Shorty SG Review. A rich-sounding carbon-fiber small-body that's easy to play and tough as nails. By Adam Levy.
Crafter TE 6MH/BR Review. Affordable all-mahogany cutaway orchestra model with proprietary electronics. By Adam Perlmutter.
L.R. Baggs M80 Review. New magnetic pickup technology senses body motion, creating a dual-source sound in a single pickup. By Doug Young.

PLAYER SPOTLIGHT
Zoe Muth and the Lost High Rollers. By Sarah Welsh.

THE BASICS
Mandolin for Guitar. Emulate a mandolin by using tremolo, drone strings,  chop chords, and a capo. By Andrew DuBrock.

SHOPTALK
McElroy Guitars. Seattle, Washington, luthier Brent McElroy specializes in lattice-braced flattops. By Doug Young.

PLAYLIST

Guy Davis, The Adventures of Fishy Waters: In Bed with the Blues. By Bill Wagner. 
 Justin Townes Earle, Nothing's Gonna Change the Way You Feel About Me Now. By Mark Smith.
Paco de Lucía, Conciertos: Live in Spain 2010. By Julia Crowe.
Sidi Toure, Koïma. By Sarah Welsh.
Todd Snider, Agnostic Hymns and Stoner Fables. By Mike Thomas

WOODSHED
Fingerstyle Jazz Melody Lesson. Learn techniques for syncopating, articulating, and harmonizing melodic lines within solo-fingerstyle jazz arrangements. By Sean McGowan.

SONGBOOK
Arkansas Traveler. Traditional, arranged by Scott Nygaard.
Lonesome Day. Traditional, arranged by Jody Stecher.

GREAT ACOUSTICS
1934 Gibson L-00. By Derek See.