December 2012 (Issue No. 240)
Shawn Colvin interview. Tour of the Guild Guitars factory. Learn to create fingerstyle guitar duets. Notation and tab for five songs, including “Carry On” by Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young, and “The Christmas Song." Use C-A-G-E-D chord shapes in fingerstyle blues patterns and learn how to play pizzicato. A new Gretsch acoustic-electric and Boucher 000 reviewed.
- Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young
- Traditional, arranged by Pete Madsen
- Shawn Colvin
Saint Anne's Reel
- Traditional, arranged by Doug Young
The Holly and the Ivy
- Traditional, arranged by Sean McGowan
The Christmas Song
- Mel Torme, arranged by David Wilcox
In This Issue
FINGERSTYLE GUITAR DUETS
How to use different accompaniment patterns, harmonies, counterpoint and textures to create more exciting duo arrangements. By Doug Young
The singer-songwriter on her new memoir, creating compelling guitar parts, and collaborating with Buddy Miller, Bob Dylan, and more. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
A VISIT TO GUILD
How Guild's iconic flattop guitars are built in the company's Connecticut factory. By Teja Gerken.
Carry On. Words and music by Stephen Stills.
Pianistic Fingerpicking. Matt Munisteri on adapting the brilliant style of jazz-era pianist/songwriter Willard Robison for acoustic guitar. By Adam Levy.
Boucher Studio Indian Goose 000-12FTB Review. Canadian-made 12-fret 000 with an Adirondack spruce top delivers vintage style and big sound. By Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers.
Gretsch G5013CE Rancher Jr. Review. An affordable acoustic-electric flattop with a classic vibe. By Adam Perlmutter.
Radial PZ Deluxe and Firefly Review. Two new acoustic preamps from a premier maker of DI boxes. By Doug Young.
IN THE STORES
Deering Phoenix Six-String Banjo Review. By Teja Gerken.
Shovels and Rope. The dark acoustic country stomp of Cary Ann Hearst and Michael Trent. By Kenny Berkowitz.
Fingerstyle Blues Variations. Use C-A-G-E-D chord shapes to find fingerstyle blues patterns up the neck. By Pete Madsen.
Montreal Guitar Show 2012. Guitar fans and luthiers gathered to enjoy custom instruments and jazz at the Northeast's premier guitar show. By Teja Gerken.
Robin and Linda Williams, These Old Dark Hills. By Mike Thomas.
The Flatlanders, The Odessa Tapes. By Kenny Berkowitz.
Zoe Muth and the Lost High Rollers, Old Gold. By Kenny Berkowitz.
Al Petteway, It's Only the Blues. By Céline Keating.
Steve Spurgin, Folk Remedies. By Phil Catalfo.
Malcom Holcombe, Down the River. By Mike Thomas.
The Holly and the Ivy. Traditional, arranged by Sean McGowan.
The Christmas Song. Music and lyrics by Mel Torme and Robert Wells, arranged by David Wilcox.
1961 Guild M-20. By Derek See.